‘Porkchop the Pig’ captures the hearts of Herrin residents

HERRIN, Ill. – Michelle Mezo said she wasn’t surprised when she found one of her son’s high school friends had brought a stray pig back to her house back in November.

“I called around to find someone [to] take this pig and no one would,” Mezo said.

Mezo said she called officials from the city and they suggested finding the pig a home but would take the pig from her, if needed.

“The city was going to try to come and get him and take him to a neighbor’s farm but a city worker accidentally dropped the pig and it’s been loose ever since,” Mezo said.

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Neighborhood learns sign-language For Family With Deaf Daughter

In order to support a family with a deaf daughter, the community started learning sign language to communicate with her.

Glenda and Raphi Savitz have a two year old daughter, Samantha, who was born deaf. Glenda and Raphi obviously learned sign language in order to communicate with their daughter. Samantha can only communicate through the use of sign language and therefore is unable to socialize with other people in the neighborhood.

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Hunter sentenced to watch Bambi monthly

Hunter sentenced to watch Bambi monthly after killing hunders of deer

A man has been sentenced to watch Disney’s ‘Bambi’ “at least” once a month for a whole year, after being caught illegally hunting hundreds of deer.

29-year-old David Berry Jr, from Brookline, Missouri, has been ordered to watch the animated film every month during his year-long incarceration.

Berry Jr, alongside his father and brothers, was busted for a multi-year poaching scheme that state officials say was one of the biggest cases ever in Missouri’s history.

The men were found guilty of violating numerous hunting laws including hunting out of season, using prohibited weapons like lights to temporarily blind deer, and killing the deer while cruising from inside a moving vehicle.

Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Don Trotter said: “The deer were trophy bucks taken illegally, mostly at night, for their heads, leaving the bodies of the deer to waste.”

Berry pleaded guilty to to taking wildlife illegally and received a sentence of a year in prison.

In addition to the incarceration, Lawrence County Judge Robert George ordered Berry to “view the Walt Disney movie Bambi , with the first viewing being on or before 23 December, 2018, and at least one such viewing each month thereafter” during his time in jail.

Letter to Santa delivered after more than 100 years

Letters to Santa hidden behind a chimney mantle for more than 100 years  were recently revealed during a town’s Christmas celebration.

Two children, whose great-grandparents likely played with the letters’ authors, delivered them to Santa during the Beverly Old Fashioned Christmas.

One of the letters, written Dec. 25, 1912, by Page Woodward, who was then 8 years old, sought gifts for her brother, sisters and parents before asking for something for herself, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported:

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Girl can’t have a horse….

IT’S not what you have, it’s what you do with it that counts. Or so says this New Zealand teen who did not have a horse so taught her cow to jump instead.

NOW that’s ingenuity. A New Zealand girl who didn’t have a horse growing up has taught her cow to jump instead.

Teenager Hannah Simpson rides her Swiss Brown dairy cow, Leila, on the farm in Invercargill in the country’s deep south.


She has been doing so since being dared by her brother when Leila was six months old and has now trained her to jump 1.4 metres high, according to The Guardian. Continue reading “Girl can’t have a horse….”

Groom Saves Boy From Drowning During Wedding Day Photo Shoot

When newlyweds Clayton and Brittany Cook decided to pose for their wedding shots on an Ontario park bridge, they certainly didn’t expect the news to show up anywhere except maybe the lifestyle section. That is until the groom noticed a boy in obvious distress in the water below.

“His face was underwater and he was fighting, like he was really fighting,”
Clayton told CTV News.

So he did what any decent person would do. Fancy suit or not, he jumped in to save him. Luckily for the rest of us, their wedding photographer Darren Hatt was already locked and loaded to capture the moment. Continue reading “Groom Saves Boy From Drowning During Wedding Day Photo Shoot”

Chocolate milk comes from brown cows

If you go to the Innovation Center for US Dairy’s website, their top frequently asked question is: “Does chocolate milk come from brown cows?”. They answer it clearly and politely:

“Actually, chocolate milk – or any flavored milk for that matter – is white cow’s milk with added flavoring and sweeteners”.

Unfortunately, this message does not appear to be sinking in with the American public, as a survey commissioned by the Center has found that a whopping 7 percent of Americans still think that chocolate milk comes directly out of a brown cow.  That’s 16.4 million people Nationwide. Continue reading “Chocolate milk comes from brown cows”