Category: Partly Nonsense

Signs of fall are in the air

The cool front that came through our area on Friday night finally made being outside tolerable again. I know the college students moving into the neighborhood is another forerunner of cooler weather. Fall is just around the corner. It seemed like there were more pesky bugs in the air this summer, too. Add that to the high humidity from all […]

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The Times joins our family

The big news at our com­pany this week is that we now own the Hering­ton Times and will begin publishing this week after a week without the paper being published. The deal to buy it was put together by our publisher, Joey, in about five days. That kind of time frame is unheard of these days. The previous owner had […]

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Peaches can add pounds

This is going to sound odd, but fresh peaches cause weight gain. I am a big fan of peaches, but not canned speeches. I think a comedian said that once. Getting back to the weight gain. My wife came up with a great new way to eat them. You cut them in half and put them on the grill face […]

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We need fiber Internet

I have been asked to do something about the fact that we do not yet have fiber Internet in Hillsboro. Yes, I know we do have fiber in select areas of town and to a few large industries, but the average guy on the street and the residential areas have been left out. Tell me, who has $2,500 lying around […]

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With age, less value for shaving

The older I get, the less interest I have in shaving. I find it to be a real painful operation most times. Not painful like hurting, but time that could be spent doing other things. That is why I shave about every other day. Sometimes I let it go for three, but it depends on where I need to go and […]

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Another scrape with age?

What I am about to describe here may be something that no one else has experienced, but I am thinking that age may have something to do with it. The other night I was piddling around in my workshop, cutting some baseboard and base shoe trim for our utility room. I was also doing a little painting so I didn’t […]

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Good trip over the weekend

We de­cided to take a long weekend trip to Rogers, Ark., last week to see longtime friends there since it had been a while since we had seen them. In addition to having a great time there, we were able to finally eat at the cafe in Beaumont on the way down; it had never been open the other times […]

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The year already is half gone

Where does the time go anyway? The next issue of the Free Press is No. 27 for the year. We are closer to the upcoming Christmas than last Christ­mas. • While I was driving the other day, I was thinking how crazy it is that we drive at night. First, you can’t see nearly as well as you can during […]

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Tax list keeps on growing

This came across my desk the other day and I think you should see it. I thought our forefathers left English rule because of too many taxes. One hundred years ago not one of these taxes in the list that follows existed. Our country had no debt and was one of the most prosperous in the world. • Here are […]

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Lost joke suddenly

surfaces

I had a joke I wanted to include in my column for some time, but I couldn’t remember it. That drives me crazy, and almost every waking moment it’s in the back of my mind. Then recently, when I was going to lie down after lunch, I saw the new pillow on the love seat that has a parrot on […]

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