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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Natick: Bish family helps postal service remember missing children

Magi Bish, the mother of Molly Bish, looks at a new stamp that raises awarenesss for missing children after its unveiling Tuesday at the Natick Post Office. Molly Bish was 16 when she disappeared from her job as a lifeguard at a pond in Warren in 2000. Her body was found three years later and the murder remains unsolved. At left is Mike Powers, a district manager for the United States Postal Service. (Daily News Staff Photo/Ken McGagh)

Since their daughter was abducted in 2000, Magi and John Bish have been working to keep other people’s children safe and prepared for the worst.
“We had to do something,” said Magi Bish.
On Tuesday, the Bishes were at the Natick Post Office to unveil a new stamp that raises awareness about missing children. The stamp is available in post offices across the country and features a photo of purple forget-me-not flowers, the symbol for National Missing Children’s Day, which is on May 25.
“I feel strongly this stamp is sending out a good message,” said Natick Postmaster Nancy Nigro.
Postmasters often unveil new stamps. Nigro unveiled an Amber Alert stamp at the post office in 2006.
State troopers were taking digital fingerprints of young children, putting the only copy on a thumb drive and giving it to the children’s parents for safekeeping. Parents were also given a bag to store biographical information, a recent picture and a two Q-tips for DNA swabs. The troopers offer the free service year-round. They will have a table at the Esplanade in Boston on July 4.
Lt. Daniel Richard and State Trooper Nicole Morrell were two of the original investigators on Molly Bish’s case. They were working for the Worcester District Attorney’s office at the time. Richard and Morrell worked on the case for six months straight.
“This was a special sort of case,” said Richard. “It was the most horrible set of circumstances you can think of.”
Two years after Bish went missing, the state started using AMBER Alerts. Morrell is the AMBER Alert coordinator for Massachusetts. She was administering fingerprints at Tuesday’s event.
The state has recovered 33 children from 22 AMBER Alerts, said Richard, calling it a 100 percent success rate.
When a child goes missing, it’s a race against time. The chance of finding a child decreases significantly after the first 48 hours. A picture is the best way to find a missing child, said Richard.
In Bish’s case, the best photos were group pictures. He father, John, described cropping her pictures and enlarging them to give to the police during that crucial period. The best solo photo of her was already a year old.
There are currently 65 missing children from Massachusetts. Many of their photos were hung up along the post office steps on Tuesday.

 Trooper Nicole Morrell uses a fingerprint scanner on Hailey DeLong, 3, of Natick while compiling a child identification kit at the Natick Post Office Tuesday. Information on a child's height, weight, hair color and photos were put on a memory stick and given to parents during the program at the Natick Post Office Tuesday, which also featured the unveiing of a Forget-Me-Not stamp to raise awareness for missing children. (Daily News Staff Photo/Ken McGagh)

          Among them was Simone Ridinger of Sherborn. Ridinger was hitchhiking from her job at a restaurant
          in Sherborn to Cape Cod on Sept. 2, 1977 and has been missing since.
Her sister, Betsy Bailey, was at the post office to mail a letter on Tuesday when she came across the event. Bailey has lived in Holliston for more than 20 years and owns a business in downtown Natick.
When asked how she keeps her hopes up, Bailey said “I just think about her in a good way.” Ridinger’s case is still open with Sherborn Police.
Magi Bish knows that feeling well.
"Some days, you wish she's out there."
June 27 will mark 15 years since the Bishes experienced the worst day of their lives. Molly Bish would have turned 31 this year.
“It’s so sad that 15 years have gone by,” said Magi Bish. “Molly would be goofing around, making everybody laugh. It’s amazing that someone can just take that away from you.”

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Faces of America's missing children:

Families wait for answers as FBI marks annual day to raise awareness.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Message From John Walsh & NCMEC:

By Brett Fletcher on Thursday, August 24, 2011 at 8:22am
A New Message From John Walsh & NCMEC:

A New Message From John Walsh & NCMEC:

"You’re the only resource your kids have…If you give up, they don’t have a chance.”
These are the courageous words of Colleen Nick. On June 9, 1995 Colleen’s six year-old daughter, Morgan, went to catch lightning bugs at a Little League Baseball game and has not been seen or heard from since.
If Colleen won’t give up on finding Morgan, how can the rest of us?
No matter how much time passes, no matter how many dead ends we hit, we must keep looking. Reunions are possible. Children do come home. And every kid deserves our hardest effort.
Please join the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children today to support our essential work and show parents like Colleen Nick that people like you have not given up on their children.
It wasn’t that long ago when the world watched with teary disbelief as Jaycee Dugard was reunited with her family after being missing for nearly two decades. We were shocked by how this poor girl had been victimized, but overjoyed that she found her way home.
For parents like Colleen Nick this astounding reunion offers hope that someday it will be their baby who is recognized and brought back to their loving arms.
This is essential work. Most people don’t realize that 800,000 children are reported missing every year – or 2,100 each day. But even in these worst of cases, miracles can – and do – happen.
The National Center has played a leading role in many of these cases. I am proud that we have assisted in the recovery of more than 163,330 children, and counting. And our assistance to law enforcement has played a key role in improving child recovery rates from 62% in 1990 to over 97% today.
That is why I am so committed to all of the National Center’s prevention and education programs – and why I hope you will generously support our efforts to never stop looking and never lose hope.
Please join the National Center today and thank you for your vigilance.
For our children,

John Walsh
P.S. A child should never go missing. Parents should never suffer the agony of not knowing where their child is. Please stand with us in our vigilance to never stop looking by joining the National Center today. Your gifts make a difference!

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

5 Back-to-School Resources You Should Know About:

NetSmartz 411


5 Back-to-School Resources You Should Know About:

‎5 Back-to-School Resources You Should Know About Educational resource from NetSmartz:
Via: Child Quest International:  @ChildQuest (Twitter)

NetSmartz Workshop offers free, ready-to-use kits for teaching Internet safety. Request the Elementary School Kit and the Middle School Kit to start your school year off right.
Check out the extensive collection of teaching resources available at Discovery Education and Scholastic to jazz up your usual lessons.
Can’t get YouTube in your school? Then try alternative video-sharing sites just for teachers and students such as SchoolTube and TeacherTube.
Digital learning can greatly increase a student’s motivation and interest. Plan for free time on educational sites designed specifically for kids like PBS Kids Go! and BrainPOP.
If you can’t find the digital content you’re looking for, then create your own! Wikispaces and PBworks are tools that can greatly enhance your students’ learning experience.