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If we had this weather for the Picnic, the crowds and the receipts would likely have been bigger. But I’ve heard that if wishes were horses, beggars could ride. – You remember all those points the football team scored beating Stockton? The team could have used three of those in the Pembrooke Hill game two

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I forgot to tell you last week the story behind the photos at the top of the front page with school kids looking at the eclipse. I was getting ready to head out the door to find something to shoot when Sharon Barger called to tell me that from Mike & Joe’s she could some

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We’ve got a 90th birthday ad for Jennie Barritt this week. Yes, I’m a product of Mrs. Jennie Barritt’s 8th grade science class. It was the first time I had to change classes, I think. Mrs. Shirley Vickers taught English, if I remember correctly. Mrs. Maurine Moss was my home room teacher. Jim Tharp, a

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Travis Stoll, at the Bulldog Brew, said that several of you commented on my mention of him in the Rock Wall, but at least one wondered aloud what that had to do with hot peppers. Nuthin’.  It just gave me a chance to familiarize you with Travis. I thought the next day after I wrote

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Some people like to eat spicy food. I don’t. When I was just a little guy, my sister and I sometimes got to visit our neighbor, Miss Plain (actually Gertrude Plain, but we didn’t call her that.) One time I just couldn’t keep my hands off the pretty colored balls on her houseplant. Then I

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Somebody please shake the clock to see if it is stuck in overdrive. We’re already talking about the first football game Aug.18. There’s a midnight scrimmage Friday night so you can get a free peek at the 2017 squad in action. Remember when we were kids and the summer, while too short, seemed to go

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Picnic’s over… for most folks, but not for us. We’re sorting through photos, selecting and printing shots and writing cutlines. We plan to publish photos of the various winners this week except for the Run For A Reason. We have to get those identified for publication next week or later. For Finley Keen, our summer

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Big surprise at the Land O Lakes Youth Fair: Fred Wosoba had the winning bid for the belt buckle at $325. Of course, if memory serves me correctly, Fred has them all. You’ll have to ask him how many. I think his children bought it for him one year. This time I think Fred was

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With only a week to go, it’s OK to start thinking Picnic. When I was in Birmingham, Shreveport and New Orleans, I wouldn’t start thinking about coming home until it was almost time to throw and go. Kept me from peaking out early. I got some welcome Picnic news this week when an article crossed

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Linda and Everett Smith are thankful to be alive and they know who to thank – the Good Lord. Bro. Jerald Jones called me Monday morning at the office and asked if I had heard what happed to Everett and Linda. I hadn’t. As he told their tale, I kinda held my breath afraid at

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