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The Rock Wall

Kimball just showed me her cell phone with a photo of Van with all of his teeth, both of them, barely breaking his bottom gum line. He just turned eight months. Adrian cut her first tooth at four months and two days. – I got out of the hospital on Tuesday, July 3, and felt

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The Rock Wall

My thoughts have been off the wall since Friday when Kimball checked me into Cedar County Memorial. I heard the nurses repeatedly refer to UTI which got totally out of hand during the evening. I was so sick I couldn’t even stay awake and stand up for the nurses to clean me up. But they

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The Rock Wall

Hey guys, we appreciate all the news you send us. We really do. But if you are trying to get us to NOT print your news, I’ll tell you how to accomplish that – PUT IT IN ALL CAPS, LIKE THIS. Why? Because we have to re-keyboard every bit of it. True, if you bring

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The Rock Wall

It’s been an eventful week. – I started getting phone calls Monday about a massive fish kill at Shell-Osage. Davis recommended that I go take pictures. I did. He was right and so was everybody else who called. Tuesday I received a press release from the MDC. Also on Tuesday, I received a call back

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Monday evening I was looking for something and attacked the in basket on my desk. As I was finding items that went back several years, I came across an unopened Christmas card. A gruff looking Santa glared at me. When I opened the card, it said, “He saw everything.” A scary enough thought. Then Adrian

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I talked to Monday to Wyatt Graves about his part in the East-West All Star game over the weekend and wrote an article based on our conversation. Then, I received an email from his mom, Jodi, in much more detail and mentioning the entire family. I told her that her version was much more complete

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Exciting news broke at the last minute Tuesday. Governor Greitens announced his resignation which means that as of Friday, Friend of El Dorado Springs and Cedar County Mike Parson will step into the governor’s office. I guess he may not have time to come cook hotdogs for us at the annual Christmas lighting any more,

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Justify won the Preakness, the second leg of the Triple Crown, without our help. Our satellite receiver lost contact during a deluge so we had to catch it on the news later. – School was out Wednesday, so give the kids a brake. – The Virginia Ryan Strain Pool opens Tuesday, the 29th. -Memorial Day

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Sunday was Mother’s Day which I’m sure you all know, but it turned out to be a special one. Davis’ wife, Erica, complained bitterly Sunday morning as she got ready to leave for her job at Chili’s in Joplin. Her son, Ben, is nine years old and she has always had to work on Mother’s

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I’m glad Mr. Owen Martin got to enjoy his birthday. I received his obituary, the same day I received “The Grapevine,” the in-house publication of Community Springs Healthcare Facility, with the smiling photo on the cover Kimball took at his 102nd birthday party surrounded by much younger friends. A farmer to the end, the decoration

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