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“Power Failure” Back Stage column

Power Failure Feb. 25, 2021 “Backstage” headlines are based on song titles appropriate to the topics of the week’s current events. Music is one of the ways we record and collect our thoughts on history and the column often comes from a sense of touring for observation.  Though some of the song titles are easily…

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Opinion: By Hunter Throckmorton

Created Equal Contrary to some of our founding documents, not everyone is created equal. Yes, we are born with the same rights, but we vary in size, strength, speed, and stamina. For a long time in human history those who were blessed with size and strength and the mental capacity to use it were often…

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Church page devotional

The Way Out I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. – Isaiah 42:16 (NIV)    When I…

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The 501 by Hanaba Munn Welch

Robots and bathtubs About 45 years ago a friend of mine said she planned to marry the inventor of a self-cleaning bathtub. She’s still single. If anyone has invented a self-cleaning tub, that clever person didn’t have a booth at this year’s big tech trade show in Las Vegas – the Consumer Electronics Show (CES),…

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THE FLOYD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM MEMORIES 1979 — ANDERSON AND BEALL

ANDERSON AND BEALL By Mrs. Jonny Adams— The Thomas Franklin Anderson, Sr., family came from Mashuliville, Mississippi to Austin, Texas, where they lived several years before moving to Floyd Co. by covered wagons in 1891.  They established a farm homestead in the Irick Community. John Killis Anderson, the second son of seven children born to…

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Devotional

Attitude and Direction Matthew 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Encouraging Word It’s been said that your attitude in the morning determines your direction for the day. So whatever attitude you have this morning let me encourage you…

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The 501 by Hanaba Munn Welch

No plums, no flu The year 2020 will go down in history as the year the wild plums didn’t make and nobody got the flu. Back in 2019, for the first time ever, I concocted some spectacular plum jam. My one jar was amazingly good. I could hardly wait for 2020 plums to make lots…

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THE FLOYD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM MEMORIES 1979— KENNETH BAIN

KENNETH  BAIN By Kenneth Bain, Jr. John Alexander Bain (born March 24, 1862, Wise County, Texas) married Julia Piner (born December 3, 1866) in Denton, Texas, April 6, 1887.  To this marriage were born six children; Kenneth Ewing Bain (born January 23, 1888); Ethleen Bain (married C. B. James); John A Bain Jr.; Frank Bain;…

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The 501: By Hanaba Munn Welch

Water heater for insomniacs If insomnia strikes, look online to learn how to make an electric water heater, whether you need one or not. Yes, there are YouTubes for DIY water heaters – just like for everything else. I watched one but didn’t turn up the volume, not wanting to wake my non-insomniac husband. I…

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