Tag Archives: Small town

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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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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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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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever

It’s been one and seventy years since Larry walked to and from that old stone schoolhouse.  The walk home sometimes took various routes but the walk to school and Mrs. Viles’ first grade classroom was always the same.  Larry said … Continue reading

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I’ll Work for Cliff

As Larry sat in his office mulling over stacks and stacks of paperwork his attention was directed toward the office doorway when he heard the sound of movement coming from the other side of, and just beyond, his large wooden … Continue reading

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I Say, Where’s the Fire?

The 1962 school year had ended and the arrival of the first day of June ushered in the start of the soon to come hot summer days in Noel.  Noel, Missouri, a small town located deep within the Ozarks of … Continue reading

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A Priceless Childhood Memory

Larry overslept and he was running late for a very important event.  He was going to a sale, but it wasn’t just any sale.  The contents of the old railroad depot in downtown Noel were being auctioned and Larry had … Continue reading

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