Mar 20, 2010

USA comes to Gautier

I certainly hope this works out. The University of South Alabama is a GREAT school and the students of the MS Gulf Coast will benefit from having a satellite campus in Gautier. I think USM's behavior is appalling, they should be ashamed of themselves.

"This is a win-win for the people of Jackson County, but politically there are some people in Jackson who don't want this to happen," said Lott. "They are not worried about the people of Jackson County." - Mississippi attorney general's opinion sought on South Alabama-MGCCC deal

Mar 19, 2010

Alasandra, The Cats & A Dog: Contest ~ Easter Theme

Alasandra, The Cats & A Dog: Contest ~ Easter Theme:
"We are doing another contest, this one has an Easter Theme. You can win a great prize, there is stuff for home bars at All Barstools.com as well as lots of other stuff at the other CSN Stores. You may pick a prize from any of their stores for $100 or less if you win. We like their Pet Store. To enter click here and post your entry ..........What Easter means to you, A funny Easter picture, How you Celebrate Easter, whatever you want just have fun with your entry. We will accept entries all the way until midnight Easter Sunday (April 4th) Monday (April 5th) we will set up a poll and you can vote for your favorite entry. Oh we forgot to mention you has to live in the United States or Canada.

The login is osso (at)cableone(dot)net
and the password is Latimer 2009
Remember the L is Latimer is capitalized.

~AFSS"

Mar 18, 2010

Idaho first to sign law against health care reform


Idaho is leading the charge in a states-rights push to defeat a proposal in Congress that would require people to buy health insurance, a key piece of reforms being pushed by President Barack Obama.


Idaho first to sign law against health care reform - Top of the Wire - SunHerald.com

Mar 17, 2010

The Fresh Air Fund

In 2009, The Fresh Air Fund's Volunteer Host Family program, called Friendly Town, gave close to 5,000 New York City boys and girls, ages six to 18, free summer experiences in the country and the suburbs. Volunteer host families shared their friendship and homes up to two weeks or more in 13 Northeastern states from Virginia to Maine and Canada.

The Fresh Air Fund relies on donations to provide memorable summers to NYC children.

The Fresh Air Fund needs hosts for the summer of 2010.

More than 65% of all Fresh Air children are reinvited to stay with their host family, year after year.
Read more here.

Mar 15, 2010

The Chair

Since I got new curtains and a new bedspread I decided to redo the chair. One of the cats had thrown up on it and the liquid soaked into the cotton padding. The first step was to remove the padding. This was easily accomplished as it was falling off.

I wound up getting foam to replace the cotton padding.

I choose this as you could cut it to fit. I had to cut two separate pieces.

I used fabric glue to glue the foam to the board. I got to this point in the project and the project was stalled for several weeks as I could not find the staple gun. Hubby had thoughtfully brought it up to the house for me from his shop, but then he could remember where he had put it in the garage. The staple gun was eventually found and the project continued..........................

 
I found this fabric remnant on sale at Wal-mart so I went ahead and used it instead of buying an extra pillowcase.


 
Getting ready to staple it.

Stapled

Finished

Seeing how it looks in the dining room. I don't think it looks good with the wallpaper.

I also think it looks to square.

 Pulled it tighter , so it doesn't look so square.

I used this chair in the bedroom till I got the other one finished. It has been restored to the dining room. I think it goes better with the wallpaper.

It looked good in the bedroom though.



Mar 12, 2010

Dog Murdered for Defending His Home

The officer was at the home investigating a complaint of children not attending school and was trying to find a parent when he went to the door of the house, Wallace said.

While investigating, Wallace said, the officer was told a 2-year-old was possibly inside the home unattended. When the officer opened the door to go inside, the dog bit him.

The officer then fired his weapon and killed the dog, Wallace said. It turned out there was not an unattended child inside the home.

Don't POLICE OFFICERS have to knock and wait for someone to open the door? What right did this Police Officer have to invade someones home and kill their pet???????? 

Mar 11, 2010

"Good neighbors keep their noise to themselves."

February 28th was a nice sunny day. I was looking forward to going outside and working in my yard. Unfortunately Mr. Stephen Hiers of 12412 Old Biloxi Road (phone #392-8342) made that impossible with his go cart race track. The noise was so bad you could still hear it inside my house with the windows closed.

I wish there was some way to put a stop to this noise pollution. Go cart race tracks do not belong in residential areas. I deserve to be able to enjoy the outdoors without having to listen to engine racket from these go carts. I am sure this is also lowering the property value of my home and the other homes on this road.

I have lived in my home for 20 years, until Mr. Hiers put his go cart race track in last year this was a nice peaceful neighborhood. I want the peaceful neighborhood I moved to back. I am enraged that Jackson County officials allowed him to put this race track in my neighborhood with no consideration for the other property owners on this road. We were not even notified that this noise polluting race track was going to be inflicted on us and Mr Heirs has MADE NO EFFORT to restrict the noise from the race track by building berms around his property or taken any other steps to abate the noise and stop it from annoying his neighbors. Jackson County Officials should either shut the go cart race track down or force him to build a berm around his property.

"Good neighbors keep their noise to themselves.", unfortunately Mr. Hiers is NOT a good neighbor.

67 year old driving Truck that pushed car into path of tractor-trailer

They said Michael Decuir, 67, of Daphne, Ala., was westbound in a large-model Ford pickup when he lost control in the rain at around 3 p.m. Tuesday. There are still tracks in the grass where his truck left the road, crossed the median at a shallow angle and plowed into the eastbound lanes as traffic was reaching the end of the long Pascagoula River bridge.

Truck pushed car into path of tractor-trailer - Moss Point - SunHerald.com

I wonder if the 67 Decuir lost control due to his AGE? You can bet if a teen had been driving you would hear someone screaming about raising the age limit for teens to get their driver's licenses. How come when a Senior Citizen causes a wreck you never hear someone say he/she probably shouldn't have been driving and suggest taking the license of people who are no longer competent to drive away?