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It’s time for baccalaureate. It will be at Palo Pinto Cowboy Church at 5 p.m. on May 24th with graduation on May 29th at 7:30 p.m.

As I was driving home from my office this week and listening to talk radio, the host kept talking about how if everyone took 50 milligrams of zinc each day we could wipe out COVID-19.

I’ve always been a sucker for the sappy, plot-easily-followed kind of “flick” that ends happily. Take Mr. Holland’s Opus—and others like it—where movie-goers had best take multiple hankies.

It is comforting to watch the creative tidal wave flowing through our community in efforts to honor our students and their accomplishments.

If bodies grew weary of exercising, two of my friends–Dr. Lanny Hall in Abilene and Katheleene Green in Burleson–would be too sore to stand up. Truth to tell, Katheleene has been a devotee to physical exercise much longer. She attains age 100 come July 18.

It is a good thing that we have memories to sort through while we shelter in place. Grammarians or not, we’re given to making the present tense, and the past, perfect.

Let’s make the best of our situation by being a positive, encouraging community. We can still be there for each other while obeying safety rules. Walks on these nice spring days can really lift one’s spirit.

This past week has been more eventful (to have no events) than I can remember in most of my life. It seems like we will be in this cycle for a while.

There was “people-watching” at its best recently when Texans gathered at polling places to exercise their voting preferences in primary elections. Yep, it was a foretaste of the “Big One” in November.

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The season of spring–God bless it–wears many faces. It has inspired poets to greatness, encouraged the downhearted, confounded meteorologists and induced weeping by throngs of spouses who don’t care for yard work. I am one of those, ashamed that I’m far south of my wife’s expectations, rarel…

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The year 2020 marks one remarkable anniversary for the nation. It was one hundred years ago that women won the right to vote nationally in the United States with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.

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The tale unleashed in this space this day is difficult to categorize. Some will say it is typical of “fake news”; others will insist that it best “fits” somewhere in the dizzy, digital world of social media.

I never have to look at calendars or “study up” on Roman numerals to know which Super Bowl comes next. Instead, I calculate years of marriage, since “knot-tying” with Brenda occurred in 1966. Thus, I can tell you that the Next Super Bowl will be number fifty-five.

From time to time, I resort to writing about short, unrelated topics that some folks have described as “Mother Hubbard” columns. This reminds them of ministers who preach “Mother Hubbard” sermons.

I’m glad Sisters Maggie Hession and Frances Evans–who proudly beat a drum for the Texas Rangers from reserved seats 15 rows behind home plate–didn’t live to see it.

‘Tis not the first time an error of my own doing has diverted me from the tedious freeways of everyday life to side roads with uncharted curves adorned by snagging brambles that seemed to warn, “Go back.”

It is a good day in Millsap! Things seem crazy in so many ways, but there is always hope and the future is bright despite chaos among political parties and unrest throughout the world. Keep looking up. God is in control.

Are you enjoying all your Christmas gifts? My husband and I were given a robot vacuum. I have spent a lot of time watching it, trying to establish the somewhat random pattern that it seems to follow.

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When asked what advice I’d give a young person concerning their finances, I never hesitate. It’s really quite simple. It’s not a stock pick or a derivatives strategy.

Time has been bought, answers have been delayed and responses have been hedged as “squirmers” have opted for the “Texas two-step” instead of crystal clear comebacks to probing inquiries.

Welcome back to a regular routine, whatever that is in your house. The end of the hectic holidays can be a relief for some and a letdown for others.

Charles Culberson was part of an influential Texas political family. He would lead a notable career in his own right, serving two terms as governor and four terms in the U. S. Senate.

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