Moms have their eyes on you
By: Paul Rockley
| Posted: Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 12:13 pm
Some parents of school children at Dr. Morris Gibson School may be watching your driving habits at the intersection of Milligan and Crystalridge Drive.
The four way stop has seen some near misses over the school year and parents have found by reporting the wayward drivers it has helped. Sometimes a car will slowly go through the intersection while kids are still in the crosswalk, and of course there is the odd speeder who just isn’t paying attention.
The parents are having an organizational meeting on Feb. 25 to come up with a plan on how to proceed.
They tell me Okotoks’ bylaw services has been helpful with follow up and the group hopes if the drivers realize they are being watched and infractions are being reported it will help to clean up the situation.
So may I suggest you take it cool around the school zones. I have been through that intersection in the morning and if you hit it just when the kids are heading to school it is a slow process to get through. As my kids are now in their 30s I have found a different way to get to work.
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Hope you all enjoyed the Family Day long weekend. It seemed quiet in town so I assume you were all out and about.
Here is some humour to help keep you in a good mood...
Curtis and Leroy saw an ad in the paper and bought a mule for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day.
The next morning the farmer drove up and said, “Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night.”
Curtis and Leroy replied, “Well, then just give us our money back.”
The farmer said, “Can't do that. I went and spent it already.”
They said, “Okay then, just bring us the dead mule.”
The farmer asked, "What in the world ya’ll gonna do with a dead mule?”
Curtis said, “We gonna raffle him off.”
The farmer said, “You can’t raffle off a dead mule!”
Leroy said, “We shore can! Heck, we don’t hafta tell nobody he’s dead!”
A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis and Leroy at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and asked, “What’d you fellers ever do with that dead mule?”
They said, “We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do.”
Leroy said, “Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer $2 apiece and made a profit of $998.”
The farmer said, “My Lord, didn’t anyone complain?”
Curtis said, “Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him his $2 back.”
Curtis and Leroy now work for the government. They’re overseeing the bailout and stimulus programs.