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Wed
27
Jul
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Summer Thoughts...

By Tory Duncan
 
You know as summer, well should I say summer break, quickly comes to a close, before we all get crazy with back-to-school events and such, Ihave to say a few things about the summer events that bring all of our communities together each year. First and foremost, the very best part of our community events is one key factor...they bring people home!
 
 
Wed
20
Jul
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It’s Appalling...

by Tory Duncan
 
As I grew up, and I think as most of you that are reading the Bull this week grew up, I’d like to think that most of us were brought up by our parents and family that we should always respect and honor our elders, our teachers, our military members and police officers. For that matter, at least I was reared to show respect to everyone that passes through my everyday. With the recent attacks on police throughout the country and world, not to mention the horrific scene in the Paris region last week, I’ve really come to realize that no longer in the world do some have respect for all of those mentioned above. How is it that those that are bringing harm to the world, to police across the country and the world, even have respect within themselves?
 
Wed
20
Jul
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AWBA is Back!

by Ashley Swanson
 
One of my favorite weeks of the year has finally arrived. It’s that time again for the Allegro Wolf Broadway Academy, and I think I’m just as excited for it as the kids, staff and directors. Sunday evening, I spent a couple of hours with a few of the staff/directors, printing off name tags and the like. Living in the country, you get used to the slow-going, quiet lifestyle that it offers, but with these guys, it’s delightfully different.
 
Wed
13
Jul
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Not One Stranger

by Ashley Swanson 
 
It’s evident that in Clay County’s 4-H program, no one is a stranger—everyone is welcome with open arms and no one is left out in the dust. The same kind of small community feeling was seen during the fair this past weekend; it makes me proud to call these small communities my home and those living in them, my neighbors.

 

Wed
13
Jul
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Still Amazes Me...

by Tory Duncan 
 

One would think that after my eighth Clay County Fair, that life might get a little tiresome. This year, thanks in part to a great staff, the fair enabled me a little more “soak in time,” because of support from a great crew...Thank you Ashley, Jeana, Melissa, Karla and Teri.

 

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Wed
06
Jul
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Ready, Set, Go...

by Tory Duncan
 
After all the fanfare and glitz of the county fireworks displays, a great celebration in Clay Center and a three-day weekend, it’s time to power through the month of July, a busy, busy July. The busy pace of the summertime fun certainly seems to drive the summer faster and faster each year, especially the older I seem to be getting.
 
Wed
06
Jul
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Fireworks...

by Ashley Swanson
 
Fireworks are easily in my top five things to take photos of—especially now that I was told an easier way to capture them. Fireworks, it seems, have always had the ability to quiet people, to keep a gaze that is otherwise often found in front of a screen, and they always seem to amaze.

 

Wed
29
Jun
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Busy Fun...

by Ashley Swanson 
 
Wake up, take photos here and there, laugh, have fun, eat delicious food, sleep, repeat. That’s kind of the schedule myself and those staying with me had this past weekend. Friday afternoon kicked-off Dugout Days events with swimming pool activities. I love this event because the kids look so ready to compete in the games set up for them, but it’s fun competition. They’re ready to jump head first into the water and just have fun.

 

Wed
29
Jun
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Stepping Up...

by Tory Duncan 
 
I have to admit, as much as I try to assist and sup - port each community in Clay County, both through our paper or just me personally, from time to time, I find it truly amazing how people can complain that something is wrong, when in fact sometimes they don’t know how much work goes into setting up a community festival, a county fair, a sports tournament, or events that bring people home or to our communities. Have we really come to the point in the world where the only comments to share are of a negative nature?

 

Wed
22
Jun
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As If You Didn’t Know...

By Tory Duncan

I don’t think that one can ever say that the summer thus far has been slow, especially those of you chasing baseball or softball games all over the place, or those that have hit the road for family reunions or even vacations. Yes, even vacations it seems, can be a “rat race” at times. 

 

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