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Old 07-13-2019, 01:07 PM   #1
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I love reading small town newspapers and church bulletins. Reading any of these wonderful publications makes me feel like I have gone back in time.

Here is my current favorite that appeared in a South Texas publication recently:

"Fill Dirt is available at the cemetery provided you can load it and haul it away yourself. Please contact Carolyn, Cemetery Secretary." Nuf said.

Do you have a favorite?
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:03 PM   #2
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My local paper once a week list the police activity for the local towns, probably a bit tamer than one would see in the Chicago/New York papers.



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2:06 p.m. Information. A man with black hair was walking on roads. The caller was concerned for his safety.
10:21 a.m. Animal Found. A cow was reported on the roadway east of the traffic circle.
6:28 p.m. Animal Problem. Officers were asked to remove dead javelina on a sidewalk near the start of the parade route.

7:45 p.m. Suspicious Circumstances. A white Ford Focus was reported parked near an air pump at a gas station for “a while.” The vehicle was disabled.
2:32 p.m. Parking Violation. A caller said that someone was parked in her private parking spot. 2:55 p.m. The vehicle had been moved.
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I love reading small town newspapers and church bulletins. Reading any of these wonderful publications makes me feel like I have gone back in time.

Here is my current favorite that appeared in a South Texas publication recently:

"Fill Dirt is available at the cemetery provided you can load it and haul it away yourself. Please contact Carolyn, Cemetery Secretary." Nuf said.

Do you have a favorite?
Descriptions sometimes with pictures of Tractor Pulls in North Missouri and Iowa. Grin - on the er ? sports page.

heh heh heh - on the way to The Farm there is a place to get 'free' fill dirt provided you call ahead.
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There is a wealthy town nearby that has a lot of police officers. The police blotter is local legend. Here are a few entries:

10/4/18 4:37 p.m. A large Husky dog was reportedly circling a woman's chickens on Westview Court. The dog also tried to bite the woman, she told police, before it headed home. Officers contacted the pooch's owner and warned him about allowing the dog to run wild.

10/4/18 9:50 p.m. An anonymous caller returned home to find a neighbor wandering around outside in his boxers with his, uh, parts hanging out. The man wasn't touching said parts, the caller reported; he was just walking around, looking like he might be on drugs. And what's more, the caller said, the man often walks around naked inside his abode too. Responding officers contacted the man, who told them he had just returned from a run and was walking around the parking lot to cool down.

10/15/18 12:24 p.m. Marijuana and alcohol was taken from a home by someone who may have used a key hidden near the front door. The home's owner told police she believes her grandson may be involved.

10/5/18 7:34 a.m. File this one under 'You Just Can't Win': When construction crews start too early in the morning, they usually generate noise complaints to the LOPD. So when a team from Indigo Construction arrived on the job about 45 minutes early, they planned to sit in their truck on North Shore Road and wait until 8 a.m. to start work. Problem solved, right? Nope. A neighbor still called police, saying a "suspicious vehicle" was parked on the narrow road and making it difficult for school buses to get by.

10/5/18 8:01 p.m. In what appears to be an ongoing problem for a frustrated resident on Mapleleaf Road, six young hooligans knocked on her front door twice within 15 minutes and then ran off. They were last seen heading toward Fernwood Drive.

10/5/18 11:51 p.m. An elderly woman called to report that the lights in her apartment weren't working and she didn't know what to do. She tried to call the manager, she said, but got no answer. Responding officers provided assistance.

10/6/18 4:45 p.m. A pet owner told police that her small dog was almost run over at Second Street and A Avenue by a fast-moving skateboarder with a tattoo on his neck and his black hair tied up like a sumo wrestler. Neither man nor beast suffered any injuries.
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