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Lottery scam updateBridgeport resident Sally Searcy, 70, told the Herald last Friday that she has started receiving phone calls again from Kingston, Jamaica, claiming to have a prize for her worth millions - if only she'll send them some of her money first.Searcy, who has already added her number...
Be fire safeHow discombobulated have you felt this week after losing just one hour of sleep due to Daylight Saving Time?In addition to remembering to change your clocks, state and local fire officials are encouraging residents to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If...
Spring forwardDon't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour this Sunday. Spring is coming, so Daylight Savings Time is upon us. Those of us struggling with seasonal illness should appreciate the extra hour of sleep!Happy birthday, WashingtonFrom the Washington Secretary of State's Office:Saturday...
The benefits of booksTaki Magazine published an article on its website Feb. 21 titled "The Book: An Elegy" by John Derbyshire - a lamentation of the declining intelligence of our society directly correlated to a lost love for reading books.When was the last time you picked up an honest-to-goodness...
It turns out winter isn't finished with us just yet; there's a 60 percent chance of snow or rain showers this Friday, but accumulation will be scant - less than half an inch.One annual Herald tradition is printing a photo of the first found buttercup of spring. Though our Brewster office is closed...
The fog has lifted! Has anyone been getting outside a bit more with the recent sunshine and melting snow? Milder weather is good news for those who like to go out and about to celebrate their Valentine's Day.A Quad City Herald drop box for articles, suggestions, subscription renewals and any other...
If you haven't been to a Bridgeport Mustangs basketball game, in between the exciting court action are some pretty entertaining halftime shows. On Friday, a group of skilled second graders took to the court - with lowered hoops, of course - to play their own game while the varsity players took a...
School newsMansfield students are showing their school spirit in force this week - check page 7 for a look at their activities leading up to this Saturday's Homecoming game versus Waterville. The Chamber of Commerce will host a silent auction beforehand.The Pateros School District has announced...
Cold enough for ya?Yes, I went there.While it seems chilly enough to freeze you in one spot if you stand still for too long, have you noticed the trees?In Mansfield and in Chelan, where I lay out the pages of the newspaper every Tuesday, persistent frost has turned the bare trees into crystalline,...
AMBER Alert DayIn one of her last acts as governor, Chris Gregoire declared Sunday, Jan. 13 as AMBER Alert Day.The Washington State Patrol marked the occasion with a press release about how to be proactive in helping law enforcement find missing children.You can start by going to www.amberalert.com...

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