The Rock Wall

Posted May 14, 2015 at 11:56 am

Be sure to look at the photo and cutline on H.E.R.O on Page 1. I was impressed with the unique approach to anti-bullying they presented to the Students Against Destructive Decisions club Tuesday afternoon. It will offer a hand to students who are bullied and a network to help them remove themselves from the ranks of victims.

I don’t know how to relate the complicated and almost surreal events that happened after Colten Hedrick served on the waitstaff at the Lighthouse Children’s Theater gala so he and other members of the Fellowship of Christrian Athletes could hear and be inspired by Nick Lowery. Colten came away from that wanting to start H.E.R.O. in the Hallway at EHS his senior year. Some things happened and the program didn’t get launched as Colten and his mother, Lynne, had hoped.

Then

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    As Kimball went into CCMH to collect papers, she slipped her cell phone into her hip pocket. By the time she walked up to the receptionist, Melissa Thompson, she realized that she had missed her back pocket and had put her cell phone inside her waistband. She asked Melissa to give her a moment while she shook her leg, the only socially acceptable thing to do in the hospital lobby to correct the problem. Once she “passed” the cell phone, she and Mellissa laughed and then Kimball went back to work.

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    I was going to take photos of the girls discus throw Monday during the Middle School track meet. In order to get a shot without looking through the chain line fence, I would have to peek around the corner, so to speak, as the competitor released the 2.2 lb. metal disk. After a couple of the girls crashed the disk into the protective fence. I decided I didn’t need that shot.

    At the high jump, I was fascinated by a 7th grade jumper from Bolivar, Bladen Hancock, who had what I thought

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    Mark Boch was in Tuesday morning just back from his last mushroom hunt of the season. He showed us a huge morel which told him the season is over. He reminisced about the two times he and his dad found 2,500 morels in one day, back when the elm trees died.

    I remember when Dutch Elm Disease struck and Mom and Dad found morel mushrooms just about everywhere. I was little, but I have a mental picture of mushrooms growing in the edge of a wheat field north of the house nearly

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    I just got the most enthusiastic report from Bobby Dains I think I ever got from any of my fishing reporters. His report sounds like the spoonbills, big spoonbills, are running right against the bank Tuesday afternoon.

    And the mushroom hunting, probably more my speed, is great, too, so good that Bobby thinks he might even be able to find them. Maybe me, too. I’m not much of a mushroom hound either.

    - Our cat, Caddeaux, put on a show Tuesday morning that left me in stitches.

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    Adrian confirmed what I suspected about her falling down the snow slope. She’d get up too much speed and fall to keep from getting hurt.

    - Did you ever get to introduce your taste buds to a Viola (Mrs. Bill) Campbell lemon pie? She was the consummate (pie pun intended) lemon pie chef and had a secret recipe she had developed.

    For Easter Sunday lunch, Kimball followed Viola’s recipe to make our dessert. The filling was still warm when Kimball got it sliced and on the table. Words

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    It only took a little over 50 years for a trotlliner to break the record on the big blue cat a St. Clair County fisherman caught out of the Osage east of Osceola in 1964. Dad and I went down to Osceola and saw the 117 lb. monster in a deep freeze in a store north of the Osceola square. The new record is only three pounds heavier – 120 lbs.

    – Randy (Bland-Hackleman) Bland’s daughter, Laurie Rapp, was poking around on the internet and looked at Top 10 Midwestern Spook

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    Life is a brittle thread.

    Saturday night at church, Karen Schlup asked that we pray for her 14-year-old nephew who his mother had found unconscious.

    Monday night I received his obituary from the funeral home. The photo with it showed a good looking kid.

    What a tragedy.

    As one person said: you get past rocking them with the fevers and childhood diseases, then you think you’ve got it made.

    - Right now, at a little before

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    Kimball and I went to the BBQ dinner for Rusty Norval Saturday night and so did just about everybody else in town. I was really impressed with the show of support.

    I saw his wife, Jill, in the grocery store parking lot Monday and mentioned it to her. She thought it was a great turnout.

    Rusty took the microphone to thank the attendees. We were still in the long serving line so it was not a concern how long-winded Rusty might be. He didn’t talk too long, but

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    The beautiful weather seems to give all of God’s creatures an excuse or incentive to get outdoors. Of course, that’s where most of them live 24/7/

    Sunday was a nice day so two of our three cats wanted to go out in the afternoon sun rather than just lay in front of the south patio door.

    Bella, formerly Adrian’s streetwise, declawed cat and now Kimball’s sleeping partner, may have already been outside when Caddeaux (Ka – do) asked to get out. In just minutes Caddeaux was back with

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