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Sam goes to the show


Fri, Aug 3rd, 2001
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Monday, July 30, 2001

There was a Dog Show held at the county fairgrounds recently and I thought that it might be fun if I entered Sam. Sam likes attention and I was fairly certain that Sam would make a good showing at the First Annual Dog Show of Flabbergast County. When I told my wife that I was going to put Sam in the show. She didnt think much of the idea. She asked me if I knew just what I was letting myself in for. She told me that Sam was in need of grooming, that he hadnt had a bath since the last one I gave him in the basement shower and that if I placed any value on my peace of mind, that disaster would never repeat itself.

There is a lady down the road from us who does pet grooming and when I called to make an appointment, she said that she was sorry but she wasnt equipped to handle the likes of Sam and that as far as she could ascertain, nobody else was either. I solved that dilemma by taking Sam to a farrier and had his nails filed. Then I took him to a carwash for his bath. We did have a spot of trouble in the carwash when Sam thought that he was in a public restroom but things got quieted down with a check and a promise never to come back again.

The First Annual Dog Show of Flabbergast County was held out at the county fair grounds in a large barn which as it turned out, was not quite large enough. Sam was never in better form as he pranced in to the barn and he never intended to step on some ladys Pekingese. I believe that I have mentioned how fond of people Sam is and when Sam jumped up to apologize, the lady apparently lost her balance and fell down. When we were able to get her back up on her feet, she gathered up the Pekingese and stormed out of the barn while commenting on the percentage of certain dog owners and their dogs.

I thought that, considering the circumstances, we were off to a pretty good start and I was about to lead Sam into the ring when some ill mannered Doberman got in Sams way. Now, Sam is not what some people might call an aggressive dog. It is true that at times he is somewhat over-friendly and enthusiastic, but when it comes to certain ill mannered Dobermans, Sam will take just about so much before he takes them aside and teaches them some manners. That would have been the end of the affair if a couple of self-righteous mutts hadnt tried to intervene. If its one thing that Sam will not tolerate, its the meddling of dogs in his affairs. When Sam turned his attention to those two .....
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Commute 003

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2001
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Monday, July 16, 2001

I read an article last Sunday that said Americans are giving less attention to cleaning their houses. Once again, Im way ahead of a national trend.

My lack of cleaning skills is somewhat legendary in my family. ..... 
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"Buttered Bread with Brown Sugar"

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2001
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Monday, August, 2001

The Art of Farming is a project of the Collaborative for Watershed Sustainability to gather stories about farm life in southeastern Minnesota before World War II. Stories have been gathered from individuals near Harmony, L ..... 
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Butterflies through Binoculars

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2001
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Monday, August 6, 2001

What creature flies; makes no sounds; does not bite, sting or carry disease; is bright orange with dark bands on its upperparts and silver spots below; and is common in meadows, fields and along roadsides in Fillmore Cou ..... 
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The Run Has Begun

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2001
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Weaver Dunes Field Report Early Summer 2001By John LevellMonday, July 23, 2001

As Spring 2001 draws to a close, the season's exceedingly wet and cool weather is still cause for concern to those of us working on the Blandi ..... 
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Highlights From the Fair

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2001
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Virginia CooperMonday, August 6, 2001

This years Fillmore County Fair was a complete success. Local master gardeners staffed our booth and answered many questions regarding landscaping, flower and vegetable gardening. The next two columns will ..... 
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Antiques and Classics

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2001
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Monday, July 30, 2001

There was an antique and classic tractor pull in town last Sunday. As I drove into the field where it was being held, I thought there must be some mistake. These tractors are like the ones my father made his living with a ..... 
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Jerry Laumb

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2001
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Mr. Laumb, 51, of Rushford, died Saturday (July 21, 2001) at his home of cancer.

He was born Jan. 27, 1950, in LaCrosse, Wis. He married Barbara Carrier on March 16, 1968. He worked at Farmer's Elevator in Rushford for nine years and at Cene ..... 
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Louis Peterson

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2001
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Louis Peterson, age 91, of Preston, MN, died August 1, 2001, at the Preston Good Samaritan Center.

Louie was born June 20, 1910, in Zumbrota, MN, the son of Paul and Olive Peterson. He was raised in Zumbrota, MN, and did carpentry and insula ..... 
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