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As I watch our country spin into a death spiral, I can see ways to stop it. You know how easy it is to be the referee while the game is going on while seated on the sidelines. We all know how and we still refuse to do it. Way back in March our president decided our businesses would fail if w…

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Happy July birthdays to; Billy Adams, Sabrina and Linda Carlton, Ryan Davis, Michael Shaun and Dana Eddings, Lora Lynn King, Oakley Martin, Clint & Jesslyn Martin, Mary Ellen Race, Donna Sams, Rubynell Streeter, Teddy Tennison, Kazen Waters, Joseph Williams, Brenda Woods, Wilma Vaughn, a…

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While reading the Newton County Times this past week, I found the article about Dr. Tom Leslie very interesting. The family history told that the town of Leslie was named after his great-great grandfather, Sam Leslie. Sam was the first postmaster in town and also was a state senator. His gra…

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Hello to all our family and friends! We started our Monday with Tommy Flud live casting. Thanks, Tommy for all your work on this.

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I love it when things happen that are meant to be. On Saturday Jackie and her son-in-law, Alan dropped off Lynn and family at Carver Bridge for a float trip down the Buffalo. Jackie and Alan decided to drive up to Low Gap for lunch. While there they were sitting near another table of people.…

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What a beautiful morning it is! The sky is such a lovely blue with a forecast of possibly a popup shower now and then. Our country is stressed with all the killings of black by police officers and what is going to be done to change the attitude and laws to make it safer for our black citizen…

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Staying home for nine weeks is getting to some people. Wearing masks seems like it isn’t worthwhile to some and they are just not caring to follow through with this. I have been proud of our little state of Arkansas doing such a good job of avoiding too many deaths. Having empathy for those …

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Well, what can be new except the continuing saga of this horrible virus. So far none of our loved ones have been affected except for the social distancing. My daughter has been here as well as Seth's son and daughter came once. We have practiced the six foot distance so no hugging! We really…

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The first of May brings up many things we do every year without fail, except this year. Union Hill decoration is always the first Sunday in May. So many of the old families would gather to decorate the graves of family and friends. Visiting with friends throughout the cemetery was always som…

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It’s gotten down to talking to the cat and dog. The bad thing about that is that the cat and dog are talking to me, too. When Prancer, the dog, barks a few times it mean she wants out. When she scratches and barks at the door on the deck, she wants in. She was named just right. She prances a…

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The governor has made the decision to open certain businesses. The dentist office will take serious cases. The hairdressers and barbers will take one person at a time into their businesses. They will wear mask and gloves and then total cleaning between customers. The idea is to help small bu…

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What a week. First of all I wanted to see the planets lined up with the moon and it, of course, was best seen between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m. on April 14, 15, and 16. I have a Star Map app on my phone and it was such a beautiful sight. It made me think of one night/morning when I was teaching mid…

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This has been an interesting Easter day. I set my alarm so I would get up in time to connect with my online church sunrise service. It was a very good service. I will have to admit it was not as cold and windy as those I remember when I was growing up. Mother loved going to the sunrise servi…

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I am guessing the best way to get through this pandemic is to follow directions by staying at home and stay away from people. The quicker we follow directions the quicker we will be able to get on with life. The only thing about being retired is that I don’t have to be laid off from my job o…

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Hello to all our friends and family! We started our morning with Tommy singing along with The Lee Boys, live casting gospel music to our residents. We would also like to thank Billy Bower, Dlorah, and Jerry Lee for live casting singing on Thursday. Thanks Tommy Flud and Maranda Poor for sett…

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What a time to live! Watching history being made even though we are doing that daily, it is strangely exciting. We are closing schools, businesses, and warning people to not gather in groups and especially stay at a distance even when we are in small groups. I went to church this morning and…

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This has been quite a week. I have worked at the NEBC0 Fire Station voting center, just outside of Garfield, as the Voting Supervisor (Sheriff, in the past). This is one of the best centers and people just haven’t gotten used to it. They have been used to voting at Gateway, up on Whitney Mou…

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Happy March birthdays to; Brett Davis, Lequita Davis, Eugene Davis. Dennis Brasel, Clayton Heffley, Connie Heydenrich, Susan Morris, Kendria Tennison Bonham, Bobby and Jason Reynolds, Kassie Eddings, Jordan Smith, Debbie Sams, Ruth Sexton, Larry Williams, and I celebrate mine with my grands,…

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I have always enjoyed working the polls each election day. A number of years ago I worked at the Springdale Rodeo Grounds early voting. The election was for a president and there were a large number of voters. In fact, the Rodeo Grounds were for early voting. We used computers and had at lea…

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Hello, friends and family. We started out our week with crafts. We are starting our Mother's Day cards. We all was so glad to see Ruth Haley come in to do crafts with us again. She has not been here in so long.

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I am not sure how many people follow the Waterfalls of Arkansas Facebook post, but if you don’t and love waterfalls you should connect to it. Beth Buckley posted a picture of Jacob’s Stairway, White Oak Mountain north of Hector. It is absolutely awesome! Some of the people who asked question…

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I am not sure how many people follow the Waterfalls of Arkansas Facebook post, but if you don’t and love waterfalls you should connect to it. Beth Buckley posted a picture of Jacob’s Stairway, White Oak Mountain north of Hector. It is absolutely awesome! Some of the people who asked question…

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Looks like the KC Chiefs have won the Super bowl with a score of 31 to 20. It is difficult to be the losing team. Even knowing someone has to lose it is hard to be the losers. I know the Chiefs are feeling good tonight. What excitement!

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I am at a loss. Why our senators don’t want a fair trial is beyond me. It feels like a cover-up to me. Most Americans, 71%, support allowing witnesses and documents in this process. Sen. Tom Cotton’s number is (202)224-2353 and Sen. John Boozman’s number is (202)224-4843 and they should be c…

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Happy February birthdays to: Sarah Adams, Wanda and Virginia Lynn Basinger, Donna Carney, Lorene Clayborn, Charlie and Laken Curtis, Darrell, Eugene, Judy and Vanessa Davis, Sarah Westbrook and her son Dakota Harris, Joyce Henderson, Glenda Ledbetter, our precious twins Zac and Zeb Martin wi…

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Enjoying weather like we have lately makes me know I do love mild winters. I am one of those people who wonders what is going to happen next. Surely we are going to have winter weather soon and surely it will be harsh. The only thing about us having warm weather there are many states having …

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Happy New Year, friends and neighbors! It's 2020! Blessed we are for another opportunity to live life with a new start. Some have made their New Years resolutions, but mine are to enjoy each day that the good Lord grants me.

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As I have said before I have watched all the days of the Impeachment, listened to what each person has said and seen how some people acted pretty much like my fifth grade students when they didn’t get their way. I am ashamed of the way the Republicans have not done their research and used th…

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Happy December birthdays to: Sherl Breedlove, Wynona Brown, our neice, Chris Clark, Marsha Clayborn, Kim Davis, Karen Edgmon, Pam Emmerson, Isiah, Kaiden and Travis Heffley, Vernie Heydenrich, Darrell Little, Hayden Martin, Renita Plumlee, Justin Reynolds, Don Simpkins, Rachel Stone, John an…

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If I didn’t do crazy things and laugh at myself I would not have much fun! This morning I sat down and had breakfast and drank a cup of coffee that tasted so good. A little while later I decided to have another cup of coffee. I had gotten up at four again for no good reason except I was just…

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As I taught school for thirty-nine years I always tried to teach my students to be good citizens and leave our planet, our country, our state and community in better shape than they found it. Watching the Impeachment proceedings I am thinking about our Constitution and how so many people are…

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Last week: “If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth …” Sounded like a whole bunch of clouds emptied themselves over Gaither Mountain last week.

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Last week: Hello friends and family. lots of good fun on the calendar. From silly sayings to dine out at Blue Mountain Bakery. Thanks to all who donate, Pat Villines, candy; James Jones, money for c,ndy, John Jr. and John III James-candy, Worry Buddies, little stuffed animals. Thanks for all…

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I have had my internet stop due to the storm that went through northwest Arkansas last week. I have not been able to use the wifi to send email or check on my Facebook or even to comment on anything.That has developed into a visit to Best Buy to get the Geek Squad to work on my computer beca…

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Last week: Hello friends and family. lots of good fun on the calendar. From silly sayings to dine out at Blue Mountain Bakery. Thanks to all who donate, Pat Villines-candy, James Jones-Money for Candy, John Jr. and John III James-candy, Worry Buddies-Little stuffed animals. Thanks for all yo…

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Last week: Quoting, Dennis the Menace from Friday’s funny paper, “When the weather starts to getting colder, the trees start to shiver and that’s when the leaves start to fall.” That is as good an explanation for the leaves falling as I have heard. Pretty cute but we are looking at fall and …

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“If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth …” Sounded like a whole bunch of clouds emptied themselves over Gaither Mountain last week.

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Hello friends and family. Lots of good fun on this week's calendar. From silly sayings to dine out at Blue Mountain Bakery. Thanks to all who donate, Pat Villines-candy, James Jones-Money for Candy, John Jr. and John III James-candy, Worry Buddies-Little stuffed animals. Thanks for all your …

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I feel like I have been around the world and back this weekend. Friday, my sister, Jackie, and I drove to Jasper where we met Jane and Patty and Bob for the Jasper Reunion. When I walked in expecting very few of my classmates this year, I was excited to see Mavis Upton Waggoner, then turned …

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Hello friends and family! We started out this week with wheel chair racing, and reminiscing some good old days. Last week we enjoyed a trip shopping, Cup stack even one of our CNA's done the cup song for us, that got them going, lots of laughter. We also had a marshmallow transfer, harder th…

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My husband, Carl, and I have have been having health problems lately and I haven't been able to write the news.

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Hello to all our friends and family! Fall is here, coming soon is Halloween, we are now taking candy donations for our annual Halloween Trick or Treat. Please any donations need to be individually wrapped. We appreciate all your donations. The children as well as the Residents enjoy this tim…

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The Compton Community Association will have another big supper about 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Compton school. Anyone is invited to enjoyed grilled hamburgers and visit with everyone.