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7 Days to Have a Say!
If you’ve been keeping up with what bureaucrats in your federal government departments are up to, you know from daily readings of the Federal Register what’s happening now! Well, more accurately, you know some of what’s happening. In the last … Continue reading
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
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
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
Weather Patterns – Part Three
The single hottest temperature on record for this region was 134°F in Death Valley, California on July 10, 1913; the coldest temperature on record was -80°F in Prospect Creek, Alaska on January 23, 1971. The five Pacific Coast cities covered … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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