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Consider this quote from Abe Lincoln

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."



A few things to ponder this week.

  1. Was a rough week for Weez. Being the die hard Packer fan that I am, the news of Brett Favre’s retirement hit me pretty hard. Being a couple of days older than him, I certainly understand how you can loose the desire to continue to go through the motions. It is part of the territory I suppose, getting older. My body continues to talk to me and I’m not nearly in half as good of shape as he is.

  2. Received word yesterday that a good friend from my youth had passed away. I’ll miss Bill Belden and always appreciated how kind he, and Lila, were to us kids walking beans for them. They always walked them with us, which was nice, and he always had something nice to say to us.

  3. Price of gas in Dexter was $3.09 last night. It’s going to get worse folks. Much worse. We had an interesting conversation yesterday in the office and a question that takes much thought. At what point does it not pay to go to work when you have to fill your vehicle?

  4. So word is that Earlham will be starring in a movie entitled South Dakota. Good work out of you guys, and hopefully it will be a sight bit better than “Fever Heat”. But in all seriousness…Earlham…playing South Dakota? I’ve been to South Dakota and to Earlham. I wonder if they’ll bring in some Prairie Dogs for the movie? Next thing you know the DNR will import Bob Cats to kill the Prairie Dogs and then tell us that there are no Bob Cats in Iow….Oh never mind…

  5. Another school bond vote is fast approaching in the West Central Valley area. The interesting thing is there are more shades of grey this year in the yes vs. no crowd. It will be interesting to say the least.

  6. Finally this week. The first meeting about the proposed development including private lake in the Wiscotti to DeSoto area was held. The local landowners are opposed which is a good thing. I wonder if Dallas County needs another development like this, and to what advantage the destruction of historic native American sites and quite river beds will be? Seems to me that at some point we need to be prudent about where we are developing new “unincorporated towns”. The continued loss of open space, farm ground and the increased traffic and “city life” is something that our children may someday look back upon and wonder what we were thinking.

See you next week…remember, we’re all in this together.