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Friday, November 9, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 103

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... Carthage City Council will meet Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. A public hearing will be held during the meeting seeking public input on an ordinance that would legalize the discharge of fireworks within the City limits on New Year’s Eve and the week of July 4th.

Did Ya Know?... The Jasper County Republican Committee will participate in a local version of the National Presidential Caucuses on Friday, Nov. 9 at 6:00 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 7. The first event will be a practice run for the Dec. event, and will be held at Granny Schaffer’s Banquet Center, 2728 N. Range line Rd., Joplin, MO. No food or beverages will be served. Participants must pre-register and can do so at

Did Ya Know?... VFW Post 2590 Men’s Auxiliary will hold a Turkey Shoot every Saturday & Sunday through November 18th. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. West of Carthage at the intersection of 96 & 171 Highways. Splatter board. Public Invited, Male & Female.

today's laugh

Newpaper Testimonial: "Thursday I lost a gold watch which I valued very highly. Immediately I inserted an ad in your lost-and-found column and waited. Yesterday I went home and found the watch in the pocket of another suit. God bless your paper!"

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

Mr. Neideringhaus Here.

Henry F. Neideringhaus, a brother of ex-Congressman Neideringhaus and associated with him as a member of the large enterprise known as the St. Louis Stamping Works, was in Carthage yesterday evening on his way home from Joplin, where he is interested in a tract of mining land. He was accompanied by H.L. Hearsum, a book keeper in the St. Louis office, who owns an interest in the same mining land.

The Neideringhaus works originated and still manufacture the granite ware familiar in every household.

Dry Fork Hunters.

A hunting party composed of Tom Brock and his helpers, C.C. Light, Fred Ritchie, Homer Moore, A.G. Glindlyer, Hollis Codwell and Stewart McIntosh went out yesterday to the Dry Fork and Buck branch neighborhood north of town and spent the day hunting.


Today's Feature

Carthage Wins.

The Carthage High School Football team won its game against Webb City during the MSHSAA Sectionals on Wednesday. This is the first time Carthage has defeated Webb City since 1987. In the last 15 seconds of the very close game, Carthage kicked a field goal and won 23 to 22.

The team will move on to play in the Quarterfinals against Ozark on Monday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. That game will be held at Ozark. No advance tickets are available and the gates will open at 5:30 p.m. There are only bleachers on one side of the field and Carthage fans are requested to sit on the North side of the bleachers. Standing space will also be available around the track. If Carthage wins the Quarterfinals, the team will return to play the Semifinals in Carthage on Saturday, November 17 at 1:30 p.m.

Road Tax Approved.

The extension of the Jasper County Road and Bridge tax was approved during Tuesday’s special election. The 1/2 of 1% tax was originally approved in 1986 for the purpose of maintaining and repairing roads and bridges in Jasper County. The votes in favor of extending the tax counted 3,109. The votes against extending the tax counted 1,322.

Just Jake Talkin'
Sometimes technology is really scary.

I was walkin’ up to a convenience store the other day and I heard this voice.

"Attention. This car is backing up!"

At first I thought it was the gas pump talkin’ to me. They’ve scared me a few times too, but the sound was closer than that.

Then I realized I was behind a large van that was creeping toward me. How’d it know?

After gettin’ out a the way, I’m figurin’ the thing just automatically does that when the backup lights come on, but maybe there is a tiny camera watchin’ out for us pedestrians, makin’ sure we don’t end up in harms way. Either way, in this instance it worked, however it works.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Oak Street Health & Herbs

Natural Nutrition
By Mari An Willis

Our brains generally serve us well, but it is always useful to put a little "insurance" food into them. The following list may help make some brainy decisions:

PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE contributes to blood and brain choline concentrations which help the brain in the complicated process of producing the signal which connects the muscle and nerve impulses.

UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS cannot be produced by the body. They are essential for growth and health of all organs. The consumption of CLA (conjugated linolenic acid) will aid the body in the production of the other EFA’s.

CHOLINE is important in the metabolism of fats and cholesterol. S. H. Zeisel, in his article, "Vitamins-like Molecules: Choline," states that choline "is a precursor for the biosynthesis of phospholipids and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine."

VITAMIN E protects fat-soluble vitamins, and maintains healthy nerves and muscles while strengthening the capillary walls.

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

Just three weeks until the opening of our holiday show, and the last of the year. I will tell you next week about that artist and her work to be displayed. Meantime, I have run across some information that I will begin sharing in today’s article, especially for those of you artists who might want to know what is involved in showing your art! Planning an exhibition is an essential experience for every artist. It’s also a major undertaking! "Shouldn’t the gallery being doing this?" you ask. Before you get accepted to exhibit in a commercial gallery, where the gallery owner or director will take on most of the responsibilities of an exhibit, you will probably exhibit in many other places, such as coffeehouses, bars or restaurants, libraries, frame shops, nursing homes, theaters, hotel lobbies, hospitals, banks, churches, malls, and bookstores. Finding an exhibition space is a matter of being creative. Local community-event calendars and cultural newspapers, such as the CURRENT, can alert you to non-gallery exhibitions that are being held in the area. You might need to promote and execute such an exhibit yourself. You also need to learn how to put on an exhibit so that:

You’ll appreciate your gallery when they put on an exhibit for you. You’ll realize why they are making the commission that they do.

You’ll be able to assist your gallery and make it a more profitable opening.

You might decide you like doing it yourself and keeping the commission!

A group exhibition might be the way you’ll need to go the first time, either due to cost or lack of experience. This can be to your benefit. You’ll not only have someone to assist you, but you’ll have more guests! You will need to make sure each group members’ obligations and commitments are clear. It is best to write out a plan so each party can see clearly who is obligated to do what. This might take a couple meetings, a little typing and a few photocopies. You’ll decide who is best at, and therefore responsible for, publicity, installation, dismantling, handling sales, costs, invitation design, and number of pieces each artist will show, etc. Can the show be associated with a fund raising event? It is likely to get more publicity if it can be. Consider theme, budget, advertising, and invitations. Then, begin! (More next time!)

Letter to the Editor.
Opinions expressed are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the Mornin’ Mail.

Fireworks - Things to think about;

Bottle rockets on roofs.

Parachutes in trees and electric lines.

Trash in every yard whether you shoot them or not.

You would have to stay in your house all week of the 4th or it would be like deer season in the country.

You could not drive through town with your windows rolled down - there are "ding-bats" that throw rocks at cars - do you think they wouldn’t think it funny to fill your car with firecrackers, Roman candles or bottle rockets? Put firecrackers in your mailbox or statuary you have in your yard?

I am a Patriotic person, but I see people who keep their hats on and don’t stand at attention when they play the "Star Spangled Banner." They wouldn’t stand up in honor of the flag or a person who fought for it, in a parade or other events if their pants were on fire! That was very obvious at the Maple Leaf Parade. There are men and women dying for the honor I have of honoring our flag.

Shooting off a bunch of fireworks does not make you patriotic. If you took a poll, I think you would be surprised at the number of people that don’t even know why we celebrate the 4th of July.

As to having fireworks on New Year’s I think having drunks on the road is enough without turning them loose with a bunch of fireworks.

Just some of my thoughts.

Thanks for listening,

L. Newman

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