No matter what’s going on in the world, there’s someone out there ready to take advantage of people.
Today there are so many different ways you can be scammed, it’s hard to keep up with it all. By the time people catch on to one method, 10 more scam schemes have popped up.
There is, of course, one cardinal rule that will spare you from most of the scams out there: If it seems too good to be true, run away, it’s most likely a scam.
The holiday has passed, but Labor Day is much more than an excuse for a barbecue, or a last hurrah of summer.
Labor Day is a day when we honor those who work hard to make our lifestyle possible:
Truck drivers and train engineers transport nearly all the goods we buy and consume.
Construction workers who build our homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, and roads.
Last week I had the good fortune to spend a couple of days with newspaper folk. Ours is such a solitary existance usually, toiling away at our remote outposts. So when we get together, it’s a lot of fun.
When newspaper folk get together they invariably talk about their newspapers but even more about their communities. You might be amazed at just how much our schools, city governments, organizations, churches, and people are alike. Same play, just different character names.
This still surprises me a bit.
The Tri-County News has been a multi-community newspaper since it was born 65 years ago. Before that, it was the Tri-County Messenger; also a multi-community newspaper.
This past week, I was distressed by what was happening with some of my publisher friends. One woman in Wisconsin was attacked for including so much bad news in the paper. Could she help it that there were five tornadoes, and a gruesome murder all within a few days?
In last week’s Tri-County News we reported that the Kimball Area School Board approved adding a third section of kindergarten and hiring a new long-term substitute teacher for that section. What the board actually did was pre-approve adding the section and teacher IF student numbers are sufficient. Waiting until the Aug. 21 meeting to hire a new teacher would be too late. As of the July 17 board meeting, however, there were 54 kindergartners anticipated for 2013-14, but 12 had not yet paid their deposit for all-day every-day kindergarten (which was due in April).