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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Auguest 28, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote of the Day:    If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed. Mark Twain

Guests: Jim Robinson introduced Peter Pauwels, his life skills coach.

Fines: Doug had Dowdey confused so Joe fined him 25 cents.

Announcements: Bob Hogge has King Soopers cards for sale.

Enslow mentioned The 18th Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Classic Golf Tournament is September 2nd, a Tuesday, at the Meadows. Dick read off the tee times. $72 and that includes Horsey Ovaries and other fine delights.

Tim said Doug wants us all to know we have the new Entertainment books here for $25

Doug had all the Lemonade stand workers stand.

We still need someone to be the Historian.

Bingo Report:   There were 122 players and a deposit of over $5100. The jackpot is close to $12,000.


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Cliff Metsker, born south of Nashville, TN in 1951, Cliff and family lived in Saudi Arabia for his first six years. His dad was a pilot for Saudi Arabia's airline. They family came to the U.S. just in time so Cliff could be born in the States. He had an interesting childhood of ferrying back and forth between Tennessee and Saudi Arabia. After his father was laid off, his family packed up and moved to a very large cattle/dairy farm in the San Luis Valley after a brief stop in TN.

With a twin brother, another set of twins and two other siblings he and his family ran cattle, sheep and various dairy cows on a farm near Center, CO. Graduating from Center High School (which is still standing) he enrolled at CSU (Tractor Tech) – He played Football and Basketball to get his tuition paid. Upon graduation he moved to Dillon, Montana for 6 years and in 1980 went back to Center, CO. He said he really enjoyed the time in Montana.

He left the farm to work for the Marshall Management Produce Company and managed an implement company, he then sold out, got married to Mary in 1987 (1990?) and moved to Denver ( Littleton to be exact) and opened a State Farm insurance agency. He is now a broker/agent for Farm Bureau Insurance with offices in Lakewood and Broomfield. John Pifer signed him up.

He has no children, but he does have 6 brothers and sisters. He has a twin brother who is a tall, goofy fellow that looks nothing like him. He enjoys skiing, golfing, fishing and fine literature. There was no military; he said he would have made to big of a target.


Program:   John Vierthaler, who almost didn’t make it in time, introduced David Dillon, a Civil Engineer who is on the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission. David has been in the oil and gas industry for over 33 years. He mentioned CONOCO (Continental Oil Co) started in Florence, CO in 1862.

The mission of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is to promote the responsible development of Colorado's oil and gas natural resources.

Responsible development results in:

  • The efficient exploration and production of oil and gas resources in a manner consistent with the protection of public health, safety and welfare
  • The prevention of waste
  • The protection of mineral owners' correlative rights
  • The prevention and mitigation of adverse environmental impacts 

The COGCC seeks to serve, solicit participation from, and maintain working relationships with all those having an interest in Colorado's oil and gas natural resources.

Upcoming programs:

September 4th- Peter Pauwels-Adaptive Fishing Program
September 11th - Derek Handley - Water 2 Wine
September 18th-Paul King-Juntos Argentina
September 25th- Dean Cottington, God Bless America
November 11th-Frank on Hydrogen

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Sept  4  - Regular Meeting - SOD – Dick Mason
Sept  9  - Board Meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
Sept 11 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Pat McKim
Sept 18 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Dave Miley
Sept 25 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Nick Morrone
Sep  5  - Bingo Team C
Sep 12 - Bingo Team D
Sep 19 - Bingo Team E
Sep 26 - Bingo Team A
Oct  2  - Bingo Team B

Click here for a printable version PDF  or   RTI
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Sertoma Application form: app.pdf

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Here is a link to Channel 9's video of the tornado we had last Monday near Parker and Sedelia. It's a flash so hope you can view it.


Hackers resort to 'sick' kidnap spam
E-mails asking for $50,000 ransom contain an attachment supposed to be photograph of kidnapped child but is actually a Trojan horse

* By Carrie-Ann Skinner, PC Advisor August 27, 2008

Hackers are claiming they have kidnapped children in a bid to infect PCs with a Trojan Horse virus, says Sophos.

The security firm is warning users that e-mails entitled "We have hijacked your baby" are being sent to Web users around the globe. As well as asking for a $50,000 ransom for the "release" of the child, the messages also contain an attachment supposed to be a photograph of the child. Instead the file actually contains a Trojan horse that will steal personal information.

[ Learn how to secure your systems with Roger Grimes' Security Adviser blog and newsletter, both from InfoWorld. ]

"Receiving or reading these widespread emails themselves does not mean you are infected, but if users open the attachment they will be infecting their Windows computer, they will give hackers an open door to take control and steal information," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos.

"There's no other way of putting it -- this attack is sick. Hackers have no qualms about exploiting a family's natural instinct to defend its most vulnerable members," added Cluley.

PC Advisor is an InfoWorld affiliate.Trojan horse.


Last weekend, Gary called in from Yakima. He attended a conference in Florida a few months ago. He made some purchases using the hotel's wireless network.

Afterwards, someone charged thousands of dollars of porn to his card. He'd like help getting the situation under control.

Ouch! It sounds like your credit card really took a beating. However, I don't think your data was stolen from the hotel's hotspot. Web sites use SSL to transmit credit card numbers and other sensitive data. Even if it were intercepted over an unsecured network, thieves couldn't decipher it.

This may seem irrelevant. But it isn't. Someone has gotten to your credit card information. This person could also have access to your other accounts. So you'll want to be extra vigilant. Go over your bills carefully each month. And examine your bank statements with a fine-toothed comb.

That will only do so much, though. I hope you've already spoken with the credit card company. It should be able to help you resolve the disputed charges. It should also provide you with a new account number.

Don't be surprised if the porn sites hassle you over the disputed charges. The sites probably hear stories like yours all the time. Customers are likely to dispute credit card charges after a spouse sees them on a statement.

Your work doesn't end with your existing accounts. You'll need to take extra steps to protect your credit. That includes monitoring your credit reports for new accounts. I have a tip on my site that will help you protect your identity. Good luck!

Want to learn more about protecting yourself online? Visit my site!

Lock out snoops with encryption
Removing your info from Google, online databases
Prevent packet sniffing at hotspots
Wireless security while traveling
It's a cruel world. Protect yourself!

(above is from the Kim Komando web site)