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Friday, January 19, 2007 Volume XV, Number 151

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking for the new Carthage High School today, January 19 at 3:30 p.m. Ceremony will be held on the north half of the eighty acres where the building will be constructed, east of River Street and the Fair Acres Family Y, between Airport Drive and Fir Road.

Did Ya Know?... Class of 2007 Project Graduation is holding a raffle for a 2007 Dodge Charger. Prize to be awarded at the Big Man on Campus event, April 27. Only 2,500 tickets sold, must be 18 years of age to purchase. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation. $20 per ticket. Call 358-8786. Winner will be responsible for all taxes, title fees, license, registration and insurance costs.

Did Ya Know?... Magic Moments Riding Therapy is accepting applications for new clients with special needs who want to benefit from therapeutic horseback riding. Magic Moments is a Premier Accredited Center serving Carthage and surrounding areas. Indoor and outdoor riding is available. Call 417 325-4490 for more information.

today's laugh

The big advantage of a book is it’s very easy to rewind. Close it and you’re right back at the beginning. - Jerry Seinfeld

I have an underwater camera just in case I crash my car into a river, and at the last minute I see a photo opportunity. - Mitch Hedberg

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

A Socialistic Educational Society.

Several persons who are interested in social and political reform met yesterday afternoon at O. Hughes’ shop on South Main street and organized a Socialist Educational society with C. Lanpher, president and E. Backus, secretary. A discussion of the objects of the society was held in which all present took part. After fully considering ways and means to render the work of the society effective, an adjournment was had pursuant to a call of the president.

Because several had objected to joining on the ground that socialism demands the surrender of all private ownership of property, the following tenet of socialism was given as expressing the views of the society: "Socialism does not wish to abolish private property or accumulation of wealth, but aims to displace the present system of private capital by a system of collective capital, which would introduce a unified organization of national labor."


Today's Feature

Pickup Option for Yard Waste.

Allied Waste To Collect Branches.

The City of Carthage has approved a temporary arrangement to help citizens dispose of branches and yard waste created during the recent ice storms.

A news release issued by the City on Thursday afternoon says that Allied Waste, the City’s solid waste disposal provider, will pick up branches with regular trash pick up. The branches must be less than 4 inches in diameter, cut to 4 feet or less in length and bundled together. The bundle must be placed in the location that normal trash is placed for pickup. Bundles are to be no heavier than 50 pounds. This service is to be offered until February 2, 2007.

As reported in yesterday’s Mornin’ Mail, fees for yard waste have been waived at the Carthage Recycling Center until February 2. Those with the ability to haul yard waste may take it to that place free of charge until the end of the month. No restrictions have been placed on the length or diameter of branches accepted by the Center, however identification may be required (proving Carthage citizenship) due to high traffic and limited space at the Center.

Safety Tips & Shelter List.

From the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

For the last several days we have seen the wrath of mother nature in our areas in the form of rain, sleet, snow, wind, and bitterly cold temperatures. Hundreds and thousands of our friends and neighbors have had extreme hardships placed upon them. We should be thankful if we have escaped the loss of life sustaining public utilities, such as electricity.

Many people remain without such services for themselves, their businesses, livestock, and the list goes on. Many of our elderly and ill citizens may actually be in need of care and have nobody to call or a way to call for help, and have no one to care about or for them. Many rural people are unable to provide water to their animals, thus endangering their survival.

These are the times we need to be reminded to vigorously check on anyone we think might need help, or someone we haven’t been able to contact in some way since the onset of this storm. If you have friends, relatives, or neighbors that you haven’t seen or heard from, please try to make contact with them and check on their well being. Some elderly may be too proud to ask for help. If you know they have no electricity or heat, please encourage them to seek help. Make sure they have food and water.

A note of caution: If you are using a portable generator, you must, I repeat, you must have the generator sitting outside any structure. It is not safe to have the generator in a garage or other building, it must be outside. Just a few weeks ago, three people were killed in Jasper County by carbon monoxide poisoning inside their horse trailer. The portable generator was inside the rear compartment of the trailer. Others around the country have died from carbon monoxide poisoning during this current storm.

Below is a list of shelters that may be of some assistance to those in need:

Jasper County., Mo.

1. Sarcoxie Nursing Home, 1505 Miner St., Sarcoxie

2. Salvation Army, 125 East Fairview, Carthage

3. Aaron’s Sales and Leasing, 732 South Rangeline, Joplin

4. Joplin Memorial Hall

5. SMB Community Center, 7th & Duquesne. Call 417-781-9494.

6. Crisis Center, Lyon St., Carthage

7. Webb City Fire Department

8. Joplin City Hall

Cherokee Co., Kansas

1. Faith Fellowship Church, 1124 Kansas Rd., Baxter Springs

Stench Report:


No Stench Detected on Carthage Square

Just Jake Talkin'
As a kid, Mom used ta make us wait until there was a few inches of snow on the ground ‘fore we could gather the ice cream makin’s. Her thinkin’ was that if there was any nuclear particles floatin’ in the atmosphere, the first couple of inches of snow would clear the air.

As a kid I felt it was a pretty silly rule, but I was never patient waitin’ for ice cream.

We’d finally wade out into the yard with a large pan and a big spoon and gather a couple of inches off the top until the pan was full. Once inside, any thoughts of danger vanished as we blended the eggs, milk and sugar and savored the treat ‘round the warmth of the kitchen table.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs
Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

The following was forwarded:


a. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

b. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

c. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.

d. One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pains for almost 100% of the dieters investigated in a University of Washington study.

e. Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

f. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

g. Drinking 5 (8 oz.) glasses of water daily may decrease the risk of colon cancer by 45% plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Thirsty yet? Of course, filtered or purified water is your best choice.

* This article is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. References available by request. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

As I write today I have not had access to my office in the Hyde House since last Thursday, but thankfully I was able to pick up the new newsletters from our friends at Carthage Printing on Friday before the "fiasco of weather" closed us all in. Those made it into the mail Monday and should be in homes today. The information in the newsletter includes explanation about the planned workshops, the first in February. There is no deadline for registration, but first come, first served, and I will be out of town all next week, unfortunately, on top of being closed this week due to the ice. If you read about the workshops and want more information, just know that the office will be closed this week and next, but go ahead and send in your filled out form with check and I will contact you after the 26th. I will send confirmations along with a supply list of what you will need as well as a schedule of what John will be doing daily. If you need additional pink registration forms I will leave some on the front porch of the gallery in a box, so they can be found while I am gone.

I am very excited to welcome John Fitzgibbon to Carthage and Hyde House for his show on the 9th and his workshop that weekend and the next. It will be fun to have artists working in the main gallery under the hanging paintings of this new show, and I hope that we find a lot of you readers inspired to come out and try your hand at watercolor. The cost is $40.00 daily, and this is for a full day’s instruction, about 6 hours each day. I know for a fact that kid’s sports fees are much more than that, so adults, treat yourselves for a change! Consider this a bit of winter relaxation very well earned after the winter ordeal we have all gone through!

I look forward to coming home to "lots" of returned forms and will enjoy welcoming you to our gallery and our first class together on the 9th! More on John Fitzgibbon next week.

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