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Out of Bounds by Geary Leason

Geary Leason

“Passion in the Ozarks” Eureka Springs, in northwest Arkansas, is a very enchanting tourist town built around the natural springs of “magical” healing waters as first discovered and used by some local Indian tribes. Beginning in the 1850s, these curative waters brought healing to some prominent visitors and with their endoresement, a rush to this […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

“Some Things I Wish I’d Never Said” (Note: This column originally appeared in the Fairfield Bays News on Sept. 11, 2002.) Every so often something flies out of our mouths that we wish we could get back. But of course, it is always too late. Typically, these outbursts of inappropriate comments involve the mundane daily […]

The Crazy Things We Did By Doug Nelson

Doug Nelson

Dave and Craig had gone fishing Saturday night and caught a huge carp. With no place to keep the oversized fish until everyone could see it the next day, the baptistry at the church seemed to be the best place. All the guys would all be there early Sunday morning for Sunday School. As it […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Bad Ideas Part II “Fighting and Winning the Battle for Academic Freedom” (Note: Today’s column was originally printed in the Fairfield Bay News on Feb. 2, 2005 and is a follow-up to last week’s column titled “Bad Ideas.” ) We send our kids to school to learn how to think so that they will be […]

Pot of Bounds by Geary Leason

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“Bad Ideas” (Note: This column was originally printed in the Fairfield Bay News, January 19, 2005. I believe it is worthwhile to be read and considered again, especially as the world today is once again beset with another set of bad ideas and beliefs leading to our peril.) Imagine living in a counry where only […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

Indigestion Sweeps Over the Community! The first responders of the Human Debris Removal Squad (HDRQ) have finally completed their tedious and exhausting task of preparing for removal the mountain of stuff left behind by one of our community’s recently departed human packrat. This hardy group, consisting mostly of relatives and fellow church members – after […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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“In Praise of the Vulture” While there is much in nature that is beautiful – sunsets, tigers, roses, mountains, bluebirds – and this is just a wee sample, there are also some very ugly sights as well. And the highways and byways of Arkansas often serve as a display platform for one of the most […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

“The Silent Letter” Last week we left the unfinished story about a June wedding attended by our old friend, Orville Smedley. The tale was paused just as the Pastor, Sister Phrederica Pfunderbund, invited the wedding guests to “now speak their peace or hold their say-so,” when all Hell broke loose. The story continues…. From the […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

Smedley Goes to a June Wedding Orville Smedley, a local character known for getting into some very strange situations, fell into another one this past week. Unlike most of Smedley’s disastrous capers that are usually generated by his greed and naivety, this latest one came innocently out of an old friendship. Two months ago, Orville […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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More From Candidate Huey P. Smedley Last week, the big news here was that our local and vocal geezer, Huey P. Smedley, declared himself as a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election. This week, Smedley expounds on some of his more controversial campaign planks as many readers signaled they needed […]