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Monday, February 23, 2009, Volume XVII,
Did Ya Know?... The
Can do Center. at 404 East 3rd Street will
hold a Sr. Dance February 24th. The Frosty
Mountain Boys will be playing.
Did Ya Know?...
McCune-Brooks Diabetes Support Group will
meet in the Community Center at 4:00 p.m.
February 24th. For more information call
Did Ya Know?... February
24th at 7:30 p.m. Giuseppe Lupis will play a
piano concert in Corley Auditorium at
Missouri Southern State University. The
concert is free and open to the public.
The severity of the itch is
proportional to inability to the reach it.
Two wrongs are only the
A clear conscience is usually
the sign of a bad memory.
Success always occurs in
private, and failure in full view
If cats and dogs didnt
have fur would we still pet them?.
Depression is merely anger
If at first you dont
succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
If tin whistles are made out of
tin, what do they make fog horns out of?
Why is lemon juice made with
artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made
with real lemons?
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Old and New Police
It is ex-city marshal D. M. Stafford
now, and that gentleman appeared on the streets this
morning in plain clothes, and minus his marshals
star, for the first time in a long time. The star
appeared on the ample bosom of D. W. Bruffett, the new
marshal, and he and Sherman Drake were on duty today.
They will thus remain for the present.
Mr. Stafford will devote his attention
to his business interests. The new policemen, Charles
Rider and Enoch Purcell, will go on duty tonight for the
first time. Mr. Purcells experience as a deputy
sheriff will stand him in good stead and the old members
of the force will see that the new ones are broken in
W. H. Miller has commenced work on a
20x50 one story brick building just south of his store on
South Grant street. The building will be used for a feed
store in connection with Mr. Millers grocery
Leggett & Platts
Board of Directors announced a dividend of $.25
per share for the first quarter. The dividend
will be paid on April 15, 2009 to shareholders of
record on March 13, 2009.
Chairman of the Board, Richard
T. Fisher, stated, "Leggett & Platt
continues to view dividends as a key element of
its goal to consistently achieve Total
Shareholder Return (TSR(1)) within the top
one-third of the S&P 500. The company is
proud of its 37-year record of dividend
increases, and hopes to extend that record well
into the future."
The company believes that 2009
cash flow from operations should exceed $300
million, and be more than sufficient to fund the
estimated $255 million needed for capital
expenditures and dividends. Leggetts
financial position is strong, with: i) net
debt-to-capital well below the companys
long-term target range of 30%-40%, ii) no
significant long-term debt maturing until 2012,
and iii) more than $500 million available under
the companys existing commercial paper
program and revolver facility.
Spent last weekend around a lot
a people, most of em I didnt know.
Lota things goin on at a fairly fast pace
with little time for thinkin bout
what was goin on. Its strange how
interactin with people is so much different
than just watchin an event as a spectator
or watchin the tv.
The thing that is most
different is the day after. Bits and pieces of
the day before keep floatin to the top of
the mind. It seems when ya actually participate
in some activity, the brain pays more attention
and in makes a more lastin impression.
I suppose those who worry
bout kids playin so much with
electronic games and watchin so much tv are
concerned with the lack of real life interaction
bein somehow shallow or lackin in the
human experience. After all, nothin
compares with a good game a checkers with
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
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How to Silence a
Q: The hardwood floor in my
loft apartment is beautiful. Its very old
and has a rough look from generations of use, but
the floorboards squeak loudly in several places.
The landlord says the floors are as-is and
wont repair them, but he did say I could
try to fix the problem myself. How do I do that?
-- Tony B., Boston
A: Squeaky floorboards are an
annoying problem, and can be an expensive fix
depending on the cause of the squeak. If the
boards just squeak when stepped on and dont
sag under your weight, the sound can be minimized
without too much work.
Floorboards squeak because one
board is rubbing against another. On a perfect
floor, boards dont rub against one another
because they lie flat against the subflooring and
are placed firmly side by side. Over the years,
however, heat, cold and damp, as well as everyday
use, cause the boards to swell and contract, sag
under heavy weight, and spring up away from the
A quick fix, one that works on
minor squeaks, is to squeeze graphite powder
between the boards. (Some folks use talcum powder
instead.) This lubricates the joints, and
although the boards still rub against each other
when you walk over them, the squeak will be
minimized or disappear -- but only for as long as
the lubricant stays in place.
Larger squeaks and sagging
boards take a bit more work. If you have access
to the subflooring (unlikely in an apartment
building), stand beneath it as someone walks
across the floor above and pinpoint the squeaky
areas. Then, hammer shims (thin wedges of wood)
between the joist nearest the squeak and the
subflooring, and put wood screws up through the
subfloor to the center of each board to reattach
them to the subfloor.
Chances are you dont have
access to the subfloor, so youll have to
work from the top. In this case, locate the
squeaky spots and hammer finishing nails into the
edges of the boards at several spots. Angle the
nails slightly so theyll have less chance
to work back out. You can also re-anchor the
boards to the subfloor from this direction by
placing either nails or screws along the center
of each board. Drill a pilot hole first, and then
either drive a nail or a screw into the board,
sinking the head of the nail below the board
surface. Fill the small hole that results with
wood putty to hide the nail head.
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