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Kimball plunked a color photo down on my desk Monday that I didn’t immediately recognize but I was suspicious. It was obviously a school picture. Sandy hair. Blue eyes. So I started asking questions. She told me it was Van, Adrian’s oldest. I held him when he was a newborn. We have his photo up

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I sent last week’s Rock Wall to Pat Crew, wife of Allen Crew, the best man in out wedding. We wound up trading photos of grand children. We have never met their two children, Amy Elaine Crew (same initials as her daddy, Allen Evan Crew) and Ryan Crew. Pat a retired school, quit her job

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Sometimes you don’t know how good you’ve got it. Like the time my fishing buddy, Allen Crew (who was also the best man in our wedding) came from Birmingham to go fishing on Toledo Bend with me. I took him to a hole Kimball and I had discovered that had schooling bass up to six

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George Smith’s wife drove the little school bus that picked my up at the end of our driveway and dropped me off at Liston. One year earlier and I would have walked two miles to the Aarat Country school I understand that this Thursday will be the first day of school for the El Dorado

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You’ve probably seen me on my walker. I have to use it to stay upright. It has been my constant companion day and night for at least the past year, probably longer. I don’t sit in it, but I park it beside my bed and when Kimball calls me to breakfast in the morning, I

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A Jewish woman in Alaska said she is one o the Frozen Chosen. We could change half of her name in Southwest Missouri. – Kimball was impressed by a presentation from the new CEO of Cedar County Memorial Hospital, Terry Nichols. She said she had never heard a presentation like that since she got here

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Sounds like Kimball and Davis’ TV station may have had an effect on the election Tuesday. She said the mayor of Stockton told her he thought he knew who he was going to vote for in one of the races and her interview changed his mind. She told him it wasn’t the first time she

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Picnic over.. There were a few rides parked on Broadway as we came to work Monday, but Main Street was clear. Reese, at three years old, has already got the hang of the Picnic. She saw a ride outside our front window at the newspaper with enclosures that she called a room. She kept talking

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Picnic here. At least on Monday the lot on East Spring Street is starting to fill up. When I was a kid I picked black berries and dewberries to sell so I would have money for the Picnic. I don’t remember the price – maybe a dollar or dollar and a quarter a gallon and

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We got a response to my hummingbird question. James W. Rosbrugh sent an email to Kimball: “Yes, we have several hummingbirds feeding daily at our feeders just a few miles NE of Taberville in St. Clair County.” I think maybe it is the kind of flowers. She has purslain in her four pots on the

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