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The waters of William’s River run swift and cold. It rushes around huge boulders, cresting in white spray and moves swiftly onward. It looks deceptively shallow, but is deep and very swift-moving. Rhododendrons line the bank, and dip down to the water.

Yellow-spotted trout lilies are blooming there now, as well as painted trilliums and clumps of spring beauties. Blue violets are prolific, as are the tiny bluets that spring up in the rich soil along the river. Windflowers, or wild anemones...

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Billy slowly raised one eyelid and looked around. Boots and Desdemona, Aunt Ada’s cats, were curled up, one against his belly and one against his back. Billy hated to wake the cats, but when a guy has to go find a tree, well, call it collateral damage. He got up, stretched and yawned and trotted out to the kitchen. Aunt Ada greeted him with ear rumples and a bowl of kibble, and then opened the door so he could go to work.

Being the official town dog isn’t always the easiest job, Billy thought...

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Marine Cpl. Robert E. Eubank at home on leave with his mom.

Mother’s Day came early for me this year as my son Marine Cpl. Robert Eubank arrived back home on April 11th after serving his country for two years in Okinawa. As I write this he is two days away from leaving Fort Wayne to travel to join his new unit here in the United States. Where he’s going I cannot divulge for he does security work that needs to be kept secure.

The past two weeks have flown by while he’s enjoyed homemade lasagna, reconnecting with friends and Harley, his feline buddy. It...

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“LIFE BEGINS AT 80”---Author Unknown
We oldsters surely get away with a lot just because we’ve managed to keep breathing longer than most folks. I will celebrated my 80th birthday, and I’ve got it made!

If you forget somebody’s name, or an appointment, (or go on the wrong day) or what you said yesterday, just explain that you are 80, and you will be forgiven!

If you spill soup on your tie, (or on your best blouse) or forget to shave half your face (or wear your pink fluffy house shoes to the...

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As we finished our scout meeting, I reminded the boys about the next week. “Don’t forget that it is our monthly service meeting. We will be helping Old Widow Rosting clean out her shed, so come an hour early and dress in old work clothes.”

“Not another service project,” Gordy grumbled. “Last time it took us so long we didn’t get to do anything fun.”

“This job might be interesting,” I replied. “Have you ever gone through an old shed? You never know what strange things you might...

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Windy’s pickup truck was the third one to arrive at the scene of the fender bender. Both cars pretty well plugged up the road, and once it was determined no one was hurt, and the police had been called, Windy surveyed the situation.

1.Weather – decent if you’re wearing a coat.

2.No one’s going anywhere for a while.

3.A small crowd had gathered on the shoulder of the road.

A small crowd? Nay I say unto you, not in the world of Alphonse “Windy” Wilson. That there, gentle reader, is an...

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