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It's fall and time once again for the Chipper Invitational Golf Tournament here in the valley. You remember Chipper, Doc's imaginary squirrel? The one who was imaginarily squirrel-napped?

Doc named the annual golf tournament after good ol' Chipper. The tournament is used to raise money for coats for kids who need them. And it's only fit and proper it be named for Chipper, since the golf tournament itself is just about as genuine as the squirrel.

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"This whole election process just doesn't work for me," Dud said, sipping his coffee. "There's no way we can tell who is best for the job."

Doc, being the senior member of the Mule Barn truck stop's world dilemma think tank, looked kindly at Dud. "Well, haven't you been reading what each candidate stands for, Dud?"

Dud shrugged. "Sure. But I firmly believe they only tell you what you want to hear. They're the best, and the other fella is going to take you straight to ruined aspirations."

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It takes a special person to be a good teacher in a rural school. Unlike the great city amalgamated and homogenized institutes of lower learning, the rural schools tend not to have teachers who are putting in time until their heart stops. And it's a mixed blessing, because rural schools sometimes have to hire someone whose only qualification is a pulse. But there are those rural teachers who go down in legend for their creativity.

Like John Lewis.

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September means pencils and books for the youngsters, but it also means state fair season. That's when the world's largest zucchini squash is at its prime, of course. The farm animals are all shed off and shiny and cute, their horns polished to diamond-like perfection by hard-working and hopeful kids.

Seeking Mrs. Kiowa County for the 2017 Mrs. Colorado America Pageant

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The Mrs. Colorado America Pageant is now accepting applications from married women to represent Kiowa County as a State Finalist in the 2017 pageant being held on April 8, 2017 at the spectacular Ellie Caulkins Opera House Theatre in downtown Denver. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Colorado and U.S. citizen, and married at the time of the pageant to be considered.

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Our month of change. Our month of happy change. Once more we can stand the thought of wearing a sweater as the summer sun burns itself down. Once again we can think about a new year at school, a new teacher. Once again, the house is ours ... and quiet during the day.

September.

In the forest, the animals are polishing antlers, sleeking muscles for the mating ruts to come, marking their territories. The deciduous trees are showing those awesome changes of color as the mountains become a splendid quilt of temporary beauty.

September.

Movie Review – Pete’s Dragon

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By Bob Garver

"Pete's Dragon"

Disney has had a lot of success lately with live-action versions of animated classics like "Cinderella" and "The Jungle Book." Now they're trying to have success with a live-action version of a 1977 film that was half animated and half live action. Actually, the dragon this time is computer generated, so it's still a mix of live action and animation.

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When old Jasper Blankenship came to town from the diggings recently, we asked him over for a few days. He saw us working the home computer and asked about it, but he really seemed to be immune to its wonders.

But then my wife showed him how he could call up a certain program, tell it where he wanted to go, and have it zoom in from outer space to some tiny corner of the world.

Well look out now, boys and girls; we have created a monster!

Ol' Jasper went from being shocked to being a semi-almost-darn-near technogeezer in about half an hour.