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A week or so ago, Rick Swank told me he was starting to look for Hen of the Woods mushrooms. Last week, right on queue, two of them appeared in my south yard a few feet apart. I harvested them and each one barely fit in a gallon zip lock bag. I couldn’t get Rick

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I hope you and yours had a pleasant Mother’s Day. I did intentionally stroll over to the Victrola to look at the photo of Kimball’s mom and dad sitting happily by their fireplace and at the photo of my parents Kimball took at their 50th anniversary celebration. You know that I’m always that last to

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Had enough rain yet? Former Police Chief Ernie Clawson used to say that in the summer you are never more than two weeks away from a drought. Grandpa Long said, “People (probably meaning farmers) make more money in a wet year than in a dry one.” – Davis and Erica are starting our newest grandchild,

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It’s FAKE. Someone has posted a press release saying the MDC has banned mushroom hunting on public lands and around lakes. The piece of fiction went on to say the MDC is considering a $50 license to hunt mushrooms and that the fine is $4 a mushroom. The MDC sent me a press release Monday

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As I got ready to have this chat with you, I kept hearing a familiar voice in Kimball’s office. I finally got up and went to investigate. It was Megan Tammer-Lane (who you may remember as Megan Flesher). She said that when the judge granted her the name change, he called her Miss Fisher. She

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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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