August 27, 2014

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Wanting to get in touch with brothers

My name is Donnie E. Wubker and I am wanting to get in touch with my brothers. They are Rusty John Wubker and family and John Wubker and family and Jessie Carl Garmon and family.

Broadway comes to Beardstown

Broadway came to Beardstown with the BHS/HPF presentation of ”Grease.” What amazing performances from the magnificent cast. Great performances only occur after hours and hours of hard “work” on the drama, the songs and the choreography. The performances were skillfully guided by Allison Wilson, Shaver Tillitt and Cathy Megginson.
The performances couldn’t have occurred without many “behind the scene workers,” including but not limited to Sue and Steve Wilson, the cast parents, the chorus boosters and the HPF members. A big “Thank You” also goes to Cargill for their great financial support.

Where did you come from?

By Roy Roberts
Trivia Too
Where did you come from? ---I was born in 1922. My Mother didn’t hesitate at all to answer my question, “Where did you get me?” I asked.  “I got you from the gypsies,” she nonchalantly answered as she went on with her work.
When I was a child, adults were very careful about what they discussed in front of their children. Today it is much different.

Ten Canada geese but only one Monarch butterfly observed

By Kay Brown
Kate’s Garden Gate
I looked out the front room window this morning (Monday), and there were 10 Canada Geese standing along the bank of the pond. I haven’t seen more than two to four at a time all summer. Could this be a sign of an early fall?
I had talked to my youngest son about not spraying the milkweed because of the Monarch butterflies. I had seen one of the caterpillars on a milkweed out by the mailbox, but couldn’t find any more in the pasture where most of the milkweed plants are.

Attending the family reunion from a different vantage point

By Roy Roberts
Trivia Too
We have been going to our family reunion, which meets every two years, for over eighteen years, but this one was quite different.
I am sorry to tell you our walking days are over, so when not using our walkers at the hotel we had to be in wheel chairs. Thanks to our “pushers” we had one day at the Brookfield Zoo, where we enjoyed watching the wide-eyed great-grandchildren enjoy the animals. Then on Sunday of the reunion we were back in wheel chairs and enjoyed the Cub-Cardinal game. There were 55 of the 109 who attended the reunion who went to the baseball game. The handicap seats are right behind home plate and the 1-0 ballgame pleased half of our bunch. It was a good game and a beautiful afternoon.

Tomatoes...ripe or green, both are tasty

By Kay Brown
Kate’s Garden Gate
The tomatoes started rolling in; everybody had some at their stand. I sold green tomatoes. I figured if they weren’t going to get ripe, I’d sell them green and they did sell. People wanted to fix fried green tomatoes. My daughter-in-law tried them but didn’t like them. I have fixed them for myself but probably won’t since it’s just me.
The coons are getting all of my corn, so after all that hard work hoeing, etc., we’re not planting corn next year. We’ll just buy it at market like everybody else.
My melons were getting ripe and something is eating them as well. Just a big bite out of the top and side. We think it’s probably the deer. I’m not sure I’ll get any to market.
I did pick six blackberries Saturday, but they’re not getting ripe very fast. Our asparagus guy said he had dug up a row to plant spinach and down six inches the earth wasn’t warm. I’m guessing that is the problem.

Yes, video did kill the radio stars PDF Print E-mail

By Leigh Morris
Our Place in History
Though nearly unimaginable to today, there was a time when radio dominated entertainment.
Among the very best radio dramas was Suspense. This show began its 22-year run on the CBS Radio Network on July 22, 1940. Over the years, the program earned a Peabody Award and a special citation from the Mystery Writers of America.

Need produce, a visit or a ride? Just call 1-800-Stephanie

By Freida Marie Crump
The Coonridge Digest
Greetings from the Ridge.
Let me tell you about a remarkable woman. Her name is Stephanie and her age hovers between 50 and 70, depending upon the time of the day, the weather, and her mood. She married young, had a couple of kids, then divorced her husband. In her words, “He was okay . . . for awhile. But then all he wanted to do was sit around, said he wanted to be a stay at home father. I found out he was pretty good at first part.” So for the past 15 or 20 years Stephanie’s been pretty much her own woman.
“I gotta be up and doing something, Freida,” she told me. “I cannot for the life of me see any purpose for living if all you’re going to do is breathe and take up space. Life’s too short!” And in fact most days are too short for my buddy Steph.

What Do You Think? Who is at fault in Gaza War

By Don Chipman
Staff Writer
Where does the blame fall upon for the fighting in the Mid-East? Is it on Hamas or is it on Israel?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu states that if Hamas doesn’t stop sending Rockets into Israel it will bring about “dire consequences and they will pay an intolerable price.”
Hamas has stated to the whole world it wants to kill all the Jews, and end the State of Israel. How can two fractions be so far apart as to hope for any peaceful settlement?
Israel says it has no choice but to retaliate against the Hamas rocket attacks. Hamas claims the Israeli’s are bombing and killing innocent men, women and children. Who is right?  Are they both right and wrong?

PAWS to READ 2014 a great success

Virginia Memorial Public Library would like to send out a big THANK YOU to all of those local businesses and individuals who have helped make the PAWS to READ 2014 Summer Reading Program a huge success. This program was made possible through your generosity. Moreland and Devitt, BPS Fuels, Cass Communications, Welch Attorney at Law, Reynolds & Sons, Little Man Heating and A/C, Petefish, Skiles, & Co., Cargill Meat Solutions, Dollar General Foundation, Virginia Learning and Fitness Center.
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