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Monday, March 12, 2007 Volume XV, Number 187
Did Ya Know?... The
Edwin W. Wiggins Post #9 and the Auxiliary Unit
#9 of the American Legion will meet on March 15th
in the Legion Rooms of the Memorial Hall at 7:00
p.m. Daylight Savings Time.
Did Ya Know?... March is
Disaster Preparedness Month. Tuesday, March 13th
at 1:30 p.m. City and Statewide sirens will be
sounded. Back up date if weather is inclement
will be Thursday, March 15.
Did Ya Know?... Class of
2007 Project Graduation is holding a raffle for a
2007 Dodge Charger. Prize to be awarded at the
Big Man on Campus event, April 27. Only 2,500
tickets sold, must be 18 years of age to
purchase. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation.
$20 per ticket. Call 358-8786. Winner will be
responsible for all taxes, title fees, license,
registration and insurance costs.
An out-of-towner asked a native
New Yorkers advice, "How can I get to
the Carnegie Hall?" The New Yorker replied,
"Now Billy, what letter in
the alphabet comes before J?"
"What have I on both sides of my nose?"
I just quit my onion diet. I
lost ten pounds and twelve friends.
A Chronological Record of Events as they have
Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.
John Milless and Guerney
Irwin, who got into a scrap last Saturday afternoon,
during which Milless threw a stone through a plate glass
window in the front of R.H. Roses store, were this
morning arraigned in police court, where they entered a
plea of guilty to an affray. They were each given a fine,
which with the costs, amounted to $15.00.
The window which was
smashed was about 7x10 feet, and the loss will be over
$85, for which amount it was insured. The building is
owned by Jas. Luke.
Good Behavior Helped
Frank Oreigh, a Duenweg
miner, was released from jail this morning before the
expiration of his sentence, largely because he had
conducted himself decently at the jail and appeared to be
"a straight fellow."
Go to Head & Baird for
the Genuine Morgan & Wright Rubber tires.
To Review CIP.
The City Council
Budget Ways and Means committee will meet this
evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of
City Hall. The committee is scheduled to review
the five-year Capital Improvement Plans (CIP) for
the City Departments. Capital improvement lists
project costs for the next five years worth of
capital projects and equipment purchases such as
vehicles and computers, as requested by each
The Public Works
CIP list includes several large projects for the
fiscal year 2008 budget including the $3.5
million west side sewer improvement project and
the $2.5 million Fairview interchange project.
Due to these projects the Public Works Department
has the highest total for capital improvement
expenditure for the items currently included in
the lists is approximately $23.7 million. Some of
those projects span through the entire five
projected years and beyond.
The fiscal year
2008 budget hearings are scheduled to begin April
23. Budget packets have been sent to all the
departments and are due back by March 23.
Im again reminded of the sayin that
the most critical aspect of any rain dance is
the timin of when the steps are placed is
secondary to when the dance is executed.
Im suspectin that
if ya danced enough times, there would have ta be
a few that were followed by an adequate amount of
precipitation to be considered a success.
Now there are those who would
say this isnt a rain dance at all, just
I suppose the same could be
said when a guy in a boat throws a net in the
water. The fact is, the more times ya toss the
net, the more likely it is that youll have
enough for a good fish fry when ya hit shore. The
trick is ta not sit on the bank waitin for
somethin ta jump in the pan.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
Oldies & Oddities Mall
This Is A Hammer
By Samantha Mazzotta
Floor Take the Heat?
Q: During the
heating season, I notice that my wooden floors
creak a lot. I presume its because the
artificial heat draws moisture from the wood. Is
there any way to prevent this from happening? I
fear it might weaken the structure of the house.
-- Jim M., Quincy, Mass.
A: One of the
reasons that wood remains a primary material in
house construction is its ability to adjust to
temperature and moisture changes without breaking
down. A hardwood floor can, with proper care,
last a century or more.
squeaking alone should not be a cause for
extensive worry. Wood expands in hot weather and
contracts in cold, expands in moist conditions
and contracts in low humidity. And each time it
adjusts, squeaks and little pops can be heard,
especially when walking across the floorboards.
floors are annoying -- especially when your
spouse knows youre on a diet and can hear
you sneaking into the kitchen for a midnight
snack. To minimize the noise in winter, run a
humidifier in the house (be sure it will not leak
onto the wood floors). Floorboards that continue
to squeak when walked upon can be silenced by
rubbing talcum powder between the boards.
If a squeaky floor
also shows signs of deterioration or damage, more
extensive inspection and repair is probably
needed. A squeaky floorboard that has a lot of
"give" when walked upon (1/8 to 1/4
inch) needs attention.
boards squeakiest point, drill two pilot
holes, one on each edge of the board (but about
1/4 inch inward to keep the wood from splitting)
and drive a finishing nail into each. Countersink
the nails by placing a flathead screwdriver
against the top of each nail and tapping the
screwdriver downward with the hammer until the
nail head is just below the surface of the wood.
Cover with matching wood putty.
HOME TIP: Avoid
excessive use of hard soaps and water when
cleaning hardwood floors; frequent sweeping,
vacuuming or dust mopping will keep floors at
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