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I started the day with a hot shower and it looks like I’ll end it with a chilly one. It is officially Spring which brings wet unsettled weather. The Old Farmers Almanac said we could have some snow maybe in April. How do old farmers know all of that? How old do you have to

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WOW! Congratulations to the Lady Bulldogs Basketball Team. This is the second time that the Lady Bulldogs Basketball team has celebrated a State Championship – both coached by Beau Swopes. It was a lot of fun watching the games on Thursday and Friday and I don’t think anybody was at work on Friday. It is

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How do I get a mulligan? Do I just ask for one? What if one is given to me because I really need to do something over? Here’s why. Drex Salazar called me last week and said there was a faux pas in my article about the new stuff at the golf course. I had

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It just occurred to me that maybe I should clarify a statement I wrote last week. I said an animal lives with me. I hope everyone knew I meant Caddee. Speaking of said animal, I have been told not to let Caddee outside if there is a possum in the neighborhood. Well, you know possums.

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  Monday, Feb. 21, wasn’t the best of days. Presidents’ Day closes down banks and sources of useful information like schools and post offices. I always seem to want to know something when there is no one around to answer my questions.   Feb. 21 was also the day that Kenny’s computer died. Kaput, over

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From the list in the St. Clair County Courier, it looks like most Southwest Missouri fire departments were hauling water to fight the Osceola fire. I find comfort in that. If we ever have a big fire downtown…again and we will, there’s help in nearby towns. I’ve seen photos of solid sheets of ice from

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I know that at least person read my book review last week on Jerico Springs, The Mystic City. Kimball told me that in Chapter 8 of John C. Beydler’s book in his or her 1888 column in his or her Jerico Jottings column in the weekly Stockton Journal  called  it the Mystic City frequently as

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OK I’ve had enough. When the nurse in Bolivar gave me my first covid shot, I didn’t feel it during or after the shot. When Jennifer Mays gave me my second shot at our  front counter, didn’t feel it. Got covid anyway. Kimball didn’t. Got the bill  for my hospital stay. Felt that. When the

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First things first.  I had to hear about Jeanne Hoagland being at the Chiefs’ game Sunday for her birthday. Her entire family was there except her son who is in the military. She said it was the loudest game she had ever attended. But when Buffalo scored a touchdown with just seconds to go, she

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Our little children are paying closer attention to us than we are to them. -Davis had to be gone over night on business. When he returned home the next morning nearly three-year old Reese hollered, “Momma, I found Daddy.” A few days later he brought Reese to the office to visit. Before walking out of

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