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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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The annual El Dorado Springs Christmas Lighting will begin in the Park at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. Kimball has a yes from Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, Rep. Warren Love and Cedar County Sheriff James McCrary. She left a message for Governor Eric Greitens and Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck. This is your reminder to be

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I was sorry to hear about the death of Johnny Moore. I guess I’ve known him about as long as I’ve known anybody. I remember him, his parents, Alfred and Kate, and his brothers and sisters from Pleasant Springs church which we always just referred to as Oyer. Johnny was powerfully built. He milked cows.

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Something Kimball did not consider when she picked our wedding day – Halloween 1975 – how hard it would be to find an anniversary card. I mentioned that to Debbie Floyd who was just shopping for Halloween cards. She agreed. Then I found it: two ghoulish looking characters, a heart between them and the words:

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I missed our visit last week. I was on horizontal hold in the sick pen. I’ve never had blood poisoning before. Don’t particularly recommend it. At noon Friday I was editing copy at my desk. Just before Gwen walked in, I got cold, then I got sick. Stayed nauseated the rest of Friday and unsteady

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We have always been pleased with the excellent care we have received in the emergency room at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital. With the help of Tom and Margaret Gough Kenny ended up there on Sunday afternoon. He got immediate head to toe care from Loree Tyler and Amanda Schierek. When Dr. Casey came in

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