Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Thursday, December 25th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 3609 | 3610 | 3611 | 3612 | 3613 | > | >>

Halloween Goat Stories


Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
Posted in

Monday, October 23, 2000

October is Pork Month so I would like to use this opportunity to talk about goats. I might as well confess that I have not known a goat in any particularly meaningful way. From what I hear about goats, it is possible to have as personal a relationship with them as with any other animal, but it has just not been my fortune to be so blessed. I have just moved in the wrong circles to have much more than a passing appreciation for goats. Goat stories are another matter.

My closest contact with goats has been at county fairs where a few baby goats and their mothers have been present for the petting zoo. I always assume that the goats appearing in petting zoos represent the most sociable and well behaved of their species. They seem to be very calm and the babies are so cute that you hear many people saying how great it would be to just "take one home and cuddle it".

My friend, Paul, got that opportunity quite unexpectedly. One day I stopped to see Paul and noticed several goats of various sizes and configurations walking around his farmyard. Not only did they walk around his yard. They walked on top of everything in his yard. In their own endearing manner, a couple goats watched me from their goat’s-nest high atop Paul’s pickup. For some reason, this goat trait seemed to especially annoy Paul, or should I say, got his goat. I stayed close to my vehicle as I told Paul that I did not picture him as a "goat person". He explained that he had not been a goat person until he had been to the sales barn the previous week. He did not buy anything at the sale, but when he got home he found a small flock of goats in his trailer. Goats were so cheap that their previous owner considered them worth more as a practical joke than as cash.

My brother related the following "good goat goes bad" story to me. My father was doing some chores around my brother’s farmyard this summer when he saw the neighbor’s billy goat. The goat evidently was out for excitement and did not mind walking a mile looking for it. He got his wish. Excitement was on the way as my brother’s otherwise totally useless dog caught wind of the goat and chased him into a cornfield. Dennis, the goat’s owner, was called to retrieve his goat. In a few minutes, the search was on, but to no avail. The searchers assumed that the goat had disappeared into the depths of the tall corn and would come out when he was darn good and ready.

As it turned out, the .....
[Read the Rest]
Foods Weekly Ads

A revolutionary idea

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
Posted in

Monday, October 9, 2000

"Are you going to watch the debates tonight?" someone asked me last Tuesday.

"No, I don't have a dog in that fight," I responded, using a George Bush, Sr. analogy for "No, I'm not going to watch the debates."
[Read the Rest]

Advice to a young man & A couple of things I’m not so sure about

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
Posted in

Monday, October 23, 2000

I will begin by telling you that I am seventy-five years of age and that I am a recovering workaholic. I have been in a recovery program for the last fifty five years. I want you to understand that it is not easy for m ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Journal Profile # 80

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
Posted in

Name: John Goutcher
Home: Preston
Age: 60
Profession: Retired High School Educator/Administrator
Family: Wife Shirley, Son
Jeff, Daughter Jennifer
Personal Hero: Moses, he took a large grou ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Pumpkin Dessert

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
Posted in

Batter:
1 pkg. yellow cake mix (Reserve 1 cup for topping)
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
• Mix well. Grease bottom of 9x13 pan and spread batter in pan.
Filling:
1-1lb. can pumpkin
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs ..... 
[Read the Rest]

10/23/00

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
Posted in

Max, Maxxximum, Madcap, Cartoon, Food for thought, Fud 4 thot

Monday, October 23, 2000

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
Posted in

To the Editor,

I would like to commend the Journal for continuing the “Beyond Today” column. You have presented these young writers with a wonderful opportunity.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our youth and for putti ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Walter "Fish" Ward, Sr.

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
Posted in

Walter "Fish" Ward, Sr., 98, formerly of the Mabel and Burr Oak areas, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at the Harmony Health Care Center where he had resided seven years.

He was born June 21, 1902, in Henrytown and attended school there. On ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Mildred S. Livingood

Sun, Oct 22nd, 2000
Posted in

Mildred S. Livingood, 94, formerly of Canton, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester.

Mildred S. Johnson was born March 31, 1906 at Amherst, Fillmore County, grew up and attended school in Fillmore County. In ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 3609 | 3610 | 3611 | 3612 | 3613 | > | >>
Studio A Photography