October 2023

Trout Tales, Nov. 1

Last Thursday, I went to see The Show in its 30th year, and through all the lights, sounds, and even Drake Thomas’ snakeskin emerald green suit, my fish eye couldn’t stay off Jim Craig. There are lots of legends about Jim. He once played a trombone note so loud Flat Creek ran backward. A few years back, his sunglasses caused a solar eclipse. We have reports today his backup vocals are still echoing down at Campbell Point. It was a treat to see the man in action. If Jim’s energy is any indication, his replacement for the last number, middle school band member Jacob Hudson, should have a few legends of his own soon!
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Loraine Anne Blevins

Loraine Anne Blevins, (Aunt Buzz) a beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, passed away on October 21, 2023, at Cox South Medical Center, at the age of 75. She was born on July 25, 1948, to Charles and Marjourie Hubert, in the coastal city of San Diego, California, where her spirit was shaped by the sun-kissed shores and endless ocean horizons.
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Jeff Fugitt: There’s more we can do

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” That it what we read in James 1:27 in the New Testament. This text is a great reminder to us of an important biblical truth: healthy faith results in actions that reflect the character of God.
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Through the Years, Nov. 1

40 YEARS AGO: SPOOKS THAT WON PRIZES — Halloween produced these prize winners in costume judging. Rotary’s annual street party Monday night for in the front row are: India Brown, third, Andrew Bieder, second; and Wendy Mller, first. In youngest judging. Middle grouping found Eric Lassiter, third; Jeremy Marple, second and Dustin Hinton, first. In youth to adult judging had winners, back row, of Eldon Ridenour, third; Joe Simpson and Louise McCord, second and Greg Fields and Greg Cope, first. The local civic club also sponsored games with cash prizes and served traditional Halloween refreshments for those attending in charge of events were Dr. David Cupps and Dr. Dale Assing. Democrat file photo
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