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Rain, Rain Go Away! Bring Us Sunshine Soon!

The weekend looks bleak but holds the promise of Spring!  Flowers have started their sprouting and many Crocus are already in full bloom.  The Jonquils are nodding their heads in approval and the flowering trees are budding.  There have been other sure signs of spring on the knob as employers are hanging out their signs looking for employees for the summer season.  Gardens are being tilled and people are starting their spring landscaping projects.  So Spring has come to the Ozarks.

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St. Patrick’s Day is Coming-Be Prepared for Fun

The following list of Irish sayings will be useful as toasts of good cheer or just a lot of fun to use during the week of celebration being IRISH. 

1. If you are lucky enough to be Irish then you are lucky enough.

2. Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers. –Unknown

3. Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer – and another one!
– St. Patrick’s Day Toast

4. It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money! –Irish toast

5. An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth. –Irish saying

6. There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were. –Irish saying

7. Irish diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip. –Irish saying

8. An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy. –Irish saying

9. The Irish forgive their great men when they are safely buried. –Irish saying

10. Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick’s Day consists of the night of the seventeenth of March flavored strongly with the morning of the eighteenth. –Uknown

11. May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
–Irish blessing

12. Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck. –Unknown

13. A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. –Unknown

14. The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick – who was an Irishman only by adoption. –Stephen Gwynn

15. St. Patrick… one of the few saints whose feast day presents the opportunity to get determinedly whacked and make a fool of oneself all under the guise of actingIrish. –Charles M. Madigan

16. May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, but never catch up. –Irish saying

17. May your home always be too small to hold your friends. –Irish toast

18. May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.
—Irish prayer

19. May you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten. –Irish blessing

20. In Heaven there is no beer that’s why we drink it here! –Irish saying

21. May God bless and keep in good health your enemies’ enemies. –Irish blessing

22. May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past. –Irish saying

23. Here’s to you and yours and to mine and ours. And if mine and ours ever come across to you and yours, I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours as mine and ours have done for you and yours! –Irish toast

24. May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. –Irish saying

25. Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord-and it makes you miss him. –Irish saying

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Eureka Springs 14th Annual Antique Show and Sale

Mark your calendar on March 20 and 21 as the Eureka Springs Antique Show and Sale is coming next weekend.  This year there will be 55+ booths with a wide variety of merchandise and items from the past.  It will be held at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center at Eureka Springs.  The show will open at 10 am on Sunday and Saturday.  On Saturday it will close at 6 pm and Sunday at 4pm.  Admission is only $2.50 and it is good for two days.  There will be door prizes, free parking and food.  For additional information call Dave or Jane Baker, managers at 44 Sailboat Drive, Eureka Springs, AR 72631 or call 479-244-5167.

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Summer Jobs are available to Youth ages 15-18 years

The US Forest Service needs 7 young men or women to work 8 weeks to learn natural resource management.  The hands on learning experience will provide experience in a variety of work situations with specific outcomes that will benefit natural forest communities.  These individuals will work 40 hours a week and earn minimum wage.  Employment will begin in June 7th and go through July 30th, 2010.  Interested individuals may obtain an application by contacting Halle Adams (417) 683-4428 at the District Office, 1103 South Jefferson Street, Ava, Missouri, 65608 or at the local high school counselor’s office.  Applications must be submitted in “hard copy” form to the local High School Counselors’ office by April 15, 2010.

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2010 Shell Knob Home and Business Show

Mark the dates of April 9th and 10th, a Friday and Saturday for attending the 23rd Annual Shell Knob Home and Business Show.  This important event is sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce and has a history of drawing several hundred people each year to view a wide array of products, services and businesses  available locally. This event is free to the public and is held in the gymnasium of the Shell Knob School on highway 39, north of Shell Knob.  Breakfast will be available on Saturday morning for the early risers.  Call 417-858-3300 or visit www.shellknob.com/events.htm for more information.

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Appriss to NIX Meth Users update 3/8/2010

Gov. Nixon announces new high-tech tool to fight methamphetamine by tracking pseudoephedrine sales

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixontoday unveiled a new high-tech effort to stop methamphetamine dealers by cutting them off from pseudoephedrine, the cold medicine that is also a key ingredient in meth.

Nixon announced that Appriss Inc., was selected to build Missouri’s first database that tracks purchases of pseudoephedrine products. The database will allow pharmacists and law enforcement to determine at the point of sale whether the buyer has gone from store to store buying large amounts of pseudoephedrine as a way to circumvent legal limits.

When operational, the system will automatically deny the sale to a buyer who has exceeded the daily maximum purchase of 3.6 grams, or 120 standard tablets.

Nixon said the system would allow people who legitimately need the cold medicine to purchase it, but will block sales to people trying to build an inventory to make methamphetamine.

“Meth consumption continues to be a problem that devastates families and even whole communities in Missouri,” Gov. Nixon said. “This database will be another important step toward cutting off meth makers at the source.”

A selection committee representing health officials, pharmacy representatives, police and prosecutors chose Appriss from among six companies that submitted bids to create and operate the system. Appriss already operates similar systems linking some 18,000 pharmacies in states surrounding Missouri.

Senate Bill 724, passed by the General Assembly and signed into law in 2008, required the creation of an electronic system in which pseudoephedrine purchases could be tracked. It is expected that the system will be up and running within three months.

Because pharmaceutical companies have agreed to pick up the cost of developing the database and to cover ongoing costs, this will be an efficient way to combat a major public health and public safety problem at no cost to taxpayers.

Under current law, pseudoephedrine products can be sold only at a pharmacy and must be kept behind a counter. Buyers must show identification and sign a register. Law enforcement must review dozens of registers to find the names of people making multiple purchases.

Under the proposed system, pharmacists will enter the buyer’s name into the database and get an immediate record of how much pseudoephedrine the person has purchased, and where and when the purchases were made. If the new purchase would put the buyer over the daily or monthly limit, the purchase will be denied.

A buyer who is denied would receive a receipt with Appriss’ phone number asking the person to call Appriss for an explanation of the denial. The system is also able to spot fake identification cards, flag multiple purchasers living at the same address and track other suspicious patterns.

Under the contract, Appriss also will provide free training to pharmacy staffs on how to use the system. The company also will provide free training to law enforcement personnel on how to spot suspicious purchases.

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-07

  • Shell Knob Shrine Club Schedules Fundraisers for the the Year http://bit.ly/cMs5Zy via @AddToAny #
  • Wow We got some fun on the Knob for today!! #
  • See the OzarkAdvertiser for this weekend events–and those jokes onTuesdays Tarts are stupid but funnny #
  • Great garage sale at the Community building –be there by 9 am or lose out– #
  • The Mature Adult http://bit.ly/9NpR9T via @AddToAny #
  • Watch for your Census forms on your front door this week! #
  • Catch The Hurt Locker for a POWERFUL movie soon–It speaks to the heros that are overseas and standing tall to protect America #

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