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Out and About – Week of September 7th

     Rejoice, rejoice! The kids are back in school. You “stay-at-home moms” may now reclaim your houses. Parents may now work on paying off those charges that were made in order to provide all of the back-to-school clothes and other necessities. If there are any students who read this column, enjoy the new school year. Apply yourselves and study and …

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Out and About – Week of August 31st

     This is the first day of September, but it feels like the middle of October with the way Mother Nature has been treating us. It’s been a very weird summer to say the least. We experienced a dry spell several weeks ago, and now you’d be smart to carry an umbrella with you anytime you venture out. I’ve learned …

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Out and About – Week of August 24th

I’m starting the column with trivia. You’ll see why as you continue to read the column. 1. There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. 2. Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s. 3. There are four main blood types: A, B, AB, and O. Each blood type is either Rh positive or negative.      The reason I …

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Out and About – Week of August 17th

     SQUABBLES, a two-act comedy, opens this Friday evening at the Players’ Theatre on Millard Road, directly behind Dairy Queen, in Three Rivers. Performance dates are August 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30. The Friday and Saturday performances have a curtain time of 8 P.M. and the two Sunday matinees start promptly at 2 P.M. Tickets are available at …

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Out and About – Week of August 10

     Sunday, August 23, a new show will open at the Carnegie Center for the Arts. Located at 107 North Main Street in Three Rivers, the Carnegie would like everyone to know about “First Call for Fall”, which opens from 2 to 4 P.M. on August 23 and runs until 5 P.M. on Sunday, October 18.       “First Call for …

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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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