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Recent Stories by Milo Yield, Columnist

Yield: My senior moment

February 9, 2018 — Well, I celebrated my 75th birthday recently and I greeted it with a humorous senior moment that should warrant a chuckle from the age-impaired like me. My good friend Mocephus has a birthday on the same day (as does my good wife, Nevah) and his

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Yield: Country roads take me to Kelso

February 2, 2018 — This has been a fun week so far. Having the weather clear from cold and stormy to warmer and sunny opened the door to the fun. My good buddy from Platte City, Mo., ol' Canby Handy, drove down on Tuesday and got here in time

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Yield: Practical Joe Kerr

January 26, 2018 — Practical jokes among or between friends usually make for good, funny stories. I heard one last week that proves that point. It happened decades ago. The main character in the practical joke wuz ol' Reece Eyekler, a public trash hauler in a rural community who,

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Don’t laminate your SS card

January 19, 2018 — I'm going to be blunt about the weather today. To put it indelicatly, it's crappy. The wind is howling out of the northwest. The temperature has dropped all day long and the forecast is more of the same. It's not that I don't expect this

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Yield: Get even

January 12, 2018 — I love funny stories that date back to the old one-room schoolhouses that so many of us oldsters attended in our youth. I got this story from one of the old boars, Judge Ordecourt, who joins us every Wednesday mornings for the Saffordville Gentle Men's

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Yield: The deer blind

January 5, 2018 — Well, most of another deer hunting season has gone by the wayside and, as I expected, I'm still venisonless. My neighborhood kids that I call the Patient Duo harvested a fat doe that I helped them retrieve from the field, but other than that, I

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Happiness is a warm puppy

December 29, 2017 — Yippee, the winter solstice has passed, summer and spring are just around the corner and we welcome in 2018. Who knows what the New Year of 2018 will bring to each and every one of us, but here's hoping that it's mostly good stuff. •••

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Yield: Tis the season

December 22, 2017 — Well, the Christmas Season is upon us whether we're ready or not. I'm not completely ready for Old Saint Nick's visit, but I'm close. I'll readily admit that I'm not a Christmas gift shopper, but simply a Christmas gift buyer. When I finally decide what

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Yield: Thanksgiving so good we tried it thrice

December 1, 2017 — This Thanksgiving holiday is shaping up to be one for the record books — which also will probably reshape my already not-so-shapely shape. Here's why: I've already eaten one fantastic Thanksgiving meal in Oklahoma City. We're hosting another Thanksgiving meal here at Damphewmore Acres on

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Yield: My Norman Rockwell moment

November 9, 2017 — After my two days last week in the alien environment of the big city, it wuz refreshing to get my haircut this week at Richard's Barber Shop in Cottonwood Falls, Kan. It's like going back to the comfortable, uncomplicated days of my childhood living on

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Yield: Our trip to the computer doctor

November 3, 2017 — I should have known better than to tempt fate. You'll recall that two weeks ago I wrote that electric garage door openers and computers were, in my humble opinion, the two most aggravating, supposedly labor-saving, contrivances ever invented by man. At the time my garage

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Yield: Another successful fishing foray

October 20, 2017 — Ah, we've had a week of yo-yo weather in the Flint Hills. I went from wearing bermuda shorts on one day to overalls and long-handled underwear the next. The temperature dropped from the mid-80s to the low-30s in less than 24 hours. Throw in a

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