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Davis came into my office last Tuesday and told me he had been trying to find a good time to talk to me but couldn’t. So he launched into it. “I’m getting married Saturday.” I had the presence of mind to congratulate him. I had met his fiancé twice but couldn’t pick her out of

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I got acquainted Tuesday with a lady who took care of me when I was a tiny baby. Vivian Lavon Root went to work and live at Martha Chambers Emergency Hospital at age 14 in October 1946. I was born there on Dec. 14, 1946. Vivian Reeves ended her earthly journey on Easter Sunday after

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I got one of those milestone photo/text messages from Adrian about 6 p.m. Monday evening. There was our grandson, Van, smiling at the cell phone camera pleased with himself. He was grasping the toes on his left foot. The message from Adrian said, “Van found his foot.” He made that major accomplishment at 21 weeks

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Monday night Kimball and I attended a crowded event at the VFW. I have an idea that family and friends wanted to hear and support the Missouri champion of the Voice of Democracy contest. I did. Lydia Eason was well composed beyond her 14 years when she took the microphone and took control of the

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Here we are at the beginning of snagging season, so we’ve almost made it to spring. I have a couple more articles about preventing guns in school for you this week thanks to the Cedar County Sheriff and the board at the Christian School. I had great with interview the St. Clair County Sheriff Scott

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As I was interviewing Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck last Thursday about guns in schools, several times all I could say was, “Wow” at information and thoughts he presented. The chief has obviously given the topic a lot of thought. And he obviously knows his subject matter. I hope you take the time to read his

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Just got a new wallpaper photo for my cell phone from Adrian on Tuesday (a photo of Van holding up his head), and news that Van had his first ear infection, a double, over the weekend. The daycare staff alerted Adrian Monday because he was sleeping all the time. That was not a symptom when

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Kimball, a dedicated crocus stalker, told me that she found a tiny yellow one Tuesday morning in our spring patch on the north side of our driveway. So spring has officially sprung. At least in St. Clair County. Our driveway is the county line. – I’m going to venture into treacherous waters because it needs

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Saturday morning I went down to the church house to turn on the heat so it would be warm for services Saturday night. The weather guessers thought the slick stuff would hit about midnight. Maybe it hit about midnight somewhere or maybe they misspoke when they meant mid-day. We cancelled church services for the entire

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Ground Hog Day, Feb. 2, was cold with bright sun. I’ve never paid much attention to Ground Hog Day or its alleged weather forecasting use. As a big kid, I followed one up a tree once that my dog had treed. I thought I would kick him out to the dog. When I got on

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