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Just talked to Cedar County Clerk Peggy Kenney about the Vietnam Wall. It is scheduled to arrive in Stockton May 11 after being transported from Springfield. It will be set up on the Stockton football field. That is a change from the original plan – to set it up in front of the high school

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Remember in the Bible where God told Israel to wait to attack the enemy until the wind moved in the top of the mulberry trees? The other morning as I was eating breakfast, I looked out the south patio window and every tree I saw for a couple hundred yards or more, regardless of size,

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Had a nice chat at the front counter Tuesday with Winnie Burrow. Don’t know exactly how many years we’ve been chatting, but it’s been ever since her son, Carl, worked here. He’s now the VP of sales for a big computer company and travels all over the world, most recently to Europe and South Africa.

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How’s 2017 going so far for you? Fine, I hope. Kimball and I were in bed by 9:30 New Year’s eve. I woke up about 11:30 and went to the kitchen to eat a snack so I could go back to sleep. I stayed up until midnight so I could wish Kimball a Happy New

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Here we are just about to step into 2017. I remember, as most of you likely do, that some would-be prophets thought the world would end when the calendar turned from 19 to 20. And they said the computers couldn’t handle the turn over. I checked that out by lying to my computer – changing

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On Monday, Kimball and I had just finished eating lunch when Mary came in with a sheet of paper which she handed me. I saw that it was an obituary and started reading it. I saw that it was for a Mrs. Sheldon who was a co-owner of the funeral home and thought it was

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Kimball covers the city council meetings so I can go to ambulance board on Monday nights. She sometimes asks me to proof her report but I didn’t pay attention well enough to catch the change in the Christmas light winners: The judges no longer choose one in each of the four wards, just 1, 2,

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Just received a death notice this morning on an old friend who has known me since I was born, Bernice Elliot Estes Neely Root. Her name was pronounced Burnace, not Berneece. She had a habit of outliving her husbands. Oh, the stories she could and did tell about her parents, Brother Ed and Sister Neva

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Hope everybody had a peaceful, satisfying and/or fun Thanksgiving. We did. Kimball did all the planning for ours. All I had to do was drive when told it was my turn. We drove to Shreveport Wednesday afternoon and evening and until about 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning to Kimball’s brother and sister-in-law’s home in Bossier City

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You’ve heard no doubt or maybe have seen and even been the proverbial hog so busy rooting for acorns that he or she never took time to look up “to whence my help cometh” or forbid the thought, give a moment of thankful contemplation for all the many blessings that have fallen your way. Well,

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