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Last week I forgot to mention that all the information about “The Beach” was taken from articles written by Virginia Ryan Strain, as in “Virginia Ryan Strain Swimming Pool.” Mrs. Strain wrote most of what went into the Centennial edition of the El Dorado Springs Sun which was published the week of the Picnic in

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This is unusual weather for early January but it may save some lives. In the past some kids have not been able to avoid the temptation to try to run cross lightly frozen ponds. They make it the first few feet then the thin ice shatters. Well, in this weather there is no ice to

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Today is Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, according to my calculations. About 5 a.m., I gave some thought about how I might start our conversation. Last Thursday I had an appointment with Dr. Wyant. He released me on Christmas Eve and this was a follow-up. After all my shots, I still had Covid a second time.

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It must have been the cake. I was in Stockton on Tuesday, Dec. 27,  for the retirement parties for Presiding Commissioner Marlon Collins and Judge Pyle. In all of the festivities I missed the fact that all the newly elected folks would be sworn in at different times. It used to be that everybody showed

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I hope ya’ll have taken the opportunity to see Spring City TV’s fourth annual Christmas Program. Last Wednesday I didn’t think we would have one, but by 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, after a couple of bad miracles and 5,000 electronic glitches we had all the parts. Davis suffered through unjustified harassment by a

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Here I sit on my birthday waiting for Kimball who is covering a hospital board meeting. I think it was a wise decision the school board made to let school staff carry guns if they want to. It adds an uncertainty factor for would-be school shooters. Hardly ever, if ever, do I hear about a

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What do you want for your birthday? What do you want for Christmas? Two questions I heard a lot when I was a kid and after I got over that. With a Dec. 14 birthday, I heard lot, “Since it is so close to Christmas, we’ll just get you one present for both.” It ceased

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I thought the high speed internet line Sac Osage installed would cure the phone problems we have had at home for at least six months. Wrong. This morning I got an appointment with my podiatrist for 2:25 this afternoon. He’s only in the Specialty Clinic on Mondays. I called Kimball’s cell phone and left a

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We almost lost a good friend, a good man, Jerry Chambers, to a bad heart attack last week. Thanks to the Good Lord and good doctors, he went home after the surgery. The scary part is that I’ve never heard that Jerry has been saved. I’ve never spoken to him about it because I’ve never

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This is the calm before the storm, so to speak. The grandkids are coming – all five of them – and I’m excited. I get to see Davis and Erica’s three almost every week, sometimes several times a week.  Ben, 13, Erica and Davis’ oldest, is a perfect gentleman and you hardly know he’s here.

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