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Home Country: Duckworth Goes to the Dog Show

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 10, 2019)-- “I took Duckworth to the dog show up in the city last weekend,” Dud said. Slim Randles (CNBNews file photo) The other members of the Mule Barn truck stop’s world dilemma think tank and philosophy counter just looked at him. Doc put it... Read more →


Home Country: Independence Day

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet The annual Fourth of July picnic was a celebration of time and freedom. We’d all watched the parade, earlier, because that’s what you do on the Fourth, and we believe in it. Our parade features Scout troops in uniform, the high school band, floats with pretty... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: The Hot Season Is Here

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet It’s the heat that defines us this month. It greets us at daybreak with its promise, but in an hour or so, it bears down on our shoulders and makes us image courtesy of clipart dream of shade and something cold to drink. The best thing... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Sometimes Heaven Comes in Small Doses

Slim Randles | Gloucestercitynews.net image courtesy of unsplash Steve looked out from the turret of his cabin and watched the sun set behind the mountain. Branding is over for the spring, and he was able to get away from the ranch for a few days, so here he was, in... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Have fun bein’ a grown-up, kids

Slim Randles | CNBNews Greetings to you, graduates from this year high school, and your families out there who don’t have no caps and gowns like this year one I got and the kids got. It is a memorizin’ Slim Randles (CNBNews file photo) day when people reach this millstone... Read more →


Home Country: Principal Jim and Graduation

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet When we filtered in for coffee at the Mule Barn truck stop, we were surprised to see Jim Albertson already there, already drinking coffee and looking as though he lost his last friend. It’s so unlike him, because Jim’s job as principal of our local high... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: It Just … Happened!

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet (gloucestercitynews.net)(May 29, 2019)--It just happened, you know? One of those serendipitous coincidences that occur when planets line up or you foolishly store oily rags together. It just … happened. Ardis Richardson was looking through the Soup ‘R Market for an egg beater for her mom. Not... Read more →


Home Country: Cow Pasture Tea

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet Slim Randles/gloucestercitynews file (May 22, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--You have to hand it to Windy. When Alphonse “Windy” Wilson chooses to speak, it is a bombastic sampling of creativity. Windy has yet to find a word he can’t make better through his own unique methods. Well, what got him... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Billy The Town Dog

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet (gloucestercitynews.net)--Billy’s been a busy guy ever since he became the official town dog here. Sally had been the town dog until she passed away on Doc’s porch, and then Billy’s owner died just two weeks after that, so it was something of a natural progression. Sometimes... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Driving in Time with The Duke of Earl

"Duke of Earl" is a 1962 US number-one song, originally by Gene Chandler. It is the best known of Chandler's songs, and he subsequently dubbed himself 'The Duke of Earl' source youtube Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet It happened in the checkout lane down at the Soup ‘R’ Market last week.... Read more →


Everything You Need to Know About Securing Your House While on Vacation

You have waited months for a much-needed vacation, and the day is finally here where you board the flight and head off to your dream holiday. There will always be a nagging thought in the back of your head, “Did I lock all the doors?”, “Are all the valuables safely... Read more →


Home Country: Fishing The Lunker Hole

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet Dud was down at The Lunker Hole on Lewis Creek before it even turned yellow in the east. He had some thinking to do, and, as everyone knows, there’s no better way to think than fly fishing. Just about the time Dud could make out The... Read more →


Home Country: Marcus Pincus and His Fenwick Glass Fly Rod

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet image courtesy of www.tridentflyfishing.com It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind. Consider this yourself for a minute. Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass fly rod he’d ordered. Oh,... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: No License Needed for a Horse!

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor “Well that about tears it!” said Steve, twitching his walrus mustache. “How do they expect a guy to get by when they tell him what to do and to send money and re-up every dang thing in your billfold. It ain’t right!” We hadn’t seen... Read more →


Home Country: Old Joe's Planting A Tree!

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor When old Joe Gilliam began digging that hole in his front yard, out there close to the street, neighbors watched and wondered. When he got his grandson to help him carry the shade tree sapling from his pickup to the hole, people nodded. Mystery solved.... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: An Entertaining Visit to O'Dontal Dental

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet Dropped in at O’Dontal Dental the other day. You know, regular tooth check, cleaning, whatever Perry says to do, I do. Quicker that way. But this particular dentist isn’t nearly as feared as others. He’s … entertaining. Dr. Perry O’Dontal worked his way through tooth school... Read more →


Home Country: Do I look stoo-pid?

gloucestercitynews.net | March 13, 2019 Buy me a beer! / CNBNews graphics file Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor “Comin’ up on Saint Paddy’s Day, boys,” Windy said, coming in on final approach to an empty chair. Perfect two-point landing. Loretta filled his cup with fresh and he reared back and... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Signs That Spring is Near!

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet “I know it’s fixin’ to be spring,” said Dud. “Things budding out on your trees and stuff, Dud?” added Steve. “Nope. Potato chip bags. Found two of them the other day.” We looked … inquisitive? And it was enough to get Dud back into action. “Two... Read more →


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My Memories of The Iditarod Dogsled Race

The 2016 Iditarod Dogsled Race (photo courtesy of CNN) Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor This coming Saturday, I’ll probably be right here in New Mexico. Well, most of me will. But my heart and my wishes and part of my soul will be many miles from here, up in Anchorage,... Read more →


Home Country:

Sometimes Love is Just A Little Thing

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor Steve was walking down the sidewalk the other day to get from the barber shop to where he’d parked his pickup. It was a nice kind of day. Chilly, of course, but not bolt-freezing cold. His mind was on what he had to do that... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Windy Wilson and the Boys at the Mule Barn Truck Stop

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor “Well,” said Steve, polishing off the last of his coffee, “what should we discuss this fine morning?” “I’m awful glad you asked, ol’ pard,” came the cheerful voice of Windy Wilson, emerging through the swinging doors that came from the kitchen of the Mule Barn... Read more →