Wednesday, December 5, 2012

We miss you...


It's a bum deal that Melisa had to work the first night that we had the boys after returning from vacation. It has been almost 2 weeks, however, we will all be together this Thursday. Focusing on the positive is an integral part of a happy life.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall Soccer Finale

Well the fall soccer season ended with a winning record for both teams. The 1st - 2nd grade team that Chase played on finished undefeated. Skyler was on the 3rd - 4th grade team and they finished 4-2. They lost their first and last games which happened to be the same team. I had great bunch of kids and enjoyed working with each and everyone.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fall soccer - Day 1

Just got done coaching the first fall soccer practice for 3-4 graders. Thursday I will be coaching the 1-2 graders. I must be a gluten for punishment. The good thing is I have an assistant who is going to be a huge help this year.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hutchinson, KS Happy Hours

Carl's Bar:
M-F 4-6pm
$2 16oz Domes
tic Draft Beer
$3 Single Shot Well Drinks
$4 Glass of Wine

$2 1lb Basket of Fries
$3 Onion Rings or Mozzarella Stix
$4 Southwest Eggrolls, Jalapeno Poppers or Jumbo Hot Wings

Grand Slam:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Week long VMware5 training

Sitting in a week long training for VMware 5. There is a lot review so far. Can't wait to get into the fun, advanced stuff.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Coaching Soccer

Well it looks like I am coaching 2 youth soccer teams this season. It's going to keep me busy but I'm glad to do it. If anyone wants to lend a hand with 3rd-4th grade soccer I would be willing to accept the help.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fall mornings

It might just be me but when mornings are this cool it feels like fall arrived early. I love it!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Spotting Animal Abuse

What To Do if You Spot Animal Abuse
If you think that an animal is being abused or neglected, it is important that you do something about it. Your involvement may be the animal’s only hope.

Where to Start
First, find out which agency is responsible for investigating and enforcing the anti-cruelty laws in your state, county, or town. This may be a local humane
society or SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) or a taxpayer-funded animal shelter (animal control). In jurisdictions without a humane
society or animal-management department, citizens can call upon the police or sheriff’s department to enforce the law.
If the animal victim is not in immediate need of rescue, check state and local animal-protection laws by visiting your local library or city hall or by
conducting an online search. Print out a copy of any laws that you believe are being violated, and be ready to cite these laws to authorities. In most
states, causing an animal “unnecessary suffering” is illegal. That term can include everything from beating an animal to depriving him or her of clean
water, food, or shelter.
If the animal is in a life-threatening situation, call authorities immediately. Follow up with them in a timely manner to determine their findings and course of
action. If they do not respond right away, call PETA.

Gathering Evidence
Once you have determined which law-enforcement agency to contact (and ensured that the animal is not in imminent danger), provide authorities with a
short, concise, factual, written statement, detailing the key points of what you have observed and giving dates, locations, and approximate times. Timely
fact-gathering is crucial—the more time that passes, the greater the risk that specifics will be forgotten, witnesses will move, evidence will disappear,
injuries will heal, etc. If you can, take pictures and date them; photographic or videotaped evidence fortifies your case, and short, factual, written
statements from other witnesses will back up your observations.
Always keep a record of everyone you contact (official or otherwise), the dates of the contacts, and the content and outcome of your discussions. Never
pass on a letter, photograph, or any documentation without first creating a copy for your file. Make it crystal clear to authorities that you wish to pursue
this case and are willing to lend your assistance if necessary, and be sure to follow up! If you stay involved, they’re more likely to do the same.
Law-enforcement officials should inspect the animal visually, and if possible, conduct a hands-on field exam (referred to as “palpating” the animal) in
order to find injuries or an otherwise unhealthy physical condition that may be obscured by the victim’s fur. Officials will often be fooled by a dog who “acts
happy,” but manic or social behavior does not mean that the animal is safe; he or she may just be anxious to please or desperate for attention. A more
thorough examination is necessary, and an injured or clearly endangered animal must not be left behind. The crime scene should also be thoroughly
inspected for any indication that abuse has occurred. Suspects and neighbors (potential witnesses) should be interviewed. If the investigator agrees that
your complaint has merit, a warning may be issued, charges filed, a warrant served, and/or the animal(s) removed.

Pursuing Your Case
Persistence has saved countless animals from abusive people. If you are unable to get satisfaction from law-enforcement officers, go straight to their
supervisors. If necessary, appeal to local government officials, such as the mayor, prosecutor, city council members, or county commissioners. A simple
call to the media (TV and print) in your area can move mountains. News coverage often forces officials to act and can also scare the abuser into stopping
the cruel behavior. News coverage may also inspire viewers who have seen similar acts to step forward and share their own accounts.
If you have personally witnessed an act of cruelty, you can go to your local magistrate or police commissioner and swear out a warrant to summon the
abuser to court. Expert witnesses can be very helpful—a veterinarian, for example, can sign a statement that it is his or her “expert opinion” that a dog
suffers if swung by a leash, deprived of food, etc. If you know a sympathetic veterinarian, seek his or her assistance, and let officials know that you have
expert support.

Source: Here

Friday, February 11, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Snowfall totals

Snowfall prediction:

Central Kansas: Snow will begin late this afternoon and continue through Monday evening. The heaviest snow will fall between Sunday night and Monday morning.
South Central Kansas: Snow will continue tonight and last through Monday evening. The heaviest snowfall will occur between early Monday morning and Monday evening.
Southeast Kansas: Snow will begin tonight and continue through Monday night. The heaviest snowfall will occur during the day Monday

Snow forecast - Sunday-Monday - South Central Kansas

A strong storm system is expected to spread accumulating snows to all of Central and Eastern Kansas on Sunday night through Monday. As this system departs Monday evening, an extremely frigid air-mass will overspread the region. Dangerously cold wind chills are forecast for both Monday night and Tuesday night.