COVID, elections and local weather still common topics

The coronavirus with its illness and death was the main news topic for 2020, followed by the 2020 elections.
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Thankful for Christmas Cards

Happy New Year! Hope everyone will have a good year.
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Difficult 2020 of not seeing friends

As 2020 has finally coming to an end, I would like to say “thank you” to all of you who have expressed an interest in my reporting from Shady Grove and Hipp Hill, and for your patience and tolerance in my not doing so very often.
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Dock was a good neighbor

Sunday was the funeral for our neighbor, and Derma’s Mayor Dock Gabbert. He passed away from complications of the virus. We in the neighborhood will miss him. Since AG has gotten down and unable to do things in the yard, Dock came over and said I will take care of the yard, and he did.
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Nancy continued our old time Christmas tradition at church

Christmas Day is Friday and with the pandemic we will resemble the American Indians of Taos, New Mexico during this time.
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Saddened by loss of Bennie Rogers

Do not like cold weather. Wish it would stay summer or spring. Glad it is not winter all time and it doesn’t snow all time. Not good for old people.
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Will miss out of town family this Christmas

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Prayers for a healthy, happy holiday season and in the New Year. We have all been in the middle of dealing with this long lasting virus.
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DAR installs new member at Christmas meeting

The Loosa Schoona Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution gathered for a Christmas luncheon December 1, 2020 at noon. It was hosted by Carol Bridges Koutroulis at Bridges Hall Manor in Houston.
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We’ll remember Little Valeria Montero forever

Almost 44 years ago, February 1977, our family adopted Calhoun County as our home. This past week proved we made the right choice.
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Davis family among first Reid settlers

The Iraq War ended this week, December 15, 2011. The ‘Bill of Rights’ was also ratified that day in 1791.
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