The Mornin' Mail is published every weekday except major holidays
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Volume XVI, Number 71

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The Teen Library at the Carthage Public Library contains music CDs, laptops, graphic novels and the gateway nominees for 2007-2008. Try out the new X-Box 360 and Nintendo gaming stations and games from 3:30 to 5:20 p.m. weekdays. On Fridays and Saturday mornings, 9:30 to Noon, during September. Funding for the new equipment and collections made possible by the Teen Spaces Grant through the Federal Grant Program, Missouri State Library and the Carthage Public Library.

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

today's laugh

Some people are never too busy to talk about how busy they are.

One man’s caution is another man’s cowardice.

To hide the smell of fish on pots and pans, rub them with garlic.

Some people are good losers; others can’t act.

You always know when a plane is about to fly into turbulence. The stewardess is right next to you, serving coffee.

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

Carthage Man Arrested in Springfield.

Constable Landrum went to Springfield yesterday and arrested Wm. Garland, a traveling salesman, charged with getting money from Geo. Thomas under false pretenses. Thomas cashed a check for him when Garland had no money in the bank. The case was dismissed this morning.

Other Cases.

R.A.C. Lewis, forger and Fred Havens, horse thief, were sentenced at Joplin this morning for five and two years respectively. They, in company with Bert Casebeer, who goes up for five years for burglary, will be taken to Jefferson City tonight.

The boys, Waggoner and Parke, of Webb City who stole a pair of boots from C.C. Catron were tried before Justice Buckbee. Albert Brook, alias Frank Harris, who stole a pocketbook was sent to jail for 20 days by the same court.


Today's Feature

Three Minutes Of Fame.

Lip-Sync Competition Scheduled.

News release

The Carthage Chamber of Commerce, along with event sponsor Grundy’s Body and Frame Shop, will host the sixth annual Maple Leaf Three Minutes Of Fame Lip-Sync Competition on Thursday, October 18 at the Carthage High School Auditorium beginning at 7:00pm. Cash prizes will be awarded for first ($100) and second ($50) place in both the youth and adult division!

"This event is guaranteed to be a lot fun, for both those competing and in the audience," said Beth Foust, Planning Committee Member. "Everyone is encouraged to form a team and create an entertaining routine; local businesses, civic and social organizations, even groups of friends or family members! Since it’s lip-sync only, even those musically-challenged can participate!"

The competition is free and open to the public. All contestants must provide an original copy of their selected lip-sync song, either on cassette or CD, cued and ready the night of the event. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place in both an adult and youth division.

Local singer Duke Mason will be the featured emcee for the competition. For more information or an entry form for the Three Minutes of Fame event, contact the Chamber office at 358-2373. Deadline to enter is Monday, October 15th.

Just Jake Talkin'
There are still a lot a things I don’t understand.

Like why the "large economy size" actually costs more per ounce than the small size. I think once they started showin’ the price per ounce on the grocery shelf, it became a game to see if folks would pay more for the large size even though the price was posted right in front of ‘em.

Now bottled water is an exception to the theory. The little half pint size water bottles cost within a few cents of the pint size (actually they are prob’ly only 12 ounce size).

Soda pop is much the same way. The sixteen ounce bottles they sell up at the front of the store are near as expensive, sometimes more expensive than a 2 liter. I suppose "convenience" always has its price.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

Mornin' Mail

Here's A Tip
By JoAnn Derson

• For a little extra visibility in the basement, try applying glow-in-the-dark or reflective tape on the edges of the stairs.

• "Peppermint is a wonderful cure for indigestion. To make a quick peppermint tea, use a rolling pin to smash three to four peppermint candies. Add them to a glass of water and microwave for a minute and a half. Stir to melt the candies completely, and drink slowly." -- G.L. in California

• Many public libraries are offering services that you’d never expect. Some libraries will let you reserve books online, renew your due date or even have books delivered to your home. Some have regular seminars on all kinds of topics. Check out your public library today!

• "If you can print your boarding pass online, do it! It saved us close to half an hour the last time we flew, and with security lines being as long as they are, it’s time we needed to get to the terminal." -- I.B. in South Carolina

• "It pays to shop around for prescription drugs. If you don’t have the benefit of a mail-away service (by far the best deal going), make sure you call around for prices. The price of prescriptions varies from pharmacy to pharmacy, day to day, drug to drug. Always shop around, since you never know who will have the best deal." -- T.L. in Illinois

(One word of caution, though: Maintain a list of all drugs taken and give a copy to each pharmacist so he or she can check for interactions. Also, if you have multiple or complicated medical issues, it might be to your benefit to patronize a single pharmacy. That way, the pharmacist can advise you of any interactions or complications. -- JoAnn)

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