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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...


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.”...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...