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Editor's Notebook March 25, 2017


Wetland Day at Muscatatuck
There were no snakes to be seen at the Mus­catatuck National Wild­life Refuge last Saturday. That doesn't mean they weren't there.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Wonderful hoops memories
Hoosier Hysteria was alive and well Sunday in North Vernon. Actually, it is alive and well most days. On this brisk sunny day, however, Hoosier Hysteria was downright electric and more than a little nostalgic here.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Meet 'the cowboy preacher'
For the last eight years, the Rev. Gil Hawkes has been preaching the Gospel at one of several churches he has founded. The Walnut Ridge resident has been an ordained minister for 40 years in all.

Monday, March 6, 2017

A war bride remembers
In 1946, she left Australia to move to a new country. America has been her home ever since.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Engineer's inventions helping rebuild Haiti
When Bob Malcomb made his first mission trip to Haiti five years ago, it was to volunteer his services as a structural engineer.
After all, the impoverished Caribbean nation had just been hit by a devastating earthquake and many of its buildings had collapsed with more in danger of falling down.
His colleagues, though, wanted Malcomb to employ one of his other talents - as a comedian.
"They wanted me to play a clown to distract the people," Malcomb laughed. "So that's what I did."
An amateur stand-up comic who occasionally does comedy routines at churches in Indiana and Kentucky, Malcomb entertained the Haitians with comedy for a week, enabling other volunteers to do the work to repair buildings and houses without interference from the people of the area.
"It was interesting but not what I expected to be doing," Malcomb said.
Last month, the 60-year-old Deputy man made another mission trip to Haiti, this time employing his knowledge and skills in engineering.
"Most volunteers go to Haiti with a paint brush in their hands," Malcomb said. "I go there to do design engineering. I enjoy helping where I can."

Monday, February 20, 2017


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