• It seems nearly impossible to fathom that someone as brilliant and funny as Robin Williams could be so tortured emotionally that he takes himself out of the human race. Yet, last week, one by one, each of us across the whole globe, fixed our attention on the sad news of this beloved actor’s suicide. Sometimes, a blip of news in the vast sea of information we are bombarded with daily, seems to slap us so hard in the face that we can almost hear the collective groan rippling through space and time. Then we all try our best to reckon with reality. And what a devastating reality Robin Williams’ death reveals - that someone who, by his very nature, brought

    Aug 26,
  • Provided by the Butler County Health Department Disaster Kits in a Bucket Emergency management organizations encourage citizens to keep disaster supplies, emergency food and water on hand in case of flood, power outage, tornado or earthquake. All of the following items will fit into a five-gallon bucket. The items are: 1 roll of toilet paper, 1 camp stove, 2 cans of Sterno, 1 mess kit, 4 boxes of water proof matches, 6 books of regular matches, 12 paper plates, 6 each plastic forks, knives and spoons, 12 disposable drinking cups, 1 flashlight, 2 AD batteries, 2 emergency solar blankets, 12 hand/foot warmers, 6 heavy duty plastic bags, 12 hand sanitizer packets, 2 light sticks, 1 roll of duct tape, 1

    Jan 03,
    - by semouser
  • Provided by the Butler County Health Department Winterizing a car includes checking: the ignition, cooling, fuel and exhaust systems, battery, lights, tires, heater, brakes, wipers, defroster and oil. Before a winter storm hits your area, fill up your car’s gas tank. A car survival kit consists of: flashlight, windshield scraper, paper towels, extra clothes, blankets, matches and candles, booster cables, a compass, maps, sand, chains and high calorie non-perishable food. Defensive Driving and Travel smart! Pump your breaks to stop on ice or snow. Plan your trip and let someone know your travel plans, route and estimated arrival time. Do NOT leave your car unless you see a building close by where you know you can take shelter. Once a

    Jan 01,
    - by semouser
  • Provided by the Butler County Health Department Develop a Family Disaster Plan for a Winter Storm Missouri families are encouraged to have a Family Disaster Plan. Since hundreds of thousands of citizens experienced power outages due to five ice storms in the past two years, it is important to develop a winter storm-specific family disaster plan. The understanding and being able to respond to Winter Watch, Winter Warning, and Wind Chill is important. A Winter Storm Watch indicates that severe winter weather may affect your area. A Winter Storm Warning indicates severe winter weather is in the area or expected immediately. Wind Chill is a calculation of how cold it feels when the effects of wind speed and temperature are

    Dec 30,
    - by semouser
  • Riley and Tara March were both "born and raised" in Ripley County but now find themselves raising their own family in Northern Ireland. Riley felt the call to missions while attending Indiana Bible College. Before getting married, he told Tara (Slusher) about the call he felt on his life to make sure she would be willing to one-day raise a family in a foreign land while working for the Lord. After a stint at college they moved back to Doniphan to raise a family. Flash forward 14 years and the March Gang now includes Peyton (11), Kirsten (7) and Simeon (4), but the conversations of "where and when" frequently came up as the couple continued to wait, year after year,

    Dec 07,
    - by semouser

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