Daily Archives: May 28, 2014

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My first car was a 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass. It was my great grandmother’s car she owned before she gave up on driving, and it looked like something a great grandmother would drive. It weighed a little over 7 tons, and got about 6mpg. The vinyl bench seats were a pretty sweet touch, too. With a…

Who is George Chambers?
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Who is George Chambers?

I remember seeing George Chambers monitoring the halls of San Antonio’s Oliver Wendell Holmes High School back in the mid-1960s, but all I knew was that he was a biology teacher barely ten years older than his students. Tall and slender with longish dark hair, ‘Mr. Chambers’ was known to be an innovative teacher with…

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History – Class of 82 Turns 50

Senior year dawns and to those of us in the class of ‘82 it’s like the curtain rises and each of us is Michael Jackson standing there silhouetted in the blinding glare of the spotlight, all alone up there with a million eyes on us, fascinated, transfixed by our slightest move. We would soon choose…

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Troubadour

There’s a strange magic that appears in the treks of rolling endless highway. Driving tunnels of expansive skies, following roadway lines like a meditative drone. Some beautiful delirium where deep seeded thoughts uproot in the mind surfacing in enchantment after hour 22.  I’ve seen New Mexican desert sunrise, and it’s worth a trip on it’s…

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Gardening – Hot Stuff

June should bring us bushels of squash, tomatoes and cucumbers, a bounty of good eats from our vegetable gardens. Soon enough however the temperatures will start to rise, and stay there! Only the most intrepid of gardeners will brave the summers heat. Likewise, only a few vegetable plants thrive with our hot soils, drying winds…

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Father’s Day Gifts

Underwear Repair Kit Is your dad a Mr. Fit-It? Then this is the PERFECT gift for him. No longer will his tighty whities suffer from the embarrassing blow-out or have the elastic relegated to head band status. And with all the money dad is going to save on new undies, he’s sure to buy you…

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Old Timer

Editor’s Note: Old Timer has fast become one of Kendall County’s favorite curmudgeons. His essays with his perspectives on the goings-on around town generate a lot of feedback and have made him one of our more popular writers. Earlier this month he wrote to ask if he could write something “a little different.” Our response:…

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Wine – The Wine Wizard of Oz

I guess the story I’d like to share would be perfect if Jerry Lohr had been raised in Kansas, but South Dakota is a wonderful alternative. Born and raised on the family farm in the Dakotas, Jerry grew up with an innate sense of climate, soil, and place. He never really forgot this background as…

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Beat The Heat – Summer Events

Ah, summer. Don’t we all remember throwing our school backpacks under our beds and rejoicing at the idea of not having school for a whole 3 months!! No school, no homework, and no stinkin’ alarm clocks going off at 6 a.m. Those were the days. And sure, countless kids are reveling in the idea that…

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