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The Rock Wall

You know I don’t get heavily into politics. That may come from my Grandpa Charlie Long who told somebody he had a lot more trouble with seed ticks than he did with poly tics. I was having trouble getting back to sleep about 2 a.m., so I did me some useless thinking. Kimball can watch

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This weekend both my teams came up one point short so I don’t want to discuss football. Bulldog head coach Kelley Beckner did his usual good job of expertly analyzing the game. I learn more from his report than I would sitting in the bleachers. -Tuesday I was sleeping off our late Monday night session

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Like most of you, I’m sure,  (except those too young or not born yet) I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing that fateful morning. I had been over and visited with Mom and Dad and was walking back to our house. I was just east of the bridge over Little Clear

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It’s dangerous to let a fisherman edit copy on Labor Day. But I did my job. I cracked up when I saw Kimball’s report that the El Dorado Springs Fire Department volunteers had operated the boot block for two days and collected $6.86. I called her on the office phone and she added some zeros

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Over the weekend, I asked Kimball if she was glad we’re out of New Orleans. She said, “No”. After we drove all day getting away from Hurricane Rita (I think it was), I vowed to never get caught in one again. You may recall we went to Shreveport for a Parents’ Weekend with Adrian at

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We had our annual Homecoming Sunday at Concord Missionary Baptist Church. Our pastor, Bro. Howard Hamilton, preached after Sunday School, then we enjoyed a basket dinner. Bro. DeWayne Burdette, who was our pastor for something like 20 years, preached in the afternoon. His wife, Janice, was with him. He said he first came to Concord

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Kimball gave me news from the Picnic Committee meeting last Wednesday night that makes sense once you stop and think about it.  The Picnic Committee decided to hold future Picnics on the third weekend in July. We have had a problem with conflicting dates for carnival companies. You know, of course, that the goal all

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Kimball and I enjoyed watching the USA women’s beach volleyball team win gold over the team from Australia. I would say girls’ team but at 37 years old and 6-5 and 6-1 they outgrew “girls” a long  time ago. At least one of them has twins of her own. I didn’t realize how much “scouting”

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Just had a pleasant conversation with City Manager Bruce Roger who is recuperating from having his wrist broken in three places. Come to think of it, don’t think I have ever had a conversation with Bruce that wasn’t pleasant. Right now his wrist is in a cast but the doctor will decide this Friday (or

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Picnic over, but all the rides weren’t gone by early afternoon Monday. They were packed up but just sitting on their trailers waiting for drivers. The carnival company seemed to be suffering from a shortage of workers. -I didn’t go to the Wednesday night street dance. In past years we’ve hurried to town to get

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