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Years passed. Our bicycles spent more time in the shed than on the road. Baseball practice, games and 4-H meetings replaced leisurely rides around the farm. Quite suddenly, there was a need for speed—and headlights. more
Alphonse Wilson here, jest celebratin’ a nice day with poetry. Yessir. I thought I’d do some poetry today just to see if you’re in the mood. Well, if you ain’t in the mood, I guess you could go fix a cup of coffee or something and wait for me to finish, but that would hurt my feelin’s exponential-like and you’re not the kind of person to do that, are ya? more
Steady cash flow comes from steady work. If you want money you have to do something that produces money. more
You have to know Bert really well before he’ll share his secret with you, but if he does, it’s as though he’s revealed the reason for life and sunshine and the main reason our dogs think we’re smart. more
It happens to every one of us at one time or another. We travel along comfortably and everything seems fine. Then, suddenly our life journey takes a curve so sharp that we feel like we’ve been flung off the road. The pain of sadness is so great that we want to crawl into a corner and cry. We long to do a life reset, to go back to the way things were a week, a month, or a year ago. We forget all about putting on the big boots. more
Concerning the topic of the ARPA funding, this is what we now know: The Board of Supervisors knew of the Federal allocation of money in May 2021; the total amount the county received was … more
Even if you never drive on a country road, chances are that you will end up following a combine, tractor pulling a grain cart or wagon, or even a semi-truck hauling grain. Please be patient, the … more
I have checked the Harrison County Board of Supervisors website weekly for five months. Sometimes, numerous times in one week. To this day, Sept. 21, 2021, the minutes of the weekly BOS meetings are … more
The gate to the front yard beckoned, only ten yards away. I pictured Mom inside the house working on supper. When I walked in she would take one look at my severely injured knee and immediately shift into motherly-care mode. She would gently wash the scrape and clean out the gravel. I could almost smell the hydrogen peroxide that she would pour over it, making it sting like the dickens. White droplets would puff out on all the scratches. “It’s killing the germs,” she would say as the tiny bubbles popped, whispering a fizzing sound. more
Early fall is Homecoming, and Homecoming is bonfires. But early fall is also the last chance to camp before winter weather rolls in. Do you prefer fall bonfires with the crowd or a quiet night by … more
Harrison County Assessor Brenda Loftus recently hired a firm out of Omaha called HR Systems to study whether her salary is in line with the other 98 County assessor's salaries. Their findings were … more
On Sept. 2 and Sept. 9, I went to the supervisor’s meeting to address the large amounts of money that the supervisors are spending, seemingly without any regard to what the … more
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