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Some ancestors had great humor Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I wrote that I happened to look up someone mentioned in a humorous way in a story I read. His name was Sydney Smith, an Anglican minister born in England in 1771. I didn’t think I had found someone likely to say anything very funny.

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Season’s greetings well-intentioned

DJ's Music Trivia

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! The little phrases so commonly used at this time of the year.

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Elk seasons come to a close

Outdoors Under the Rim

If you have tried to get on the Beeline on a Thursday or Friday for the last three months and have been slowed by the long line of campers, trailers and motor homes, no doubt you may be wondering, “Where are they going?” The great majority are hunters heading to elk country to preseason scout or to start their hunt.

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Crappie bite at Roosevelt improves

Rim Country Fishing Report

Finally we’re getting some snow up on the Rim, which overall is a good thing.

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Our ancestors were not all serious

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In reading books about our ancestors, or looking at some of their portraits, you would swear that they must have been a straight-laced bunch that never cracked a smile. And by and large you wouldn’t be too far from being right. But every once in a while ...

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A bachelor for the holidays

DJ's Music Trivia

In June 1965, R&B-soul singer Ben E. King released the song “She’s Gone Again.” And that title pretty much says what’s going on in my life right now.

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Sounds of the woods

Outdoors Under the Rim

Over this past month, I have spent many hours in the woods observing a variety of big game animals which inhabit the Rim Country.

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Light parade promises fun

DJ's Music Trivia

A Wild West Show is coming to Payson!

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The Depression years were good for America – Part 2

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Last week I started to tell you about a typical 1930s Sunday in New York City where I lived as a boy, but I had to talk about the reason younger people have the wrong idea about the Depression, and here we are with a Part 2.

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RP’s frightening experience on the trail

Many people who have encounters with Sasquatches don’t even realize what actually was happening at the time.

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Look for warmer water when bass fishing

Rim Country Fishing Report

Good morning Rim Country anglers.

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Chasing Ghosts

A silent battlefield, a chance encounter and a mysterious name inspire writer’s quest for lost family history

I stood in the late light on the lush green swale where the Union line broke from ego and pride and bad luck on Sept. 20 of 1863 on the battlefield of Chickamauga.

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Plenty to be thankful for in Rim Country

Outdoors Under the Rim

The Thanksgiving weekend is often a time for our family gathering, with an abundance of great food, plenty of football games on TV, and so many stories that seem to focus on the outdoors in the Rim Country.

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Songs of thanks had some lyrics

DJ's Music Trivia

This weekend, let’s take the time now and then always to reflect on the great blessings that we have had in our lifetimes.

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Depression years were good for us

Your Turn

I wouldn’t blame someone if he or she read the title to this column and said, “Well, that’s it; Tom has finally lost it.”

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