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Kittens, a coon, and a big, pink Christmas pig

By TIM BEELAND,

Almost overnight Christmas arrived in the city of Forest and it certainly looks festive. The downtown lamp posts wrapped up with garland and bows and the holiday flags are definitely a welcoming sight. To add to the excitement, the Christmas parade is Friday and the season will be officially ushered in under the twinkle of the overhead lights.



If we’re talking guns, let’s talk about the real problems

By JAMES PHILLIPS,

With every report of another crazed gunman carrying out a senseless attack people are finding it easier to blame guns rather than the depraved individual that’s truly responsible. I have made the comment that you could load a gun with as many bullets as it will hold, set it in the corner, and it would never harm a single person.





Thanks Mrs. Martha

By TIM BEELAND,

You know it’s going to be a good day when the front doorbell rings at the office and you hear a big booming voice proclaim, “where’s the turnip man?” That means Mrs. Martha Reed has come to town and has more likely than not brought along a mess of fresh greens, with some nice size turnips attached.





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