Dud lucks out with a perfect Christmas present

December 18, 2014

When it comes to romance, it’s hard to beat ol’ Dud.

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Believe in the power of good deeds

December 11, 2014

For years now, Herb Collins has been helping Santa by donning the red and the beard and the tassels and waving to passing cars on Christmas Eve out at the Old Fort Road crossing.

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Now is the season for hope and dreams

December 4, 2014

There is a nighttime sweetness and hope that hovers over us this time of year here at home. This is a time for summing up and looking ahead … and a time for dreams.

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Doc leads the way to independent thinking

November 27, 2014

“Hey Doc,” said Herb, reading the latest copy of the Valley Weekly Miracle, “Did you see all these specials they’re having in the city? Just for the Friday after Thanksgiving, too. You know, a guy could get a lot of Christmas shopping done then and save some money.”

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you and your loved ones.

May you all be fortunate enough to have food on your table, a roof over your head, and good health.

Be safe. Be warm. And remember to thank your family and friends for being part of your life,

Best wishes from the staff of the SnoValley Star.

 

 

Cowboy Steve cooks up a sweet Thanksgiving

November 20, 2014

Steve will have Thanksgiving dinner over at Doc’s and Mrs. Doc’s this year, and any number of his friends are grateful for that. Steve is one heckuva cowboy and trainer of young colts, and a good friend to all, but he’d never make it as a dinner host.

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Windy’s good deed changes Widow Morris’ plans

November 13, 2014

Windy looked out the window. A great day for helping. Windy Wilson sets one day aside each week for helping others, you see, and this was helping day.

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Teamwork needed to raise our children

November 6, 2014

As parents, we are blessed with the opportunities and obligations of raising our children. At the same time, we are all profoundly aware of the importance of teaching our children how to make good choices and healthy decisions that will help them become capable, honorable, happy and contributing people. I believe we are all doing our best, yet, is that enough?

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Dewey fondly tucks his worms in for the winter

November 6, 2014

Dewey Decker, that accident-prone neighbor of ours, is the undisputed Pharaoh of Fertilizer, the Monarch of Manure. With the help of the woman of his dreams, Emily, he has turned a shovel-ready business into a going concern.

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Bert’s salty story entertains the coffee crowd

October 23, 2014

It was a bright morning, and we had finished off the coffee and conversation at the Mule Barn truck stop, and we couldn’t think of anything much to do because we were still full from breakfast and it was too early for lunch, and the political problems and Hollywood gossip tanks had been thoroughly topped off.

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