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On August 25 eleven ladies played a Scotch golf scramble.  The team of Ginger Walker, Reta Savener, Diane Lykins, & Lorrie Lloyd carded the lowest score.  The same team won the chipping contest.  Eleven women ate lunch.  Nancy Ryan is in charge on August 1 with the special being the most…

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It never fails -- the biggest, toughest dog in the house is the one most afraid of fireworks.

Earlier this week, CCCHS and Emporia State alumni Matt Martin talked to Lions Club about his coaching career. A bright spot in his career that he is particularly proud of is when the ESU football team had a couple of winning years while he coached there.

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Editor's note: This series of columns is based on the author's experiences in the Army between April of 2001 and May 2005.

One of the times I didn’t have my son in the truck with me, I decided to let all of the dogs ride up in the front, because one of  the things the Ford dealership sold me on is that this particular truck had plenty of room for all of them.

Isaac took the boxer with him while he spent this last weekend on the farm with his grandparents. The house feels empty without them, but the Shih Tzu has taken the opportunity to stake his claim on the house with the boxer around.

Shortened hours at work mean I have more time for a few little home improvement projects I’ve been putting off for years.

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Editor's note: This series of columns is based on the author's experiences in the Army between April of 2001 and May 2005.

Editor's note: This series of columns is based on the author's experiences in the Army between April of 2001 and May 2005.

While the paper is still considered an “essential business,” a lot less local news to cover has given me more time off than I’ve had in a long time, and a lot more time to spend walking the dogs -- which is the only thing about the corona virus I’m eternally grateful for.

It’s that time of the year again -- when the old Dog Chester is difficult to be around because he stinks so much.

It doesn’t matter where I am -- on the couch, in the recliner, in the rolling chair at my home office, or in the passenger’s seat while my son is driving -- the wily Shih Tzu Leonard always has to be sitting on my lap.

One of the things I love about the three fleabags is how they greet me when I come home, especially if I’ve had to be gone all day and don’t get home until late in the evening.

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Editor's note: This series of columns is based on the author's experiences in the Army between April of 2001 and May 2005.

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My son gives me a lot of grief for spoiling the Shih Tzu. But I swear I have good reasons for all of the extra attention I give Leonard.

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Editor's note: This series of columns is based on the author's experiences in the Army between April of 2001 and May 2005.

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I don’t know if the boxer has a touch of cabin fever because of the weather, or if she just feels neglected, but Val has insisted that we pay a lot of attention to her when we get home.