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    Dangerous parents in the school zone 2010-05-13 02:30:31

    I was going 20 MPH in a school zone on Smithville and Western in front of Wayne Elementary School.   In the oncoming lane a parent impatiently waited to make his left into the school parking lot which was coming up on my right. I watched as his body language screamed out that he was in a hurry. Then he made his move.” Bouya, in your face” he seemed to say as he pulled right in front of me almost causing me to hit his passenger—elementary school student, his son.

    So I asked myself the question. “Is the school zone to protect the kids from other drivers or from the parents”?

    Side impact collision is worst. But at 20 MPH the risk of fatality is less than at other speeds. I guess the dad knew that. Otherwise he wouldn’t have done that.

    Terry Wells

     

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    Local Harvest
    1. New Amber Eye Sunflower Mix for 2017Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:49:32 +0000
       http://www.localharvest.org/sunflower-mix-amber-eye-seed-packet-C28201 Freshly packed for your organic flower gardens! Visit our store to see all the seed listings for 2017. .htmtableborders, .htmtableborders td, .htmtableborders th {border : 1px dashed lightgrey ! important;} html, body { border: 0px; } body { background-color: #ffffff; } img, hr { cursor: default } More...
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      Greetings shareholders and friends of Abbe Hills Farm, Market tomorrow morning at the Community Center in Mt. Vernon, 10:00 until noon.  Eggs, meat, vegetables, coffee, bakery, soup mixes, crafts, black walnuts, wine maybe - please check it out. As much as I love sitting around visiting with all of you, we're going to stay home tomorrow and use the three hours we'll gain to work around the farm.  Got to use my brother's muscle when I can get it.   In only ELEVEN! weeks, you'll be picking up your vegetable share, and there is a boat load of work to do before then.  Soon, we'll be in the field, so anything that hasn't been picked up or fixed after that is going to be that way for at least eight more months! Time to register for the CSA.  The form is attached.  Thank you so much to all of you who have already registered, encouraged your friends to join, and contributed generously to the community fund.  Every share purchased matters this year.  All my employees are getting raises thanks to the new Linn County minimum wage rule, and I'm happy about it.  They deserve it, for sure.  I just needed somebody to give me a push in the right direction, and the nerve to think it will work out.   Thank you for all your encouragement, Laura www.abbehills.com www.facebook.com/abbehillsfarm More...
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    6. birds and garlic are signs of springFri, 10 Mar 2017 14:28:16 +0000
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    8. Some More Good Reasons to Use ChivesSun, 5 Mar 2017 20:00:26 +0000
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