• P.J. Griekspoor

    Repeated Cold Blasts Add to Winter Wheat Crop Concerns

    Kansas Viewpoint

     by P.J. Griekspoor
     on January 27, 2014

    OK, grammar gurus out there. What is the plural of vortex? Vortexes or vortices? However, you spell it, I sure am sick of the polar variety of the above. Yes, I am a bit of a wimp for complaining about merely being slammed with periodic near-zero or sub-zero temperatures made worse by 60 mph winds when my colleagues elsewhere are also getting hit with a foot or two of snow, along with zero-degree temps and high winds. I think maybe it isn’t just the bitter cold, it’s also the…

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  • P.J. Griekspoor

    All Is Well After a Big Computer Scare

    Kansas Viewpoint

     by P.J. Griekspoor
     on January 13, 2014

    The clever scammers are out and about. Here’s one that had me in a panic Monday afternoon and I offer my story by way of warning to all of you who just might fall for this clever scam. I picked up my office phone to call Unified Messaging and check my voicemail. The automated voice told me that my passcode “does not agree with our records.” I thought I had mistyped the code. So I tried again. Same message. Huh? So I quickly looked up a phone number for help by typing…

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    Arctic Blast Challenges Livestock Producers

    Kansas Viewpoint

     by P.J. Griekspoor
     on January 7, 2014

    Whoa! Yes, there still IS winter in Kansas as this week’s plunge into the deep freeze reminds us. Wichita hit sub-zero on Sunday night and low single digits on Monday night, with howling north winds making for totally miserable wind chill readings in the minus 20 range. :Livestock, and the humans that care for it, suffer in cold like that. To all my friends out there who are feeding cattle and milking cows and tending other livestock in the bitter cold, my hat is off to you…

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