The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 96

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The McCune-Brooks Blood Pressure clinic is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2040 S. Garrison in the Katheryn Collier Wellness Center. Call 359-2432 or 358-0670 M-W-F.

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

Now there is a house without a flaw.
Gosh, what do you walk on?

Haven’t you ever heard of the fall of Rome?
No, but I do remember hearing something drop.

How did you come to mark this man’s paper 101%? Don’t you know that nothing can be more perfect than 100%?
Yes, but this student answered one question that we didn’t ask.

So your girl broke your engagement?
Yeah. You know that she lived at 125th Street and I lived at 47th St.
What’s that got to do with it?
Her mother told her she shouldn’t marry any one beneath her station.

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

Firemen Met.

The officers and directors of the Southwestern Firemen’s association held their business meeting at the Carthage Fire Department headquarters yesterday morning at 10 o’clock. Those in attendance were; President W.T. Griffith, of Joplin, Secretary Bill Porter, of Carthage; Directors O.E. Branning, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; W.H. Holmes of Pittsburg, Kansas; Inspector General C.A. Hunes of Neosho; T. Hargis, of Weir City, Kansas; J.W. Rice, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; G.T. Mayes, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Assistant Chief Burgy, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

There is no pain or discomfort when Tabler’s Buckeye Pile Ointment is used. It relieves that itching increased by scratching. It is prepared with scientific accuracy and professional knowledge, and cures blind, bleeding, itching and protruding piles with no pain. A.H. Caffee & Co.


Today's Feature

Treats Around The Square.

The Carthage Chamber of Commerce and Barrister Title invites all Carthage area youngsters to trick-or-treat early at the annual Treats Around The Square on Wednesday, October 31 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Numerous businesses located on and near the Historic Carthage Square will be open to pass out candy to area treaters.

Additional festivities will include a Costume Contest coordinated by Barrister Title. Participants will be judged from 4 to 4:30 P.M. Contest prizes will be awarded in five categories ranging from newborn-6th grade.

For more information contact Adrian Kahl at 358-2373 or Karen Perkins at 358-0030 at the Carthage Chamber of Commerce.

Library Book Sale.

The Friends of the Carthage Public Library will hold their monthly used book sale on Saturday, November 3rd, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Library Annex, 510 S. Garrison.

Just Jake Talkin'
As far as I know, Carthage has been fortunate over the last several years and has not had any real problem with kids bein’ injured on Halloween night.

The main reason I’m guessin’ is the police take care to help keep the traffic aware and the kids and parents take the time to be careful around vehicles.

‘Course kids do get a little focused on roundin’ up treats and sometimes do stupid things.

Next to stayin’ off the streets with a vehicle on Halloween, it might be best to avoid congested areas and stay vigilant of little monsters crawlin’ in the neighborhood. Ta my way a thinkin’, Halloween is a great time for youngsters and adults alike. It’d be a shame to spoil the fun by bein’ a little careless.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• "If you have small children, you might want to keep a red washcloth in your first-aid kit. Sometimes the sight of blood can upset a child out of proportion with the injury. If you use a red washcloth, blood won’t show and you can spend your time calming the hurt, not the emotion." -- School Nurse in Arizona

• "To keep cats away from plants in the veggie garden, lay out strips of tin foil. You can tack them into the soil with pins or even sharp sticks. This will also keep birds away from low-growing plants, but the birds have to be able to see the tin foil. It’s no good if they are buried under the foliage." -- U.L. in Texas

• "If you are a disabled person who is flying, ask if you are able to use the executive lounge for a layover. Many airlines will allow this, even if you are not a member. It has worked for my mother, who is legally blind. She is able to stay out of the way and listen to a little TV, and the customer-service agent who is attending the lounge can let her know where to go and when." -- C.L. in Massachusetts

• "We divide Halloween candy up into portions when we arrive home from trick-or-treating. The first portion is for the child to have on Halloween, the second is kept out for small treats until Thanksgiving, and another portion is frozen to share with family on Thanksgiving Day. It helps them to part with it if they know when to anticipate its return!" -- Y.L.D. in Nevada

• Looking for an easy way to store flower bulbs? Add them to a leg of panty hose, tie each one off separately and hang them in a cool, dark place.

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