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HOME COUNTRY: THE LIFE OF BILLY THE DOG

Slim Randles | CNBNews The first cold nights sent Billy indoors. Aunt Ada always had room on the couch for Billy. It was different now, of course, since Desdemona passed away. She was good, for... Read more →


Home Country: The Orange and Black of Fall

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor I think there must be autumnal reasons for Halloween being hued in orange and black. It’s a fun time, a magic evening if you’re a kid, and if you’re a... Read more →


Home Country: Squash; One of the English Language Most Painful Words

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor Squash. Just listen to that word one more time. Squash … one of the English language’s most painful words, along with maim and trauma and rend and okra and Liberace.... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Windy Wilson "Top Dog" for the Day

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor Wellsir, I ast ol’ Slim if mebbe I could contribulate to his Home Country columns if I ever had something important to renounce. And he said he wanted to go... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: She Has Labradoodles! Is It Catching?

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet “Labradoodles? Some lady in the city has Labradoodles,” Doc said, putting down the paper. “Hope it isn’t catching,” said Dud. We knew without being told what a Labradoodle was, of course.... Read more →


Home Country: Hunting Deer Using The Amish Method

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet “Feel that crispness in the air this morning?” said Dud. “Just about time to go hunting, don’t you think?” “I’m always ready,” said Steve, smiling. “I’ll go right after fall branding... Read more →


Home Country: Autumn, Remembering that Special Buck

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor Gloucestercitynews.net (Sept. 18, 2019)--When Bob Garcia removed that old mossy horn mount from its place over the fireplace, we were a bit confused. That huge buck had been his pride... Read more →


Home Country: September, Our Month of Change

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet September. Our month of change. Our month of happy change. Once more we can stand the thought of wearing a sweater as the summer sun burns itself down. Once again we... Read more →


Delbert and the Local Chamber of Commerce

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 28, 2019)--Delbert McLain dropped in at the Mule Barn yesterday for a quick cup. He was wearing his usual suit and tie, despite the heat. Usually Delbert does his... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Harley Needs A Vacation

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 14, 2019)--When Harley Jacobsen came into Doc’s office the other day for his physical it was a treat for Doc. Harley is one of Doc’s favorite people. Harley is... Read more →


Home Country: Alphonse “Windy” Wilson Fired Up...Again

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 7, 2019)--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... Read more →


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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →