A husband read an article to his wife about how
many words Women use a day... 30,000 to a mans
The wife replied, "The reason has
to be because we have to repeat everything to
The husband then turned to his wife and
According to a recent government
A billion seconds ago Harry Truman was
A billion minutes ago was just after
the time of Christ.
A billion dollars ago was late
yesterday at the U.S. Treasury.
"I took my parents back to the
airport today. Theyre flying home tomorrow."
"An elementary school in Santa
Monica is banning tag from the playground. Theyre
afraid that the game could affect childrens self
esteem. This also could prevent the spread of
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Former Carthage Man
Killed Ex-Senator McTaggart, of Kansas.
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.
Homeschool educators and
students are invited to a homeschool day at
George Washington Carver National Monument on
Friday, June 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Children will learn about 19th century life on
the Carver farm. Learning stations may include
old-fashioned toys & games, lye soap and
laundry, one-room schooling, corn planting and
shelling, or storytelling. Home educators are
encouraged to bring their children, bring a
picnic, and invite other homeschool families to
attend. This program is free of charge but
reservations are required. Please call to reserve
a place for your family.
Administered by the National
Park Service, an agency of the Department of the
Interior, George Washington Carver National
Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood
home of George Washington Carver, scientist,
educator, and humanitarian. The monument is
located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on
Highway V, then ¼ mile south on Carver Road. For
more information, please call the park at (417)
325-4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
County Jail Count
192 June 3, 2011
Including Placed out of County
Some things aare better not
Take makin hot dogs.
I dont have the slightest desire to
even hear bout it.
My brother worked on a farm
as a kid. He was recruited to help gather up
the volunteers for supper one evenin.
Didnt eat chicken for years after that.
Had a friend a mine who
didnt know the name of the person he
admired the most. Said it was that brave soul
who first decided that eatin eggs was a
There are some things that
I do have an interest in, I just dont
want to see it dramatized on the tube and
turned into a three hour stretch to see how
much sufferin one audience can
The old sayin that
ignorance is bliss may not be as simple as it
appears. There are folks who just know too
much for their own good.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
Doors Need Small Adjustment
Q: I purchased a shelf unit for
my bathroom, one of those
put-it-together-yourself things, that includes a
set of doors on hinges. I built everything
according to directions and used the pre-drilled
holes to set the hinges and hang the doors.
However, they dont meet in the middle --
theres a three-quarter inch gap between
them. I dont know if this was intentional,
but it bugs me. Is it advisable to reset the
screws or hinges to close the gap? The unit is
made of particle board, but is pretty sturdy. --
A Reader, via email
A: The adjustment on both sides
would be just over a quarter inch. This should be
far enough to drill new screw holes that would
hold securely without damaging the area near the
old screw holes. So, I say, go for it. Just
remember the old adage to measure twice, cut
As you noted, the particle
board material of the unit means that once
its put together, you should avoid removing
any of the screws or nails as they likely
cant be put back in the same place and
still securely hold the boards together. So
youll need to measure and mark the distance
you want to shift the doors while theyre
still hanging, on both the high and low hinges.
Double- and triple-check to ensure the upper and
lower hinges will sit in line with each other so
that the door hangs straight.
Using a helper to keep the door
from tearing away, carefully unscrew the hinges
where they meet the door and lift the door away.
Locate the marked area (and heres another
good time to check the measurements). Drill pilot
holes that are significantly smaller in diameter
than the hinge screws.
With your helper holding the
door in place, reattach the door to the hinge at
the new pilot holes. Test the door to make sure
it opens and closes properly. Repeat all this
with the second door.
Once the doors are re-hung,
fill the old screw holes with wood putty, let
dry, sand smooth and touch-up with paint or stain
to match the rest of the unit.
HOME TIP: Small gouges in
particle board furniture can be inexpensively
repaired by sanding lightly, filling the gouge
with like-colored wood putty, then sanding smooth
once the putty is dry.
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