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PROMO 660 x 440 People - Slim Randles

The first few days of summer vacation were hard on Billy. He was there, at his appointed post - that being the school crossing - at the right time of morning, but look as he may, he couldn't find any kids.

He couldn't find Martin, either. The perennial crossing guard, with his vest, sign and whistle, was home for the summer. So were the kids. School was out.

Billy, being the official town dog since Sally passed away on Doc's porch, decided on the fourth day of no kids that he might as well do something else.

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Sharon Scott - Community Columnist

Can't believe we are in the middle of June already.  The kids will be back in school in 2 months and it seems like summer vacation just started.  It is a busy time with kids playing baseball, summer basketball and helping out on the farm.

Susan Greenfield reported that the "Book Fair" winners were Amanda Koeller with a Hawks Nest certificate for $20; Lori Healy $10 and Carrol Allen for $5. She would like to thank everyone who supported the library.  Susan also sent in $175 worth of box tops, so please keep saving those box tops.

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PROMO 660 x 440 - Environment EarthTalk

Dear EarthTalk: How do the big gadget-making companies (Apple, Samsung, etc.) stack up these days regarding their environmental footprint?                                           -- Doug Greco, Newark, NJ

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PROMO 660 x 440 People - Slim Randles

Mrs. Forrest has always been a compulsive feeder. Before she retired, she was cooking for the Mule Barn truck stop's customers, and is singularly responsible for about three flabby tons of avoirdupois on this nation's truck drivers, and may have been marginally responsible, third-hand, for a cardiac event or two. 

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Dear EarthTalk: My vet tells me my 18-year-old cat is nearing the end of her life and I'm wondering what my options are for a green-friendly burial?                   -- Sandy Monroe, New York, NY

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PROMO 660 x 440 People - Slim Randles

It was like buzzards circling the body.

The Jones kid, Randy, was out in the Mule Barn parking lot with the hood up on his car. He was staring down into it the way a first-time parachutist would look out the airplane door. You never quite knew for sure what lay ahead.

"Looks like Randy's got problems," said Steve.

"Let's have a look," said Dud.

So coffee was left to get cold and the entire Supreme Court of All Things Mechanical - Steve, Dud, Doc, Herb and Dewey - trooped out to see what was going on.