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Recent Stories by Milo Yield, Columnist

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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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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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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Yield: Uncle Ellwyn

October 19, 2018 — I'm gonna start this column off on a somber — but thankful — note. My uncle, Ellwyn Worley, died last week in the Veterans Home and Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Mo. Uncle Ellwyn was 94 and an injured survivor of World War II's Battle of

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Yield: A lot has changed

October 16, 2018 — A lot has happened in our lives since I last wrote a column. I wrote two in advance so I could enjoy some "column-free" time. The first thing that happened to ol' Nevah and me is that our grandson Chance Yield got married. He and

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Yield: A professional

October 5, 2018 — I love dogs. And, most dogs love me in return. Love for a dog is unconditional. When I read of all the discombobulated folks in this country who are addicted or afflicted with some mental or physical problem, I wonder how many could be helped

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Other wildlife

September 28, 2018 — Regular readers of my column know that I like to hunt and fish as much as physically able. Well, I'm happy to report that for the second time, I've outlived my need for a hunting/fishing license in Kansas. This year I reached the magic age

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Yield: The Kansas State Fair

September 21, 2018 — Ol' Nevah and I ain't gone to the Kansas State Fair in more than a decade. So we decided to go this year — and we invited our good friends "Punkin" Cellar and his wife Roga to ride along with us. We went on a

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Farm boy golf

September 14, 2018 — Hallelujah! The drought is finally over at Damphewmore Acres and through most of the Flint Hills. It took more than 10 months to get the needed runoff to fill our four-acre pond, but when it happened, it happened quickly. We've had a bunch of small

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Yield: The odds and ends of Milo Yield

September 7, 2018 — Over time, my messy desk gets messier becuz of all the stuff that kindly readers send me or email me or just seems to fall out of the sky and hit my desk. So, this week I'll bill as the odds and ends week. There

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Yield: Paris and Athens

August 31, 2018 — The Giant Clawsway race horse saga has taken another step forward. Last week, ol' Nick Mairz, the horse owner, and ol' Avery Ware, one of the racing interest stakeholders, loaded the colt up and delivered him to Twin Oaks Training Center just east of Murchison,

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Yield: A busy weekend

August 24, 2018 — I'm writing this column on a Monday and I can report that it follows a weekend of parties within our community. First, ol' Hap E. Goluckie, one of our regulars at the Saffordville Old Gentle Mens' Breakfast Club, celebrated a festive 70s birthday party —

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Yield: You win, Bub

August 17, 2018 — I love olden-times, true, hilarious stories. Here's one that dates back decades to when about every small rural town boasted at least one new car dealership. In this case, the sleepy little country town in the Kansas Flint Hills had a Chevrolet dealership. Not surprisingly,

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The California straw law

August 3, 2018 — Sometimes I've just got to shake my head in wonderment at the legislative antics of the great state of California. For instance, if I'm to believe what I read and hear on the news, in some cities in the Golden State you can get fined

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Old Boars’ Breakfast delay

July 27, 2018 — The drought continues unabated here at Damphewmore Acres. However, as with everything in life, what's bad for some is good for others. For example, the resident great blue herons — or shitepokes, as the old-timers of my youth like to call the fish and frog-eating

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Yield: Check it off

July 13, 2018 — Folks, I'm not big on "bucket lists" of things I want to do or accomplish in the remainder of my lifetime, but I'm on the cusp of checking off one of the items on my very short "bucket list." I've always thought it would be

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Yield: Nuthin’ is more efficient than one

July 6, 2018 — Weather alert! Winter's coming. The days are beginning to get shorter, so don't forget where you stored your long johns. ••• I hadn't heard from my Iowa sheep shearing buddy, ol' Nick deHyde, in quite awhile, so I gave him a call recently. Naturally, he

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Yield: Practice safe sacks

June 29, 2018 — The weekly Saffordville Old Boar's Breakfast Club (SOBBC) — formally known as the Saffordville Gentle Men's Club — is a reliable source of fresh column material. Last week someone mentioned that they'd been to an auction or flea market and saw a small stack of

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Yield: Birthday pennies

June 22, 2018 — Birthdays are something you can't live without. When you quit having birthdays, you're kaput. That said, however, some folks enjoy having birthdays with parties and presents. Other folks would be happy if their birthdays came and went without fanfare. All this discussion about birthdays was

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Yield: Windy stories

June 15, 2018 — Last week, the Good Lord saw fit to provide four days of respite from the heat and humidity and I used that four days to "catch up" on the gardening. Everything is weeded, bedded, caged, mulched and watered. So, I guess I could say that

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