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Inside MCC’s May 2015 eNewsletter:

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SCAM ALERT- Fake Puppy Adoption Offers

Looking for a new pet? You may want to think twice about following up on an ad for an expensive breed of dog offered for a low price. These ads often appear with an irresistible photo of a puppy in newspapers or on websites, Craig's List, or Facebook. It typically works like this: The scammer posts the ad and has you pay for shipping via wire transfer. But no puppy is sent, because there really isn't one (those adorable photos are often stock images). There are variations on this scam -- maybe the scammer asks you to pay for "fees" rather than shipping -- but you get the idea.

To avoid being a victim, ask for additional photos, a phone number, and registration information from the seller. If those pieces aren't forthcoming, don't act on the ad. Never send money to another country, and never pay via cash or wire transfer. Watch for poor grammar or ads that seem "off" in the way they're worded. Finally, be wary of sellers that are anxious to sell a pet quickly.


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GO PINTEREST-ING! - Cool Stuff to Pin on Your Pinterest Boards

Grow Veggies In A Hanging Planter

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Adorable Beach-Bound Teddy Bear Cupcakes

Leafy Square Wreath To Spruce Up A Door


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FEATURED MOBILE APPS - These Are Well Worth A Look

Crazy Helium BoothLite - Free
Get ready to get silly -- very silly! This app lets you make videos with crazy special effects including "Square Head" and "Owl Eyes."
Learn more here... http://www.appkruti.com/crazyheliumbooth

Dashlane Password Manager - Free
Tired of trying to remember the passwords for all your online accounts? This app makes it easy to keep and access them all in one place.
Learn more here... https://www.dashlane.com/passwordmanager


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SITES OF THE MONTH - Great Sites to Check Out in May

Site of the month thumbnail image Simple, Easy Flight Finder
Looking for an easy tool to help you find flights for your next vacation? Google Flights offers straightforward functionality. Simply type in your arrival and departure locations and dates, and you'll see options from several carriers. Choose the flights you want, then click the provided link to book directly with the airline.

Site of the month thumbnail image Master The Grill
Grilling season has begun, and Food Network Grilling Central is the place to be. Find recipes for burgers and hot dogs, chicken, seafood, and other mains, as well as for side dishes, frozen treats, and party food. Get tips on how to grill or find your favorite Food Network star or show.

Site of the month thumbnail image Best Garage Sale Tips
Sure, a garage sale might LOOK easy: put out a bunch of stuff, and sell it to people walking by. But, there are actually strategies for having a successful garage sale. For example, have yours early in the month -- right after payday. Visit this site to get more great advice.


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  • 2015 Molalla High School Boosters Orange and Black Auction.
  • Emergency kits for the Clackamas County Social Services Emergency Preparedness event.
  • Sponsorship of the 2015 Molalla Relay for Life.
  • Sponsorship of the Molalla High School Crier newspaper.
  • Backpack Buddies program for March sales of the MCC Fastest Internet Pizza at Passadores Pizzeria.
  • Molalla High School Baseball summer league.
  • Molalla Foothills Freedom 5k and Molalla River Trail Race.
  • Rural Dell Parents Club Bingo Night fundraiser.
  • Molalla High School Graduation Party.
  • Country Christian Annual Auction and Dinner.
  • Colton Easter Egg Hunt.
  • Molalla High School, Share the Love.
  • MHS Track Team, 2015 Goat Mountain Gallop.
  • Molalla Kiwanis, Oregon Department of Forestry fundraising auction and dinner.


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TWO TO VIEW - Amazing Videos You Don’t Want to Miss

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Shattering The CD Speed Barrier
With "warp" rotation speed and a super-fast camera, the Slow Mo Guys capture CDs as they spin to the point of shattering.

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"Don't Try This At Home" Bike Tricks
You won't believe the tricks performed all around San Francisco by urban bicycle daredevil Danny MacAskill. For him, it's all in a day's work.


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This Month's FAQ - Can My Computer Be Damaged During A Storm?

Question: I'm always a little concerned when it's stormy out. Is there a possibility bad weather can damage my computer?

Answer: Yes, a lightning strike can cause considerable damage to, or even destroy, computers and other electronic devices. Your house should be equipped with a Network Interface Device (NID), which is designed to prevent lightning from damaging wiring. You can and should also use an uninterruptible power supply (USP). But, neither of these precautions is guaranteed to prevent damage. The best way to protect your electronics is to unplug them during a storm. After the storm passes, be sure to start them up again to make sure they're operating properly.


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- Your MCC Team

Molalla Communications Company

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