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On March 13th - 17th 2002 at the University Inn/Cumberland Place Exhibition Center in West Lafayette, Indiana the 5th annual 8-ball championship was held. Mickey & Billy's (Southtown Mall) sent (5) teams.

To all the Men and women players who participated, you are all winners!

Men's Singles: 13th Arnold Helgesen, 9th John Adamonis, 3rd Dave Schrader

Women's Singles: 7th Juana Fuentes

Super tournament (congratulations), next issue I will cover...

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A Planetary Gathering of the Close Kind!!


In late April and early May, all five naked-eyed planets are visible simultaneously in the western sky. Look about 45 minutes after sunset. About halfway up is brilliant Jupiter. Shining below Jupiter is a string of planets: Venus, Saturn, Mars and Mercury. Throughout May these five planets will form and reform new patterns as they move against background stars.

On Sunday, May 5, face west just after sunset to see a nearly equilateral triangle of 3...

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When we were young...circa 1956 Top row: Gelaine Listenberger, Billie Blush, Danny Weaver, Betsy Cochran,  Dave Smith, Don Harz, unknown Bottom row: KayeLynne Snider, Judy Mize, Mae Julian



I just got home and I need to tell this. I will never forget it as it was like deja vu. I was at Karen's Gifts and was returning on Hurstbourne Ln. I got stopped at a light and was about to rant under my breath, cuz it is a LONG LONG light to sit at. Just as I was about to say a few unkind words to the traffic light, and with Rush Limbaugh carrying on, on my radio, I heard a sound that felt and sounded like the voices of angels.

Sorry for the dramatic...

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2/3 cup olive oil

8 chicken drumsticks

8 chicken thighs

4 celery ribs (cut into 4-inch strips)

2 cups chopped onion

1 tsp. dried tarragon

1/2 cup lemon-lime soda or water

2 1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

grated nutmeg

40 cloves unpeeled garlic

Rounds of fresh sliced French bread 


Put the oil in a shallow dish and add the chicken pieces turning to coat them evenly with oil. Preheat the Dutch oven to 375 degrees. Combine celery...

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Dear Cousin,


Sweet April makes her debut into our hills, stepping softly on the tender new grass and accompanied by the twitter of birdsong. March departs like a wet and slightly shaggy lion, leaving soggy footprints and water puddles behind him. The first tiny blue violets appear, peeping shyly through the ragged grass on the bank. There is a sprinkling of golden dandelions on the lawn, and the warm sunshine on the earth is calling forth spring.

It is almost time for the morels to...

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At a pow wow, the Head Veteran leads the dancers around the sacred circle when the MC calls for a Veterans Dance. He is chosen by the pow wow committee, and it is a great honor among those who have served in our armed forces to be chosen, and also to dance the Veterans Dance. It is a very spiritual, emotional and heart-warming dance.

The first time I was asked to be the Head Veteran Dancer was for the American Indian Council's pow wow, which is held every year at...

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