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Pets are not my thing.  Don’t read that wrong. I don’t hate pets. I just don’t need pets. When I was a small child, my favorite dog was named Million Dollar Fred. He was … more
I sometimes had a penny for candy, but never twenty cents which a pack of cigarettes sold for at that time. Consequently, I have never bought a pack of cigarettes in my life, so a dilemma of having … more

Through the years, Jilda and I have had our share of pets. We’ve had cats, chickens, tropical fish, and dozens of dogs. One thing we’ve learned is that they sometimes bring you unusual “gifts.”

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One very common problem that I have seen more of this year than in the past several years is blossom end rot. I am answering calls almost daily about blossom end rot that affects not only tomatoes … more

The Dairy Queen in downtown Jasper was getting remodeled during the summer of 1984. 

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Let's clean out the notebook ... Writing this week about the municipal elections coming in Aug. 25 makes me realize how quickly - very quickly - they are coming. Qualifying runs from July 7 to 5 p.m. on July 21; both are Tuesdays. As I write this, qualifying starts in two weeks. Holy cow.

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Jesus went out of His way to break down racial barriers in His day. The racism He confronted was between Jews, Samaritans, and Gentiles. more
The older I get, the more I realize just how much of a sweet spot dads have for their daughters. It’s only fitting on this Father’s Day that I, once again, brag on mine. more
Habits can be both good and bad. My parents tried to instill in me a desire to cultivate good habits and shun bad ones. When young, they placed emphasis on the need to brush my teeth daily. They gave … more
As we get ready this weekend to celebrate and to recognize and perhaps for many of us just to remember our fathers, I couldn’t help but do a little bit of reflecting on my own dad. My dad was a … more
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