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Recent Stories by Milo Yield, Columnist

Need roofing, got shingles

February 8, 2019 — Well, folks, if you have any roofing that needs to be done, I've got the shingles. Yep, I came down with the irritating, and sometimes painful, disease a couple of weeks ago. I think it's getting better, but at times my right shoulder feels like

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Nicknames

February 1, 2019 — Menfolks are way more apt to give or acquire uncommon nicknames than gals are. Don't really know why that is, but that's the way it seems to me. I guess it's just a "guy thing." That said, I think colorful nicknames were way more prevalent

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Viewing the Field

January 25, 2019 — Folks, it's been awhile since I gave you an update on Giant Clawsway, the Thoroughbred race colt that I own a 10 percent racing interest in. Reports from the colt's trainer, Trey Nimm, at Murchison, Texas, are all good. The colt is wintering on pasture

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Geographic love affair

January 11, 2019 — The Flint Hills of Kansas are sort of a conundrum. To many, mostly travelers, but also some residents, it's just a vast, seemingly empty, boring piece of geography. The travelers tell you they love to get through the Flint Hills. To many of the residents,

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Celebrating over the holidays

January 3, 2019 — To give myself a little "column relief," I wrote several columns in advance for the recently celebrated holiday season. So, I ain't written anything about the Christmas and New Year that ol' Nevah and I celebrated. For Christmas, all eight of the family, minus the

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Yield: The price of better hearing

December 20, 2018 — Nevah and I bought me an expensive Christmas gift that, so far, we're both enjoying. I've worn hearing aids since nine years ago when a bout with labyrinthitis destroyed most of the hearing in my right ear in an instant. As soon as I could

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Yield: Nervous Nelly

December 14, 2018 — Wish I'd thought of this holiday story, but I didn't. It was passed along by a kindly reader. Notice in a small town weekly newspaper: "Those of you who are placing Christmas lights/decorations in your yards, would you please avoid anything that has red or

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Yield: A run in with Patrick Mahomes

December 7, 2018 — In my neck of the woods, folks are excited by the Kansas City Chiefs' football season. The Chiefs new young quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, in particular has fans excited with his winning ways and swashbuckling demeanor on the field. It's in my general nature to assume

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Yield: My bachelor week

November 30, 2018 — I recently spent a bachelor week when ol' Nevah and her sister and bro-in-law took a biz/fun trip to Orlando, Fla., with a stopover in Marietta, Ga., to visit one of the gals' cousin. I opted out of the trip because five days of mostly

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Yield: Quail hunting with Roy Clark

November 23, 2018 — When I heard the news that country music legend and co-star of Hee Haw, Roy Clark, had died, my heart took a sad beat or two as it brought back a fond memory of a day long ago when the paths of Roy Clark and

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Yield: Odds and ends

November 16, 2018 — Well, the midterm elections are over and we peons won't have to listen and see political ads for — actually, probably for at least three months. Then the drum beat for the 2020 election will begin. (Sigh) Sad but true. We face two years of

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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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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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