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Joe Bell-a hometown boy

Sometimes there is the death of someone, who even though you knew them only slightly or saw them only occasionally, it jars you because you suddenly realize that they have indeed had an influence in your life. Joe Bell was one of those Spur exiles that held such an allegiance to his hometown […]

Spur City Council faces a daunting task

I attended the Spur City Council meeting on Tuesday night to hear a preliminary presentation for the city’s proposed 2009/2010 budget. Spur City Council members are faced with some tough decisions to make on the coming fiscal year’s budget. Preparation of the city’s annual budget is one of the most important responsibilities the city council […]

Emotional attachments

I’m sure most everyone has or has had an emotional attachment to someone or something at some point in life. As a child I had a collection of Breyer horses. I kept them on a bookcase in my room and would take them down and dust them just to look at them–the only thing I […]

Testing texting

I never thought I would get into text messaging until last summer when my husband had surgery. Then it was a useful tool to communicate the same message to multiple parties and ony have to say it once. Now it has become useful in various situations like sending a message to someone who may be […]

Making history

To say that attending a person’s memorial service is rewarding may be atypical, but in the case of Ila Johnston, who passed away last month at the age of 103, it was an edifying experience. But then that wouldn’t come as any surprise to those who knew her, for her life was just that, an […]

directions, corrections, and other rections

Sometimes a newspaper reporter, under the pressure of a looming deadline and a bogged-down brain, finally gets an idea and jumps off into that story without appropriate time to get full details. When this happens, and particularly when the story seems to be pretty benign, a writer can almost always count on her readers to […]

What does Spring bring?

One of my loyal blog readers emailed me this morning and asked where this week’s blog was. I asked her if she had any ideas, and she told me “something refreshing like what Spring brings.” Well that conjures up lots of things like…
• Mosquitoes
• Toe nail polish
• Self-tanners
• Sweat
• Allergies
• Senioritis (And not just for […]

Facetious says…it’s just a joke!

My blog from last week, “Facetious says…”, has stirred some to laughter and tears, still others were bored to tears, and then there are some who just took it way too personally. Whatever your response, as the title suggests and the word “facetious” should have explained, it was all in fun.
Sometimes I might be […]

Facetious says….

With the closure of the nursing home last Fall and the consolidation of the J.P. precincts this week, the Dickens County Commissioners court’s approval rating continues its decline in unofficial public opinion polls. Is there a way to turn around the popularity of our elected officials in the constituents’ minds? The county judge and […]

Wine is holy and other things I learned from my Jewish friends

When I graduated from Spur High in 1979 and went out into the vast, temporal world, I met some really interesting people. I discovered that most were different than me, because I soon learned that coming from a small, rural town made me an oddity in the land I chose to try and conquer. Rubbing […]

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