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'This is what your $5 gets'


September 17, 2017

There was a picture of the street corner at 13th and Flynn on Facebook. The sign beside the hole read: This is what your $5 gets. I have no idea why it has been so long on being repaired. I had several people wanting me to get it fixed, like the street crew would listen to the marshall on where to work. These folks had valid arguments because it was their corner to turn off Flynn to get home. I'm not so sure if a better plan would be to make a pocket park out of it. I drove by one time and there were ducks (decoys) floating around. It looked pretty cool. It could be dug deeper and stocked with goldfish. Then plant some shrubs, and put up a picnic table and grill. You could have a rest and watch the cars speed by. Anyhow, patience everyone, at least you have signs warning you about the hole. Other neighborhoods are not so lucky. On a related note, Flynn Street downtown is smoother. Thanks, guys.

The fair was great fun as always. I think we had good crowds both nights. What the women's building lacked in quantity it made up for in quality. Nice exhibits, with lots of 4H entries. I participated, sort of. A helpful husband got a bicycle rim from me for his wife's project. She decorated it up and won a grand champion with it. Great job. I went through the poultry building and saw the largest chickens I had ever seen. I never got to the livestock barns, but from the number of trailers sitting around there must have been a good showing. I had over 400 people sign up for the cash at the booth. Wilda Busse was the winner. Thanks for the entertainment, free stuff, popcorn, free food, and for supporting the fair. High fives to Woods County people.

On the “how dumb can you be” front, there was a story going around that Trump somehow hired the hurricane to hit South Texas. The theory being he is such a racist he thought he could get rid of people he didn't like with a hurricane. Some people are not short on imagination. I went into a store the other day and promptly asked the clerk if she knew why you should never kiss a pig. “No,” she answered. “Because he will squeal on you every time,” I said. “I'd like to help you out, Jim,” she said. “Which way did you come in?”


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