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Out and About – Week of August 3rd

     KA-PUTTA, KA-PUTTA, KA-PUTTA.  If you haven’t already figured that out, that’s the sound of an old Allis-Chalmers tractor warming up. It could also be a John Deere tractor just getting started, but then the sound would be green. Anyway, that’s something similar to the sound you’ll hear this next weekend at  Boot Hill Ranch near Jones. August 7, 8, …

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Out and About – Week of July 27

     The Three Rivers Community Players are trying something new this season. They have added a summer show to their 2008-2009 season. SQUABBLES, a two-act comedy,  will take the stage on the last two weekends in August at the Players’ Theatre on Millard Road, directly west of Dairy Queen in Three Rivers. Director Jackie Starr has already cast the show, …

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Out and About – Week of July 13

     This last weekend, we once again left our comfort zone of Three Rivers and traveled south to White Pigeon. We didn’t need a passport, and we didn’t need to make sure our immunization record was current. White Pigeon is the home of Lilly Jean’s, a drive-in, where they still have carhops and you can enjoy a good hot dog …

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Out and About – Week of July 5th

     Before I forget, here are the answers to the trivia questions I posed to you last week:  In the 1940s, where were car headlight dimmer switches located?  Answer: On the floor board to the left of the clutch. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?  Answer: Milkmen left deliveries outside of front doors and milk would …

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Out and About – Week of June 29

     The Fourth of July is Saturday. You might want to do as I’m planning to do and  top off the car’s gas tank today or tomorrow. I’m not speculating, but I’d put money on the fact that gas prices will jump up significantly before Saturday. It’s called “greed”, and it runs rampant among the oil companies.       Some of …

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Out and About – Week of June 22

This year’s Three Rivers Water Festival is now in the books, so I won’t mention this again until next year. Despite the weather, it was fun. Next weekend is Relay for Life, another opportunity for the community to come together and do something good for humanity. Relay for Life starts at 10 A.M. next Saturday, June 27 at Armstrong Field …

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OUT AND ABOUT  by Norm Stutesman      I’ve noticed over the past couple of weeks that some folks seem to be unaware that Water Festival happens this week. I don’t expect everyone to possess the interest that I have, but you’d think that, with all the newspaper and radio publicity that’s been out there lately, more would be aware of …

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Out and About – Week of June 8th

     I’ve noticed over the past couple of weeks that some folks seem to be unaware that Water Festival happens this week. I don’t expect everyone to possess the interest that I have, but you’d think that, with all the newspaper and radio publicity that’s been out there lately, more would be aware of the fact that this week the …

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Out and About – Week of June 1st

     The 53rd Annual Three Rivers Water Festival is in its final planning stages. Everything seems to be coming together, as it always does, and the only thing that might hurt us is the weather. So, if you haven’t already done so, mark your calendar for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 18 through 20. From the first ox roast sandwich …

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Out and About – Week of May 18

 There’s a note at the bottom of this column every week. It states that we are the proud parents of more than one cat. I was going to use the term “owner”, but as everyone knows, no one owns a cat. The cat owns us. We couldn’t be happier as a family. Meezer never asks to borrow the car, and …

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