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Big surprise at the Land O Lakes Youth Fair: Fred Wosoba had the winning bid for the belt buckle at $325. Of course, if memory serves me correctly, Fred has them all. You’ll have to ask him how many. I think his children bought it for him one year. This time I think Fred was

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With only a week to go, it’s OK to start thinking Picnic. When I was in Birmingham, Shreveport and New Orleans, I wouldn’t start thinking about coming home until it was almost time to throw and go. Kept me from peaking out early. I got some welcome Picnic news this week when an article crossed

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Linda and Everett Smith are thankful to be alive and they know who to thank – the Good Lord. Bro. Jerald Jones called me Monday morning at the office and asked if I had heard what happed to Everett and Linda. I hadn’t. As he told their tale, I kinda held my breath afraid at

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Called Linda McCallister, my fishing reporter from Dains Fish Farm to be sure she gets the paper. She said she does and sees that I put in exactly what she reports. She said, “That is kinda scary.” She said that she sees that she may have a little info on fishing and another reporter has

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On April 17, Adrian and Cain called us at the office and told us a secret that we couldn’t tell anyone. She had just been to her doctor and got confirmation that she is expecting our first grandchild. She told a few family members and close friends. Due date is Nov. 28. She observed later

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I have no doubt that summer heat is here. I got to enjoy it last Friday and Saturday working in the boathouse on a birthday present for Kimball. Monday evening after work the heat was even higher. I almost cooked. I was coveting every little breeze. I had to pace myself to keep from having

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Those of you who know me (and that’s most of the community) have often heard me say, “Only in a small town,” or “I like living in a small town.” Or “I couldn’t run a newspaper in a big city.” Well, a couple of events in the past week just helped cement my preference for

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Hope you had an enjoyable Memorial weekend. We did. Friday Kimball and Davis couldn’t get away so I went to the cemetery and decorated graves planning to go back Sunday or Monday with Davis and Kimball. Sunday was crunched for time. On Monday, Davis had the croup so Kimball and I went to Brasher Cemetery

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Grandpa Long used to say that people make more money in a wet year than in a dry one. I think he was talking about farmers and cattlemen. Of course, farmers have to be able to get their crops out of the field. Judging by my riding lawnmower, harvesting crops will be a mess. I

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As I sit down to chat with you, our youngest is enjoying his 28th birthday in the traditional family way – at work on deadline day. At lunch, I mentioned his actual birth as occurring about 1 a.m. on Tuesday. Kimball corrected me to 1:58 a.m. – I had a conversation today with Derrill Price

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