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One of the regular unsolicited columns I receive included these thoughts: And this expert opinion on armed citizens on planes: “I think only law enforcement officers or ex-lawmen should have access to weapons on planes because they have the necessary training. ‘Wannabe John Waynes’ could really cause a disaster…” “I know because I retired from

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As soon as I saw “Flint obituary” listed in my emails, I feared the worst. I clicked on it and up came the photo of my friend, Freda Flint. I can’t tell you how many fun conversations we had about guns. Freda loved guns and loved to shoot them. She made no bones about it:

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I frequently get facebook emails from Derrill Price III, son of my good friend Derrill Price II who never met him because he was killed in Vietnam. I open them because they are usually funny. A recent one said the lady at the cash register said she was checking her balance so he gave her

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I’ll pass along a request from Adrian: Hi! I’ve been thinking a lot about stories lately and what makes a good one. I know real life stories I enjoy often have a good character that usually is quirky or stories of relatives that I never got to meet. I remember Grandpa telling stories of getting

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We had welcome visitors at the office Monday. Our new granddaughter, Reese, at five days old, took her first road trip with her momma, Erica, and big brother, Ben. Madeline Reese Long entered this world at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Nevada Regional Hospital after an “easy and fun” delivery. By 2 p.m., Momma

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It was zero at our house Monday morning. My sister told me that at their house a quarter mile away, it was -3. I’m so glad the weather guessers got it somewhat wrong. They predicted 4 – 8 inches of snow. Kimball and I guessed that we got two inches. I was up about 4

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It’s been a crazy winter. Country roads, including a spot in our driveway, are giving way where they have never done it before. I called the Cedar County Road Department and told them about a soft spot (to put it mildly) on Road 601. They graveled it that day. I called St. Clair County Monday

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Have I told you what I like about icey weather on the weekend? Absolutely nothing. The only thing I accomplished that was worthwhile was study my Bible a little both days. I read about Samuel anointing Saul king over Israel and how long it didn’t take the new king to run afoul of God. Then

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I guessed wrong. I told you that I thought Keilan Jacques pinned his 192 lb. Diamond opponent in 15 seconds a week ago Thursday on the home mat. I had trouble opening Coach Travis Payne’s e-mail so I was flying blind. Well, this week the coach sent me his report in MS Word. I had

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Just in case you missed it last week, I’m giving you another shot at the survey Supt. Mark Koca put out last week on whether you favor or oppose a four-day school week. I wasn’t sure what all that might entail so I interviewed Mark last Thursday. The school had already received over 300 responses

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