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The following questions came to the BH-FP newsroom from Bolivar Intermediate School fourth-graders.

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Early in October, it is highly possible to go into a business establishment that sells garden supplies, and we will find them.  Go into the same business establishment the first week of November, and garden supplies are scarce. Why is that? People still need garden supplies, but evidently th…

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Thanksgiving, when I was a boy, was a Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post cover illustration, with a huge, golden turkey in the center of a long table surrounded by grandparents, children and grandchildren bowed in prayer to God  — or, at least something near that.

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Here’s what happened. My son had a flat tire on PP — he had to pull his boat trailer off the main road to keep from someone hitting it. He found a small road, pulled it over and draped a chain around a fencepost, so people wouldn’t steal it. 

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It all began in December of 2003. That’s when I attended my first Share Your Christmas distribution as a volunteer for my church. 

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I was a high school junior just, five weeks from my 16th birthday, on the day Camelot fell.

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One of my favorite books on prayer was written a little over 100 years ago by an evangelist, pastor, educator and writer named R. A. Torrey. I am currently preaching my third series of messages based on this book and will in the next several weeks be sharing bits and pieces from those sermon…

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As the holidays quickly approach, both Saturday’s and today’s editions of the BH-FP bring stark reminders that the season of joy is never joyful for all.

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For this Thanksgiving season, I have a story about some special summer visitors to our backyard not far from the statehouse.

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Have you ever woken up in the morning remembering snippets of a dream that make you wonder what’s wrong with your brain? Would a normal brain dream something as bizarre as this, you wonder?

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Now comes early November and what is popularly dubbed the  “Holiday Season,” encompassing Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve in a marathon of opportunities for shopping, gifting, partying, gluttony and a plethora of other excesses we won’t take stock of until the credit card bills ar…

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November? I fully realize that November has always followed October, but I’m not even sure where September went. And October went by even faster.

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I would like to take a few minutes to thank all of the veterans who helped keep the free in freedom. 

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While every edition of the BH-FP brings ample opportunities for Polk County pride to shine a little brighter, today’s issue seems to us especially teeming with milestone moments that should make us all beam.