About a year
ago my sister, who lives in Virginia, was talking with
her four year old son, Brent. He was asking her why all
their relatives from Wisconsin talk funny and sound like
their noses are plugged up.
"They think we have an
accent," she replied.
"But they have an accent,
right?", Brent asked. "They talk funny?"
"Everybody talks in different
ways" she tried to explain. "To them, we sound
like we talk very slow and all our words are d-r-a-w-n
His eyes got big, and he whispered
seriously, "Oh, no. You mean they hear funny
Dear Pastor, I liked your sermon on
Sunday. Especially when it was finished. Ralph, Age 11.
Dear Pastor, I know God loves everybody
but He never met my sister. Yours sincerely, Arnold. Age
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
Killed a Diamond
Yesterday while on a fishing expedition
up Spring river near McDaniels mill Chas. Albaugh,
the "well known paper hanger", killed a large
diamond rattlesnake. The reptile was about four feet long
and a couple of inches thick. Seven rattles and a button
decorated his snakeships tail. The diamond
rattlesnakes are said to be a great rarity in this
vicinity. The reptile was pounded into a jelly by Mr.
A Pocketbook Lost and
Mrs. G.C. Kellogg lost her pocket book
containing $42 in the gutter in front of the First
National bank this afternoon. Oran Henning picked it up
and left word at the bank and stores near by. A half hour
later Mrs. Kellogg recovered her property. She was
fortunate to recover it, as not everyone would have been
as honest in the matter as was Mr. Henning.
JEFFERSON CITY Senate
Bill 586 & 617 has passed the Missouri
Legislature and to the governors desk for
signing into law.
Senate Bill 586 & 617
combats the secondary effects of sexually
oriented businesses in Missouri by imposing
several time, place and manner restrictions.
After Aug 28, 2010, the legislation will prohibit
a person from establishing a sexually oriented
business within 1,000 feet of a pre-existing
school, house of worship, state-licensed day
care, public library, public park, residence or
other sexually oriented business. It also bars a
person who has been convicted of or imprisoned
for certain crimes within the last eight years
from establishing an adult business.
In addition, the bill prohibits
nude performances and restricts semi-nude
activity within sexually oriented businesses. It
also prohibits adult establishments from
operating between the hours of midnight and 6
a.m., and bars anyone younger than 18 from being
on the premises at any time
Its all over but the
shoutin. Thats one a those
phrases that everone was aware of when
I was growin up.
I dont suppose anyone
ever sat me down and explained
xactly what that meant, but Im
guessin like most sayins, it
looks like it could be interpreted at least a
couple a ways.
In general Id have ta
say it means the decidin is done.
Nothin more to be accomplished, just
the rumble that follows a lightin
strike in the distance. But where the
different meanins might be is
dependin on whether you happened to be
sittin under the tree the lightin
hit, or if ya just happened to see the streak
from your back porch.
Course that brings us to
the consideration that any shoutin at
all doesnt change the result.
This is some fact, but
Just Jake Talkin.
THIS IS A HAMMER
By Samantha Mazzotta
See the Light
Q: Our kitchen has tile floors
that are OK, but I dont like the design at
all. Then last week, my husband cracked one of
the tiles, pulled it up, and underneath was what
looks like hardwood flooring. Can this flooring
be exposed without too much trouble? Can it be
used in the kitchen or should we cover it again?
-- Taylor H., Madison, Wis.
A: You should be able to remove
the ceramic tiles without doing too much damage
to the hardwood, but youll need to use the
right tools for the job -- or, if you dont
have the time or energy to pull up tiles, hire a
licensed contractor for the work.
If the tiles were laid directly
atop the wood floor, its a good idea to
loosen the adhesive (mastic) between them and the
wood. Home-improvement stores sell products
specifically for this task -- make sure they are
safe for use on wood. Scrape up and pull up the
tiles. Many or most will break during the
No matter how carefully you
pull up the tiles and remove the adhesive, the
flooring will need to be sanded and refinished.
Again, theres a fair bit of elbow grease
involved with this process, and if you do it
yourself, rent a floor sander from the
home-improvement store and use according to the
instructions. You want to sand away any remaining
adhesive and old finish, and smooth out the wood.
Sweep away debris and damp-mop, let dry, and then
apply new finish.
Hardwood floors in the kitchen
are quite attractive and can be kept up as long
as you are diligent about maintenance. Puddles of
water shouldnt be left standing; clean them
up as soon as you notice them. Wipe or sweep the
floor daily. Dont use harsh cleaning
chemicals on the floor; use plain water and damp
mop, and occasionally wash using soap
specifically for wood floors.
HOME TIP: Squeaky floorboard?
Try pouring a little talcum powder into the
cracks between the boards to ease friction.
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