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Sep 12, 2019 - 00:00

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Oct 14, 2021 - 00:00

I hate the thought, but they’re gone. At least till next spring, when hopefully they’ll return, buzzing around busy as ever. Yeah, you guessed it. I’m talking about the hummingbirds — Archilochus colubris, to be exact. The little airborne garbage guts that we poured enough red-tinted sugar water into over the course of the summer to land-lock a flock of geese. Those little beasties that gained absolute air superiority over our deck. The tiny helicopters I could sit and watch till the cows come home. And the animal I admire above all others. Yes, I said “admire”. And here’s why …

Remember the story of a certain ornery little 12-year-old boy, who showed up at school one morning with an impressive shiner? His black eye was truly a thing of brutal beauty. Upon greeting him, his teacher immediately noticed and asked him in horror, “Who gave you such a terrible black eye?!” His proud response, “Heck, Ma’am, they don’t just go ‘round givin’ these things away. Ya’ gotta fight for ‘em.”

Oct 14, 2021 - 00:00

Dear Editor,

Obituaries

Oct 21, 2021 - 00:00

Services for Jean Shipp, 80, of Canton, were held Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Interment was in Prairie Springs Cemetery in Ben Wheeler.

Oct 21, 2021 - 00:00

Services for Leota Riley were held on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Pruitt Baptist Church. A graveside service followed at Union Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Mike Calhoun officiating. Family served as pallbearers. Visitation was at Hilliard Funeral Home

Oct 21, 2021 - 00:00

Moises Guerrero was born Nov. 25, 1976, in Irapuato, Mexico. He passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Oct. 12, 2021. He was 44 years old.

Oct 14, 2021 - 00:00

Geraldine Fugate, 83, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. She was born Oct. 3, 1937, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Lonnie Morphis and Estelle Birdwell Morphis.