Thursday, September 28, 2006
Watch out for con artists
There are a lot of scams out there, seemingly more than ever.
A few weeks back I was outside a local business, in the parking lot at night talking with Naylond Hayes.
Close to Nowhere
The ‘bear’ and the Nutcracker
We’ve been rehearsing for The Nutcracker at Binky’s dance school in Oxford since August now. After five years of The Nutcracker, I feel like I could dance some of the roles myself. (If you know me at all, you’re rolling around laughing at that!)
Dinnertime musings without the TV
Like many folks who live by themselves, I find it easy to plop down in front of the television to eat my dinner. Usually the evening news supplies the conversation. The other day, however, I had cooked a supper that really needed to be eaten at the table, lest I risk spilling peas and beets all over my freshly-ironed shirt.
The fun part at flower shows is getting them there...
With the end of summer, we have also pretty much reached the end of the horticultural show here in the Scottish Borders - much to my wife Ally’s disappointment.
Letters to the Editor
Audubon extends thanks:
Thanks to Hummingbird Festival supporters, sponsors and volunteers:
On behalf of the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center board of directors and employees, I would like to take this opportunity to send a big “Thank You” to the sponsors, volunteers and supporters who made the seventh annual Hummingbird Migration Celebra-tion an overwhelming success. We could not have produced such an event without your help.
Our sponsors included many local businesses and individuals who believe in the mission and work of the center. Our committed volunteers, of all ages and endeavors, signed up and showed up, to work the many tasks required during the three-day festival.
The beautiful weather and great press coverage from The South Reporter and area media clinched the event. Over 8,000 men, women and children enjoyed the wonders of nature while enriching the community with nature tourism.
The seventh annual Hummingbird Migration was more successful than ever thanks to you. Our hats are off to your good work.
I live on Highway 309 and am required by the Postal Service to put our mail box on the edge of the highway in order to have our mail delivered. Our problem is that there is a drainage ditch less than a foot from the highway and we must put our mail box in front of the drainage ditch.
Farm equipment not designed to run on the highway regularly passes on the road without escort and knocks down mail boxes as they go. If you happen to meet this farm equipment while driving down the highway you have to pull off the highway or be hit. There is not enough room for automobiles and farm equipment to pass.
When we go to retrieve our mail we take a risk of being hit by cars speeding and passing each other. We have to stand on the highway to get the mail from our boxes.
Also, the county requires us to put our garbage container at the end of our driveway next to the highway. There are three family homes that share this driveway. Sometimes we have to stop traffic to move our garbage can containers from the driveway so we can enter.
The state has enough right of way to move the drainage ditch four to six feet from the pavement thus giving us enough room to move our mailboxes and garbage containers back and get them and us out of harm’s way.
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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