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The call of the wild is beautiful music

Outdoors Under the Rim

When the bull elk begin to sound off in the Rim Country, one knows that fall is in the air. Not only is autumn approaching, but the elk herd has begun the mating season as bulls loudly declare an interest in gathering a mate.

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The night that World War III began – Part 3

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During the Korean War, I spent three great years in an Air National Guard outfit, but they didn’t start out great. Sergeant Michowski (pronounce it My House Key), an NCO with a brain the size of a pea, ordered the men in the Radio Section to stay outside all day in below freezing weather because there wasn’t room for us in the Radio Shack and he couldn’t think of anything as brilliant as training us in the barracks.

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Spying on September’s spectacular spiders

Senior Moments

Seems like every time I walk through my front or patio door these days, I find myself immersed in spider webs.

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The night that World War III began – Part 2

Your Turn

During the Korean War, I spent three years in an Air National Guard outfit which were some of the best years of my life, but didn’t start out that way.

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Scholastic clay target program starts soon

Outdoors Under the Rim

With school underway, there are many clubs and sports programs available to the youth of the community.

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The night World War III began – Part 1

Your Turn

I loved my little Korean War Air National Guard outfit. I cherish the memory of the three years we served; they were some of the best years of my life.

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Brief dove hunting season offers challenge for marksmanship

Outdoors Under the Rim

Dove hunting season, the first of the fall shotgun seasons, opened on Sept. 1 and will end at sundown on Sept. 15.

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Some signs can put a smile on your face – Part 2

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Over the course of a long, happy life I have seen many signs that put a smile on my face.

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Some signs can put a smile on your face

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Over the course of a long, happy life I have seen a lot of signs. Some were hanging on restaurant walls, some were stuck on the back bumper of a car, some printed on tiny tags sewn to household items and some were even splashed across a huge highway billboard.

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Opening of archery deer season ends months of painful waiting

Outdoors Under the Rim

The months of waiting have come and gone since the closing of archery deer season on the last day of January.

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How can we achieve happiness? Part 2

Your Turn

Last week we talked about how miserable some of the troops in my outfit were while we were stationed up in Iceland. In our tiny 198-man outfit we lost three men in six months.

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Sun Devils back at Camp Tontozona this week

More Than a Game

They’re back.

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I may have stumbled across the key to happiness

Your Turn

Are you happy? I am. Been that way all my life.

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Blackberries ripe for the picking through Labor Day

Outdoors Under the Rim

If you are an outdoor person, there seems to be a season for everything. Well, by mid-July it is time to get the old berry bucket off the shelf in the garage. As with the wildlife, the spring rains have really given a boost to the plant life, especially the blackberry bushes under the Rim. This year could be a real bumper crop with lots of fruit ripening on the vine from now until Labor Day.

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Stanley did more than just find Livingstone – Part 2

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Those of us living today haven’t a clue what it was like in 1871 Africa when Henry Morton Stanley set out to find aging missionary David Livingstone.