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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Volume XVI, Number 158

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?... The 8th Annual Bowling Round Up to benefit Magic Moments Riding Therapy will be held at Bowl East in Joplin on February 9, 2008. We are looking for bowlers to participate. You could win a brand new Nintendo WII. Get together a group of 5 or 6 and call us at (417)325-4490 for all the details.

Did Ya Know?... Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, Carthage, Mo. will be hosting a special Valentine’s Day Event on Thursday, Feb. 14th at the Theatre. In addition to the play DIAL M FOR MURDER there will be a very special menu and Roses and Candy for the ladies. The price is $25.00 per person. Seating is limited. For reservations call the theatre at 417-358-9665 or 417-358-7268 or email

Did Ya Know?... Carthage Lions Club Pancake Feed - Ground Hog Party! Benefit for EYE TISSUE BANK & Local Benefits Saturday, February 2, 2008, 6:00 a.m.- 12:00p.m. at Memorial Hall, 407 S Garrison, Complete Meal $4.00

today's laugh

My wife can live on my income. Now, I have to get one for myself.

He doesn’t lie. He just rearranges the truth in his favor.

Just when you think you see your life clearly, somebody changes the channel.

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

Boys Dig Through Wall.

Using a piece of a broken handle of a bureau drawer and the rung of a chair broken off to a point as tools, Austin Logan aged 15, and Oliver Jones, 14, dug through a 14-inch wall on the fourth floor of the four courts building, and in broad daylight crawled through the opening and escaped.

Ring the Dinner Bell.

J. W. Miller on West Highland avenue, has frying chickens weighing from one to two pounds each for sale this week.

Bought an Oak Grove Lot.

R. C. Worthington today bought a lot in Oak Grove from G. C. Smith, paying $250 for it.

This month is the time to subscribe for Bell telephones and have your name in the new directory next month. Rates for residences are one dollar a month.


Today's Feature

Commission Approved
Cabaret Restrictions.

The Jasper County Commission last week approved an ordinance regulating adult cabarets. A company had previously applied for a permit to open a trucker’s lounge and juice bar in the county southeast of Carthage. A number of citizens and those living near the proposed location for the juice bar came forward to oppose the opening of such a business.

Jasper County Presiding Commissioner John Bartosh said in a recent interview with the Mornin’ Mail that the County can’t ban anybody from putting in such an establishment, however, Bartosh added that due to the citizen complaints the Commission agreed to impose more strict rules and regulations for anyone wanting to open an adult cabaret.

"Nobody wants that in their back yard," said Bartosh. "We don’t have the population to support it."

The ordinance has twenty sections in total, each one representing a different restriction or requirement for adult cabarets and adult cabaret employees.

One requirement is that all employees of an adult cabaret must have a background check and be entered into the Sheriff’s Office Iris Scan system. Employees will also need to obtain an "Adult Cabaret" card from the Sheriff’s department, prior to which they must show proof from the Jasper County Health Department that they are HIV negative. The cost for the card is $100. It must be renewed every year at that cost, which covers the processing of the background check, photography and application processing.

The ordinance also requires that no one under twenty-one years of age may enter the adult cabaret and that three security guards with the same training as Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies must be present at all hours of operation.

The ordinance also includes location restrictions, citing that the cabaret must be two thousand feet from any business with an alcohol license and two thousand feet from any church, school, park or residence.

Just Jake Talkin'


I was pretty excited ‘bout my first bicycle. Lookin’ back, it wasn’t much. It had hard rubber tires, no coaster brake or brakes at all. It was direct drive and no real pedals, just pins stickin’ out where pedals used ta be.

It wasn’t new by any means when I took possession. In fact, it had handle bars taken from a much larger bike and a seat welded on it to make it fit.

The learnin’ process consumed nearly a full day, from sun up to sun down. In the commercials, they always have smooth sidewalks, no hills and plenty of shrubbery to land in.

My neighborhood had giant cracks in the sidewalk, seems I was always goin’ up hill and the only thing green was the grass growin’ up in the gravel roads. It was an eventful day for me.

I went directly to bed without mendin’ scrapes and bruises or even eatin’ supper that night. Slept mighty good as I recall.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’

Mornin' Mail

By JoAnn Derson

"Use the liner of cold cereal boxes as wax paper. It’s much stronger than regular wax paper, and it doesn’t fall apart when it gets wet." -- S.S. in Minnesota

What’s In Season? Get more bang for your produce buck in the coming month by looking for good deals on: Brussels sprouts, grapefruit and other citrus, pears, kale, sweet potatoes, winter squash, bok choy, apples and radicchio. Branch out with persimmons, leeks, red currants, cherimoya, pummelo and dates.

Suffering from skin irritation or painful chapped hands? "Put a moderate coat of pure petroleum jelly over affected areas right before you go to bed each night, and sleep with your hands covered with loose-fitting, clean cotton socks or mittens only, no gloves or other materials." -- D.M. in Ohio

"I always keep a ‘toilet tote’ in my car and also take one with me when I travel. Inside the tote bag I put disposable latex gloves, a can of Lysol, a container of pull-out disinfecting hand wipes and a roll each of toilet paper and paper towels. This tote has helped me deal with all kinds of bathroom situations in gas stations, restaurants and hotel/motels." -- D.R. in New Jersey

"I try to watch my calories closely to stay in shape. It’s much easier to control at home, but I do like to dine out every once in a while. Here’s one tactic that saves me lots of extra calories: When eating out at a restaurant, I always let the server know ahead of time exactly how much bread, if any, I would like. It saves me from eating a basketful when I might want only a single piece, or none at all." -- J.L. in Florida

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