Annual beach trip a smash

joel ek

I remain amazed with each passing day at all the things two little girls with smiles that could melt the North Pole can get me to do.
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No fear for Ellie Kathryn at the beach

Lisa McNeece

Our beach vacation is over and it could not have been better, despite a day of rain.
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The most Southern place on earth

Emmerich

In a world changing at an ever-increasing pace, the spring convocation of the Delta Council stands as a monument to the old days.
The Thursday cocktail party on the banks of Deer Creek in Leland is one of my annual favorites. Everybody arrives in colorful cotton sartorial splendor, even though the surrounding fields are now mainly corn. On my bucket list is to show up one year in a pink poplin suit.
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Thoughts on “the Russia thing”

Ray Mosby

Let’s just have a conversation, an honest conversation, you and I. Unfortunately, when the subject is anything related to politics, that’s not as easy as it once was, because folks have drawn their battle lines, aren’t ready to give an inch, and as a general rule are only willing to call folks not in lockstep with their thinking names in increasingly louder but less civil tones.

But whether one is liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican (none of which mean what they used to), perhaps there are some truths that we might agree upon as something akin to ground rules.

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Mr. Brown has an herb for everything

Joel McNeece

I walked on to the square looking for some okra, knowing it’s still a bit early, but it was the first week of the farmers’ market in Bruce, so why not take a chance.
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Pepper competition is over as Charlie strikes again

Lisa McNeece

So much for the bell pepper competition. Our Yellow Lab Charlie decided it was large enough to eat, but then he decided he didn’t like bell pepper, so he left it chewed in half on the kitchen floor.
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Do police roadblocks work?

Emmerich

A couple of weeks ago I wrote how the ACLU is suing Madison County over a variety of police tactics, including roadblocks. The suit claims African-Americans are being targeted.
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Please, one reality at a time

Ray Mosby

“There’s small choice in rotten apples.”—Shakespeare
I  am really quite tired of re-litigating the last election, and as such I really wish that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton might respectively come to some reconciliation with reality.
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Proud of our men and women wearing the badge

Joel McNeece

Thursday, June 1 was a horrible day, and yet I saw some of the best of Calhoun County. I had just bought some pizza sticks to deliver to the granddaughters for lunch when I received the call – someone has been shot near Joe’s Market in Bruce.
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Winning the bell pepper competition with our son

Lisa McNeece

I’m not sure how the bell pepper “competition” between me and son Marshall got started, but right now I have the edge.
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