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From the Editor I promised my sister that I would start exercising. I said I would walk when the weather got nice and this past weekend was perfect, so no…

From the Other Side

NEW BEGINNINGS Last Tuesday, the majority of the citizens who voted in Ralls County passed the school bond issue. I was very optimistic about the issue passing, but was glad…

From the Other Side

AUTOMATIC Miranda Lambert has a new song out called “Automatic”.  It’s a song about the way things used to be, having to stand in line to pay for gas, using…

Jack Remembers

I have received dozens of letters saying they had never heard of Oak Grove until they started reading “Jack Remembers”. “You have put Oak Grove on the map.” Unknown to…

Hawk Talk

Fire up the Grill This week’s column is dedicated to all those who should have had last Monday off; except that last Monday was March 31 and not April Fool’s…

From the Editor

We are creatures of habit, especially the habits that bring us comfort. This long, cold winter has had me buried in my quilts, reading and sipping hot tea and I…

Danielle McMillen From the Other Side

MAINSTREAM, PUTIN AND OBAMACARE Of all the possible topics I had to choose from this week, I ask the question, what does mainstream mean? It’s like asking the question, what…

Jack Remembers

In 1970, two attorneys from Independence asked me to go to Ambergris Caye off the coast of British Honduras to look at a motel owned by an airline captain friend…

Jack Remembers Afghanistan Scam

I just got an e-mail from Captain John Anthony with the 4th Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment Unit that patrols the Helmend Province of Afghanistan, who told me he was seeking…

Jack Remembers

Actually, we were just kids even though we were 19 and some just 20 when we got drafted into the Army. In today’s world, we would not be considered very…

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