July 24, 2014

Beware debit card scams that update your account

Rhonda Humble
Publisher
There’s a new scam in town.
If you use a bank debit card, watch your account for unauthorized charges, and be prepared to jump through hoops to reverse the charges. It may take up to 120 days, …

Retired JoCo educator did the right thing

Retired educator did the right thing
By Rhonda Humble
publisher
When I think of Corinthian Nutter, I see purple.
Maybe that’s because when I interviewed Mrs. Nutter, she wore a royal purple jacket that encompassed her frame.
The retired educator …

Holidays: a tale of woes and blessings

Rhonda Humble
Publisher
It’s been a rough few years at the Humble household.
We’ve lost several irreplaceable loved ones; family, friends and mentors.
And the economy has been less than kind.
In fact, we didn’t do gifts this year, yet …

Silence projects hope words can’t encompass

Rhonda Humble
Publisher
The tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary with 26 dead is unfathomable.
As the news unfolded, I wanted to cry, to reach out and hug someone, to scream, to do something, blame someone, or hear something that would …

According to USD 231 board briefs, county, school may work together on Edgerton senior meal vouchers

Rhonda Humble
publisher
Edgerton senior citizens may yet benefit from could be a precedent-setting meal voucher program announced by County Commissioner Calvin Hayden last September.
Kudos to the county, Edgerton and USD 231 staff  who are working to come together …

Tattered Rolodex recalls memories, serves personal, historical purpose

Rhonda Humble
Publisher
Flipping through the dog-eared cards on my Rolodex one day, I was putting x’s through those who were out of business, out-of-town or dead.
“Why don’t you just throw them out?” a young co-worker asked.
At the …

Community lost a friend with Chief’s passing

Rhonda Humble
Publisher
We’ve lost a good friend with the passing of Kenny Francis.
Francis, affectionately called “Chief” by many area residents, passed away Sept. 14 after serving  more than 40 years in public safety; the last two decades as …

Cars, smiles and rude people cause discontent

Rhonda Humble
Publisher
It’s always disconcerting to run across a rude or mean spirited  person, but if you work with the public, you know they are out there.  Thankfully, they are in the minority.
There’s a difference between  someone who …

District’s failure to meet AYP assists at-risk students

Rhonda Humble
Publisher
The Spring Hill school district failed to meet the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for 2011.
That’s the bad news.
The AYP was established as a benchmark of improvement in the controversial federal 2001 No Child Left Behind …

OPINION: Cat tails and feline furry wardens

Rhonda Humble
Publisher

When I married my husband, he said the only good cat was a dead cat, but that was years ago and more cats than I can remember.

Just like some marriages are split along political lines, one …