Category Archives: Did you know?

DHL SCAM Alert

One recent attempt to scam the public is by an email message disguised as a DHL package tracking notice. Amateurish and poorly designed, even the least-experienced email and internet users should be able to discern its real nature. Circled above … Continue reading

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April is Keep America Beautiful Month

Since 1953 the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Foundation works with partners and affiliates nationwide to fulfill its three-fold mission to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. KAB’s Great American Cleanup program celebrates it 20th anniversary in 2018, and as the … Continue reading

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Batting a Thousand!

A recent discovery that the bat colony inhabiting the attic of the county sheriff’s department numbers over one thousand has raised serious concerns about the health and safety of deputies working in the second-floor offices. That bats are and have … Continue reading

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The Internet – Transferred or Transformed?

The late Dr. Jonathan B. Postel was an American credited with creating the internet, and for administering the original numbering system under the Internet Assignment of Numbers Authority (IANA). In a tribute to his work on the tenth anniversary of his death, … Continue reading

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In Praise of Possums…

Opossums never inspired much of my time or attention before but lately, more than a few lie dead in or alongside the road. Aside from being accused of “playing possum” as a child, I knew very little about them. Opossums are not … Continue reading

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Heads and minds in the Clouds

Head in the clouds from time to time is not a bad thing, in fact, everyone should take some time away from the troubles of the world. And, while drifting awhile “up there” putting our minds on the clouds can … Continue reading

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Caution – Turtle Crossing

Google search returned 580,000 responses to the question “Why did the turtle cross the road?” but it is not at all about jokes looking for punchlines. In fact, female turtles in early summer are often on a mission to return to their … Continue reading

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Missouri driver’s licenses fail DHS test

As of Wednesday, January 13, Missouri driver’s licenses and identification cards (DL/ID) are no longer valid forms of identification for unescorted access to the military base at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., according to information its Public Affairs Office issued earlier this week. Valid secondary … Continue reading

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For old times’ sake…

Scotland.org refers to Auld Lang Syne as … one of Scotland’s gifts to the world, recalling the love and kindness of days gone by, but in the communion of taking our neighbors’ hands, it also gives us a sense of … Continue reading

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