Opinion

Carole Townsend

A well-meaning girlfriend asked me last week if I wanted to do a little Black Friday shopping with her. I smiled and fumbled for a plausible excuse to take a pass; I figured telling her, "I'd rather have holes drilled in my teeth" might sound a little over-the-top.

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Marlene Ratledge Buchanen

They are not bad critters, especially with sawmill gravy. (Steve Butler)

Recently Jim O’Neal, retired Brookwood High School teacher, mentioned on Face Book a raccoon had attacked one of his dogs.  The raccoon tested positive for rabies.

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I suppose it's been our generation that made D-I-V-O-R-C-E commonplace. Oh I don't state that with any pride, mind you, but I do believe it's true. When I was a kid, I think I knew one other kid whose parents were divorced.

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We in the United States celebrated Veterans Day last week. From coast to coast, we enjoyed parades, tributes, the laying of wreaths, and at the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial. Nearly 60,000 names of veterans killed in that war were read, day and night, for four days.

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