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Shammy

At a time of the year when news is typically hard to come by, Shammy the Alligator has come to the rescue. Shammy is the result of a reported alligator…

Fun with Purple

OK, the movie Purple: Organized Crime in aSmallTown, has come and gone leaving behind renewed interest in Clare’s gangster past. I wrote a column a few weeks ago about Meyer…

Bits – Summer is winding down

The countdown is on. School starts again in just over two weeks! You know what that means… with the arrival of another Labor Day, summer will be over again. Now…

Thoughts about Tuesday’s Primary Election

-I guess the old adage that if you spend enough money you will surely win, didn’t hold true. I was truly shocked that Pete Hoekstra was able to crush Clark…

Election time and one of ‘those’ weeks

I was just whining to boss Mike about how tired I am of writing articles about the election. Seems like that is all that I have done for the past…

Going to Court

Sooner or later everyone has to go to court for something or other. Courts can be pretty intimidating the first time you visit. Since you’ve probably never been to court…

Several positions decided in Tuesday’s Primary

If political ads constantly running on your television set, didn’t give you a clue- READ this loud and clear- the Primary Election is this coming Tuesday, and if you’re registered,…

Vacation’s over, now I can get some rest

We just got back from a week-long vacation at the camper. I use the term “vacation” loosely because Jack had so many projects planned it was mostly work for both…

Smack talk aside, turtle champion once again

I never knew turtle racing could be some much fun. We entered our Beaverton championship turtle in my family reunion turtle race last weekend. Amidst all kinds of sibling rivalry,…

Just July bits and pieces

Thanks to all of you who had ideas about the safe (for them) removal of chipmunks. I believe I will try a few including expanding foam in the hole by…