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Protective dog:

July 14, 2020

A stray dog named Serenity has become a celebrity in the town of Chatham, Ontario, Canada. The pooch was found by a passerby, who stopped to see why she was sitting in a ditch in the cold. Serenity turned out to be protecting five tiny kittens. The passerby called a pet shelter, and the dog…

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Farmyard inspiration:

July 13, 2020

A young woman who grew up on a farm in Northern Ireland is enjoying newfound celebrity for her fashion design. To create her clothing, Rachel Irwin uses material that most people would throw out. For example, old mats, holiday wreaths, and bird feathers wind up in her designs. She’s even used fertilizer bags and the…

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Nose for golf balls:

July 9, 2020

The elderly Barry Gell of Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, loves playing golf, and he never has to buy golf balls. That’s because he trained his collie, Jess, to sniff out lost balls on the golf courses in the area. Over a 12-year period, Jess has found more than 50,000 balls, some even buried in mud. The…

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Garden solution:

July 8, 2020

If you want to get rid of a nest of bugs in your backyard, don’t use gasoline and a match. That’s what Cesar Schmitz discovered. His wife didn’t want the bugs to eat her lovely garden on their property in Enéas Marques, in southern Brazil. So, with an audience of two pet dogs, Schmitz poured…

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Ice queen:

July 6, 2020

It’s not all that unusual for young teenagers to drift away from their parents. After all, that is the time of life when young people want to start doing their own thing. But mother Rhian Hughes of Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England, found a way to stay close to her son Harry. She secretly took up figure…

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Quoteable Quotes

Quoteable Quote

“Ascend above the restrictions and conventions of the world, but not so high as to lose sight of them.”        —Richard Garnett

for Tuesday, June 30, 2020

“Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you a person who has never achieved much.” —Joan Collins

Our Sponsors

28 JUL Breastfeeding Support Meet Up

Tue 6:30 PM · Inner Harbor Park · Ocean Springs. Breastfeeding and expectant mothers are invited. No need to RSVP. Meeting is free. Come once or come for years – whatever works for you. Children are always welcome along with female breastfeeding helpers. Find us on Facebook.

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July Sidewalk Sale

Come out and shop for summer specials at our local shops, restaurants and galleries throughout town. We kindly ask you to follow CDC guidelines, maintain social distancing, and use face masks. For more information, please call the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce (228) 875-4424

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Trivia

1. The Cliffs of Moher are located in Ireland, Scotland, or Wales?

2. The colorful part of the human eye is the iris—T/F?

3. Is the Tropic of Cancer the most northern or most southern latitude where the sun can be directly overhead at noon?

4. Switzerland is divided into counties or cantons?

5. Actresses Eva and Zsa Zsa were known as what?

Did You Know

Major award:

July 13, 2020

The Order of the Companions of Honour is a British award given to people who have contributed in a major way and over a long period of time to the arts, science, medicine, or government. Recipients include Stephen Hawking and Desmond Tutu.

Spectacular range:

July 10, 2020

The Italian Alps have a mountain range called the Dolomites. They are beautiful, geologically diverse, and offer world-class ski resorts and hiking. The Dolomites are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Hot air:

July 9, 2020

Dust devils are swirling columns of air that move across the ground. They pick up debris and dust, which makes them visible. They form when one area of ground, such as asphalt, heats up faster than a nearby area, such as grass.

Big lizard:

July 8, 2020

Komodo dragons of Indonesia are predators that eat large prey, such as deer, water buffalo, and smaller lizards. They can run quickly for short periods, reaching speeds of about 20 kilometers per hour (13 mph).

Magical places:

July 7, 2020

A coral reef is a marine biome that exists in warm, shallow water. Often located near the equator, they can be found around the world. Examples are the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and Devil’s Reef in Jamaica.

Good mood:

July 6, 2020

Studies have linked low levels of the B vitamin folate to depression. Asparagus is a good source of folate, so eating it could help put you in a better mood.

On the Lighter Side

For the week of July 17, 2020

July 12, 2020

There are three apples on a table, and you take away two of them. How many apples do you have now? Two, of course! Teacher: “Mira went to the library at 5:15 and left at 6:45. How long was Mira at the library?”Student: “Not long.” I went to buy some camouflage clothing, but I couldn’t find it.  How many pessimists does it take to change a lightbulb? Never mind. Nobody would get the joke anyway.  Why did the lollipop cross the road? It was stuck to the chicken.

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