There was a manager of a company who was ready
to retire, so he began training his replacement. Just
before he left for good, he took the replacement aside
and told him that if he ever got really jammed up, he
should look in the center drawer of his desk and he would
find two envelopes. He told him to open envelope #1.
Well, time goes by and one day, a big
project went bad and the new manager was in real trouble
over it. He remembered the drawer and the envelopes and
went and got envelope #1 and opened it. Inside was a
sheet of paper with just two words on it---"Blame
A few months later, the new manager
again found himself in hot water and remembered that
there was an envelope #2. He went and opened that one and
found another note. This one read, "Go get two
Never criticize someone unless you walk
a mile in his or her shoes, and then when you criticize
them youll be a mile away and have their shoes!
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
His Arm Dislocated.
Henry Fulford, the 15-year old son of
R. Fulford the tailor, was hurt on South Main street
about 3 oclock yesterday afternoon by being thrown
from a wagon. He and a boy named OBetz were driving
along the street in a delivery wagon when they met an
The horse shied and in the struggle
that ensued young Fulford was thrown out of the wagon and
his arm dislocated. Dr. Ketcham dressed the injury and he
is now getting along nicely.
Have Started a
Miss Ada McQuitty and her brother,
George, both of whom formerly lived in Carthage, have
started a paper called the Weekly Home Journal at
Mountain Grove, Wright county, this state. The first
mentioned is editor and the latter publisher. Mr.
McQuitty is a printer and well known here.
Friends of the Y Campaign Helps Kids in Need Join
YMCA & Y Programs
The Fair Acres Family YMCA
today announces the kick-off of its 2011 Friends
of the Y campaign, a fundraising effort to
increase support for the Ys scholarship
fund. Proceeds from the Friends of the Y Campaign
will fund scholarships that allow children and
families who otherwise may not be able to, to
benefit from a Y membership and/or family
strengthening YMCA programs such as child care,
day camp, youth sports and other
YMCA Board Member, GA Flesher
of UMB is leading the campaign effort as the
Ys Campaign Chairperson. Other Y Board
members Catie Platt, Joe Ryder, John Nicholas
& Tom Carlton are helping GA Flesher to lead
the campaign, along with eleven other Board
members and staff.
"We are proud to be able
to meet the growing needs of our community by
providing financial assistance for individuals
and families who want and need YMCA programs but
may not otherwise be able to afford them,"
said Flesher "Our goal is to raise $35,000
to provide scholarships for children and families
from all income levels to participate in YMCA
At the heart of community life
in Carthage and surrounding communities, the
mission-driven YMCA is "a place to
belong" and to live the values that guide
and unite our members: caring, honesty, respect
and responsibility. The YMCA provides a special
opportunity for kids and adults to join
life-changing and life-saving programs such as
day camp, child care, youth sports, water safety,
before and after school care, and summer camp.
"Children and families in
our community need and deserve the
family-oriented programs and services the YMCA
can provide," said Flesher. "Few things
are more important than a healthy lifestyle,
strong community, positive role models and
quality time spent together as a family. This is
a critical campaign for the future of our
community, and I am honored to be involved."
The YMCA offers kids and
families the chance to make positive choices:
Quality child care opportunities mean parents can
work to improve their quality of life; youth
sports programs give kids the chance to belong to
a team devoted to making a positive difference;
and healthy lifestyle programs give everyone in
the family the chance to lead healthier, more
Last year the Ys campaign
raised over $34,000, which allowed hundreds of
kids and families to participate in programs
including after school child care, Y memberships,
youth sports, summer camps, swim lessons and swim
team, and much more.
Contact the Y at 417-358-1070
to find out about donating to this years
Friends of the Y Campaign.
For those of us who feel
like were committin high crime if
we forget to fasten our seat belts, the
thought of tryin to out run local and
county law enforcement is a little
I see one fella thought he
could do that the other day, only to be
snagged as he came back into town by the
gadget that is laid across the road by police
and pokes holes in the tires to end a chase.
There have been a couple three times I can
remember these handy devices have been used
since the Carthage Police Department acquired
them a few years back.
arent as excitin a shootin
out a tire with a sidearm, but apparently
they get the job done and with considerable
less damage to the neighbors.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Squeaks and Creaks
Q: The wooden staircase in my
house has a couple of stairs that squeak loudly
when anyone walks on them. They feel pretty
solid. Is there a way to stop the noise? -- Jim
in Toledo, Ohio
A: As your house and its
components age and settle, its not unusual
for a few squeaks and creaks to be heard in the
floorboards or on the stairs, among other things.
Of course, that doesnt mean you have to put
up with them.
Squeaks in stairs are caused by
the tread (the part that your foot steps on)
rubbing against one of the risers (the vertical
board between each step) or the stringer (the
angled, notched board on which the stairs are
built). Settling of the house, or expansion and
contraction of the wood due to temperature and
humidity fluctuations -- all of which are normal
-- can cause a tiny misalignment of the
stairs treads and risers, noticeable when
pressure is placed on the misaligned board (e.g.,
you step on it).
Correcting the squeak is not
too difficult, especially if you can access the
underside of the stairs.
Youll need a hammer and
small finishing nails, wood glue and several thin
wooden shims or wedges (available at
home-improvement stores). You also might need a
drill and wood filler.
Have a helper walk up and down
the stairs while you pinpoint the problem areas
from underneath. After marking the squeaky
stairs, spread a little wood glue on the top of a
shim or wedge. Gently hammer the wedge into the
space where the stair tread and the supporting
riser meet. Add more wedges, equally spaced, if
necessary to even it out. Also, place a wedge
between the riser and the stringer, and between
the tread and the stringer. Have your helper test
the tread from above. If the finishing nails are
short enough that they wont poke through
the top of the tread or riser, carefully nail the
shims into place.
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