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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

Wind watch:

June 25, 2020

Prevailing winds are winds blowing in their most frequent direction in a certain location. Depending on the latitude, prevailing winds generally blow from east or west, rather than from north or south.

Odd sea creature:

June 25, 2020

The dugong lives in the warm coastal waters of the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean. This large mammal looks a little bit like a manatee. Dugongs are herbivores and like to eat sea grass.

Season:

June 25, 2020

Earth is tilted at 23.5 degrees in relation to our orbit around the Sun. When the North Pole is pointed away from the Sun, it is winter in the northern hemisphere and summer in the southern hemisphere. Vice versa when the North Pole is pointed toward the Sun.

Big lakes:

June 25, 2020

Located between Asia and Europe, and bordering five countries, the Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world. The second largest is Lake Superior, which straddles the Canadian-American border in North America.

The sunshine vitamin:

June 25, 2020

Vitamin D is produced in the skin in reaction to sunlight. People who don’t get enough sunlight may need to take a supplement, as this vitamin only naturally occurs in a few foods, such as fatty fish.

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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