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Food pranks at work

A long time ago I worked on the clean up crew for a manufacturing plant in Daviess County. One of my coworkers loved to pull pranks all of the time, and one night he grabbed a roll of duct tape and duct-taped my lunch box shut; actually he used about half of a roll of…

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Flying fish

As I wrote several times over this past summer, as a young kid my family often visited Nolin Lake in the summer time. My aunt Jean and Uncle Roy owned a lot on the lake in the Dog Creek area. We spent many a day out on the water boating, swimming and fishing. As we…

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Mouth open before brain engaged

All of my life, I have often spoken before engaging my brain, or speak in a hurry and completely mangle what I am trying to say. One of the first times I remember this happening was when I was about four or five years old and staying at my grandparents’ house for a visit. I…

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Do masks work?

Does wearing a mask keep a person from contracting COVID-19? No, wearing a mask does not keep a person from catching COVID-19. Does wearing a mask help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus?  Absolutely, when combined with other methods to combat the virus! Masks work best as a vehicle to stop the spread of…

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Summers at Nolin Lake: Pontoon voyage and quicksand!

When I was in high school my dad and his sister Jean and brother-in-law Roy went in halves and purchased a pontoon boat. The pontoon was a homemade job constructed out of 1/8th inch steel, and was 28-feet long; it was tough-as-nails and as heavy as a tank! It was not a fast boat, but…

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Hunting ginseng

  I am not sure how old I was when my grandfather took me ginseng hunting for the first time; I think it was as soon as I was big and strong enough to spend an entire day walking through the woods looking for the plant. My grandfather followed a simple rule when it came…

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My Hummingbirds

Last Year I Put Out A Hummingbird Feeder, And It Did Not Take Long For The Little Rascals To Find The Feeder. From What I Can Tell, Two Different Birds Frequent The Feeder, And Each Bird Possesses Its Own Unique Personality; One Bird Is Timid, While The Other One Is Not. In Fact, The Aggressive…

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When bad things happen

When something bad happens to you, how do you react? Do you get upset and wonder “why me?” Do you blame others or are you thankful? When I was younger I often became upset, blamed others and wondered “why me?” when bad things happened to me. I could not understand why such things happened. It…

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It’s not in Korean!

This week I want to talk about a funny thing that happened at church a few weeks ago. I attend Lewisport United Methodist Church, and on Sunday mornings I operate the sound booth. I am literally a trained monkey when it comes to what buttons to push to make stuff work. I really do not…

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The cats did it!

It takes a lot of work to get the Hancock Clarion out each week. We battle the unexpected each week to get the paper out to you on time, and sometimes we face obstacles completely beyond our control. For example, the week of June 24th our printer decided to use adhesive labels instead of an…

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