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Elderly territory

November 11, 2018 — The State of Elderly has no barriers, rules, regulations or gold cards. It's a territory that advocates no specific religious persuasion; it will not deny anyone on the basis of ethnic or racial background, whom one may know, whether one voted for the donkey, the

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Sanders: Training to serve

November 11, 2018 — Americans have big hearts and seem to find surprising ways to help others. Carol Drury of rural Sterling, Colo., has chosen puppy raising with Canine Companions for Independence as a way to give back. At the first mention of a service dog, most people think

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Minnow trapped

November 11, 2018 — Okay, here's a humorous story that happened to me last week. Put your mental home video on play as I tell this story and you'll enjoy it more vividly in your mind. I have a friend from Iowa, ol' Pegan Raye, who overwinters at Apache

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Hanks: What’s in your wallet?

November 11, 2018 — Gentle readers I would betcha' that most, if not all of you, have seen the TV commercial by a leading credit card company wanting to know "What's in your wallet?" And to that I would say, "well now pilgrim, that would be absolutely none of

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After the election: What happens now?

November 11, 2018 — "When all's said and done" is an old English saying that's appropriate today. After months of prognostications, punditry and predictions, campaign rallies, speeches, protests and endless advertisements, the voters have had their say and the elections are done. What we know right now is what

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Black: Grandpa Tommy saved the world

November 11, 2018 — We were watching The History Channel at Grandma's casita. It was a story about the USS Enterprise being attacked. It was 1945. They were describing acts of heroism that occurred. Stories of men risking their lives, staying with wounded comrades instead of swimming to safety.

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Radke: Dorothy Stover Hall

November 11, 2018 — Last week was one of those times where you have a lot of balls in the air and looking back you wonder how you juggled them all without dropping one. Okay, maybe I dropped a few — the house didn't get cleaned and the dishes

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Pitts: Soup strainers and flavor savers

November 11, 2018 — Have you ever noticed the obligatory five or six young men standing behind every Grand Champion steer or heifer at a major livestock show who were responsible for grooming the animal? While every hair is in place on the bovine the talented fellas responsible look

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Petersen: 3—7—77

November 5, 2018 — This story was written more than 20 years ago as a tribute to law officers everywhere. It bears repeating. Real heroes are people who do their duty with no particular fanfare. Such are the men and women of the Highway Patrol who travel thousands of

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Sanders: Cow cuddling

November 5, 2018 — In agricultural circles there is the term "value added," which means you can gain more income from the product, besides the end point financial gain. In other words, after you shear your sheep, you spin the wool and sell it in skeins or you use

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The all-new 1500 Silverado and Sierra

November 5, 2018 — My Chevy Silverado first drive was in Jackson Hole, Wyo., followed by a GMC Sierra first drive in Newfoundland, Canada. It was a big year for changes. Next year we'll see new heavy duty trucks, my guess is we'll see them first at the Detroit

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Yield: My first smart phone

November 5, 2018 — Here's a little tidbit that will make any youthful readers of my columns shake their heads and chuckle. After years of resistance, I got dragged kicking and screaming into purchasing a smart phone. And the reason for this change of heart has to do with

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Black: Pheasants hunting pheasants

November 5, 2018 — Each fall, the governor of the great state of South Dakota hosts his Invitational Pheasant Hunt. This is meant to be a way to show off South Dakota's state bird, their pride and joy, the wily pheasant. It's also a means of attracting some special

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Pitts: Riding with the big boys

November 5, 2018 — One of the best perks about being a cow writer has been that it served as a gateway to visit many of the biggest and best ranches in America. The highlight came when I got to sleep in the legendary Big House at the King

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Hanks: Road/corral rage

November 5, 2018 — Gentle readers, it's almost daily that we can hear about or read about road rage someplace, sometime and I gotta' tell ya, it scares the dickens out of me. I drive Interstate 20 almost daily as I make a run into Wellington to the post

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Petersen: A helping hand

November 5, 2018 — Increasingly, people are moving away from the cities and attempting to establish roots in the country. If they can't relocate on a permanent basis, they troop into and onto the countryside during their vacations from city drudgery. Whether temporary or permanent settlers, these souls are

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That special paper

November 5, 2018 — There are a good many of you gentle readers out there I suppose looking for that special paper. It might be the registration papers coming back from the American Quarter Horse Association on that once-in-a-lifetime horse you just bought. It could be that it's that

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Pitts: I see by your outfit

November 5, 2018 — When people ask my wife what I do for a living she replies, "He's a writer." It's the only time I've ever heard her lie. Actually, I spend 80 percent of my work day going to cattle auctions and ranching and only about 20 percent

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Sanders: Exercise your right

November 5, 2018 — The only poll that matters is at the ballot box. Congress, in its wisdom, passed the "Do Not Call List," and as they frequently do with laws they pass — they excluded themselves. We are frequently receiving phone calls for candidate polling and it is

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Yield: The Red-green minority

November 5, 2018 — The starter topic for this week's column has nuthin' to do with agriculture, but it's been a lifelong pet peeve of mine — and I claim to be an agriculturist of some sort, so I'm gonna air out. First the fact. 8 percent of American

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