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10
Aug
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The Old (est) Player...

by Tory Duncan

The 14th annual Travis Carpenter Memorial Tournament has come and gone, the usual aches and pains certainly follow, but not as bad, mostly because at a month and a half short of my 52nd birthday, it’s not “full steam ahead” for me anymore. I would liken it to more like a tractor in field gear, notice I didn’t say road gear, yes, field gear.   

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Wed
10
Aug
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Thrill of Racing

by Ashley Swanson

I’m getting slightly dizzy as I follow the thunderous sound around the track, trying to snap the perfect photo. Saturday nights at the dirt racetrack just outside of McCool Junction became a routine for me after the first few months I started covering them—I’m in my second season now. 

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Wed
03
Aug
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IN THE POSTAL KNOW

by Vicki Ozenbaugh Sutton Post Office 

Can you believe it? Two weeks in a row with an "In the Postal Know" article. I came across some interesting Postal facts and felt this would be a good week to share them; especially, with the history made last week. Enjoy the reading! Postal history tells us that "Ladies Delivery Windows" were found in some U.S. Post Offices from at least the 1830s through the early 1900s. These were special counters reserved for just women to pick up their mail.

 

Wed
03
Aug
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Back to School...

by Tory Duncan 

Summer is about to take a back seat to that annual ritual of kids heading back to school. Seems to this guy that summer anymore just flies on by, just like most days seemingly do.

 

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Wed
27
Jul
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Pokemon Go

By Ashley Swanson
 
The sun was barely peeking above the corn stalks when my brother, Sean, and I sauntered into the living room for Saturday morning cartoons. Cereal bowls in one hand and a remote in the other, we would flip the TV on, making sure to keep the volume low so our sleeping parents didn’t wake. Cartoons started early, around 6 a.m., flashing shows such as Caillou, Reading Rainbow, Dragon Tails, the Winx Club, Kirby, Digimon, etc. We were hooked until infomercials began nonstop at noon.
 
 
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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