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Dogwood Ramblings

Dogwood Ramblings

The attached short speech from Winston Churchill was delivered by him in 1899 when he was a young soldier and journalist. It probably sets out the current views of many, but expresses in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and ...

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Dogwood Ramblings

Common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in every one’s garden. A friend lent me a booklet, The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. I find it is helping me as I have been on a downward ...

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Do you recall? There was a time when alcoholic beverages were banned from television, as well as, advertisements for very personal items (won’t mention them here, but they are prolific in ads these days). There was a time when open ...

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“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, ...

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“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and ...

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Patsy Williams called with the news that there was a wedding on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Church. Angela Ann Modar of Dogwood and Chance Wayne Eastling of Ava tied the knot and there was a wonderful reception ...

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It is with sad heart that I reflect on the passing of Kent Stamper. Just a couple of months ago Kent’s mother passed away and his father is not in good health. Time after time Kent went “the extra mile” ...

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It is hoped you all survived the scary thunderstorms, the excess rain, and then the oppressive heat and humidity following. My dogs appreciate getting into the garage because even though hot in there, they can go to the deepest corner ...

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Just after sending off last week’s column to the Herald there was a loud noise out on Hwy. 14 and I saw a pickup tearing through the ditch from the west, taking out my mail boxes and a state road ...

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Have you ever been manipulated into doing or thinking something wrong? Have you ever been scammed, particularly financially? It sure leaves you with a feeling of ignorance. Yes, the perpetrator is at fault. Yet, so is the victim. Was it ...

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