Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: Time to cut bait

Posted August 22, 2014 at 1:45 pm

by Kay Wilson

I hear the bubbling creek, that is feeding the clear lake. The sun is warm but not scorching my late-August pale face. A slight tug is felt on my line. I jerk the pole to no avail. Oh well, not a problem.

Yes, it’s past time for this gal to head out to go fishing. The summer has been packed with activities both here at the NNL and at home. But I can hear the fish a-calling my name.

The hobby, pastime of fishing for me does not have to include catching fish. Believe it or not, I’m pretty easy going when it comes to the time set aside to drown worms. Actually, unless I’m truly hungry for the taste of

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    by Jacki Wood

    From a very young age, I knew I wanted to be a writer.

    There were many along my way who encouraged me. But it wasn’t until English teacher John Keating hit the screen in “Dead Poets Society” that I truly found the courage to do so.

    And so, like so many others this week, I was deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Robin Williams, who portrayed Keating in the movie.

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    Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: First day of a new year can set the tone

    by Kay Wilson

    There’s nothing quite like the anticipation and excitement of a child or for that matter a teacher, the first day of a new school year brings.

    Sorry, Matt and Dallas, I couldn’t find a photo of my first day at South Nodaway. Not sure my mother knew how to operate the Polaroid. But I knew everyone would enjoy seeing the two Wilson boys with their packs and in their fashion statements of

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    by Kay Wilson

    I, along with several other people, are appalled at Maryville’s leadership that allowed engineers and construction crews to tear out trees, some that were over a century old.

    I have seen the leadership of a town come and go, sometimes within only a few years; but a tree weathers the storms of earth and earthlings for decades, if they are strong enough to make it through their sapling years. The trees that met their demise on Maryville’s West

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