The Crazy Things We Did By Doug Nelson

Jack-O-Lanterns

“Boo-ooooo” The Halloween of 1970 was a great scare fest. My wife and I set up a haunted walkway from the sidewalk to the front porch of our first home. We used a 100 amp stereo amplifier and a bank of switches from Radio Shack. Next we carved two pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns and put speakers […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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TV Reviews (Editor’s Note: This newspaper has contracted with Aaron B. Goldfish Publications on a free trial basis to carry their syndicated column “TV Weekly” as written by the well known TV and movie critic, Francis X. Smedley. Smedley has two degrees from Oxford Institute, and a third degree from the FBI. His column is […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Smedley Votes NYET! Ernest Smedley, the Bay’s cantankerous geezer, who opines on practically every subject known to man (be it religion, science, television programs, scams – you name it) – has climbed upon his soapbox one more time on a subject that is currently invading our lives: it is the political campaigns that are being […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Sylvester Smedley found himself in a strange predicament with his newly acquired neighbors, the co-residents of a new subdivision located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Sylvester had recently bought a modest two bedroom home in this 117 new home development, Friendly Green Acres, coming from Pottsville, AR in response to a job offer from a […]

Travels With Thom

Mount Rush

by Scout Dillon “The dwelling houses were set apart haphazard on the tough prairie sod; some of them looked as if they had been moved in overnight, and others as if they were straying off by themselves , headed straight for the open plain.” Willa CatherWilla Cather is Thom’s favorite writer. He loves the way she […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Ernest Smedley, the Bay’s iconic geezer, wrote us recently to share a major enlightening discovery: that the Greater Des Moines, Iowa area is the green grass capital – not of the U.S. – but of the entire world! Here, without exception, every roadside and median, every shopping center and mall, every public building and park, […]

To Better Health, Naturally by Brenda Erby Fudge

New Fudge

Hair Salons Are Catching On Relief is finally available for consumers who have long been plagued with sensitive skin. Beauty salons, barber shops and day spas are now providing services and products of a safer nature as a direct result of pure essential oils. Toxic chemicals are damaging, causing irritation and burns, and should not […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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I Hate Vegetables! I hate vegetables! They make me sick. I hate to have them in my mouth, much less chew them. I can’t stand even to look at them, and their smell (cooked or not) nauseates me. Don’t even think of inviting me for dinner if there are vegetables within ten miles of your […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Smedley’s Tips for Job Satisfaction Waldo Smedley, geezer Ernest Smedley’s grandson, approached the old boy recently looking for some advice on getting a job following his graduation from UCA in May of this year. Waldo has great respect for his “Gramps” as over a rough patch in Waldo’s teen years, Gramps stood by the kid, […]

To Better Health, Naturally by Brenda Erby Fudge

Brenda Fudge

Pet “Parents” Use Essential Oils Yes, pets are people too! And, if that’s not a documented fact, then it certainly should be. Humans are unquestionably passionate about their fur-babies and should never deny them proper care and attention for their health and wellbeing. Pet parents and veterinarians are certainly familiar with the famous dog whisperer. […]