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Today's Features

  • Summer is a fun season, but there are numerous pitfalls and potential hazards for your pet. This article is geared to make you aware of them so you and your pet can avoid summer mishaps.

    Last month we went over the things you need to know about traveling with your pet, so now we’ll cover many of the everyday things you need to consider.

    First, and foremost, is the heat. It’s best to keep your animal indoors in air conditioning, if possible, during the hottest part of the day. If that is not possible, you must provide plenty of shade and water.

  • A fine exhibit of replica tanks and trucks, planes and racecars by members of the International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) is on display this month. You can almost hear the rumble of the little motorcycles by Carol Caputo and Paul White.

    And how about the Super Modified asphalt racer? This little gem was completely rebuilt by Mark Box from a 50-cent garage sale find.

    If you have an interest in joining the model-making group or would like more information, call Joe Caputo at 629-7929 or Tony Ivone at 237-6259.

    Seminar Tonight

  • We readers like our favorite authors to stick to what they do best – like John Grisham’s legal thrillers. But authors have a way of wanting to try something different. I picked up Jane Smiley’s attempt at satire in a book set in a Midwestern agrarian university fondly called Moo U.

  • The great biochemist, Dr. Roger J. Williams, assures us:

    Each person has a distinctive brain.

    There never was anyone like you.

    There will never be another.

    Ref. (The Wonderful World Within You, Bio-Communications Press / June 1987.)

    Your brain and thought patterns are totally yours. No other brain has the same cellular structure or arrangement of neurons. Your brain function and talents are unique.

  • She was born on May 14, 1948 and her birth was anxiously awaited for 2,000 years. The official announcement was made by David ben Gurion. In a tableau reminiscent of the famous John Trumbull painting depicting the signing of the American Declaration of Independence, David ben Gurion, standing beneath a picture of the father of Zionism, Theodor Herzl, announced to the world that the Jewish people have a land of their own.

  • Freedom Public Library’s “Read on the Green” festival in Liberty Community Park was as much fun as it was successful. The day began with Marion County Park Ranger Harold Ernsberger, and his crew of three, directing festival workers over the newly-laid and very loose rock in the parking lot. They did a fine job, losing no vehicles to the shifting, undulating undertow.

  • I am often asked about telephone solicitations from various “charities.” Some charities claim to support various groups such as “fallen police widows” or “firefighter’s widows.”

    People want to help but how can you be sure the charity is legitimate? I found some tips from the National Consumers League that might help.

    If you are approached by an unfamiliar charity check it out. Most states require charities to register with the Better Business Bureau and require reports on their fundraising efforts and how that money is used.

  • This week’s business spotlight is on Glady’s Cleaning Service, residential and commercial.

    Q. How long has your business been in operation?

    A. Ten years.

    Q. What date do you consider your business anniversary?

    A. March 1998.

    Q. What is a typical day like at your business?

    A. Scheduling of accounts to offer the best service; supplies are checked and ordered.

    Q. What do customers like best about your business?

    A. The personal customized service – we treat our customers like family.

  • Today is National Bike to Work Day. Celebrate by getting out your bicycle and riding it to work – or someplace. By continuing this every day you will be in great physical shape and save a bundle of gasoline money at the same time.

    Bicycle stories and thoughts about gasoline permeate today’s Pun Alley.

    Up and Down

    Panting and perspiring, two blondes on a tandem bicycle at last got to the top of a hill. “That was a steep climb,” said the first blonde.

  • One of the great joys the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly indulge in is attending our grandchildren’s softball games. The downside to all of this is being forced to watch other grandparent’s grandchildren play. Not to say they are not good, however, they do not quite measure up to our grandchildren. It is not their fault. After all, children cannot pick their grandparents.