Siding house – Weyer Claims http://weyerclaims.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:35:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://weyerclaims.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/profile-120x120.png Siding house – Weyer Claims http://weyerclaims.com/ 32 32 House fire severely damages home and causes minor damage to neighboring house on Stickley Ln in Lake in the Hills – Cardinal News https://weyerclaims.com/house-fire-severely-damages-home-and-causes-minor-damage-to-neighboring-house-on-stickley-ln-in-lake-in-the-hills-cardinal-news/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 01:20:56 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/house-fire-severely-damages-home-and-causes-minor-damage-to-neighboring-house-on-stickley-ln-in-lake-in-the-hills-cardinal-news/ Huntley Fire Protection District firefighters responded at approximately 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 to a report of a home in the block of 200 Stickley Lane in Lake in the Hills. Firefighters reported a head of smoke in the sky while responding and reported that the rear of the 2-story home was entirely engulfed […]]]>

Huntley Fire Protection District firefighters responded at approximately 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 to a report of a home in the block of 200 Stickley Lane in Lake in the Hills.

Firefighters reported a head of smoke in the sky while responding and reported that the rear of the 2-story home was entirely engulfed in flames when they arrived.

Firefighters immediately advanced a hose line to the rear of the house for an exterior attack on the fire that was manifesting at the rear of the house. The positive water supply was established by connecting to a nearby fire hydrant. A search inside the house found no casualties inside the house and firefighters were advised that all occupants had evacuated safely. Additional pipes were advanced for an interior attack inside the house. A garden hose was also brought forward to protect a nearby house which was in danger of catching fire. Firefighters were able to limit the damage to the neighboring house to heat damage that involved the exterior cladding without any structural damage. The fire was declared under control around 2:42 p.m.

When the fire was extinguished, firefighters went into overhaul mode, checked for extension or hidden fire inside the structure. The fire damage extended to the back of the house on the first floor, second floor and attic. ComEd was called to the scene to turn off the power to the house, but instead used the remote shutdown to turn off the power.

No injuries were reported, but the house was badly damaged by fire, smoke and water. Two vehicles that were parked in the garage were also damaged. The house was rendered uninhabitable and damage was estimated at over $300,000.

Firefighters, paramedics and/or command officers from Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Kingston, Marengo, South Elgin and Woodstock provided mutual aid to Huntley firefighters, either on the scene or on standby at the Huntley Fire Protection District. fire stations.

Weather DuPage Airport
1:52 p.m.
Temperature 96°F; 103°F heat rating
Wind Southwest 20 MPH G28 MPH

2:52 p.m.
Temperature 97°F; 104°F heat rating
Wind Southwest 16 MPH G29 MPH

Firefighters attacked the fire in extreme weather conditions. A heat advisory was in effect at the time of the fire. The heat index at nearby DuPage Airport in West Chicago was reported at 103°F (with 96°F observed) at 1:52 p.m. and 104°F at 2:52 p.m. (with 97°F observed). The wind was southwest 20 mph gusting to 28 mph at 1:52 p.m. and southwest 16 mph gusting to 29 mph at 2:52 p.m.

The house had working smoke detectors. Although no cause for the fire has been indicated by authorities, the scale of the fire that broke out early in the back of the house could mean that the fire started outside. Nothing has been confirmed or stated by Huntley Fire Protection District officials, but there were several mulch fires related to extreme heat due to weather conditions in Chicagoland today. Homeowners should be careful not to allow mulch to pile up near the exterior of a home due to spontaneous ignition of the mulch. There was no confirmation if the owner had mulch on the Stickley Lane property. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Frustration, miscommunication put the house on shaky ground https://weyerclaims.com/frustration-miscommunication-put-the-house-on-shaky-ground/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 03:23:30 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/frustration-miscommunication-put-the-house-on-shaky-ground/ TEXARKANA, Ark. — Every house has a story. If the walls of 403 Pecan Street could talk, they would probably weave a story of hopes, disappointments and misunderstandings. The facade of the nearly two-story Craftsman-style structure is barely visible through the vegetation that has overgrown the property. What’s remarkable are the gaping holes in the […]]]>

TEXARKANA, Ark. — Every house has a story.

If the walls of 403 Pecan Street could talk, they would probably weave a story of hopes, disappointments and misunderstandings.

The facade of the nearly two-story Craftsman-style structure is barely visible through the vegetation that has overgrown the property. What’s remarkable are the gaping holes in the roof that let in enough sunlight to illuminate the upper level of the nearly century-old dwelling.

“He’s been on our list to be sentenced,” said Lynn Kilgore of the Public Works Department.

Yet the city’s hands are tied when it comes to the house.

“Being in the historic district, we have to go through the paperwork,” Kilgore said.

City planner Mary Beck, a staff member of the Historic District Commission, agreed.

“Negligent demolition is quite a complex process,” she said.

Among other things, the historic commission order prohibits the negligent demolition of any “property designated as a historic landmark or in a historic district” and establishes a process by which owners are notified that repairs or maintenance are needed. The Commission can ask a court to order the work. The city is not authorized to issue a demolition permit for such property until the commission reviews the permit application.

Given the lengthy process of razing a structure to a historic neighborhood, the city stands at a crossroads regarding 403 Pecan — but it’s not alone.

Texarkana owner Oscar Coleman said it was about 20 years ago when the property caught his eye. At the time, he was a visiting truck driver in Montana.

“He came across an app on my phone for available accommodations,” he said.

Coleman said the single-family home seemed like a good buy as he was looking for a primary residence for himself and his two underage daughters.

The property was a heirloom shared by a group of relatives who had never seen the house, Coleman said, but were eager to sell it.

Tax records show the house sold for $25,000.

Coleman said one of the first changes he wanted to make was the removal of the coating. However, because the property is in the historic district of the original town, he needed permission to carry out large-scale renovations. He submitted a request to the city’s historic commission, which Beck said is still on file, and quickly got to work.

However, the renovation quickly came to a halt.

Coleman said a neighbor, who was also renovating a house, approached him one day and said something startling about the requirements for homes in a historic neighborhood.

“He told me I had to paint it certain colors. It didn’t make sense to me.”

Coleman said the neighbor also informed him that only wood-framed windows could be used as replacements on the house.

As he compared what he wanted to do with what the historical commission standards allowed and prohibited for ownership, the costs began to mount, Coleman said.

“For a complete renovation, it would have cost around $15,000 in materials and labor.”

The situation was made worse by what Coleman said was a misunderstanding of his intentions for the property, alleging the commission had the idea he was trying to convert the house into apartments.

“It’s really a one-bedroom house, because the only room with a closet is downstairs. I was going to convert the upstairs to two bedrooms and a bathroom for my daughters.”

There were even allegations that Coleman was scrapping the property.

“All he was doing was selling material from the building,” Beck said.

Coleman found the allegation puzzling.

“The counters were plastic and tin. It was like a kid’s kitchen. I had never seen it before,” Coleman said of some of the items he removed from the house and threw away.

“Things that are of no use to me, I give away.”

Coleman said the headache of trying to rehabilitate the home while navigating the historic district’s standards and suspicions became a burden, especially as he tried to find time for work during the short periods when he was off the road.

“It’s a failed deal because I was unable to attend the historical commission meetings to describe what I wanted to do with the property,” he said.

Ultimately, Coleman stopped communicating with the commission and abandoned his plans.

“I’m not going to move in,” he said. “I haven’t been there for years. It might not be safe to go now.”

Beck echoed Coleman’s frustrations about 403 Pecan.

“He was never asked to do anything other than remove the aluminum liner,” she said.

Still, the planner said all was not lost with the property, calling the home’s cherry wood floors “irreplaceable.” She said the property “probably had some value because of its location.”

The JK Wadley House is just two blocks north at 618 Pecan.

“JK Wadley was among the 20 richest men in America,” Beck said. “He lived in this house for 60 years. It was the kind of neighborhood that was close by.”

Wadley, the namesake of Wadley Hospital, is known for his introduction of the electric golf cart. He even has a golf trophy named after him.

Beck said it was difficult to put an accurate value on the house due to years of neglect – Coleman said it had been at least two years since he had done any garden work there – but she said steps could be taken to save the structure.

“All someone has to do is come to the commission and say, ‘This is what I want to do,'” Beck said. or a diagram of the materials she plans to use and where she will go to help the committee make decisions.”

In Coleman’s case, since he has an application on file, he doesn’t have to pay a fee to amend his application with the type of work he wants to do, Beck said.

“We can send an application by email. He can sign it and send it back with the appropriate documents.”

Thanks to the changes brought about by the pandemic, Coleman was able to attend the commission’s hearing of his application by phone, Beck said.

The planner said Coleman might be surprised to learn of the changes the commission has made in the years since he last had a relationship with him. For example, the commission now allows owners of properties in historic neighborhoods to use less expensive materials than wood to replace windows, as long as they stay in the same style as the original.

“The commission is working hard to try to come up with some sort of solution if someone wants to work on the property. I don’t know what they want,” Beck said.

Kilgore knows what she would like to see with Coleman’s house.

“It has potential, but it will take a lot of work,” she said.

Days after being told of Beck’s interest in working with him, Coleman, who was doing local delivery, paused briefly before asking a question that could write a new chapter for 403 Pecan.

“What’s his number?” »

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Gloucester teenager learning life skills – and how to build a house – away from home – Daily Press https://weyerclaims.com/gloucester-teenager-learning-life-skills-and-how-to-build-a-house-away-from-home-daily-press/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 16:51:30 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/gloucester-teenager-learning-life-skills-and-how-to-build-a-house-away-from-home-daily-press/ GLOUCESTER — No one knows exactly how a leaflet for Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania ended up in Trevor Parsell’s mailbox some six years ago. Trevor, now 17, was living with his grandmother in Page County at the time; they settled in the community of Hayes in Gloucester County in 2021. Due to addiction issues […]]]>

GLOUCESTER — No one knows exactly how a leaflet for Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania ended up in Trevor Parsell’s mailbox some six years ago.

Trevor, now 17, was living with his grandmother in Page County at the time; they settled in the community of Hayes in Gloucester County in 2021. Due to addiction issues in the family, she had full custody of him and his three siblings, and was managing as the sole guardian in cleaning houses.

MHS is a free private boarding school in Hershey, Pennsylvania for boys and girls from low-income families. The program not only covers tuition, but also housing, medical, dental, psychological, food and clothing costs for 2,000 students from kindergarten through high school.

Trevor’s best guess is that a friendly neighbor wanted to help. “Someone thought I would be a good candidate for school,” he said. “It was so lucky.”

Trevor applied to MHS, was accepted, and started there in seventh grade. Now a senior, he is part of the construction/carpentry stream of MHS’s Vocational and Technical Education (CTE) program. He returns to Virginia for summers and school vacations.

Last year, Trevor and 17 classmates built an entire tiny house from scratch, guided by their carpentry teacher. The 24-foot-long Tiny House, with two mezzanines and a living room, kitchen and bathroom, will serve as accommodation for future school guests.

“It was great to see it fall into place,” Trevor said. “I’ve always loved working with my hands and being outdoors, but I learned that I could do more than I thought I could.”

Famous chocolatier Milton Hershey and his wife, Catherine, founded MHS in 1909 after they could not have children and decided to devote their fortune to educating young people. The school is approximately a seven hour drive from Gloucester Point.

Students live in more than 180 houses on campus, each housing between eight and 12 children of the same gender and age. Each home is run by a married parent couple with childcare experience.

During their senior year, students move into apartment-style residences with adult support, focusing on life skills such as budgeting and time management. MHS also helps many graduates with tuition and transition support to higher education or a full-time career.

Today, Trevor’s sisters, Lilee, 12, and Aubree, 9, also attend MHS. Her grandmother recently submitted an application for her 5-year-old grandnephew Noah – the other children consider him their brother – who would otherwise start kindergarten at Abingdon Elementary School in Hayes.

“This school immediately changed Trevor’s life,” Trevor’s grandmother said, asking to be identified only by her first name, Bekket. “Not only did it take him away from that addiction cycle, but it completely transformed him with academics. He never would have gone this far.”

By the end of elementary school, in fact, Trevor was struggling to read and losing interest in all of his classes, Bekket adds: “His thought process was, ‘It doesn’t matter. He was so defeated. Now it’s, ‘Yeah, I can do it. I can understand it. “

CTE carpentry and construction students tackle big projects every year, including building candy houses for Hersheypark. “We have so many resources and opportunities that most high school kids don’t have,” said Joe Fick, Trevor’s carpentry teacher at MHS. “It’s such a blessing.”

For the brown and white Tiny House, students tackled walls, framing, roofing, siding, windows, doors, stairs, railings, crown molding, paint and trim. They installed flooring, cabinets, appliances, sinks and toilets, while learning electrical and plumbing skills.

Before going to MHS, Trevor’s only building experience was using hammers, saws and nails to make bike ramps. “There was so much equipment that I didn’t even know existed,” he said.

After graduating, Trevor plans to go to college to study construction management. Another option is a full-time job in construction or carpentry, either in Hershey or near her grandmother in Hayes.

Bekket is now a full-time parent to Noah thanks to Trevor’s grandfather figure, a welder at Newport News who came into the family’s life about five years ago. And she’s forever grateful for this mysterious mailbox flyer.

“Trevor and the girls love coming home and showing us all they can do,” she said. “Our story has been so heartbreaking for so long, but MHS takes us in a different way.”

Alison Johnson, ajohnsondp@yahoo.com

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Food and Fuel Cost Reduction Act Passed https://weyerclaims.com/food-and-fuel-cost-reduction-act-passed/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 19:18:13 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/food-and-fuel-cost-reduction-act-passed/ The United States House of Representatives today passed the Food and Fuel Cost Reduction Act, a diverse set of initiatives ranging from meatpacking plants to year-round E15, despite the opposition of the majority of Republicans. The final vote was 221 to 204, with seven Republicans siding with the majority and five Democrats voting against the […]]]>

The United States House of Representatives today passed the Food and Fuel Cost Reduction Act, a diverse set of initiatives ranging from meatpacking plants to year-round E15, despite the opposition of the majority of Republicans. The final vote was 221 to 204, with seven Republicans siding with the majority and five Democrats voting against the bill.

The act includes a set of laws related to agriculture, including the Meat and Poultry Special Investigators Act and the Butcher Blocks Act, focused on meat packaging and the marketing of livestock; the PRECISE law, aimed at access to precision farming technology, legislation aimed at supporting specialty and row crop farmers faced with soaring fertilizer prices, and the law on strengthening the chain agricultural and food supply. In addition, it includes the Year-Round Fuel Choice Act to expand voluntary sales of E-15 gasoline and a bill to expand funding for biofuels infrastructure.

The debate pitted leaders of each party on the House Agriculture Committee, with Chairman David Scott blaming fellow Republicans who he said “chose to politicize this moment and tarnish our bipartisan reputation.”

Representative of House Farm Minority Leader Glenn “GT” Thompson led opposition to the bill because “simply put, this bill does nothing to reduce the costs of food and fuel”. Thompson and most other Republicans primarily opposed the meatpacking and livestock marketing portions of the law. “If this were a serious exercise, my fellow Democrats wouldn’t have associated such a blatant example of legislative overreach with several other thoughtful, bipartisan bills,” he said. “Nor is it surprising that the party of ‘defunding the police’ has also become the party of more cops for cows.”

Listen to Scott and Thompson’s opening remarks on the bill:
House Food and Fuel Costs Bill – Rep. David Scott 9:40

House Food and Fuel Costs Bill – Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson 5:41

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has expressed strong disappointment with the passage of the bill which incorporates the Meat and Poultry Special Investigators Act.

“Rising food, fuel and fertilizer prices are hurting livestock producers nationwide, but Congress is relentlessly focused on policy posturing through this special investigator bill,” said Ethan Lane. , NCBA vice president of government affairs. “The NCBA strongly supports market fairness and transparency, but Congress is wasting time with legislative proposals looking for a problem while ignoring the real issues affecting cattle producers.”

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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Several companies are negotiating to distribute the patented House Wrap insulation; Far superior to the competition in energy saving performance: Innovative Designs, Inc. (OTCQB: IVDN) https://weyerclaims.com/several-companies-are-negotiating-to-distribute-the-patented-house-wrap-insulation-far-superior-to-the-competition-in-energy-saving-performance-innovative-designs-inc-otcqb-ivdn/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 20:10:37 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/several-companies-are-negotiating-to-distribute-the-patented-house-wrap-insulation-far-superior-to-the-competition-in-energy-saving-performance-innovative-designs-inc-otcqb-ivdn/ Patented and unique Insultex® insulation offering performance far superior to all competitions. Applications in the multi-billion dollar global home building products and winter apparel categories. A recent court victory positions the company for nationwide marketing expansion of the unrivaled Insultex® House Wrap R-6 insulation. Multi-Location Hamshaw Lumber added as New England retailer with initial housepacking […]]]>
  • Patented and unique Insultex® insulation offering performance far superior to all competitions.

  • Applications in the multi-billion dollar global home building products and winter apparel categories.

  • A recent court victory positions the company for nationwide marketing expansion of the unrivaled Insultex® House Wrap R-6 insulation.

  • Multi-Location Hamshaw Lumber added as New England retailer with initial housepacking order.

  • Independent testing certifies an unmatched R-6 insulation value.

IVDN has been contacted and has entered into negotiations with several companies interested in becoming an authorized distributor of its Insultex House Wrap®. Interested parties would add the following states to the current territories already in place: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New York and West Virginia. Innovative Designs Inc. CEO Joseph Riccelli said, “The addition of these new distributors would increase our coverage in the contiguous United States to 30 percent. Our goal has always been to have distribution coverage in all key areas across the United States. These additional distributors will be positioned in locations where home builders and contractors are in abundance. Our expectations are for a substantial increase in revenue as these new distributors arrive.

About NDVI:

Innovative Designs, Inc. (OTCQB: IVDN), manufactures and markets its patented Insultex® material, a quantum leap in insulation as the thinnest, lightest and warmest insulation on the market today. IVDN products offer optimal warmth and comfort with insulating, windproof and waterproof protection. IVDN has used its proprietary Insultex® material to market both garments and home construction insulation products. The line of home building products is marketed under the trade name Insultex House Wrap® and enters the global market at a time when concerns about climate issues and the need for greater energy efficiency are increasing at a rapid pace .

This new vacuum cell structured fabric, available exclusively from IVDN, is truly revolutionary. Vacuum has been proven to be the best insulation and IVDN Insultex® incorporates countless evacuated cells. These individual cells create a tortuous path. Insultex® is made up of a three-dimensional network of an incalculable number of evacuated cells, which has an impact on the conduction of thermal energy. The result of this countless number of evacuated cells is the creation and application of a tortuous path of thermal energy within the Insultex®.

IVDN has a very small share structure with only about 34 million shares outstanding and a public float of about 16 million shares. Additionally, according to the latest 10-K filing, CEO Joseph Riccelli and two directors own more than 8 million of those shares, making IVDN a very thin stock.

On June 1, IVDN issued a shareholder update covering the greatly improved state of the company’s marketing capability after winning a major court victory in late 2021. The update included the following comment from the management of IVDN:

“Our company has taken some very positive and significant milestones over the past few months that contribute to the long-term growth plan that we believe can deliver significantly greater value to everyone in roles within IVDN. As you may be aware, the company recently received favorable rulings in litigation regarding our rights to market Insultex House Wrap®, which has been conclusively shown to perform far superior to all competing products. on the market today.

Since the favorable final resolution of the litigation at the end of 2021, we have been working to revive and expand our manufacturing and marketing efforts nationwide. To that end, we have added new distributors who are beginning to bring us increasing orders for Insultex House Wrap® every month now. As customers learn of the superior performance of our product, they order Insultex House Wrap® and, in an era of energy prices at all time highs, insulation performance has never been as important. Although we do not advertise every new customer and order we receive, increased order flow will be reflected in our quarterly financial reports going forward.

On April 21, IVDN announced the addition of Hamshaw Lumber to its list of retailers. Opened in 1980, Hamshaw Lumber now has seven locations: Barre, MA, Amherst, MA, Brattleboro, VT, South Deerfield, MA, Greenfield, MA, Keene, NH and Orange, MA. See the Hamshaw Lumber website: https://hamshawlumber.com/.

Hamshaw Lumber Buyer, Chris Calcari, commented: “A contractor and owner inquired about Insultex House Wrap®, with an R-value of 6, at Hamshaw Lumber. After doing some research, I was impressed with the energy efficiency it offers as well as its environmental impact. Our first purchase order is on its way to our Orange, Massachusetts store.

To view the interview segment anytime, visit: https://youtu.be/jTF2_GrnH3c

Clothing applications:

  • 1 coat of Insultex® protects a person from freezing temperatures.

  • 1 square yard of Insultex® is 0.021 inches thick and weighs 0.42 oz.

  • 8.8 oz. of Insultex® can float approx. 287 pounds. of body weight.

  • Insultex® material can be sewn and/or laminated.

  • Multiple layers of Insultex® can be used to provide virtually unlimited levels of insulation.

This amazing IVDN material can be used in outerwear, tents, sleeping bags, coolers, boots, swimsuits, blankets, comforters; just about anything that would benefit from its remarkable insulating or buoyant qualities.

Home building applications:

According to Grand View Research, the global insulation market size was estimated at US$52.18 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% in the future. Increased consumer awareness of energy conservation is believed to propel growth. Factors such as rapid industrialization and urbanization in emerging countries such as China, India, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia reinforce the need for better infrastructure.

The majority of extensive testing for NDVI was performed by an independent certified laboratory using a modified ASTM-C518 protocol approved by the accrediting agency. Other relevant thermal tests have been carried out by accredited and independent material testing laboratories.

Contractors and builders using IVDN Insultex House Wrap® have the ability to not only add a water vapor, air and wind barrier, but also add additional R-6 insulation to a structure. . This is all accomplished by applying IVDN Insultex House Wrap® the same way other house wraps are attached to a structure. Cladding contractors can now offer their customers additional R-Value by simply applying IVDN Insultex House Wrap® to the existing structure. Builders who need to meet more stringent R-value requirements can simply add IVDN Insultex House Wrap® to their wall structure and immediately add an additional R-6 insulation value.

For more information about Innovative Designs Inc. (OTCQB: IVDN), visit the company’s 2 websites at: http://www.idigear.com and http://www.insultexhousewrap.com.

DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell stocks.

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Country: United States
Website: www.idigear.com

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PERSPECTIVES: The Cypress House and its rich history – The Vicksburg Post https://weyerclaims.com/perspectives-the-cypress-house-and-its-rich-history-the-vicksburg-post/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 09:01:29 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/perspectives-the-cypress-house-and-its-rich-history-the-vicksburg-post/ There is no kitchen in Vicksburg more remarkable than that of Laurin Stamm. For more than 20 years, Stamm, who was the editor of the Vicksburg Post, wrote a weekly column called “From the Kitchen of the Cypress House.” Although readers may be familiar with Stamm’s kitchen, which was depicted in a cartoon that accompanied […]]]>

There is no kitchen in Vicksburg more remarkable than that of Laurin Stamm.

For more than 20 years, Stamm, who was the editor of the Vicksburg Post, wrote a weekly column called “From the Kitchen of the Cypress House.”

Although readers may be familiar with Stamm’s kitchen, which was depicted in a cartoon that accompanied each of her columns, which included stories she wrote highlighting family, friends and local events and of course recipes, The Cypress House itself may not be so familiar.

The house was built in 1913 for WK McLaurin, who would later become a judge. Three generations of the family continued to live in the house, said Story Stamm Ebersole, McLaurin’s great-granddaughter, until it was sold in 2019 to Reverend Andy and Anne Andrews.

Located on the 3400 block of Drummond Street, the exterior of the two-story house was not originally cypress. It was a plank and batten house with a porch that covered most of the lower level from the outside.

It wasn’t until Laurin Stamm and her husband, Jack, took possession of the family home that the exterior was changed to cypress.

Before the Stamms moved in, Ebersole said his grandfather and uncle lived in the house.

“My uncle (late Vaughn Fields, father of Vicksburg resident and Mississippi Today reporter Lauchlin Fields) and my mother inherited the house, but when my grandfather and uncle lived there, they converted it into apartments,” Ebersole said. “They just didn’t want to live in a big house.”

After her grandfather died in 1969, Ebersole said her parents ran the apartments.

“So they just decided they were going to live there. So my parents redid the house,” said Ebersole, with Vicksburg architect Skippy Tuminello hired to draw up the plans.

“We renovated the house. It just had a coating on it. I don’t really know why Skippy made it out of cypress,” Ebersole said, but she knew the cypress was obtained from a friend of her father’s who was a craftsman who worked for Anderson Tully at their Memphis location.

The renovation was completed in 1972 and the family moved in.

“We lived in Broadmoor and when we went there we said we were going to the new house,” Ebersole said.

It was Ebersole’s younger sister, Maggie, who was two years old at the time, who started calling the “new home” The Cypress House, and from there she stuck.

Ebersole said the house originally had a dirt basement, but when the family moved in it had been finished.

With a family of seven, Ebersole said, the house had five bedrooms, with sisters sharing at one point. It hadn’t been an ideal situation, Ebersole said.

“Lauri and I shared a room until we started fighting. We were teenagers,” laughed Ebersole, so to keep the peace changes were made.

When asked her favorite thing growing up at The Cypress House, Ebersole said there were too many to list.

But she said she and her siblings had always thought it was unique to live in a house with a spiral staircase.

“It was always cool to have a spiral staircase back then,” Ebersole said.

The wine rack was also distinctive.

“My dad’s favorite was the wine rack built from the same cypress that the house was covered with. And of course, it’s the same wine rack you see in Mom’s kitchen column that was sketched out of the kitchen,” she said.

For those interested in seeing the inside of the house, The Cypress House recently went viral on the For The Love Of Old Houses Facebook page, which connects old house lovers with their dream home.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Soon after, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter for the Vicksburg Post and editor of Vicksburg Living Magazine, which was awarded first place by the Mississippi Press Association. She was also the recipient of a first place award in the editorial division of the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest for “Best Feature Article”.

Terri is a graduate of Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a major in public relations.

Before coming to work at the Post just over 10 years ago, she freelanced at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay-at-home mom.

Terri is a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a life member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and was a member of the Sampler Antique Club and the Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“Whether it’s staying informed about local government issues or hearing the stories of local residents, a local newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at the Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I can continue to grow and hone my skills while helping to share the stories in Vicksburg. When people ask me what I love most about my job, my answer is always “the people”.

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Party lines hold in Florida delegation as House passes gun control package https://weyerclaims.com/party-lines-hold-in-florida-delegation-as-house-passes-gun-control-package/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 02:00:29 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/party-lines-hold-in-florida-delegation-as-house-passes-gun-control-package/ This week, the US House passed a gun control package on a vote of 223 to 204 that mostly mirrored party lines. American Republican Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Antoine González from Ohio, Chris Jacobs from New York, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Fred Upton of Michigan joined the Democratic majority in voting for the […]]]>

This week, the US House passed a gun control package on a vote of 223 to 204 that mostly mirrored party lines.

American Republican Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Antoine González from Ohio, Chris Jacobs from New York, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Fred Upton of Michigan joined the Democratic majority in voting for the US bill Representative Jerry Nadler, D-NY, Chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Two Democrats-United States Representative Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon — voted with most Republicans against the proposal.

Nadler’s package included raising the age to buy semi-automatic guns from 18 to 21, increasing funds for local buy-back programs, offering more ghost gun and stockpile regulations bump and tax incentives for gun safes.

Party lines also held when the House passed a US bill Representative Lucy McBath, D-Ga., offering a temporary ban on Americans buying guns if law enforcement or family members believe they risk harming others or themselves. McBath’s bill passed by a vote of 224 to 202, with the same five Republicans voting with Democrats in favor of the bill. Golden was the only Democrat to vote against the proposal.

The Florida delegation broke down party lines in both votes.

Retirement in the United States Representative Ted DeutchD-Fla., explained why he voted for the proposals.

“Again and again and again, Congress has done nothing to protect Americans – to protect school children – from mass shootings. We owe it to the thousands of families who have been torn apart by gun violence. We owe it to the 19 grieving parents of Uvalde. We owe it to every child going to school today in America,” Deutch said. “Today we started to do better. Today we spent the Protecting Our Children Act.

“The laws we passed today could have saved at least 437 lives since Columbine,” he added. “We voted to raise the purchase age for semi-automatic shotguns from 18 to 21. It could have saved 56 lives lost in mass shootings since Columbine, including the 17 lost at Parkland. We voted to ban high capacity magazines for rifles and handguns and to ban replacement stocks for civilian use. It could have saved 311 lives since Columbine. We voted to adopt best practices for safe gun storage and penalize those who fail to secure a gun from those who cannot own one, including minors. It could have saved 86 lives. We voted to make ghost guns subject to existing federal firearms regulations. It could have saved at least 15 lives, including 3 lost in the Philadelphia shooting on Saturday.

“None of these laws violate the constitutional rights of Americans. Statements to the contrary are false and misleading. Many of them are already enacted in the states of the country. The best time to pass this law was in 1999, in response to the Columbine shootings. The next best time was today,” continued Deutch. “Today in the House chamber, it was time to choose a side. Every member of Congress was officially on the side of our kids or the gun lobby. I was proud to stand with the kids , especially the young people of Parkland. If they haven’t given up, if they’re still walking, so am I. Together today, we’ve taken the next step to making our country a safer place.

“No parent should fear for their child’s life when they go to school, the grocery store, church, the movies or anywhere else they are supposed to be safe. Guns are the number one killer of children in America – more so than car accidents or cancer – it’s horrific but preventable,” Rep. Frankel, voting for the “Protecting Our Kids Act,” said. US declared Rep. Lois Frankel, R-Fla. “And the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, similar to Florida law, is an effective, common sense measure to empower family members, health care providers, school officials, or law enforcement officers. order to ask a court to temporarily prevent a person from accessing firearms if they are found to pose a danger to themselves or others.

“Both of these bills would enact sensible policies to protect our children and families from the horrors of gun violence and to keep guns out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves and others. It is time to put the lives of our families before politics and make these common sense measures law,” Frankel added.

WE Representative Greg SteubeR-Fla., spoke in the House to oppose the proposals.

“Guns are not the cause of harm, just like the vehicle used by the domestic terrorist in Waukesha, Wisconsin to mow down innocent people in a parade killing six people, the vehicle used was not the cause of this wrong…. it was the person driving it,” Steube said. “Why aren’t the victims of this heinous act shown today by Democrats on the ground like those victims in Uvalde? Where was the cry from the left to ban the vehicles that killed those innocent lives in Waukesha? It there’s no screaming to ban cars because it’s not on the agenda of the left, banning guns is and the democrats are using these heinous crimes to further the goal a long-sought policy of disarming America and many Democrats in this chamber have called for an outright ban on certain firearms.

“There is a moral decadence in our country that was created by the left. They have torn down traditional institutions, removed God from our classrooms and systematically destroyed the notion of families and traditional values,” he added. “Just look at these numbers in a recent article from the Christian post: 75% of the most cited school shooters in America are fatherless; 60% of American rapists grew up without a father; 63% of adolescents who commit suicide do not have a father in their life; 72% of teenage murderers are fatherless.

So was Robb Elementary’s killer. I could go on. Why don’t the majority talk about it? Why don’t the majority talk about solutions to have role models in the lives of our children? Because it doesn’t achieve a political goal for them.

“This bill, nor any bill before us this week, will stop mass shootings,” Steube said. “This bill will not even reduce gun violence and the facts and evidence from jurisdictions with similar policies in place make that clear. Just look at any Chicago holiday weekend and see how many people have been slaughtered with many of these policies already in place. This bill is simply one more step to restrict the ability of law-abiding citizens to own firearms and defend themselves, while doing nothing to address the cultural rot that leads to these acts.

“As an American, father, son, member of the United States Congress and human being, the horrors of the acts of violence that we have seen throughout the country are deeply disturbing and corrode the soul of our great nation. The desire to “do something” is loud and clear, but we must stay clear when we legislate from the highest legislative body in the land. The truth remains, we are a Republic that follows the hallowed words of our United States Constitution which very clearly states the right to keep and bear arms,” said U.S. Representative Byron Donalds, R-Fla.

“The instinctive proposals we are voting on today will do next to nothing to curb the infliction of heinous violence plaguing America, committed by lawless maniacs bent on devaluing innocent life. The shameless crusade on our Second Amendment exposes Democrats’ disregard and disrespect for our basic rights established in our founding documents.The people of Florida’s 19th congressional district sent me to Washington to defend their rights, and I cannot vote in good faith for a sweeping provision aimed at dismantling the right of Americans to own and bear arms,” he added.

The bills are not expected to get the 60 votes needed to eliminate a filibuster in the US Senate.

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Here are the 10 House Republicans who voted to raise the minimum age to buy semi-automatic weapons from 18 to 21 https://weyerclaims.com/here-are-the-10-house-republicans-who-voted-to-raise-the-minimum-age-to-buy-semi-automatic-weapons-from-18-to-21/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 23:57:48 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/here-are-the-10-house-republicans-who-voted-to-raise-the-minimum-age-to-buy-semi-automatic-weapons-from-18-to-21/ Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).Alex Wong/Getty Images The House passed legislation that would raise the age limit from 18 to 21 for buying a semi-automatic weapon. The measure was part of the Protecting Our Kids Act package of gun reform policies in the wake of the mass shootings. Here are the 10 Republicans who voted in […]]]>

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).Alex Wong/Getty Images

  • The House passed legislation that would raise the age limit from 18 to 21 for buying a semi-automatic weapon.

  • The measure was part of the Protecting Our Kids Act package of gun reform policies in the wake of the mass shootings.

  • Here are the 10 Republicans who voted in favor of raising the age limit.

House lawmakers voted to raise the age from 18 to 21 for semi-automatic weapon purchases in response to mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York .

The 228-199 vote went largely along party lines, with two Democrats voting against the bill and 10 Republicans siding with the Democrats’ proposed bill.

The rising age was part of a package of gun safety bills known as the Protecting Our Kids Act, introduced by Rep. Jerry Nadler, which was split into certain gun policies guns, including banning the sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity of more than 15 rounds, to pressure GOP congressmen resistant to tougher gun laws.

The various sections were voted on individually, and 10 GOP members voted to retain Title I. Overall, five GOP members voted in favor of the entire package.

A recent ABC News/Ipsos poll found that 70% of Americans would rather enact gun control laws than protect gun ownership.

Although the legislation is not expected to survive the Senate, which is focused on policies related to school safety, improving mental health programs and improving background checks, the House bill serves to show voters where lawmakers stand on the issue before November. midterm as the government tries to deal with rising gun violence in the United States.

Here are the 10 Republicans who voted to support Title I of the Protecting Our Children Act to raise the age limit for buying semi-automatic weapons:

Representative Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania

Rep.  Representative Brian Fitzpatrick

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 15, 2021.Al Drago/Pool via AP

Representative Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio

Representative Anthony Gonzalez

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Representative Chris Jacobs of New York

Chris Jacobs

Representative Chris Jacobs of New York.Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Representative John Katko of New York

John Katko

Representative John Katko of New York.AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool

Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois

Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois during a hearing on Capitol Hill on March 10, 2021.

Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois during a hearing on Capitol Hill on March 10, 2021.Ting Shen-Pool/Getty Images

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis from New York

Rep.  Nicole Malliotakis

United States House of Representatives

Rep. Maria Salazar from Florida

Republican Representative Maria Elvira Salazar of Florida during a press conference outside the Capitol on March 17, 2021.

Republican Representative Maria Elvira Salazar of Florida during a press conference outside the Capitol on March 17, 2021.Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey

U.S. Representative Chris Smith, RN.J.

U.S. Representative Chris Smith, RN.J., attends the Monmouth GOP Super Saturday campaign, June 2, 2018, at Colts Neck. Smith is seeking re-election in New Jersey’s 4th District.Julio Cortez, File/AP

Representative Michael Turner of Ohio

Representative Michael Turner, R-Ohio

Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 15, 2021.Al Drago/Pool via AP

Representative Fred Upton of Michigan

Representative Fred Upton

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., speaks during the Problem Solvers Caucus press conference on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

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Second fire alarm in Atlantic Beach apartments and house https://weyerclaims.com/second-fire-alarm-in-atlantic-beach-apartments-and-house/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 10:16:00 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/second-fire-alarm-in-atlantic-beach-apartments-and-house/ It took two hours to bring the fire under control, officials said. Some of the six apartments that caught fire were completely destroyed. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Six units in an Atlantic Beach apartment complex caught a “heavy” fire around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to Capt. Eric Proswimmer of the Jacksonville Fire Rescue. The fire […]]]>

It took two hours to bring the fire under control, officials said. Some of the six apartments that caught fire were completely destroyed.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Six units in an Atlantic Beach apartment complex caught a “heavy” fire around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to Capt. Eric Proswimmer of the Jacksonville Fire Rescue. The fire then spread to the attic of another house.

Firefighters called for a second alarm “immediately,” Proswimmer said – multiple alarm fires mean a fire is serious and difficult to contain.

No injuries have been reported so far and none of the residents have requested Red Cross assistance, Proswimmer said.

It was initially reported that there were people inside, but they were all out by the time JFRD arrived, just three minutes after the initial call. Firefighters pulled a dog from one of the buildings.

Some of the residents of the apartment complex were lucky – their apartments were only partially damaged. But some of the apartments have been destroyed and those living there will be left homeless, Proswimmer said.

It is not known if the house involved in the fire will be habitable, but it suffered severe damage.

However, Proswimmer says JFRD made a valiant effort to extinguish such a large fire and prevent further spread and injury. “I can’t say enough how the men and women in our department have done this. I know, to everyone it looks bad and all like that, but it’s a win-win for us because ‘there were no injuries and all the obstacles we faced.

He particularly credited one officer: “One of the things was the first guy on the scene, he works in this neighborhood, he knows this neighborhood, he knew to call the second alarm immediately. Getting those resources fast is a Huge advantage for us.”

The area has single-lane roads and is heavily populated, so setting up equipment is difficult and it’s important to be one step ahead, Proswimmer said.

The State Fire Marshall is on the scene and will investigate the cause. One of the reasons the fire was so severe was because the buildings had cedar siding, which Proswimmer says is “highly flammable and spreads.”

The house that caught fire is an older house and the structure made it difficult to access the attic.

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No injuries after Saturday fire in Rockford | New https://weyerclaims.com/no-injuries-after-saturday-fire-in-rockford-new/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://weyerclaims.com/no-injuries-after-saturday-fire-in-rockford-new/ UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WREX) – No one was hurt after a house fire in Rockford on Saturday afternoon. New information from the Rockford Fire Department indicates crews were called to the 1700 block of Genoa St. just after 12:30 p.m. Saturday to a fire report. A few minutes later, firefighters discovered a fire at the back […]]]>

UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WREX) – No one was hurt after a house fire in Rockford on Saturday afternoon.

New information from the Rockford Fire Department indicates crews were called to the 1700 block of Genoa St. just after 12:30 p.m. Saturday to a fire report.

A few minutes later, firefighters discovered a fire at the back of the house. The fire, only outside the house, was extinguished in less than five minutes.

No one was injured in the fire.

Only the exterior cladding of the house and a window were damaged. RFD indicates that the damage caused by the fire is estimated at $2,500.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but RFD says it was accidental.


ROCKFORD (WREX) – Firefighters were called to battle a house fire in Rockford on Saturday afternoon.

The Rockford Fire Department tweeted just before 1 p.m. Saturday that crews were fighting a house fire in the 1700 block of Genoa St.

Firefighters at the scene said one person was in the home when the fire broke out, but was not injured.

Footage from the scene shows damage to the exterior of the house.

The Rockford Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

This is a developing story. This article will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

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