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Saturday, April 1, 2017

RVOS Lodge 103 is proud to offer two $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors. Eligible applicants are those who are: High school seniors who will graduate in the spring of 2017 Plan to attend college or a vocational school in the fall...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The FBI wants to help youngsters understand more about its activities, pick up safety tips and even understand what a typical day in the life is like for an agent. The Bureau has set aside part of its website just for kids, with a...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tinnitus is commonly described as “ringing in the ears” but it can actually manifest as almost any type of persistent sound, from buzzing through hissing to shrieking, that not only interferes with hearing but, in extreme,...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Most of these 0% deals relate to transfer of balances from another card and usually allow the customer 12 months to clear this balance without paying interest. However, in some cases, if you subsequently use the card for another...

Friday, February 20, 2015

You get in your car, fire the ignition and then spot what looks like a $100 bill stuck under the windshield wiper. You jump out to get it and a car thief slides into your seat and drives away, leaving you with a dud $100 bill in your...

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Surprise, surprise! Over-the-counter medications may be more effective for easing acute pain than prescribed painkillers, says the National Safety Council. Combinations of ibuprofen and acetaminophen are often more effective than the...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Did you get a mailshot in the past month or so about a “miracle” hearing aid? You shouldn’t be surprised. Most of us get them, and here’s the reason: One out of every 10 Americans has a hearing loss that affects...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

It’s not too late for the middle school student in your life to bid for a $1,000 cash prize for designing a poster to alert people to the dangers of carbon monoxide – the so-called “invisible killer”. The...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Are electric blankets safe or dangerous? It’s a common question that has different answers depending on who you speak to. So we went to the independent Electric Blanket Institute. Here’s what they had to say: Don’t...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Pre-packaged microwavable soups are a frequent cause of scald burn injuries (especially noodle soups) because they can easily tip over, pouring hot liquid and noodles on the victim. Know how to deal with a scald – and how to...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Finding critical information during a power disruption just got a whole lot easier – at least for those with Android smart phones and tablets. The Department of Energy has released a new, free app called Lantern Live to provide...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

They say 2015 is going to be the year of the “smartwatch”, with the imminent launch of the new Apple Watch being the latest in a series of wrist-worn devices now streaming into the consumer market place. Among other things,...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Don’t be taken in by an email that’s currently doing the rounds that purports to come from a “Mr Jack Parkinson” or someone else at “the Euro lottery company” offering to name you as a winner in...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

When you buy pills, mixtures and potions over-the-counter (OTC) at your local grocery store or pharmacy, it’s easy to think that because they’re so readily available without a prescription, they must be safe. Not so! Health...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Celebrity names are a big draw for Internet users, which is why crooks use them to try to get you to click on links that actually lead to malware. The number one name for these dangerous links is talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, according...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

We call them “smart phones” because they’re capable of doing so much more that making simple calls. Many of them can do lots more — from turning into an emergency flashlight and telling us the time in Rio de...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The number of cigarette smokers in the nation may be declining, but cigarettes remain the number one cause of house fires, followed by candles and electric cords or wires. Make sure all flames are extinguished, and avoid overloading...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Trouble always strikes when you least expect it and you end up desperately searching the phone book for solution providers. Why not be prepared by drawing up a list of emergency numbers you keep by the phone or pinned inside a kitchen...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Are you washing your reusable grocery bags? Apparently, 85 percent of us aren’t. But raw foods including meat, chicken and eggs leave potentially harmful bacteria inside, which can be transferred to other foods. Most cloth bags...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A hidden danger found in millions of American homes is claiming one young life every month, despite repeated warnings of the risk. Looped or loose window covering cords can strangle young children in a matter of seconds. According to...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has launched a new version of its tax refund checking app IRS2Go on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app also allows you to request a copy of your return and other information about...