Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Blue skies and sunshine grace the last of our November days, yet there is a sharp bite in the air that gives the promise of colder weather to come. With its summit bathed in glory, Pilot Knob is a multicolored jewel shining in the sunlight this morning. When the evening sunset sheds its rosy glow on that mountain, it glows with an ethereal beauty.

This is perfect butchering weather. The week of Thanksgiving was our annual butchering time, when pork and beef were killed and processed for our...

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There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think. Well, scratch, anyway. Most of that thinking will start after about the third cup of coffee.

But it’s a quiet time. A private time. When the world is dark, and there isn’t yet a hint of pink over the eastern mountains, it’s very good. We can relax. No one is expecting anything from us right now. Our guilt can take some time off, and...

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When Tina called, Sally could tell something was really wrong. Tina’s voice was panicked and tense. She was so tense, in fact, that Sally couldn’t understand what she was saying. Sally decided it would be best to walk to Tina’s house and see what the problem was.

Tina was new to the area, and after she had moved in, she and Sally had quickly become friends. But they were about as different as two women could be. Tina had grown up in one of the roughest areas of a big city and had lived there...

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When I chose to take on the task of writing a monthly article about homeschooling, I knew at some point, I would pause to acknowledge the dedicated teachers who teach in the brick school house be it public, private or parochial.

Teachers, outside the home, are not competition or a threat to homeschoolers and vice-versa. God created a big, wide world for us to educate our children in. We should encourage and respect each other. Separate the system (common core) from the human (teacher).

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Teeney and Weeney’s father, Colonel Black, was home on leave from the Squirrel Army. Mrs. Graytail and the twins were so excited they were running around as if they had lost their heads. Such a loving family you have never seen.

Colonel Black had made a promise to the twins that he would take them to the city to visit their cousins. The twins were holding their father to his promise, thus they decided to leave the next morning.

Teeny and Weeney were so excited they were running to all...

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Thanksgiving Day will soon be here and many Americans will gather to enjoy a meal and give thanks for their many blessings.

I find it sad people feel the need to shop on Thanksgiving Day and store owners feel compelled to open their doors to keep up with their competition. For once the Day is over it is on to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday culminating with the frenzy of Christmas Eve shopping.

The Small Business Saturday was launched by American Express in 2010: Go...

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