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Friday, January 18, 2008 Volume XVI, Number
Did Ya Know?... The
Edwin W. Wiggins Post 9 of the American Legion
and Auxiliary will meet Thursday night, January
17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Legion Rooms of the
Memorial Hall. The members of the Auxiliary are
to met at the same time.
Did Ya Know?... Curbside
cleanup of fallen branches will continue through
February 1. Limbs will be collected only from the
City right-of-way, directly behind the curb line.
No collections will be made from private
property. Citizens wishing to have limbs removed
are encouraged to move debris to the
right-of-way. For more information call the
Public Works Department at 237-7010.
Did Ya Know?... The
Carthage Humane Society has a litter of adorable
dust-colored kittens, 358-6402
Parson: "Do you know where
little boys go when they smoke?"
Boys: "Yep; up the alley."
Mother (who has a guest at
dinner): "Cindy, dont talk with your
Cindy: "But, mummy, what am I to do When I
talk with my mouth empty, you always say,
Cindy, go on with your dinner."
"Are you throwing pennies in the fish
"Naw, but Im coming pretty
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
An Unfortunate Case.
Mrs. Tyner, the faithful
wife who watched by the bedside of her husband, while
sick with the smallpox at the pest house at Joplin, gave
premature birth to a child between nine and ten
oclock Monday night and yesterday morning broke out
with smallpox. The child was buried yesterday afternoon
in the woods near the hospital. While the attack of
smallpox is not severe, Mrs. Tyner was in a precarious
condition yesterday morning from other causes, but last
night she was reported as being much better.
Mrs. F.B. Antrobus left
last night from her home at Jefferson City after a
pleasant visit here with Mrs. W.R. Logan.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Spencer
Hutchinson are to be guests at a dinner given by Henry
Cavanaugh in Webb City tomorrow evening.
"M" for Murder.
Dinner Theatre is proud to announce that they
will be performing an Alfred Hitchcock Classic
"Dial "M" for Murder by playwright
Frederick Knott. Additional funding assistance is
provided by Missouri Arts Council and Scmidt and
be at Stones Throw Theatre 796 South Stone
Lane February 7-9 and 15-17, 2008. Thursdays
through Saturday doors will open at 6:00 P.M.,
Dinner at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30. On
Sundays, the doors open at 12:30 P.M., Lunch at
1:00 and the show at 2:00. Price is $20.00 for
adults and $19.00 for Seniors over 55. Youth
under 16 is $17.00 and children under 5 are free.
Reservations can be made by calling Betty Bell at
417-358-7268 or the theatre at 417-358-9665 or on
line at firstname.lastname@example.org or
for Murder is suspenseful with several plot
twists that keep the audience guessing if the
murderer will get away with it or not. Tony
Wendice has not only married his wife Margot for
her money, but now is planning on murdering her
for it. He has come up with the perfect plan,
have her murdered while he has the perfect alibi.
Unfortunately, for Tony she survives but kills
her attacker. Quick thinking Tony improvises by
framing Margot with the murder. Will the Scotland
yard detective and the man truly in love with
Margot be able to figure it out and save Margot?
Some may remember
the movie version by Alfred Hitchcock that
starred Ray Milland as Tony, Grace Kelly as
Margot, and Robert Cummings as Max the boyfriend.
The play has all the drama and suspense the movie
Betsy Fleischaker is at the helm with talent from
around the area. Kevin Provins (Carthage) will be
playing Tony, Dorothy Convirs (Wyandotte, Ok.) as
Margot, Rowland Geddie (Lamar) as Max, Douglas
Dickey (Carthage) as Inspector Hubbard, and Tom
Brown (Webb City) as Capt. Lesgate.
Ive heard some say that humans are
lazy by nature. Always takin the path of
least resistance. I tend ta think that isnt
necessarily so, the lazy part anyway.
I prefer to think of people
always tryin to be efficient. Doin
the work that needs ta be done with the least
amount of effort. Grew up hearin that sort
a thing. "Use your head, not your
Now Ive got to admit that
some take the meanin of that type of
sayin to extremes. Makin it their
lifelong ambition to see how little they can do
and still survive. Others seem ta think it means
they should see how much they can get others ta
do for em. Both a these go against the
basic instinct to be efficient. The problem is,
most folks quickly forget how to do things for
themselves and start expectin things after
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oak Street Health & Herbs
By Mari An Willis
I recently ran across this
article by Don brown, N.D. explaining some of the
common conditions affecting the prostate. We have
been fortunate enough to have more and more
information available about common symptoms of
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). I am sharing
this information only, not to be used as means of
diagnosis or treatment. Below are some of the
symptoms of BPH
Hesitancy to initiate
Straining to urinate
Sensation of incomplete
emptying of bladder
urination at night.
In clinical studies done in
France and Italy (over 50 studies) from 1970 to
1988 involving an herb called Pygeium Africanum
or Phgeum for short has indicated the following:
80% of 25 patients with
BPH showed significant improvement in symptoms
after taking Pygeum for 30 days at a dose of
27 patients with BPH and
one with prostatis experienced significant
symptomatic improvement after taking Pygeum for 6
20 patients with BPH
ages 51 to 89 were given either 200mg daily of
Pygeum or a placebo for 60 days. The pygeum group
showed a significantly improved symptom picture.
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
The business of marketing art
has become more and more complex and
sophisticated. An artist must be educated in the
art of business. By and large, the only question
university art classes deal with is how to look
good enough for a gallery--- rather than how to
get into a gallery. Developing business savvy is
often viewed amongst artists as detracting from
the main act of art. Its all supposed to
"happen". Be practical! Waiting to be
discovered is a dead end.
It does not harm an
artists creative skills to think about
business issues. Artists have the right to
survive in this society while practicing their
creative endeavors. To survive, however, requires
knowledge. By helping artists become informed
about the business of art, I seek to broaden
their business survival rate. It is impossible,
even with great effort and talent, to guarantee a
major career. Major artists emerge as the result
of a confluence of factors. It is possible,
however, to have a career that allows you to use
your artwork as a major source of income. Artists
and non-artists alike are familiar with the
"starving artist" myth, and have all
been taught that artists never make much money or
care about money. This is just one of the many
myths that have been heaved upon the creative
people of the world. Dont believe it!
Rubens didnt believe it. He was a
politician and a very good businessman. Many
artists across America dont believe this
myth, and for that reason have prospered in the
art business. They are not necessarily famous
among the masses, but that isnt their aim.
Their aim is to make a living as a fine artist.
You do not have to feel guilty about making money
from your talents. You are fortunate enough to
have a talent that can become an occupation.
People want and need art. Get on with what you
like to do! Have an attitude-change toward the
business of art. Put an end to those lies society
has programmed into you! Next time we will
discuss the psychology of art success.
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