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.
Once upon a time, there was a very magical day. It fell every year on the twenty sixth day of the second month, and was devoted entirely to the telling of tales. Not just any type of tale mind you, but fairy tales.
These stories were told to enchant and entertain, to teach lessons and morals, and most of all, to make children of all ages happier with their "fairy tale endings."
The story takes place on a Montana ranch. A paleontologist and his two assistants arrive with a BLM authorization to dig up dinosaur bones. Unbeknownst to the owner of the ranch who has grudgingly given her permission to allow the dig, there is a filmmaker from California who has plans and the connections to sell the bones on the black market. It's a complex story with a multitude of characters. The descriptions and events are superbly written.
One of the things I have been doing lately is reading a good book and posting a review in our online catalog. If you are familiar with our online catalog, you know that you can read posted reviews for just about any title you are looking for. If you didn't know about the reviews, then you should look for them the next time you visit the website and use the online catalog.