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Linna Jones
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"Of Mice and Men"

Nice Aim

   A pack of hunting dogs shot a man in Iowa Oct. 29. The man sat down his gun to pick up a pheasant. The dogs stepped on the gun and it discharged hitting the man in left calf at a distance of 3 feet.  Maybe he should have laid the gun down in a safer place.

Assault and Pickled  

   A judge gave a 35-year-old man 54 days and one year probation for assaulting a man with pickles. Bobby Lee Bolen decided to help himself to a pickle or two from his then-friend Jody Lee's refrigerator. Lee told Bolen he couldn't afford to feed everyone and not to eat his pickles. Bolen left yelling and later barged into the house. He pushed Lee down and threw two large pickles at him, and he also beat him with the telephone as he tried to call 911. Well, at least Bolen didn’t use a dangerous weapon.   

Not One, But Two  

   Police arrested a married couple within hours of one another on drinking and driving charges. Police pulled the man over after he allegedly ran a red light; he registered above the 0.08 percent blood-alcohol limit. The police told the man’s son to call his mother. The mother arrived soon after with her daughter, and she also registered above the legal drinking limit. The children stayed with a relative until their parents sobered up.


   Kerri and Jason Brown found more than a secret room in their home, but a room with mold. The former owners moved because they couldn’t get rid of it and left a note for the new owners. The home inspection did not include mold and a test detected high levels of several types of mold in the room. Geez, what a nice house warming gift!

 How Useful

    The “Privy Prop," an invention developed by a 9-year-old boy, provides one solution to make sure men put the toilet seat down.  Jake Wulf developed a foot activated toilet seat lifter designed to raise and lower the toilet seat.

 This Week’s Read:

   “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. Steinbeck writes of the predatory nature of man’s existence, the feeling of isolation and the loss of impossible dreams. Steinbeck writes about two men, George and Lennie, traveling from place to place to work. Lennie is a giant man with the mind of a child, he likes to pet soft things and it often ends badly. George takes care of Lennie and often complains how life would easier if he didn't have to take care of him. The characters in the story have weaknesses that each of them prey on such as Lennie with his mild mental disability and George’s belief in a dream.
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