Author Archives: Stan Fine

Coming of Age

I unequivocally and readily acknowledge that I am old.  I fear that if the present trend persists I will continue of age until the one and only final solution to the aging process presents itself. There are moments when I … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms in The Ozarks

Executive Order 81-20 WHEREAS, there are escaped prisoners threatening and engaging in public disorder which represents a present threat to the lives, safety and protection of the citizens of McDonald County, Missouri, and; WHEREAS, such circumstances create a condition of … Continue reading

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Mary and Maxine, Two Girls From Pineville

Maxine Jeffers, Maxine Jeffers Maxine Jeffers, that name was thrown at me by my mother like a warrior hurling a spear.  As a young boy I occasionally, I will freely admit, at times used poor judgment.  Exceeding the recommended number … Continue reading

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Faster Than the Speed of Light

I sometimes awake afraid and drenched in my own perspiration.  I am afraid that everything I thought I once unequivocally knew now seems to be so very unclear.  The once well thought out plans which I believed to be etched … Continue reading

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Fred, The Golf Course Squirrel

Using my clean hand, I wiped off my golf cart’s seat.  Once certain the dirt once there was now on the palm of my hand I drove the cart the short distance which separated my property from that of the … Continue reading

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Seven Years From Home

It’s been seven long years since this man, once young of years and heart, last saw his home.  As he stood on the hallowed ground where more than 11,500 years ago the people who once lived here gathered together to … Continue reading

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The Great Sulphur Springs Bank Robbery of 1925

Like all final good-byes, the June 1925 funeral service for the dearly departed Sulphur Springs resident Louis Manker, L.M., Stout was a sad affair.  The service held in the park’s big tabernacle was attended by more than 500 mourners, after … Continue reading

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