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Inside MCC’s June 2015 eNewsletter:

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LOCAL FEATURED BUSINESS - Caterpillar Clubhouse Daycare & Preschool

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SCAM ALERT- Be Careful When Buying or Sellling on Craigslist

Craigslist can be a convenient and inexpensive way to get a great deal on used items or make some extra cash if you have items to sell. Most of the transactions that originate on Craigslist happen without a hitch, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be wary. Unscrupulous people can use Craigslist to take advantage of you in multiple ways: by gathering your personal information, making fake deals to steal your money, or physically harming you. Protect yourself by taking the following precautions:

~ Rule #1 is to use common sense. If something feels fishy or "off," it probably is.

~ Take advantage of the Craigslist feature that allows you to hide your email address. Give your mobile phone number, so it can't be traced to your home.

~ If possible, meet in a public place such as a coffee shop or store parking lot. Some police stations allow citizens to complete such transactions on their premises.

~ Bring a friend and your phone to any meeting. Let others know where you'll be.

~ If you're selling and must meet at your home, move the item to a visible location, such as an open garage.

~ The best way to be paid is in cash. Never issue refunds on checks that haven't yet cleared, and never send money to purchase an item you haven't seen.

Remember, people you meet online aren't always who they appear to be, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself, both online and off. For additional recommendations, visit http://www.staysafeonline.org.

 

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

Uplifting Grapefruit Mint Body Scrub
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Turn An Old Desk Into A Cute Planter
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Time For A Unique Bicycle Rim Clock
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4TH OF JULY - Route Around the Parade

A message from the Molalla Chamber of Commerce:

It’s getting close to that time of year when we celebrate the Red, White and Blue. This means many of us are starting to plan floats, parties, when to go to the buckaroo and carnival and where to sit during the parade. For those of you who have errands to run and are not planning to attend the parade, it can be difficult to get around, seeing as how many roads in Molalla are closed off for the Parade route. If you are planning to be driving through Molalla during the Parade there will be a detour around the Parade route.

The detour is as follows:

  • Eastbound traffic on Hwy 211 from Hwy 213: Turn right on S. Ona Way, left on S. Molalla Forest Road and then left on Mathias Road back to Hwy 211.
  • Westbound traffic on Hwy 211 from the east side of town: Left on Mathias Road, right on S. Molalla Forest Road, right on S. Ona Way and left back onto Hwy 211.

Detour signs will be placed to help navigate the detour.

If you have business in down town Molalla you will want to wait until after the parade or go before they close off the route at 9am of July 4th, as vehicle traffic will not be able to enter or exit the downtown area until after the parade has finished.

 

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FEATURED MOBILE APPS - These Are Well Worth A Look

The Weather Channel
Being unprepared for the weather can put a damper on your day. But, of course, there's an app for that! Get high-quality forecasts and more.
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Pocket
Found something online you don't have time for now? Just put it in your "pocket" and view later from any device -- no Internet connection needed.
Learn more here... https://getpocket.com/

Yelp
You already know how handy Yelp can be for sharing and reading reviews for restaurants and other businesses. Why not bring it with you wherever you go?
Learn more here... http://www.yelp.com/yelpmobile

 

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

Site of the month thumbnail image Map Your Summer Vacation
http://www.npca.org/exploring-our-parks/parks/
Want to see something amazing this summer? Go to one of America's national parks. From Yosemite to Yellowstone, and from the Great Smokies to the Grand Canyon, the U.S. boasts many breathtaking destinations. Use this handy map to find the best one to visit based on location, theme, category, or name.

Site of the month thumbnail image Free + Recycling = Freecycle
http://freecycle.org/
Have some stuff taking up too much space in your garage? Or are you looking for some new books to read? Either way, Freecycle could be great for you. It's a worldwide network of people exchanging things for free. Each local group is moderated by volunteers. Membership is (of course) free.

Site of the month thumbnail image Make Cool, Creamy Treats
http://benjerry.com/flavors/recipes
What could be better than a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream? You'll find out when you visit this site. Get ready for mouth-watering recipes for treats featuring the cool, creamy flavors you've come to know and love. Try ice cream cake, ice cream truffles, brownies, cobblers, and more.

Site of the month thumbnail image Protect Your Skin From Harmful Rays
http://skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/prevention-guidelines
Summer means sun, and sun means the potential for fun as well as damage. Skin cancer is a real threat, but there's a lot you can do to prevent it. Check out this site for general recommendations as well as those for specific situations like going to the beach, driving, and golfing.

 

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RECENT MCC SPONSORSHIPS - Community Support

  • 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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ONE TO VIEW - An amazing Video You Don’t Want to Miss


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Diving with Ocean Hounds
Take a dive with curious Sea Lions in South Australia.

 

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This Month's FAQ - What´s the Best Way to Handle an Internet Troll?

Question: I'm troubled by the mean comments I find on Twitter and elsewhere, including some that have been directed at me. What can I do?

Answer: Sounds like you've discovered one of the downsides of online interaction: trolls. A troll is someone who uses offensive, inflammatory, or irrelevant messages to illicit emotional responses from others and throw the intended conversation off course. Trolls thrive on conflict, so one of the best ways to deal with them is to ignore them. However, if ignoring doesn't work or isn't an option, there are other steps you can take:

~Don't take it personally. A troll's unkind words truly have nothing to do with you; they're more of a reflection of that person's own problems.

~Try being nice. Some trolls are actually just people with strong opinions or who need a lot of attention. If you engage with them nicely (such as asking for clarification), they may respond in kind.

~Use your settings. Many sites have options that allow you to control whose input you see and don't see. Set yours to omit the troll's posts from your view.

~Kick them out. If the site has a moderator, ask that person to take appropriate steps to limit the troll's access or kick them off the site altogether.

~Set a good example. Trolls' behavior can remind us that it's easy to hurt other people online. Take extra care to ensure your own messages come across the way in which you intend.

 

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Best regards,

- Your MCC Team

Molalla Communications Company

211 Robbins Street, Molalla, Oregon 97038
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