Struttin’ Time:

He knows where the big bucks are

Happy New Year. Struttin’ Time is back for the 2017 hunting season. We have several exciting hunts lined up for 2017, starting with a turkey hunt for Rio’s in Kansas, hunting with my friends at Little Creek Ranch — this is my 17th year to hunt with them. Then it is on to New Brunswick, Canada for a spring black […]

Some taxpayers could see refund delays

Taxpayers counting on their Earned Income or Additional Child Tax Credits shouldn’t expect to see their returns until Feb. 15 at the earliest, the Internal Revenue Service reports. The change is the result of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act, which was enacted a year ago and is just now going into effect. The new law, according to the […]

New puppy was a big surprise from family

Hello everyone, hope you have settled down after Christmas. I had one of the best ever. I guess everyone knows by now, I got a puppy, one of the best. She is so good! My family all got together. They surprised me. I thought I didn’t need one at my age, but after one day I decided I did. She […]

‘Monster’ resolutions

It’s that time of year where you feel an obligation to write down a few things that you are going to try and accomplish during the New Year. Weight loss and exercise are rumored to be required in some states as everyone’s first two resolutions. I figured out years ago the best way to list any resolution is with a […]

Playing marbles

The subject of playing marbles that I brought up here last week has produced a flurry of questions, but they are coming from an age group that surprises me. Points East I’ve heard from numerous people I know to be in their late 40s or 50s as well as a couple or three that are past 60 years of age, […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1957 Ann Brown “Podd”—1- 11-1940: Boyfriend, every one of them! Pal, the gang; Favorites, Teachers, all of them; Food, soup beans; Drink, lemon juice; Movie Star, James Dean; Singer, Tab Hunter; Song, “Little Darlin”, Color, sky blue pink; Expression, “Well cross my eyeballs!” Ambition, Nurse; Secret Ambition, go to Washington; Activities, F.H.A., Pep Club, Wildlife Club, Music Club, Tri-Hi-Y, Glee […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

A new year of fishing lies ahead

Well, 2016 has come and gone and 2017 is underway. This brings change to everything including fishing. It is still the winter fishing season and even with a mild winter so far there are some choices as to where to go and what to fish for. During this time of year with the lakes all pulled to winter pool, most […]


Clade Edward Potter dies at 79

Clabe Edward Potter, 79, of Neon, died December 28 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Hemphill to the late Morgan and Virgie Hunter Potter, he was the widower of Helen Niece Potter. He was the father of the late LaDonna Bentley and Clabe Edward “Bug” Potter, Jr. He was also preceded in death by three siblings, Norwood Potter, an […]

New year brings memories of past

Happy New Year! As I reflect back over the past, it is ironic how many changes have transpired through the years. Take the computer as an example. I can remember when you couldn’t have given me one free as I didn’t want any part of one. I still am not that computer savvy, yet I manage to hunt and peck […]