Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


There seems to be a lot of this lately.

Joseph Grady Barker, 35,
of the 7400 block of Brookline Avenue, Fort Pierce

On Jan. 8, Barker paid a friend $20 to drive him and Sam to the L-20 Canal east of Kings Highway, his affidavit states. Barker stepped out of the vehicle, struck the pit bull on the head several times with the tire iron and tossed him into the canal. The blows did not kill Sam, who swam out of the water and attempted to climb the embankment, according to the affidavit. Barker caught Sam and used a knife to stab him 26 times in his neck, the Sheriff's Office said.