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Journal Writing Project: The youth of Fillmore County need a skate park


Fri, Oct 17th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

The kids and teenagers in Fillmore County have hardly anything to do on weekends, so I thought that a skate park outdoors or indoors could be built. They are not all that expensive to build and they are a place where the youth of the county could just talk and have fun with one another in a drug free environment.

There are many things that kids in our area are doing that they shouldnt, just because of a lack of something fun to do or just being bored.

I am sure that there are many people who would be on the same side of this cause as myself and not all of them would be teenagers. There are many adults that would not be opposed to the cause.

And not only a skate park, but also a recreation center. Adults could take their children there to play games and have fun as a family and with friends. They are more expensive, but recreational centers have more activities that could take place, such as studying for a test in school or homework, listening to music or just plain old good clean fun.

It is not that bad, seeing how this is a growing community and there is nearly nothing for the kids to do these days besides getting a job.

This subject is not something that can be ignored. The youth in this area need something to do that is fun and legal. Many things need to happen and soon, so help this cause in any way you can. Adults, go to the city council meetings and mention this, and kids, talk to your parents or get involved with a group of friends and help this happen. We need something fun to do.

If you think about this, a bunch of friends and I have been kicked out of the trail head parking lot in Preston and also the IGA and bank and courthouse just for skate boarding even though it is not a crime. We need somewhere to have fun and do the things that we like to do.

The more people that we can get to agree with this the better. This absolutely has to occur as soon as possible so that us kids can have fun again and enjoy our childhood.

The location does not matter so much. Preston would be an ideal place because it is the County Seat and more chances than none, it would be built there anyway. So I ask you to give it a little thought and do something about it. I am not saying to rebel against anything, but just to help the community in any way possible and this is a hard thing to accomplis .....
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Notes from a country kitchen

Fri, Oct 10th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

It just doesnt seem like its time for the combines to be out getting the corn and beans harvested. I know it was a terrible dry summer but I also know its yields are better than some expected. I can remember when I was a kid, dad hired a man to hu ..... 
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Of People, Places and Things: Another year older

Fri, Oct 10th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

In the hurry to meet our daily obligations it is easy to lose track of the milestones that document our progress along the way. Such was the case with the Journal a few weeks ago, when we completed our 18th year of being in business. Birthdays are n ..... 
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At Home in the Woods: The Tortoise and the Hare

Fri, Oct 10th, 2003
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One can learn a lot about a marriage by watching how a couple works together.   My husband Art and I just finished gathering our winter supply of firewood. At the beginning, we were nervous about our cranky backs because ever ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Perseverance

Fri, Oct 10th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

It began in the early nineteenth century, with a game called Hare and Hounds. One group of runners would create a random trail with small pieces of paper, and the second group of runners would follow in pursuit of the lead group, following the pape ..... 
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The Commute: Culture clash

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
Posted in Columnists

I really love humor, and its a nice feeling when someone tells me they laughed at something Ive written. But every once in awhile I crumble under the pressure to be funny. (Admittedly, the pressure comes only from myself.) Some months I sit down to ..... 
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Township Roads: By Hand

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
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My dad pointed out to me an article in one of the regional farm magazines. The article was about a contest where the contestants picked corn by hand. It was amazing that people still had an urge to do that kind of thing for fun. Any time you have to ..... 
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Another One From Flaherty: The Dormant News

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
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We have in Flabbergast County a very fine County newspaper in The Dormant News whos slogan is all the news thats fit to print and even some that aint. I thoroughly enjoy reading it and what I find especially interesting are the social items that a ..... 
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Notes from a country kitchen

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
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Another big day, Thanks for coming to our chicken dinner last Sunday, at Big Spring. I guess we all know that any big dinner at church means a lot of hard work. Some are up at 4:30 a.m. frying chicken and finding enough ovens around the country to ..... 
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