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Independence Day

July 6, 2011

The calendar is full of holidays and “national” days. In fact, about a month ago we here at the paper celebrated “National Donut Day” with a box of two dozens glazed beauties from Dale’s. We are not one to ignore a perfectly good donut in the name of calorie counting.

HAHN: No fireworks ban equals nervous cats

July 6, 2011

Since the city council recently authorized the use of fireworks within the city limits after a ban on them for several years, I am expecting to have three nervous cats in my lap for most of the Fourth of July celebration.
They are not as upset by fireworks as our dog Miss Brown used to be. One Fourth we got her some tranquilizers. These were ineffective in calming her fears, and they made her so drunk she kept falling down the stairs.

HOLLENBECK: Losing a longtime friend and staple of life

July 6, 2011

There’s never been a time when there wasn’t a container of Yarnell’s ice cream in my refrigerator. Make that a container of Yarnell’s VANILLA ice cream.
In recent times it’s been Yarnell’s “homemade vanilla,” but in earlier years it was just plain vanilla or maybe angel food vanilla. And sometimes its companion has been Yarnell’s black walnut, which my spouse says is the best black walnut cream around since it’s made with walnuts from the Arkansas Ozarks.
In some households, the “staples” are sugar and flour and such. At ours, it’s been the Yarnell’s.

Dora Dean Buckner

July 6, 2011

Dora Dean Buckner, 80, of Benton, passed away Monday, July 4, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
Dora was born November 3, 1930, in Colgate, Okla. to parents, W.W. and Clara Bradshaw. Dora was a retired registered nurse and she was of the Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by one daughter, Clara Wilson of Benton;  one step-daughter, Martha St. Claire of England; one brother, Lawrence Bradshaw of Benton; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

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