The Mornin' Mail is published daily Wednesday, June 3, 1998 Volume VI, Number 245

did ya know?

Did ya know?. . . The Free Will Baptist Christian Academy is now accepting enrollments for the fall. Christian Education for grades K-12. For mor info call 358-3080 or 358-3700

Did ya know?. . .The Ozark Area Girl Scout Council invites you to attend "Dirt Day" celebrating the ground-breaking for the new Girl Scout Service/Program Center. Saturday, June 13, 11 a.m. at the corner of 7th & School Street in Joplin.

today's laugh

A visitor in a certain town which had four churches and adequately supported none, asked a pillar of one poor dying church, "How’s your church getting on?"

"Not very well," was the reply, "but, thank the Lord, the others are not doing any better."


A clergyman was recently telling a marvelous story, when his little girl said, "Now, pa, is that really true, or is it just preaching?"


Wife - "Did you notice the chinchilla coat on the woman sitting in front of us at church this morning?"

Husband - "Er-no. Afraid I was dozing most of the time."

Wife - "Um! A lot of good the service did you."

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


560 Bought Ticket from Carthage, Filling One Train.

The Carthage grocers were astir at an early hour this morning - not as usual in handling strawberries, fresh butter and eggs, but in hurried preparations for the grocers excursion to Springfield. Not only grocers, but hardware men, clothiers and representatives from other lines donned the grocers' badge and joined the merry throng.

The Carthage excursionists filled the first section of the excursion train of seven coaches, there being 560 tickets sold at this place. The train was in charge of Conductor Pfifer and pulled out at 7:10 a.m. The Carthage Light Guard band which accompanied them played the "Red, White and blue." The second section filled with Joplin, Webb City and Oronogo excursionists followed filling eight coaches with two empties for the local travel en route. This section was in charge of Conductor Campbell.

  Today's Feature

Kavandi Makes Space.

Janet Lynn Kavandi (Ph.D.), NASA Astronaut, who graduated from Carthage Senior High School in 1977, rode the space shuttle into space yesterday afternoon. She graduated from Missouri Southern State College Joplin in 1980 and obtained her doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Washington - Seattle in 1990.

Dr. Kavandi was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in December 1994 and reported to the Johnson Space Center in March 1995. Dr. Kavandi is currently assigned as a mission specialist on STS-91, the final scheduled Shuttle/Mir docking mission, concluding the joint U.S./Russian Phase I Program.



Just Jake Talkin'

I felt somewhat connected to the preparation for yesterday’s Space Shuttle lift off considerin’ a former Carthage High School student was aboard. Havin’ the experience of watchin’ the first U.S. manned space flight on tv, this time I followed the preflight tension via the internet. NASA broadcasts over the net live video of their projects, although the amount of viewers seems ta clog the system from time to time. I’m sure in another few years, the internet broadcast I watched will seem as crude as that first manned space flight does now.

Seein’ the shuttle sittin’ on the launch pad brings back memories of that failed launch some years back. That always acts as a reminder of the life and death risks involved in space exploration and the dedication of those willin’ to take the ride.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.




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