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Friday, June 15, 2007 Volume XV, Number 255

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Sign ups will be held this week for the Carthage Public Library 2007 summer reading programs "Get A Clue @ Your Library (ages 1-12) and "You Never Know @ Your Library" (young adults).

Did Ya Know?... Spare Cat Rescue will help pay for the spay or neuter of your cat. Call for details. 417-358-6808.

Did Ya Know?... Crossroads Chapter No. 41 will meet Tuesday night, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion Rooms of the Memorial Hall. The sons of Veterans can now join the auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans.

Did Ya Know?... Kelcey Schlichting, a local blind 5th grader is a finalist in the 7th annual National Braille Challenge to be held in Los Angeles, June 22 & 23. An account has been established at SMB bank to help raise funds for her transportation and food on the trip. Donations can be made at any SMB location.

today's laugh

My boy, there are two things which are vitally necessary to succeed in business.

What are they, dad?

Honesty and sagacity.

What’s honesty?

Always - no matter what happens or how adversely it may affect you - always keep your word once you have given it.

What’s sagacity?

Never give it.

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

Lost a Valuable Horse.

G.W. Fosdick is mourning the loss of a valuable horse-the pet of the family. He found her this morning with one foot fast in the manger with evidences that she had made heroic efforts to free herself. On being released she died in five minutes, being completely exhausted.

Scalded at the Quarry.

G.W. Bennett, a quarryman for the Center Creek Stone, Co., was severely scalded with hot steam while at work in the quarry Monday. He was working with a portable steam drill and was handling the rubber steam pipe when the wire wrapping caught in his shirt and caused the hose to break.

His left shoulder and arm received the full force of the scalding steam. Bennett came to town on the electric car and had his injuries dressed by Dr. Post. He is now recovering nicely.


Today's Feature

Powers Museum 19th Anniversary.

The Powers Museum will celebrate its 19th Anniversary on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The festivities will include refreshments, music, special video presentations and door prizes given on the hour. Every 19th visitor to the museum will receive a special souvenir.

The special Mid-American Art Alliance/Ozarks Plateau traveling photographic exhibit "Grand Ole Opry" will be available for viewing through the 17th. Co-sponsors of the MAAA exhibit include the Carthage Council on the Arts, Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri, Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the National Endowment for the Arts.

A free special education program will also be held at the Museum on June 16th beginning at 1:30 p.m. "High C Diva" Colleen Malette will present a 45 minute interactive performance for children featuring national folk music. This presentation is being sponsored by the Powers Museum, the Carthage Arts Council and the various sponsors of the "Grand Ole Opry" exhibit.

More information may be obtained by calling the Powers Museum at 358-2667.

Just Jake Talkin'

Monday will be the official end of the fifteenth year of publication of the Mornin’ Mail. For those who don’t want ta figure, we put the first Mail on the street on June 18, 1992. That comes out to about 3,600 issues, and near that many Jake Columns. Looks like even Jake should observe a day of silence ever’ now and then.

‘Course the whole operation is entirely dependent on the cooperation of our readership and our loyal sponsors. Sponsors put up the cash, and the readers have to support the sponsors by walkin’ in the door. Next time you pick up a Mornin’ Mail, be sure to acknowledge your appreciation for those who allow the Mail to occupy valuable counter space. Let those who advertise know you appreciate their contribution. Tell ‘em ya saw it in the Mornin’ Mail.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

The farmers market has made it easy for all of us who did not get out a garden. Fresh is best! Thanks to all of you who have weeded and gathered and taken care of gardens so those of us who have not been able to can share in the summer bounty.

Saucy Vegetable Wraps


Enrico’s 60th Anniversary

Recipe Booklet

• 12 8-inch flour tortillas

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 1 diced red bell pepper

• 1 chopped small onion

• 1 cubed small eggplant

• 2 cloves minced garlic

• 1/2 cup Enrico’s All Natural

Chunky Style Mild Salsa

• sour cream substitue

• fresh sprouts

Preheat oven to 250.o Warm tortillas in oven while preparing the vegetables and stir until browned.

Add salsa to taste and then wrap mixture in tortillas with sour cream and some fresh sprouts. Enjoy!

By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

No one who has seen the exhibition of art currently being shown here in Carthage at the Hyde House Galleries can say we don’t have variety! Ninety pieces of various media are presented side by side representing forty artists from three states. There are sculptures in marble and alabaster, fiber, metal, and wood, framed photography, oils, acrylics, watercolors and watermedia on our walls, textiles and weaving, jewelry and ceramics on pedestals and platforms. All ages and genders, old members and new. Something truly for everyone!

Seven artists we are seeing for the first time. These include Cha’Tullis of Hominy, Oklahoma and his paintings of horses, Melody Knowles of Carthage has three very different entries in ceramic sculpture and mixed media, Frank Young of Joplin and two oils of city and harbor scenes, Kathleen Day of Nevada and three very different entries, one a metal sculpture, Betsy Cooper of Joplin with intaglio prints and a watercolor, Janice Kinman of Carthage with a pencil sketch and a watercolor, and Kelly Moreland of Joplin and 2 framed textiles. Welcome to these new artist-members of artCentral and their work! If you have not yet had a chance to see this wonderful exhibition we hope you will do so before it closes at the end of the day Sunday the 17th of June. Artists may pick up their work anytime after that day during regular hours or by appointment. And speaking of new artists to our area, the paintings for the next exhibition are already here and we are very pleased and excited to show for the first time in Missouri the work of a Wisconsin artist, Cathy Martin. Her oil paintings are done on masonite board, reflect rural themes and nature, and are elegant and realistic pieces that should be most appealing to all. I invite you to plan to come to this next showing we have scheduled for July 13- August 5th here at our gallery, and additionally see a second exhibit of Cathy’s daughter Lindsey’s photo-realistic paintings in the Member Gallery. Both of these shows should be fantastic!

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