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Birthdays

My birthday is this week. I would tell you how old I will be, but I have a disorder that affects my speech. When I pronounce any number above 25, it sounds like “39.” It’s called Jack Benny Syndrome. The […]

A Walk Through Time- John Kiker

Bettye Pennington met her friend John Kiker in 1967, the year she began teaching 6th grade at Memorial Park School. Kiker, the school principal, was highly regarded by all the teachers. “We really respected one another, and we were just […]

Soul of 78 – Mike Morton

“I’ve been at All Four Real Estate for 18 years now. Before that, I was the Special Education Director for the Jasper City School System. I had majored in psychology in college, and then was asked by the superintendent at […]

The Guard

As a freshman at Walker High School, Griff Redmill was a reedy, 145-pound kid. But an indomitable spirit and tireless work ethic carried him to the brink of the NFL. Now Redmill is excelling in his post-football life, using those […]

Be Impressed with Minnesota

To Southerners, the mere mention of the word “Minneapolis” or “Minnesota” engenders thoughts of bitter cold. Our minds dance with the images of white piles of slush being driven by flannel-jacketed men, their matching flannel hats bobbing in concert with […]