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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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The big news next week is the traveling Vietnam Wall coming to Stockton. If you want to know more about the original Wall, get on the internet to thewall – usa.com. – I just got a press release from Community Springs Health Care Facility that they are having a “date night” for residents – a

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Watch out if you come into the office. Gwen just passed her Tae Kwon Do test to advance from beginner’s white belt to yellow recommended. You know she probably has her sights set on Davis since he is a Tae Kwon Do black belt. But he is totally out of practice, I’d guess. Or maybe

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For those of you who have never heard of Blackberry Winter, that’s what you’ve been enjoying the last few days. Why? Don’t know. That’s just what the old timers called the cold snap at this time of year when blackberries bloom. I know it kinda took the wind out of my sails for mowing the

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Wanna help ElDo win again? You’ve done it every time before.We’ve had several requests for the “Thankful For Our Community” contest mentioned at the Chamber luncheon. The link to the contest voting page is:  https://a.cstmapp.com/voteme/18255/619475838?ep1=fb. Our essay vying for a $5,000 prize is to benefit the Opera House Arts Council for a new Spring Park

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CW Spohn and I were reminiscing about farm events as teenagers. He was helping an uncle on a dairy farm when a tour came through about 8 a.m. as they were finishing the morning milk. A very prime and proper lady with a fresh hair do for the event stood right behind one of the

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I was standing at the sink shaving Tuesday morning when I had one of those light bulb moments. I suddenly realized how much effort Adrian had to put out to come be by my bedside while I was in the hospital in Springfield a couple of weeks ago. And now we ask, why didn’t I

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Had an appointment with Dr. Casey last Thursday. He said I looked and sounded good. His parting words were that he expected the Rock Wall to get back to normal. “It has been lacking.” Had an appointment in Springfield Friday with my urologist, the one who installed the garden hose size catheter and a stint.

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Well, I’m back at my desk trying to fly my computer. I spent a good part of a couple of days recalling steps I invented. My in-basket was a monster – over 500 emails and more kept coming. I conquered the last one about 5 p.m. Tuesday. What a relief. I hope I worked them

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