A game warden
noticed how a particular fellow named Sam consistently
caught more fish than anyone else. The warden, curious,
asked Sam his secret. The successful fisherman invited
the game warden to accompany him and observe.
So the next morning, the two met at the
dock and took off in Sams boat.
Sam took out a stick of dynamite, lit
it, and threw it into the air. The explosion rocked the
lake with such a force that dead fish immediately began
to surface. Sam took out a net and started scooping them
When the warden recovered from the
shock of it all, he began yelling at Sam, "You
cant do this! Ill put you in jail, buddy! You
will be paying every fine there is in the book!"
Sam, meanwhile, set his net down and
took out another stick of dynamite. He lit it and tossed
it in the lap of the game warden and said: "Are you
going to sit there all day complaining, or are you going
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Former Carthage Man
The Kansas city papers of this morning
contain extended accounts of the killing of ex-Senator
Daniel McTaggart at his home near Liberty, nine miles
north of Coffeyville, Kansas, yesterday morning. His
slayer was Henry Shesley, a former well known Carthage
man, who was for years head miller for the Cowgill &
Hill Milling Co. of this city. His victim was one of the
most widely known politicians in Kansas.
Shesley and his son have rented a mill
of McTaggart for the past two or three years and they had
a law suit over the deal. McTaggart got judgment against
Shesley and the constable had levied on some of the
latters property and was selling it at the time of
the killing. McTaggart was sitting down at his home when
he was killed. Shesley walked up to him, placed a
revolver to his breast and fired a shot, inflicting a
wound which caused his death a few hours later.
George Washington Carver
National Monument near Diamond, Missouri, is
pleased to announce the parks annual Carver
Day Celebration to be held on Saturday, July 10,
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is cordially
invited to attend the 67th Carver Day anniversary
to commemorate the life of George Washington
Carver and the establishment of the national
monument in his honor. Admission is FREE.
Activities are scheduled
throughout the day, including storytelling,
exhibitors, musical performers, guided tours,
interpretive talks, childrens programs and
Special speakers this year
include Dr. Walter Hill, The College of
Agricultural, Environmental and Natural Sciences,
Tuskegee University and Dr. Mark Hersey,
Mississippi State University. Musical performers
include Cecil Williams, (a.k.a Panhandle Slim);
Joe Becton, musician and living history
performer; Kufara African marimba musicians; and
area church choirs. Three- time Emmy winning
storyteller, Bobby Norfolk will provide
African-American stories. A special showing of a
new film produced by Franklin Spring Family Media
entitled George Washington Carver, An Uncommon
Way is scheduled for viewing.
Call the park at 417-325-4151
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for further
information. Carver Day is co-sponsored by the
Carver Birthplace District Association, with
support from the National Park Foundations
African American Experience Fund. George
Washington Carver National Monument preserves the
birthplace and childhood home of George
The park is located two miles
west of Diamond, Missouri, on Highway V, then
south ½ mile on Carver Road.
A buddy tells the story of
stayin with his in-laws. He was
impressed at the attention to detail in the
"keepin the place tidy"
category. Said he got up to take a shower,
when he returned, the bed was made.
One a the problems with
greenhorns ridin a horse is they
constantly want to be pullin the reins
this way or that. Mainly what it does is ta
frustrate the horse to the point it starts
ignorin the rider all together. More
experienced riders give a little credit to
the horse and let in decide exactly where to
step, just makin sure it doesnt
wander off the trail.
Id have ta figure
that the bed maker in my buddys case,
wouldnt have much fun ridin a
horse. Sides thered be all that
stoppin to clean up the trailins.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Cabinet Hinges Can
be Easy Fix
Q: I was visiting my elderly
neighbor the other day and noticed that one of
the lower cabinet doors was dangling by one
warped hinge (the other had snapped completely).
Id like to fix that for her but have little
experience with home repair. -- Megan in Delaware
A: Its great that
youre being a good neighbor, and hinges can
be a quick fix. Bring a helper to hold the
cabinet door in place and make the job go faster.
Once you have permission from
your neighbor, unscrew the hinges from the
cabinet frame and door. Place the door in a safe
place, put the broken hinges in your pocket, and
head for the hardware store.
Youll want to purchase
two new hinges that closely match the original
hinges, and screws (if they dont come with
the hinges). Youll also need a utility
knife, a screwdriver (most likely a Phillips
head), an electric drill with a range of
drill-bit sizes (borrow one if you dont
want to buy it at this time, although I highly
recommend having one of your own), wood putty and
wood stain to match the color of the cabinet.
Pick up some wood glue and a small pack of wooden
golf tees, too.
In a perfect world, not only
will you find the exact replacement hinges and
screws, but the screw holes in the door and
cabinet frame wont be marred by years of
use. In the real world, you will probably need to
re-drill the screw holes (if the hinges are the
same) or drill all new holes if the hinges are
larger or smaller.
If you just need to re-drill
the original screw holes: Coat the pointy end of
a golf tee with wood glue and carefully tap into
a hole until its tightly wedged. Let the
glue dry, then cut away the rest of the tee so
that the remainder is flush with the wood
surface. Now, drill a new pilot hole using a
drill bit slightly smaller than the diameter of
the screw youre going to use.
If you cant use the
original holes due to the new hinge size,
carefully mark the location on the cabinet frame
and the door where the new hinges will go, and
mark the screw drill locations exactly. (Have
your helper hold the door in closed position
while you measure and mark -- you must be precise
so it hangs correctly.) Drill new holes.
Fill the old holes with wood
putty, let that dry, sand and stain or paint the
old hinge area.
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