The Mornin' Mail is published daily Friday, June 26, 1998 Volume VI, Number 262

did ya know?
Did ya know?
. . .The Carthage Saddle Club, ACRA, MCRA Rodeo will be this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. at the Carthage Saddle Club Arena in Muncipal Park.

Did ya know?. . The wading pools at Carter Park and Central Park are now open. The hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

today's laugh

Highbrow - A person who can discuss sex and make you think he meant it all in a purely intellectual way.

History - An account mostly false of events mostly unimportant.

Honesty - Fear of being caught.

Horse-Sense - A degree of wisdom that keeps one from betting on the races.

Hug - A roundabout way of expressing affection.

Irony - Giving father a billfold for Christmas.

Joke - A form of humor enjoyed by some and misunderstood by most.

Jury - Twelve chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

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

Leg Cut Off at Oronogo.

T. K. Irwin was in Oronogo a few hours this morning and reports another deplorable railroad accident there. A 16-year old young man from Siloam Springs, has been out to Arkansas City, Kas., to work in the harvest fields and becoming sick he was going home. There was to be a rally or celebration of some kind in Siloam Springs tomorrow, and the boy was in a hurry to get home to attend that. He was out of money, evidently, and bumming his way on freight trains. In attempting to catch a train at Oronogo he fell under the wheels and had one leg mashed off below the knee. The doctors were preparing to amputate when Mr. Irwin left.


Gone Into the Transfer Business.

Lawrence Havens, the popular grocery clerk of this city, has been obliged on account of ill health, caused by close confinement in the store to give up his position with Walter Wells. In order to secure outdoor work he has decided to run a transfer wagon, and will begin the business at once. Lawrence is a hustler and is sure of a good patronage from his many friends in this city.

  Today's Feature

Budget Passed Intact.

The City Council routinely approved the FY1998/99 budget submitted by the Budget/Ways and Means Committee during the regular Council meeting last Tuesday night at City Hall. The budget and contracts for services relative to the contract were passed with a vote of 8-1. Council member Larry Ross was out of town and member Charlie Bastin consistantly voted against all budget measures.

The $6.9 million dollar appropriations bill included $1.5 million in capital expenditures. Included in that amount is the $500,000 set aside toward a new airport. Total revenues for the budget year are estimated at just over $5.5 million. The difference was taken from last year’s estimated $3.6 million in General Fund Reserves leaving approximately $2.2 million in the City’s reserve balance. The Council is required by ordinance to keep at least a third of the operating budget in reserves. This year that number equals just over $1.7 million. The fact that the reserve fund has less than $500,000 over the required minimum was a concern to some Council members.

Luncheon Tickets Now On Sale

Release from artCentral

July 26th is the date chosen for a Fund-Raising Luncheon. The program will be our very own Andy Thomas. Lunch will consist of a refreshing array of salad greens topped with Jasmine rice and spicy chicken breast, freshly baked bread, dessert from our Palettes and Palates Cookbook, coffee and tea. Cost is $15 per person and the seating is limited to 21 so get your tickets soon. The time is 1 p.m. and the place is here, the Geranium House. Tickets must be purchased in advance before the 20th and are available now. Hope to see you there.

By now most people know about Red Oak II closing for a while. We hope they can accomplish all their 'renovation' in a short time and get back on the tourism track.

WE ARE NOT CLOSING! We are open year round and will remain open no matter what Red Oak II is doing.

However, we are not normally open on Saturdays. Last week we were open on Saturday because of the garden tour. We wish we could be open on Saturdays, but at this time we do not have anyone volunteering to do that day. Know of anyone looking for a fun way to spend their Saturdays?

We had a great day Saturday participating in the garden tour. Over 100 people come into our humble little gallery. We sold cookbooks, postcards and some prints. For us the day was a big success. We'll find out later how the tour did as a whole, Carla and Jane will do the number crunching and let us know.

We want to thank everyone who helped with this effort: Ozark Nursery; Jim and Carla Parrill, Art Forum; Jane Kleindl, all the exhibiting artists, Mimosa Garden Club and all the gardeners. Hope everyone taking the tour was as pleased as we were.

Our Membership Show will remain in the gallery until July 31st so there is plenty of time to get out here to see it.

1998 Jasper County Youth Fair

Calender of Events.

Friday, June 5-
Queen/Princess/Country Little Miss & Mr. Application due. 4:00 P.M.

Monday, June 22-
All animal entry forms due / Entry forms due for sheep lead line, pig scramble. 4:00 P.M.

Wednesday, June 24-
Barbeque/ Swim party for Queen and Princess contestants. 6:00 P.M.

Wednesday, July 1-
Mother/ Daughter tea for Queen & Princess contestants. 7:00 P.M.

Thursday, July 2-
Cat Show; Exhibition building, Municipal Park. 6:30 P.M.

Monday, July 6-
Entry forms due for 4-H non-animal exhibits. 4:00 P.M.

Thursday, July 9-
Dog Show; Show area. 6:00 P.M.

Saturday, July 11-
4-H non-animal exhibits brought to exhibition building. 9:00-11:00 A.M.
Judging of 4-H non-animal exhibits. 1:00 P.M.

Sunday, July 12-
Interview and rehearsal for pageant contestants. 1:30 P.M.

Monday, July 13-
Pageant: Carthage Senior High School auditorium. 7:00 P.M.
Speech contest. 6:30 P.M.

Tuesday, July 14-
Work day for 4-H/FFA members and volunteers. 9:00 A.M.
Horse Show; Saddle Club Arena. 6:00 P.M. Rabbit Show; Show area. 6:00 P.M.

Wednesday, July 15-
All animals must be in place. by 10:00 P.M. Weigh in Steer. 8:00 P.M.

Thursday, July 16-
Swin weigh in. 8:00 A.M. Sheep weigh in. to follow swine weigh in
Goat Show. 8:00 A.M.
Dairy Show. 10:00 A.M.
Celebrity Milking Contest. 12:00 P.M .
Sheep Show. 1:00 P.M.
Exhibition Building (small exhibit area) open to public. 10:00 A.M.
Poultry Show. 4:00 P.M.
Swine Show. 6:00 P.M.

Friday, July 17-
Beef Show. 8:30 A.M.
Bar-B-Que; sponsored by Carthage Young Farmers. 5:30- 7:00 P.M.
Pig Scramble and Stock dog demonstrations. 7:30 P.M.

Saturday, July 18-
Breakfast for 4-H/ FFA Members; Provided by Carl Junction Young Farmers. 7:00 A.M. Kountry Kritters pet show. 8:00 A.M.
Livestock/ Dairy judging contest for 4-H & FFA members. 9:30 A.M.
Round Robin showmanship competion. 2:00 P.M.
Sheep lead line. 2:30 P.M.
Awards program; Livestock show arena. 5:30 P.M.
Market Sale; Livestock show arena. 6:00 P.M.
Release of non-animal exhibits. 7:00 P.M.
Release of animals. following market sale.


Just Jake Talkin'

Some folks have been tryin’ ta figure out where exactly they can put all those political signs so as ta not go against any City ordinances.

I got some info from City Hall that may confuse ya a little but is how the sign regulations are written.

You aren’t supposed ta place any sign in the parkway. That is the space between the sidewalk and the street. The sign must be placed on the house side of the sidewalk in other words. If ya don’t have a sidewalk, the sign has ta be twelve feet from the road surface.

There is also a line of sight ordinance so ya have ta keep signs back a ways from any intersection. Ya measure fifteen feet from the corner and then draw an imaginary line ‘tween the to spots. Nothin’ can be within’ the resultin’ triangle. I doubt many are worried.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Oak Street Health & Herbs

Weekly Column

Natural Nutrition

By Mari An Willis

Boy howdy!! This has been an extremely productive week putting the wraps on our move to the building next door to our existing business. I don't care how short the move, it is a lot of hard work and stress. The owners of Bee Discount on the Square will attest to that as they too moved just next door to their corner location. Moves are wonderful as they give an opportunity to view the old with a new eye.

I am most grateful to my family and close friends who have helped facilitate this move, it would not have meant nearly so much had they not given their love, support and energy. To just scratch the surface: my utmost love and appreciation to my daughter, Jennifer, and husband, Travis, for their hard physical and mental labor; daughter Kathy and boyfriend Josh for their willingness to learn new skills and apply lots of hours to my project; Mary and boyfriend Dusty for supplying encouragement. Peggy and Tom were a pleasure to have around with their new spark of energy as ours was beginning to wane. They painted their hearts out, as did Lois and her daughter. Herman, well, he is definitely our handy man. And thanks so much to all who helped us move boxes and the merchandise! And thanks to all our patient customers who put up with our mess!



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