The Mornin' Mail is published daily Wednesday, April 15, 1998 Volume VI, Number 211

did ya know?

Did Ya Know. . . The Carthage Crisis Center will be celebrating their first year anniversary with an open house at the Center located at 420 Lyon Street Sunday, April 19 from 2 till 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and tour the facility and meet those that are involved.

Did Ya Know. . . Faith Lutheran Church, 2134 S. Grand, will hold the annual Spring Rummage Sale Thurs., April 16, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. & Fri., April 17, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

today's laugh

A boy entered a grocery store and said to the storekeeper: "Gimme a dime’s worth of asafetida."

The storekeeper tied up the package and the boy said: "Dad wants you to charge it."

"All right; what’s your name?"


"Take it for nothin’," he said, "I ain’t goin’ to spell ‘asafetida’ and ‘Shermerhorn’ for no dime."


"How much are your peaches?"

"Fifteen cents each, lady."

"I’ll have one, please."

"Givin’ a party?"


Lady - (at almond counter)-"Who attends to the nuts?"

Wise guy - "I’ll help you in a minute."

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

An Unusual Wreck.

There was a rather unusual railway wreck at Webb City yesterday morning on the Frisco. Mrs. Sadie Norval was having her house moved with its contents to Galena. The house was loaded on two wagons and the outfit started. On West Daugherty street the outfit stalled on the railroad tracks and the teams were hastily unhitched while a man ran up the track to signal a freight train which was approaching.

There was a sharp curve and a heavy grade, however, at the crossing and the train dashed through the home and wagons. No one was hurt and no damage done except to the house but Mrs. Norval will feel the loss of her property.


W. H. Miller has decided to quit the butcher business and will put in a grocery stock on both sides. He will make a specialty of smoked and cured meats.

  Today's Feature

Budget Ritual Scheduled to Begin.

The annual ritual of City Budget Hearings is set to begin next Wednesday evening at 6:30 in Council Chambers according to City Administrator Tom Short.

The newly appointed Budget Committee is scheduled to hear presentations from all City Department heads at that meeting and will hear requests for funding from outside agencies during a Thursday night, April 23 meeting. Short says that projected revenues for the City have risen slightly over last year’s, mainly from improved sales tax receipts.

A proposal to change the procedure for evaluating Department Heads has been drafted as requested by the City Council. Historically the entire City Council attended evaluations and could participate in individual evaluations. The new proposal being considered would move evaluations to the Committee level with Committee Chairs controlling questions and comments.

Council member Charlie Bastin stated the move was intended to keep certain members from participating in the process. The full Council will have to approve any change in the procedure.


Just Jake Talkin'

There appears to be a few "song and dance" folks in our midst. Fortunately these aren’t politicians.

The initial gatherin’ of some of those signed up to participate in the "Good Time Variety Show," sponsored by the McCune Brooks Health Care Foundation, showed some indication of the enthusiasm for the project. There will be three show times, Friday evening April 24, Saturday afternoon and evenin’ on the 25. Money raised from the volunteer performance will help update ambulance equipment at McCune Brooks.

This will be the second major production by the Foundation. Last year’s presentation of "Grease" sold out all three performances. Judy Pendergraft will be workin’ with the troupe over the next week and promises another outstanding show.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Chamber of Commerce & Fastrip

Weekly Column

Growing Your Community

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to a presentation of Missourians for Civil Justice featuring Richard Thornburgh, Former United States Attorney General and Former Governor of Pennsylvania. Mr. Thornburgh will be addressing the issues surrounding civil justice reform in Missouri.

The presentation will be held at the Twin Hills Country Club, 2001 Black Cat Road on Thursday, April 15, at 1:00 p.m., immediately following the Joplin Rotary Club luncheon.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce has organized a coalition of employers, trade associations, and community groups called the Missourians for Civil Justice. The purpose of Missourians for Civil Justice is to educate the public and legislature on the need for civil justice reform in Missouri. As members of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, I am sure that you will be interested in our efforts.

We are very fortunate to have former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh touring Missouri, April 15-17 to announce the goals of Missourians for Civil Justice. We hope to see you in Joplin on April 16th.

As always, thank you for your continued support of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.



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