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OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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New Birth Certificate Issued Continuing to comply with several U.S. Supreme Court decisions issued last month, Calhoun County, (AR) Clerk, Buford Smedley, published a revised form of the Calhoun County Birth Certif cate in keeping with the mandated changes. Smedley also factored into the revised form today’s brand of political correctness. Last week, this column […]

Miles of Memories by Brenda Miles

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“The Night the Holy Ghost Visited the Methodist Remember Ray Steven’s crazy song about the Mississippi squirrel causing a revival in the Pascagoula church? I’m here to tell you about a similar event that took place in Carthage. It happened during a “Watch Night” service. For those who don’t know, Watch Night is a long […]

The Crazy Things We Did By Doug Nelson

Doug Nelson

“Baked Potato” Uncle Kenny was the type that always kept his car polished and if anything wasn’t mechanically perfect it would be in the shop that evening. When he went into a gas station, the service attendant was not allowed to wipe his windshield with their filthy rag. We were not allowed to even touch […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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STANDARD FOR THE HUMAN SHAPE AS REVISED AND ILLUSTRATED (Note: This column ran in the FFB News Aug. 28, 2002.) Last week this column catalogued the needless suffering Mankind has endured thru the ages attempting to conform to a false (and cruel) standard for the Human Shape, namely, the Hard Body. Further more, it was […]

The Crazy Things We Did By Doug Nelson

Doug Nelson

“The Gyro” An Unintentional Cliff-Hanger Here’s the “Rest of the Story”From Doug’s story last week (They’ve been married for over a year!) I’m sure you all heard of Multi-Level Marketing before. Well, back in the early 70s, I got involved in one of these pyramid schemes as they called them. It was called Gyromatic Safety […]

The Crazy Things We Did By Doug Nelson

Doug Nelson

“The One in the Middle” As we all begin to age, we fondly remember the things we did as youths. In some cases, to relive those memories again nowadays we would end up in jail. However, sometimes we still do some crazy stuff. This happens to be one of those later life, wonderful, crazy things. […]

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 […]