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The Snoop 3.29.2012

Not everyone will agree – and certainly not Tony Jenkins – but for me it was rather refreshing to see Tiger Woods’ big toothy grin as he walked up to the 18th green Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Despite ...

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The Snoop 3.22.2012

Although more than half of the voters in Douglas County said Rick Santorum is their candidate of choice for the Republican nomination for president back in February, Douglas County will likely go on record at the district and state conventions ...

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The Snoop 3.8.2012

What seems like just a few weeks ago now, the Ava Bears and Lady Bears were getting ready to start the basketball season. A lot of people were watching with anticipation, wondering what kind of strategy first-year head coach Nathan ...

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The Snoop 2.23.2012

The federal court released information last week of a fugitive from England living in the United States, being charged with illegal possession of firearms. Now, as Paul Harvey would say, here’s the rest of the story. The federal fugitive, Eddie ...

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The Snoop 2.16.2012

The Snoop sounds the death toll once again. I just recently got word that Jim Mann, former president of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association, died in December. Jim was well-known around Ava because of his association with the ...

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The Snoop 2.9.2012

Two notable deaths were reported during the past week – one that grabbed the attention of folks in and around Springfield, as well as sports fans throughout the Midwest. That, of course, was former MSU Bears’ Coach Charlie Spoonhour. The ...

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The Snoop 2.1.2012

Next time you sit down at one of those new plastic lumber picnic tables consider this: The TerraCycle company, in an effort to reduce the amount of stuff going to the landfill, is working on creating plastic lumber for pallets ...

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The Snoop 1.19.2012

During and immediately following the 2011 fall firearms deer season and youth season, the Herald published dozens of pictures of deer taken by local hunters. By my estimation, about 1 percent of those pictures was taken by our staff. The ...

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The Snoop 1.5.2012

The US Postal Service is not dead, but it’s hit hard and bleeding badly. For months now, we’ve been hearing about the demise of the Postal Service, about cuts in services, closing offices, reducing mail delivery, etc. Where it will ...

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