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Spring has arrived
Posted Tuesday, March 21, at 8:21 AM
Did everyone enjoy the snow and cold weather just a week before the official first day of spring? I am happy we did not receive the amount of snow and ice our northeastern neighbors are having to deal with. I am sure they would look at our snow as just a little dusting. I personally didn't mind the snow but the cold weather that followed did not make me happy...

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A new season begins
Posted Tuesday, March 14, at 10:59 AM

In addition to the beginning of spring next week, basketball season is over and a new season -- high school baseball and softball -- has begun. I want to congratulate Riverside and Manila senior boys basketball teams for an outstanding year. Manila made it to the state quarter finals and Riverside made it to the state semi finals...

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Don't forget to "spring forward"
Posted Tuesday, March 7, at 2:34 PM

We will need to "spring forward" one hour for Daylight Saving Time on Saturday night. Don't forget to move your clock forward before you go to bed or you will be late all day. I am sure some people like Daylight Savings Time and others will not. I suppose it depends on if you are a morning or a night person...

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Skills for a lifetime
Posted Tuesday, February 28, at 9:21 AM

Students have been busy celebrating Vo-Educational Week. I have visited all of the area schools over the last few weeks taking pictures and gathering information. The students and advisers have been very gracious and welcoming. It has been awhile, but I do remember my years in FHA (Future Homemakers of America) and home economics classes. Today it has been renamed to be more fitting for the times and is called FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America)...

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Another season coming to an end
Posted Tuesday, February 21, at 8:07 AM

The end of another basketball season is nearing as the junior high tournaments are over and the senior high final tournaments are in the near future. The end of the season always takes me back to a time in our family life when we were busy, on the go and loving every minute of watching our children participate in their sports...

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Bad Ground Hog
Posted Tuesday, February 14, at 9:41 AM

Okay, the Ground Hog Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter a couple weeks ago but is he correct? He did see his shadow on Feb. 2, the official Groundhog Day. The temperature started going down as soon as his prediction was announced. I don't like to think about six more weeks of winter...

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Don't forget to remember Feb. 14
Posted Tuesday, February 7, at 9:36 AM

Tuesday, Feb. 14, is Valentine's Day. This is just a friendly reminder to not forget your sweetheart on the one day a year set aside to remember. I personally think it would be a better world if we remembered to be nice and thoughtful to each other every day of the year. It might cut down on the high divorce statistics. A little kindness can go a long way in making a better relationship...

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A new year with an old problem
Posted Tuesday, January 31, at 10:02 AM

We will go into February tomorrow. One twelfth of 2017 is behind us already. We had a busy January with a little snow to enjoy. We have a new president and first family. We have the Super Bowl just around the corner. Spring can't be too far off. Hopefully, we will all see good things in the coming year...

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Friday 13th Just another day
Posted Tuesday, January 24, at 9:00 AM

Everyone will not agree with me, but personally I am ready for spring weather. We recently made a weekend trip to visit my sister in Pensacola, Fla., and the temperature was in the high 70s. On the way home it dropped about 30 degrees and I could tell the difference as we traveled north...

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Snow day
Posted Tuesday, January 17, at 10:26 AM

Friday, Jan. 6, was the first snow day for area schools. Teachers and students got to enjoy an extra day the first week of returning from the Christmas/New Year break. We all know about the January blahs. Christmas is over, New Year's Day is over and it seems like forever before we will have another holiday. Sometimes a little snow can perk us up...

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Time to cut back
Posted Tuesday, January 10, at 8:44 AM

I did not make a New Year's Resolution to eat better (or eat less) but the time has come to cut back. It seems I started eating everything I saw the week of Christmas and I am still at it. I had been watching my carbs from March to December taking off 25 of the 35 pounds I gained over the last few years. Foods on the low carbohydrate list are foods I like so the low carb diet is my choice when I want to take off a few pounds...

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Celebrating a New Year
Posted Tuesday, January 3, at 9:42 AM

We are three days into the New Year -- 2017. Do you remember the end of 1999? Everyone was concerned about the year change. There was a fear the new millennium would make computers malfunction and cause a major disaster. We all know the world runs on computers...

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Another year is about to become history
Posted Tuesday, December 27, at 9:05 AM

It is hard to believe Christmas has come and gone, but it is true. Now we have the after Christmas sales and a New Year to look forward to. It is fun to decorate for Christmas but a little sad when it all has to come down and be stored for another year...

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Will it snow?
Posted Tuesday, December 20, at 9:34 AM

Christmas is almost here and most of us would not mind having a white one. Our area does not get a lot of snow for Christmas but it would be nice. Tomorrow is officially the first day of winter so anything can happen. Where we live we can have snow, rain, cold, warm, sunshine, ice or a combination of two or three all on the same day...

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You better be good
Posted Tuesday, December 13, at 9:19 AM

"You better be good, Santa is coming to town." Yes, we only have 11 days until Christmas Eve. During the Christmas season wish lists become most popular. Kids write letters to Santa and grown ups just drop hints. Our wish list changes with age but we will more than likely always have a list. We may not write it down and mail it to Santa as we did as a child but the list is there -- in our minds...

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A day to remember
Posted Tuesday, December 6, at 12:53 PM

Tomorrow, Dec. 7, is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. America was attacked at our military base in Hawaii on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, drawing us into World War II. My father-in-law was born on Dec. 7, 1907, and always said the 1941 birthday was one he would never forget...

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66 and holding
Posted Tuesday, November 29, at 10:18 AM

Yes, I celebrated another birthday. I have always been bad about transposing numbers but for the next year it will not make a difference when it comes to my age. I turned 66. I can remember when I thought 66 years was really old. I have now changed my mind. I have come to the conclusion there is no such thing as old age. No matter where we are in life, we are not old if we can still get up and go...

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Black Friday is here
Posted Tuesday, November 22, at 9:00 AM

Hopefully everyone is exercised up, caught up on sleep, and ready to go out and shop Black Friday. I remember when Black Friday started in the wee hours of the morning on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Over the last few years shopping sales have started on Thanksgiving evening. ...

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Giving thanks
Posted Tuesday, November 15, at 9:44 AM

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and hopefully we will take time to be thankful. We all learned about the first Thanksgiving in our elementary school days. The Pilgrims had turkey and were thankful for surviving in the new country. Without them, where would we be?...

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A salute to all veterans
Posted Tuesday, November 8, at 8:59 AM

Friday is Veterans Day and there will be ceremonies, parades and special gatherings throughout our country to honor our service men and women who have served us well. Veteran's Day was originally known as Armistice Day. It was set in recognition of the day fighting ceased in World War I, Nov. 11, 1918...

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Revis Blaylock has been on staff with the Manila Town Crier for over 35 years. She has enjoyed making friends in all the areas that the Town Crier covers. This blog contains her general ramblings about events throughout Buffalo Island. She welcomes your comments and ideas for future stories.
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