The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 Volume XV, Number 183

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Family Literacy Center is selling Easter eggs to benefit literacy in Carthage. Eggs are $3.00 each, Peanut Butter, Raspberry, Mint, Coconut, Maple Nut. 417-358-5926 Call today to pick up eggs at the Center, located at 706 Orchard, Carthage.

Did Ya Know?... The Family Literacy Center of Carthage, 706 Orchard will host a Spelling Bee Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Light House, 912 N. Garrison as part of Literacy Awareness Week.

Did Ya Know?... Golden Reflections at McCune-Brooks Hospital is sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety Class on March 8 and 9 in the hospital conference room. The class will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost for the class is $10 and reservations are required. Call 417-359-2347 to make a reservation.

today's laugh

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous. - Robert Benchley

"As soon as you started playing the piano at the party, twenty people stopped talking."
"Is that so?"
"They fell asleep."

A critic is a man who writes about things he doesn’t like.

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

Wetzel Was Here.

Major S.E. Wetzel, who is now devoting all his attention to his milling interests at Galesburg, spent Sunday with his family in this City. The Galesburg mills are having a fine run on their "Whole Wheat Burr Flour," the strong point about which is that it contains all the food properties of the wheat.

When Traveling.

Whether on pleasure bent or business, take on every trip a bottle of Syrup of Figs, as it acts most pleasantly and effectually on the kidneys, liver and bowels, preventing fevers, headaches and other forms of sickness. For sale in 50 cent bottles by all leading druggists. Manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only.

Frank Folger and wife will leave next Sunday for Monett and after a short visit with friends will go on to Chicago where they will locate permanently.


Today's Feature

Recommended CAP Project Inclusion.

Parks Director Alan Bull recently noted that the City Community Assistance Program (CAP) through the Missouri Department of Conservation will expire in 2008.

In this program the Department stocks fish in Kellogg Lake in exchange for the City allowing free public fishing at that location. Other improvements to the lake may be made with funding available through the Department. This funding is available as granted on a 75% Department, 25% City split.

Bull said that it would be a good idea for the City to include some of the larger projects for the lake in the 2008 budget so that the money would be available if the projects are approved. These larger projects include the draining, cleaning and dredging of the lake and the construction of several fishing piers. The projects are estimated to cost approximately $2 million.

To Continue NAO Discussion.

The City Council Public Works Committee will discuss the addition of a Nusiance Abatement Officer in the Public Works Department this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.


Just Jake Talkin'

From time to time, a variety of things end up in our yard that we have no clue as to how they got there.

Currently there is a basketball out by the old elm tree. It’s been there long enough that it had to be moved for mowin’ once. I keep figurin’ who ever owns the roundball will eventually reclaim it. As a kid, if a ball of any kind was missin’ there would be an all out search until it was located.

Typically in our neighborhood, there were only one or two decent balls of any kind that were available. We usually could come up with a usable baseball and we had a good leather football. A friend had a good basketball, and nobody at that time cared about a soccer ball or a soft ball. There may have been a tennis ball or two for the dog, but ya never left a ball in a neighbor’s yard.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: As a kid, I perfected belching to a fine art. As an adult, I find myself doing so involuntarily. It mortifies me. How can it be controlled? -- R.R.

ANSWER: Swallowed air is responsible for most belching. You might protest that you don’t swallow air when you eat. You do. Everyone does. Some swallow more than others, and all are unaware of what they’re doing.

Slow your eating. If you eat rapidly, you are bound to gulp air. The swallowed air distends your stomach, and a belch is the only way to obtain relief.

Keep your lips together when you swallow. If you can’t manage to do so, keep your teeth as close together as you possibly can while swallowing food and drink.

Don’t chew gum. Don’t drink carbonated beverages. Don’t smoke.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Is cigar smoking less dangerous than cigarette smoking? My husband has switched from cigarettes to cigars. A good idea? -- L.B.

ANSWER: Cigar smoking is a bit less dangerous than cigarette smoking, but not so much that it constitutes a health bonanza. If cigar smokers don’t inhale, they protect their lungs. Former cigarette smokers, however, are used to inhaling, and often inhale cigar smoke. Cigar smokers absorb nicotine through the linings of the mouth. Nicotine constricts arteries -- not a healthy effect. They put themselves at a high risk for cancers of the mouth, tongue and larynx (voice box).

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