I think most of us have heard of the "pay it forward" concept. The idea of doing something for someone else not to pay back a favor they have done for you, but just because. And, with no expectations of getting anything in return. I had the privilege of seeing the pay it forward concept in action here at the Grain Valley Branch. A young man came in and was not able to check out because of fines on his card. Another patron overheard his dilemma, and after he left the building, she asked if she could pay his fines.
It happens to the best of bloggers. It happens to the best of writers, and it even strikes at the worst times for students with a five page paper due the day after tomorrow. I’m talking about that dreaded illness known as writer’s block. Not to be confused with procrastination, which is plenty of ideas and plenty of things to do but no desire to get things done, writer’s block tends to make an appearance when you need it the least. But have no fear!
When have you ever been able to take your family out to eat for only $10.00? I would probably have to say never! Well, if you live north of Platte City, here is your chance to fill up the bottomless pits in your family.
A "Mexican Fiesta and Live Auction" will take place on Saturday, March 5th at the North Platte Junior High. The Mexican Fiesta is all you can eat for only $10.00 per family. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m., with a Live Auction to begin at 7:00 p.m.
On February 7th, the Anime Club of Blue Springs North held our Bi-Annual Cosplay Competition. Wanting to get some time in as their characters before Kansas City’s Naka Kon Anime Convention (February 18th-20th), club members came dressed as characters from Axis Powers Hetalia. The winning title, however, belongs to Libby Johnson who dressed as Byakuya Kuchiki from Bleach. Prizes included books, posters, and Mangas, and everyone enjoyed celebratory cupcakes.
"Kiss me my fool!" cried the slinky vamp as she plied her victim with passionate kisses. Falling under her spell, the man returned her kisses, entangled in her web of deceit. Actress Theda Bara in the 1915 film, A Fool There Was, lured a married man away from his wife and child with some of the first kisses ever recorded on screen. Since that movie, Hollywood has captured on film just about every kind of kiss imaginable.
Most of us have grown up celebrating St. Patrick's Day every March 17, whether we are Irish or not! I know I love to wear green, see the parade when I can, and pretend to be Irish for the day. Also, the day is not complete without one of my favorite ethnic dishes--the obligatory corned beef and cabbage with Irish soda bread. Yum! I'm hungry just thinking about it, but I digress...
In an attempt to ward against identity theft, the Missouri Department of Health (MDH) has adopted new guidelines for obtaining vital records. Beginning March 1, 2011, you will need to present a photo ID when requesting a copy of a birth, death, marriage, or divorce record. Requests submitted by mail must be notarized by a notary public. Fees are unchanged, and more information is available at the MDH website.