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This week we have Caroline Kealy with us, an MU Journalism student who is going to help us with our internet presence. She is a native of Chicago and really likes our small town. One of our first chores was to teach her how to say El Dorado.  She and Kimball are hatching big plans

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I hope you and yours had a wonder filled Christmas and New Year’s. We did. The family time was even better than the weather. Even got a note from Adrian Monday thanking us for the good time for her, Cain, Van and Snider. Everybody got home safely from Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. I told

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Is there a name, like Indian Fall, for the unseasonably mild weather we have been enjoying?  Cain and Adrian played the weather perfectly. They drove up here from Baton Rouge in stages: to his hometown of Lake Providence, LA, one day, then on to Branson the next day, then to Springfield, then to our house.

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I believe in internal clocks. I’m having trouble resetting mine to have my chat with you on the Rock Wall on Monday after doing it on Tuesday for nearly 40 years. Now this week, the boss says I have to do it on Friday night and again next week. That is just weird. Some of

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The sign Kimball hangs on our front door each year is up: Dear Santa. Define good. Kimball has been decorating like crazy. We expect a house full of company for Christmas. Four grandkids will be a houseful. Kimball gave me a birthday card  (or it was addressed to You) I looked at again this morning.

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I had a pleasant conversation with our new superintendent, Heath Oates, on Friday and again Monday morning. I think we are going to like him – young man, young family, tries to help principals grow in his current job as Rich Hill superintendent. Can’t be all bad – he likes to turkey hunt and fish.

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You will have a chance to see history in the making this Friday at 1 p.m. in the upper gym free.  First. Bulldog wrestlers will host a match with Buffalo. Then for the first time ever, Lady Bulldog wrestlers will host a match with the Lady Buffalo wrestlers. – There’s an old 14th century saying…“A

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It’s the time of year when people traditionally count their blessings. We really should thank Him every day. – I was surprised to hear about the death of Eugene Johnson. As kids we ran a lot of miles in church yards playing tag before the music started. And we just went to the funeral for

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I went to the front of the office to have my usual conversation with Reese, our 8-month-old granddaughter. I asked her momma, Erica, if she had a good weekend. She said she did not. Then I remembered Reese had to go to the hospital emergency room to be treated for a double ear infection. She

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Bobby Budd asked me if I ordered the weather change.  I told him I had. No sense denying the unprovable. It does look a little suspicious that last year when they moved up the date of the Christmas parade, God moved up winter. He might do the same for this Saturday’s Christmas parade. It does

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