Saturday, December 7, 2019
2019 State Fair of texas Grant

DeSoto Resident Tremaine Kemp Receives State Fair of Texas Grant

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DeSoto resident Tremaine Kemp recently received a scholarship grant from the State Fair of Texas. Kemp was one of seven recipients awarded Seasonal Employee...
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Philosophizing While Cleaning Out My Sock Drawer

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  There are times when life is overwhelming. It offers so many choices. There are even some things that need to be done immediately. When...

Bitten On The Thigh

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Searcy, Arkansas is a small, quiet hamlet with fewer than 14,000 folks. The town sits northeast of Little Rock, just off Hwy. 67. The...

DeSoto East Middle School Students Thrive Through Daily Mentoring

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DESOTO—Today I’d like to take this moment to send a shout out to a few very special young men. These young gentlemen, of their...
MOM

A Trip to Mother’s House

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(Writer's Note: My mom died several years ago. To commemorate her December birthday, here is a column written while she was still living in...
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My Local Starbucks: Longtime Drinker, First Time Caller

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COMMENTARY—It's rare that I do this but I wanted to take a minute and express in writing my gratitude for the tremendous service that...
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Sports And Life Lessons From My Grandfather

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Father’s day is a holiday that is often underappreciated by the mainstream media. Television commercials, advertisements, flower companies and Hallmark cards are dedicated to...
Josh Focus Daily News

Joshua Johnson: I Already Miss You!

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How do you say goodbye to someone who you can’t believe is gone? Thirty-six years old and way too young to die. Joshua Johnson, my editor...
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In the Blink of an Eye

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In June I celebrated my 70th birthday. A life that encompasses more than 25,550 days. Yet for people of faith this is no more...
Nueces Justice: The Tumbleweed Saga

“Nueces Justice: The Tumbleweed Saga” Book Review

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Nueces Justice: The Tumbleweed Saga Mark Greathouse offers the first book in a new series, “Nueces Justice: The Tumbleweed Saga.” The tale focuses on a...