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Friday, July 1, 2005 Volume XIV, Number 10
Did Ya Know?... More
dogs and cats become lost during the 4th of July
season than any other time of the year. At the
first sound of fireworks, confine your pets to a
safe, quiet place.
Did Ya Know?... The
Sanctuary Choir of First Church of the Nazarene,
2000 Grand, Carthage, will present Our Flag Was
Still There, Sunday, July 3, 10:30 a.m.
Did Ya Know?... The City
of Carthage Recycling Drop-Off Center and
Composting Lot will be closed Tuesday, July 5th
in observance of Independence Day.
Did Ya Know?... The
Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold
their monthly used book sale on Saturday, July 2
from 8:00 to noon at 510 S. Garrison in the
Library Annex. The Library will be closed July 4
to celebrate Independence Day.
Did Ya Know?... The
Family Neighborhood Center, 706 Orchard will
offer Spanish classes beginning July 12 from 9:00
to 11:00 a.m. This class will be a six week
program and is free to the public.
Didnt I tell you about
Mrs. Smith? She had triplets and two weeks later
she had twins.
Thats impossible. How did it happen?
Well, one of the triplets got lost.
Shall we have a friendly game
No, lets play bridge.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
The Blake Theatre Sold.
E.S. Brigham Purchases
Webb Citys Play House of Carthage Men.
C.O. and Roe E. Blake of
this city yesterday sold the Blake theatre in Webb City
to E.S. Brigham of Kansas City. The deal was made for a
cash consideration of $17,000.
Messrs. Blake are the
owners of the Peoples Bottling works and are
extensively interested in the Peoples Ice company
of this city. They formerly resided in Webb City and are
disposing of their interests there preparatory to making
future investments in Carthage. "We have come to
Carthage to stay" says Roe Blake in speaking of his
E.S Brigham, purchaser of
the opera house is the lessee of the opera house here and
also has leased theatres in Kansas City, Atchison, Kan.
Hot Springs, Ark, and at other points. He intends to make
some improvements in the Webb City property before its
opening next fall.
The Missouri Department of
Revenue today introduced the "Show Me
Proof", a new, customer-friendly program
that fine-tunes and simplifies the new
"lawful presence" requirements to
obtain a driver license, nondriver licence, or
instruction permit. By creating the "Show Me
Proof" program, the department has
emphasized the three primary requirements; proof
of lawful presence, proof of identity, and proof
"Show Me Proof"
becomes effective July 1, 2005 and affects all
Missouri driver license, nondriver license, and
instruction permit holders.
To show proof of lawful
presence, a U.S. Citizen may show a birth
certificate issued by a state of local government
(with an embossed or raised seal), a valid or
expired U.S. passport, a Certificate of
Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization, or a
Certificate of Birth Abroad. Proof of lawful
presence is a one-time requirement.
To show proof of identity, a
Social Security card or Medicare card with the
customers current name can be presented. If
the name on the Social Security card or Medicare
card does not match the customers current
name, additional documents must be presented to
supply proof of the applicants name change.
After showing proof of identity, the customer
will only need to present proof of identity on
future renewals should the customers name
To show proof of residence,
customers will have a variety of options to prove
their current address. Examples include a recent
utility bill (including phone, electric, gas,
water, sewer and cable), property tax receipt, or
most recent bank statement, voter ID card or any
official letter issued with in the last 30 days
by another state or local governmental agency on
its letterhead. Proof of residency will be
required each time a customer applies to renew a
driver license, nondriver license, or instruction
If a customer visits a license
office without appropriate proof of lawful
presence, identity or residence, the customer can
be given a 60-day extension on the expiration
date of their license or permit.
Customers born in Missouri who
must obtain a birth certificate may contact the
Department of Health and Senior Services by
calling (573) 751-6387 or (573) 751-6400 or by
visiting the DHSS web site at www.dhss.mo.gov.
Customers born outside of Missouri can find lists
of appropriate state agencies in their state of
birth at www.dcd.gov.
For more detailed information
about the new identification requirements,
including a guide to obtaining the required
documentation, please visit the departments
web site at www.dor.mo.gov or call (573)
It has been two weeks since the
last odor complaint received by the Mornin
Mail. Since Wednesday, June 15 no smell
complaints have been filed. An employee of
Renewable Environmental Resources was contacted
and confirmed that the plant is still
operational, adding that continued changes are
being made in attempts of eliminating all odors.
City Attorney David Mouton said that he had
received a handful of complaints over the past
two weeks. Mouton said he felt that the complaint
numbers had definitely decreased as of late.
Junior Ranger Program.
Session two of the Junior
Ranger Program at George Washington Carver
National Monument is scheduled for Saturday, July
9th, 16th, & 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This
program is designed to provide boys and girls
from 10 to 12 years of age direct experience
working and learning in the outdoor classroom
provided by the national park. A park ranger will
supervise the students at all times.
Junior Rangers should expect to
be outdoors for much of the program, exploring
topics such as the mission of the National Park
Service, the life and legacy of George Washington
Carver, plant identification, aquatic life, and
careers in the National Park Service. Junior
Rangers who attend all three days of a session
will receive a certificate and a commemorative
This program is free of charge,
however, space is limited so please call the park
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to
reserve a spot.
The monument is located two
miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Hwy V, then
south ½ mile on Carver Road. For more
information, please call the park at 417-325-4151
between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
I see where a record setting 646 pound giant
catfish was caught in Taiwan. It was over nine
feet long and died before it could be transported
to a fish tank for observation. It was reported
to be the largest fresh water fish ever caught.
They sliced it up and sold it for food.
Im guessin the catch
wasnt made with a spinnin reel from a
I dont stay up with the
latest in fishin tackle. All I know is how
to unwind a fishin reel when it gets
tangled up. Ive had way too much practice
I see that Kellogg Lake is
bein fished pretty heavy in the
evenins. Maybe there is a giant catfish or
two left in the pond. Im doubtin
its a record setter, but from what
Ive seen, there are some in there that
ll give ya a good fight for some stink
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
We know that smells can effect our moods
and bodies. We all seem a little more relieved
that there is not the "stench" which
was pulling us all down. We shed a tear when we
smell onions, our appetite lessens when we smell
burned food while it will increase with the aroma
of your favorite food.
Aromatherapy is a gentle non-
invasive natural healing art. It is used to
promote general wellbeing. In recent years it has
made a resurgance in popularity. It is not a new
art, oils are mentioned in the Bible, they were
used for barter and trade in ancient times and
can be traced to pre-biblical periods in the
Essential oils are generally
absorbed through the skin. However, when we
breathe in essential oils they may be absorbed
through the nasal cavity and by many other
organs. Peppermint oil is absorbed through the
lungs and bronchial tract leaving one with a cool
refreshed feeling. It has also been widely used
to decrease the appetite.
My favorite use of the
essential oils is in my bath and during a
massage. To the bath I add just a few drops of
lavendar oil which is very relaxing. If I need to
be alert or it is a morning bath I am more apt to
add rosemary which is stimulating and also helps
to tighten varicose veins.
Oils frequently seen as an
additive in shampoos, bath salts, baby bath and
even gargles. Many books are available on the
subject and good oils available at most health
celebrates and comments on American culture
Just in time for
the Fourth of July, Joplin artist Jane Kleindl
has installed an eclectic selection of her work
at Shellies restaurant in Carthage. "A
Slice of Americana: Mom, Apple Pie, and
Baseball" includes 12 of Janes
paintings which vary in size, style, and subject
Those who prefer
"traditional" art will appreciate
Janes two classic still lifes which show
off her ability to render diverse surfaces,
textures, and light reflections. Her skills as a
portrait painter are apparent in the "mother
and child" paintings of herself, her
daughter, and granddaughter as the subjects.
Three smaller canvasesa foursome of
teenagers, hands peeling apples, and a grouping
of boats at the lakeare looser, more
painterly in style.
Inspired by Pop
Art, Jane has painted five very big, bold, and
bright paintings of youngsters posturing as
American superheros and sport stars, both real
and imagined. These large-as-life depictions of
kids dressed in red-white-and-blue,
stars-and-stripes motifs exemplify the optimism,
youthful excess, and bravado of American culture.
Janes paintings touches on an attribute
Americans hold dearfamily, friendship,
toughness, leisure, hard work, imagination,
self-determination, reverence, and abundance. The
artist paints with intention, and the titles of
her paintings often hint at the message she
wishes to convey. For this show, she has included
a brief statement on some title cards, further
prodding the viewer to consider other
implications of her work. The exhibit continues
through September 17.
Dont forget to sign up your favorite child
for artCamp, starting July 18! 358-4404.
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