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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

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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

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“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

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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 […]

The Crazy Things We Did by Doug Nelson

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The Bluff One morning, Bert and I decided to walk to the top of the bluff, where there was rumored to be an old outlaw hide-out. Uncle Giles asked us where we were headed, and we told him. He said, “You better pack a lunch and a canteen of water, that bluff is over 20 […]

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 […]