The Fog by Doug Nelson

Doug Nelson

It wasn’t long, possibly two blocks down the road when I noticed the closest part of the cloud to me was pulsating red. About half-a-mile down the road the cloud dissipated and from out of the smoke came a police car. I pulled over and turned the ignition off; he pulled in behind me and […]

To Better Health, Naturally by Brenda Erby Fudge

Brenda Fudge

You Can’t Afford To Get Sick Sad words, but certainly the general consensus these days! What did it cost the last time you or your child were sick? Let’s list all the aspects and total up everything. First: There’s normally a day or two missed from work or school. What did that cost you? Second: […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Libertarian Calls Out Smedley Last week this column reproduced Geezer Eldridge Smedley’s pamphlet lambasting the current movement in our nation to make marijuana legally available to all citizens as a “recreational” drug. This drastic change has already been put into practice in the states of Colorado and Washington and looks to be on its way […]

To Better Health, Naturally by Brenda Erby Fudge

Brenda Fudge

Experience Life Changing Benefits of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint Oils The home and health benefits of essential oils are limitless! Most oils are 70 times stronger than dried herbs. Prescription drugs and OTC products are slow dissolving, costly, and have expiration dates, but essential oils are fast acting, less expensive and will last for years. […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

Smedley Unloads The Bay’s notorious King of the Skeptics, The Great Scoffer, and Pooh-pooher of Everything that Floats down the River, our own town crank, the Great Know-It-All, Grand Geezer Eldridge Smedley, has just published his latest pamphlet lambasting our society’s current surrender to what he characterizes as unfiltered hogwash and poisonous barnyard droppings. Out […]

To Better Health, Naturally by Brenda Erby Fudge

Brenda Fudge

Improve Health Quickly With Essential Oils KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! Prepare to be gifted with valuable information toward making wise, safe and cost-effective decisions about your health! You’ll discover new and alternative solutions through pure essential oils and natural remedies, a journey worth taking. Gain peace of mind and be empowered to make wiser, safer, and […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

Smedley Goes Vegan Ernest Smedley, after his ill-fated journey to Needles, CA, remembering that he had a bevy of affluent nieces and nephews living in nearby Boulder, Colorado, headed out in a cloud of dust driving a 1983 F150 Ford pickup “borrowed” from his second cousin, Klaude Klappers. Ernest figured that he could use a […]

The Crazy Things We Did by Doug Nelson

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“Monkey Business” A carnival came to town for two weeks one summer. They blocked off 11th Street and three blocks became magic on a stick. Corn dogs, ice-cream bars, cotton candy—you name it—it was all there. As we walked the fairway looking at all the games of chance, we threw baseballs at lead milk bottles, […]

Out of Bounds by Geary Leason

Geary Leason

Notice: Avoid Contact with the Warner Smedleys! You, dear retiree, finally have decided to cross the pond, your first ever trip to Europe. You have chosen Viking River Cruises, to board a luxury river yacht for two weeks, cruising along the Danube and the Rhine rivers from Budapest to Holland. You have squirreled away the […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

Simple Answers for Big Problems Myron Smedley, curator of the Ozark Think Tank as housed in the room above the bakery in downtown Leslie, sees himself as a not-so-great, but just an average man, a guy who is not bogged down with academics, agendas, and schemes. He is not dependent on government grants or programs. […]