Hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room,
where their family member lay gravely ill. Finally, the
doctor came in looking tired and somber.
"Im afraid Im the
bearer of bad news," he said, as he surveyed the
"The only hope left for your loved
one at this time is a brain transplant. Its an
experimental procedure, semi-risky and you will have to
pay for the brain yourselves." After a great length
of time, someone asked,
"Well, how much does a brain
cost?" The doctor quickly responded, $5,000 for a
male brain, and $1,000 for a female brain." The
moment turned awkward.
Men in the room tried not to
smile,avoiding eye contact with the women,but some
actually smirked.A man, unable to control his curiosity,
blurted out the question everyone wanted to ask,
"Why is the male brain so much
"We have to mark down the price of
the female brains, because theyve been used!"
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Deep Mineral at
While so much successful prospecting is
being done in this vicinity it is not amiss to call
attention to a hole which was drilled four years ago to a
depth of over 400 feet, proving a deep run of mineral in
This hole was sunk by T. Regan on his
land next east of where the Chautauqua grounds are now
located. Chas. Newbert, a well known drill man of
Carthage, is the man who did the work.
He finished this drill hole April 14,
1896, and following is his record of the drill
indications all the way down, carefully recorded and
proven by a series of drill cuttings still preserved by
Sam Regan: 14 feet of soil to cap rock; 128 feet of
limestone; 142 feet of flint and sandstone; 25 feet of
lead; 5 feet of jack; 82 feet of lead; 82 feet of
soapstone. This makes a total of 431 feet, at which depth
the drill was stopped.
LANDS DAY EVENT.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
George Washington Carver
National Monument is hosting a volunteer-led
effort to control invasive exotic plants
identified at the park. This work will take place
in the woodlands and on the prairie.
Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) will remove these
nuisance plants by pulling and cutting. Please
join the dedicated VIPs of George Washington
Carver National Monument as they help protect
In conjunction with National
Public Lands Day, the park will offer two special
film presentations. Starting at 2:00 p.m.,
visitors will have a special opportunity to view
an introductory screening of,
The National Parks:
Americas Best Idea. This 45 minute film
will feature highlights of the six-part, 12 hour
documentary, directed by Ken Burns and written
& co-produced by Dayton Duncan. The
documentary is an opportunity to invite more
people to know all 391 national parks and to
introduce them to the broader mission and
benefits of the National Park Service. The series
will premiere on PBS stations nationwide on
Sunday, September 27 and continue for six
The Seeds of Success, The
Legacy of George Washington Carver will begin at
3:00 p.m. This 30 minute documentary was
locally-produced by Ozarks Public Television
presents insight into the life of George
Washington Carver. Extensive archival photos and
film clips contributes to an enhanced
understanding of Carver. Authors and scholars,
along with National Park Service rangers, provide
a rich and strong commentary on Carvers
work and his relevance today. A highlight of the
program is a former student of Carvers who
shares his special and unique perspective. The
program also informs viewers on the establishment
of the National Park Service unit in
Carvers honor and an overview of what
visitors will enjoy while they are here.
National Public Lands Day
provides Americans with a dramatic and productive
opportunity to pitch in and help improve their
public lands. One-third of the land area of the
United States is in public ownership. This
includes federal, state, city and county lands.
These 700 million acres are used andprotected for
water supply, timber, minerals, recreation,
wildlife management, scenic beauty, environmental
education, and much more.
George Washington Carver
National Monument preserves the birthplace and
childhood home of George Washington Carver. The
monument is located two miles west of Diamond,
Missouri on Hwy V, then south ½ mile on Carver
Road. For more information, please call the park
at 417-325-4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/gwca
Its amazin how
one person bein a jerk can mess up a
Made a quick stop at the
local grocery on the way home from work the
other day. Back out on the parkin lot,
happened to notice a fresh scrape on the
front fender. Not a big bang, just a little
impression bout ten inches long. The
bumper on the car sittin in the next
stall appeared to have a little fresh paint.
What a pain.
The small insult
probly wont warrant the hassle of
goin to a body shop. A little extra
rubbin durin the next wax job
will probly make the injury
unnoticeable my most passersby, but
ever time the car gets washed, there
will be the reminder of the jerk who
wouldnt at least apologize for
wreckin my day.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
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Can Paint Over Wallpaper, But ...
Q: Is it possible to paint over
wallpaper that is on very well? If so, what is
the best procedure? -- A reader via e-mail
A: Its possible, though
not advisable. Paint doesnt always adhere
well to the paper, especially if its
glossy, and very colorful or highly textured
paper will often show through the paint. Im
not saying you cant do it, though!
I painted over rose-striped
wallpaper in one of my first apartments, without
any preparation, and never had a problem. So,
test the paint color of your choice in a corner
of the wall, let it dry and see how it looks.
If the wallpaper is not ripped
or peeling away, you can paint over it without
much trouble. I recommend lightly sanding the
entire surface, wiping it clean with a damp
cloth, and letting it dry for a day or so. Then,
put a coat of sealing primer over the wallpaper.
This will keep the paint from soaking into the
paper (reducing the amount of paint needed for
the job) and prevent old stains, moisture or air
from bleeding through. Primer also provides an
evenly colored surface to paint on. Once
its dry, paint away.
What if the wallpaper is ripped
or the edges are peeling away? If removing all of
it is a pain, patch the ripped area with a spare
piece of wallpaper to ensure an even wall
surface, and glue the edges back in place. Sand
the ripped edges lightly, and if necessary, apply
spackling compound over the edges, feathering the
compound to create a smooth surface. Missing
patches of paper and ripped edges will show up as
clear imperfections on your newly painted wall.
The toughest scenario is
wallpaper that is more than half removed, albeit
in strips, dribs and drabs (because it is stuck
so well to the wall that conventional removal is
almost impossible). In this case, dont
paint until every method of wallpaper removal has
been tried, including steaming the glue away or
using chemical solvents.
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