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Had a good visit with Adrian, Van and Snider.  She gave me a ride home last Monday evening. I went straight to my easy chair and to sleep. I awakened when Adrian came to see if I was alive. She couldn’t believe I could sleep through the Louisiana tornadoes she unleashed in the house. •

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This week we lost a good friend, Rose Smith. It doesn’t seem that long since she and her husband, Charles Lee, were in the young adults Sunday School class at Concord Missionary Baptist Church with Kimball and me and several others and Jerald Jones was our teacher, Charles and Rose brought their kids, Neil, Tina

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We’re still here and working for you. We heard that awards were given out Thursday night to Lillian Sunderwirth scholarship winners and we didn’t know about it. A lady told Kimball they didn’t think I was up to covering the event which we haven’t missed in years. Kimball covers events even when I can’t. She

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While Kimball and I were at lunch last week, Marsha Abbot came to our table with an interesting comment and question. She said, “I really like the name your son and his wife came up with for their new baby. Is it a family name?” Davis and Erica named their new baby Nash Wilder. We

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Spring fever did not kick in today for me with all of this cold, rainy weather. I didn’t even think about the fishing report until everybody had put on their winter clothes and headed home. After enjoying the excellent fish fry at Fair Haven, as soon as we got the notice of the community breakfast,

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The world just keeps getting crazier, I heard on the TV news Monday morning that the Kentucky Derby winner tested positive for drugs. Of course, the 7 time wining trainer, Bob Baffert says he will appeal. I hope this is not a Lance Armstrong situation where technology caught up with him. I actually hope Baffert

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Ronald Bland shared The Busy Praying Mom’s post – Grace is when people throw you to the wolves and you land in the arms of the Shepherd. • Kimball and I went to Cheryl Carpenter’s visitation Friday evening. I learned that Jerry and I have more in common than I knew. My first question to

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We’re sorry to learn of the death of Cheryl Carpenter. I didn’t even know she was sick. Back when she was still Cheryl Graves she worked with us in the Sun office She moved to Joplin and got a job at the newspaper there. They wouldn’t let her do the job she had handled so

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Looking back through some of my recent emails, I realized I did not give credit last week where it is due: We had a revival in progress at our church which I didn’t want to miss so I called the assistant superintendent, Dr. Theresa Christian, and asked if she would take photos of the newly

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Saturday afternoon I was guarding the home nest while Kimball was at the office. I answered the phone and it was Fern Barkley. Sheila Benham’s mother. She had seen my mention of Peggy Jones and wanted to know how to call her. I told her she is at Park View in Bolivar and gave her

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