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It was a beautiful night for fireworks in Durant on the Fourth of July. Of course the evening had its “usuals:” the Durant Lioness Ice Cream Social; fresh popcorn, hot dogs, water and pop from … more
Before the ink was dry on last week's Advocate News, I began receiving emails from former Durant football players, asking if I had forgotten about their teams. Why? I actually knew the answer … more
Editor:I read with great interest about Black Friday blunders. I will tell you about Black Friday and what memories it brings to me. It’s when the Wilton Junction bank went closed.Every morning … more
Editor:News reports are circulating speculating that the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America may file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which is a reorganization, not a liquidation. The National … more
This column contains everything you ever wanted to know – or perhaps never wanted to know – about fruitcakes. And when I say fruitcakes, I’m talking about those cakes that contain dried fruit … more
Here are some scraps from an old reporter’s notepad: When it comes to Iowa’s 20 safest cities, Eldridge ranks no. 5. That’s according to an Oct. 26 report from safewise.com, which … more
Editor:George Herbert Walker Bush’s passing reminded me that he challenged us to be a kinder and gentler nation. What a positive and poignant reminder on how we should strive to improve … more
It’s been awhile since I’ve had HBO as part of my local cable package. To say I’m having withdrawals is an understatement. One of the shows I miss the most is “Real Time with Bill … more
The passing of President George H.W. Bush last week had me traveling down several different avenues of thought in the days that followed.Bush served the nation as the 41st president from 1989-1993, … more
Recent flooding across Iowa has caused, by Governor Reynolds’ estimation, approximately $1.6 billion — with a “B” — in property damages, since floodwaters started rising in mid March. Some … more
Last week the Capitol saw a big priority of mine make important progress. I have been a champion of fighting animal cruelty for the last several years, and last week one of the bills I have been … more
Editor: Some of us are weary of the two parties attempting to only embarrass the other party while avoiding solving real problems. Here is a short list of subjects that any voter can ask … more
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