I have been there and I can attest to the fact that this is all true! Even the tires thing. Like they say in MO, you can tell the rich kid in the area... he's got TWO cars jacked up in the front yard! I spent some time in a really small town just a little bit down the road from Sherman Potter's home and Mark Twain's hometown. One time, the local newspaper ran the story about a local cop who stopped a drunk driver. Turns out the drunk was the town Mayor. The cop's supervisor, when called by the cop to ask what to do, asked the cop, "Have you arrested him?" To which the cop replied, "are you kiddin'? I got balls, but they ain't THAT big!"