Slow business for love and fly-fishing

July 16, 2014

Things were going kinda slow down at the Fly Tying Love Center and it bothered Marvin Pincus a lot.

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Gardener enjoys planting a conversation starter

July 10, 2014

Like a doctor removing something important, Herb Collins gently peeled the wrapper back from the root ball and tenderly placed the baby tree in the hole. Then he stood and walked around it to see which way he should align it. Actually, looks pretty good just the way it is.

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July 3, 2014

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Windy celebrates the Fourth creatively

Windy Wilson was on the prowl, this beautiful Independence Day morning, searching the neighborhood for something to do for others. He decided to let his weekly day helping others come on the Fourth this week, because he was feeling very American.

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June 25, 2014

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Slim Randles

Windy shares a tale about a shook-up picnic

On a good, warm Saturday morning, you have your choice here in our valley: Yard sales or livestock sales. Since Windy didn’t need have much of a need to rummage through stacks of doilies or record albums starring Patti Page or the Kingston Trio, he headed for the sale barn.

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June 18, 2014

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Slim Randles

Murder and love: Dud toils on his novel

Dud sat at the computer and went over the several hundred pages of his novel for three straight days. Then he had a cup of coffee or two with the guys down at the Mule Barn, and followed that with a walk around town.

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June 11, 2014

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Slim Randles

Fly-fishing aficionados refuse to rise to the bait

“What do you figure he’ll weigh now, Doc?” said Steve as Mavis topped off their cups at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn coffee shop.

“A good three pounds, if my guessing is any good,” Doc said, shaking his head.

“Your dog?” asked Mavis.

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June 4, 2014

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Slim Randles

Three-chord Cortez boosts Marvin’s mood

“You seem kinda low this morning, Sweetie,” Marjorie said.

“Business has been kinda slow for a while now, and it’s wedding season,” he said.

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May 28, 2014

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Delbert stabs at a tourist attraction

Delbert’s at it again. You know Delbert McLain, our local chamber of commerce? He’s the guy who wants to bring lots of people here so the place isn’t quite as nice as it is now.

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May 21, 2014

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Dewey likes nostalgia for worm sales

The focus group broke up after an hour-and-a-half with laughter and full tummies and hugs and handshakes. Dewey got his tie clip caught on Mrs. Doc’s sweater as she hugged him, but that was his only physical disaster and it was a minor one.

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May 14, 2014

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Comments fly as new fishing rod is tested

The problem Marvin Pincus had yesterday was simply time. You see, he’d found that new-to-him but older-anyway deluxe glass Fenwick fly rod at a yard sale and snapped it up.

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