Hi. Remember me? It's been a while since I've taken to the keyboard to utter my randomness and I apologize. But I'm back today (not that I really ever went anywhere), so here we go.
Recently, I asked United Way Vice-president Libby Mobley to come on my "Press Pass" Internet show to give some insight on the United Way and this year's goal.
The United Way, which sponsors several local organizations, is pushing for a goal of $50,000 this year, and unfortunately, the group has only been able to raise 60 percent of that goal so far.
Now, I'm not sure what is leading to the problem the group is facing, but surely there are those out there who can lend a hand to help. Any amount is appreciated, including the simple purchase of a "Live United," which costs $1. These placards can be found at several places around Kennett, including banks, businesses, and even here at the DDD.
If you haven't had a chance to donate this year, please, take a moment to remember the other charities you give to and whether or not it contributes locally.
The good thing about the United Way is that the money stays local, helping people in our community.
Kiwanis Basketball is in full swing and if you haven't had the chance to catch a game, I encourage you to do so.
Those little guys and gals go out there and give their all on the hardwood at the Kennett Middle School Armory, and the money raised through door fees and snack sales goes to help the Kiwanis Club with its various projects and annual scholarships.
The program is a win-win for everyone involved. If you get a chance, swing by and check it out and support the kids in the community.
The Other Me
A few weeks back, I received word from a friend on Facebook (which I rarely check anymore. I've moved to Google+) asking if I created a new account because I was trying to "friend" him again.
I told him "no," and asked for the link to the profile that had sent the request.
He messaged me over a link to the profile, and sure enough, there was my profile picture and name in a new account that I did not set up. I dug a little deeper into the profile and found that he had "friended" around 9-10 of my friends, who apparently didn't catch the imposter.
As I read the "info" page of this new "George Anderson," it became clear that this guy wasn't me. He had set up several fan pages for the Apple iPhone and iPad. Anyone who knows me knows I preach the gospel of the green robot, Google's Android operating system.
I will say this for Facebook's part, I reported the phony "George" and they were quick to take his page offline with little hassle. If he was going to try to be me, he could have at least taken care of this column while I was "away."
George Anderson is the managing editor for the Daily Dunklin Democrat.