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Friday, May 11, 2007 Volume XV, Number 231

did ya know?

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?... The "Emma Sanders Memorial Fund" has been established at Southwest Missouri Bank by friends of the Sanders family. This is to give those showing concern for the family an opportunity to help. Contributions to the fund can be made at any Southwest Missouri Bank.

Did Ya Know?... There will be a final meeting for the Team Captains of the Carthage Relay For Life on Monday, May 14, at 5:30 pm at Ulmer’s Community Room, with a meeting of the Planning Committee following at 6:30 pm.

today's laugh

I tried to find your house yesterday but I couldn’t find it. Didn’t you say it was near the water?
Well, I didn’t find any water.
You didn’t look in the basement.

My wallpaper hanger put on new paper right over the old paper.
Why didn’t he take the old paper off?
He said if he took it off the house might collapse.

How much are they asking for your apartment rent now?
About twice a day.

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

Accident On The Electric.

John Dermott of Webb City Run Down By a Car This Morning.

John Dermott, a prominent citizen of Webb City, and also well known here, was the victim of a serious accident while driving across the electric line track at the Bradford switch about 9:30 this morning. The old gentleman is a trifle deaf and this, it is believed, is responsible for the accident.

Motorman McCarty rang his gong and made every effort to stop the car, but it was on a down grade and could not be stopped. The car crashed against the cart in which Mr. Dermott was seated, smashing it to pieces and throwing him out. He was badly cut and bruised and shaken and was taken up unconscious, but fortunately no bones were broken. The cart is a total wreck and the horse was also somewhat hurt. Mr. Dermott was taken to his home on the car which smashed his cart.


Today's Feature

White Goods and Tires.

Beginning this Saturday the Carthage Recycling and Compost Center will be accepting appliances for drop off. Compressors must be removed. The Center will also be accepting up to four tires without rims per household. Tires with wheels or rims will not be accepted. Carthage citizens may drop these items at the Center for free from May 12th through May 26th.

May 19th will be the hazardous household waste collection at the Carthage Fire Department. A schedule and list of acceptable hazardous materials will be printed in an upcoming Mornin’ Mail.

Contact the Public Works Department for more information at 237-7010

Plant Sale This Weekend.

News release.

Gardening will be jut as much fun as ever with a variety of "giftable" items added to the grand collection of perennials offered at the Ozark Gateway Master Gardener Plant Sale.

The seventh annual sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at Powers Museum, 1617 Oak St., located across from Municipal Park in Carthage.

Hanging baskets, patio-ready plantings and blooming African violets will be available for Mother’s Day gifts. Of course, perennials will be available in abundance. Perennials are plants that return year after year.

The wide selection include old-time favorites, columbine, coral bells, salvia, daylilies, peonies, creeping phlox, hostas, veronica, chrysanthemums and the lily of the valley. Herbs are always popular too. Pots of basil, chives, catmint, catnip, parsley, thyme, oregano, origanum and white yarrow are ready for planting.

A nice variety of trees and shrubs have been started by the master gardeners. Flowering almond, crepe myrtle, viburnum, hydrangea and rose of Sharon will be available. Sassafras and pussy willow seedlings have been started.

Houseplants, groundcover, grasses, bulbs and a nice variety of annuals will be ready for planting and all are available at very reasonable prices.

Master Gardeners give back to their communities with volunteer service after receiving 30 hours of university-level training. Classes are held each year. Among the group’s volunteer projects are working with youth at Turn Around Ranch, and growing vegetables to share with participants at Joplin Crosslines. Members are out sharing their knowledge at Joplin’s Earth Day, Joplin Recycling Center, Webb City Environmental Day, Joplin Boomtown Days and at celebrations at George Washington Carver. They also operate the hotline for gardening questions at the University of Missouri Extension office for four months each year. Gardening projects include Carthage Public Library Gardens, Brady Building Rehab Center, Vantage Point and Ozark Regional Land Trust. Proceeds from the event help fund these various projects.

Just Jake Talkin'

I always liked workin’ with horses, but I never liked ridin’ someone else’s horse.

The main problem in ridin’ someone else’s horse is usually, one a the two of ya ain’t as smart as the other.

If ya get on a horse that doesn’t have any spirit, it’s a constant hassle tryin’ just ta get it ta move. Most’ll just fall in line and move along givin’ ya the scenic view of another horse’s rear.

If ya get on the one a the kind that like ta get out and run, it can be a little scary not knowin’ if it knows where the brakes are or if it understands who’s in control.

Now there is prob’ly some differin’ opinions ‘bout which a those is the smarter horse. There’s prob’ly little doubt in either case who’s dumber ‘tween the rider and either horse.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

TIDBITS of knowledge:

• If you break out in poison oak, or ivy or any rash, start taking a good blood purifier such as red clover several times a day.

• Stevia, an herb 300 times sweeter than sugar. No known side effects other than bitter if overused.

• Cider vinegar in a bath will help to change the PH balance of the skin and leave you with a cool clean, relaxed feeling. Helps stop the itching from heat or any kind of rash.

• Black cohosh is used by many women to assist them through symptoms of menopause.

• Colicky babies will find relief when nursing Mothers drink fennel tea. If not nursing, a diluted infusion in very small amounts relieves gas.

• One may find relief from a burning, weeping sting by applying a poltice of slippery elm, comfrey root powder and aloe vera juice. Apply as often as needed to keep dry.

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

The Fine Arts are alive and well in the four states! Currently residing in this area are so many qualified artists and artisans, and speaking from the standpoint of director at artCentral, a 22 year old organization of artists and art patrons located in Carthage, we currently boast 94 member-artists. I am sure SPIVA in Joplin has most of these same artists as members, and probably more. Is this typical of an area the size of ours here in southwest Missouri? I don’t think so. I know for a fact that many of the professional practicing artists who live in Carthage came there over the years as a result of the Midwest Gathering of the Artists show and sale, meeting each other there and deciding to move to the area as a result of those associations. Sam Butcher came because he liked the look of the landscape on Center Creek in rural Jasper County, and decided to build an empire there. Bob Tommey moved here from Dallas, Lowell Davis moved back to his "roots" FROM Dallas! Jerry Ellis is a Missouri boy from Marshall, who came by way of Florida. Others are local men and women who are from here and never left, such as Andy Thomas from Carthage. Spreading out a bit further into the county area, there’s Bill Snow from Lamar and Jed Schlegel from Saginaw. Jeff Legg, and Tricia Courtney are Joplin natives. Several notables in Joplin include Jorge Leyva and Bill Perry, whose work was recently featured in AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR, a regional juried collection of art. Numerous other folks practice art as secondary work, and their names would fill the rest of the pages of this publication. We have a rich art heritage here--- get out and see!

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