OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Smedly Announces! Last week, north-central Arkansas experienced a thunderous groundswell, shivering many a timber! This unnerving event was soon traced to one, Huey P. Smedley, who, while perched on his favorite stool at the local VFW “recreation” center, announced his intention to run (again) for President of the United States of America! After his failed […]

Living the Good Life by Jeanni Brosius

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Last Monday, I stood behind a glass wall with a microphone shoved in front of my face. Standing there with a prewritten script, I recorded radio and television voice overs for Greers Ferry and Fairfield Bay. It saddens me to say this now, but at that moment, I was trying to make listeners want to […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Random Thoughts or It’s All About Me! Books: If you followed the travail of the young American girl from Seattle Washington, Amanda Knox, who spent six years in an Italian prison after being convicted of murdering her British roommate, you were greatly relieved to learn that just recently she was finally declared innocent of the […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Monetize This! Cranky geezer, Rufus Smedley, decided to join ‘em after years of saying he wouldn’t. He finally took the plunge into the touchy-feely swamp known as Social Media. Prior to this leap, Rufus had coped with the modern world by using email, his INTERNET home page, and Google. He skipped all the rest – […]

The Crazy Things We Did By Doug Nelson

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Carrot Top While I was in the service, I had bleached my hair orange, although not on purpose. I heard peroxide would bleach your hair blonde, and I always wanted to be a blonde. Each morning, I dipped my comb into a glass of peroxide and ran the comb through my hair. After several weeks, […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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End of the Matter Pope Francis was quoted on Sunday, April 12, 2015 as saying, “It seems that humamity is incapable of putting a halt to the shedding of innocent blood.” This statement was made as he condemned the “first genocide of the 20th Century” in which the over 1.5 million Armenians were “senselessly slaughtered […]

The Crazy Things We Did By Doug Nelson

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“Gone Fishing” During the early 70s Dad and I, along with several of our friends, went to Canada to fish for two weeks every summer. Art and Dave would always get to the lake a day or two early to get everything ready for those of us who were not real fishermen. It was always […]

Out of Bounds by Geary Leason

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You are the Problem, Part II Last week J. Huntington Smedley painted a grim picture that pointed to not only the continuance of horror and slaughter that has besieged mankind from Day One, but that the increasing intensity of these episodes foretells that the end of humanity is not too far away. Smedley made the […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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A Truth Not Told O. B. Smedley, the Bay’s cynical media critic, has come up with a new cause: a class action lawsuit against booze, beer, and wine vendors and their advertising agencies. Smedley is asking all citizens to join him in his lawsuit that he claims will – if successful – transform our society. […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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“…and a Time to Shed.” Part II Last week’s column discussed how the tedious existence arising from being “iced in” – provided a massive amount of time to deal with all the junk and odds and ends that many of us have accumulated over many years. You start in the attic over your garage, and […]