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A friend mentioned this week about feeding her chipmunks, and it dawned on me that while most of our "outdoor family" has returned for the summer, the chipmunk has not made an appearance. Of course, I am concerned about his welfare and very upset about his absence. He is so adorable; I just hope that he survived the winter!
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A Soudan native, Gordon Johnson, who now resides in Mexico, sent his check for renewal of his subscription and included a brief note: "Trust summer has arrived there. We sure do enjoy your Tower News. By the way, this spot has the BEST weather in the entire world. Come visit us!!
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Also a note this week from Gordon Amundson: "It is hard to believe that we built our cabin on Birch Point 55 years ago. That almost makes us natives. We do look forward to reading in The Tower News each week about Lake Vermilion and the many people we have gotten to know over these many years."
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These are said to be actual statements made by policemen:
The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?

Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy and corn dogs.

Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven.

In God we trust; all others we run through the National Crime Information Center.

Just how big were those "two beers" you say you had?

No sir, we don't have quotas any more. We used to, but now we are allowed to write as many tickets as we can.

I'm glad to hear that the Chief of Police is a personal friend of yours. So you know someone who can post your bail.

You didn't think we give pretty women tickets? You're right, we don't. Sign here.
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From Kurt Goodwin: A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But why?" they asked as they moved off. "Because," he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."
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How successful was the weekend fishing opener? It all depends upon to whom one talks. If the angler got his limit, it was a GREAT opener. If, however, he did not catch anything or his catch did not meet his expectations, it was TERRIBLE. Maybe our local Conservation Officer will have a statement to make on the success of the opener.
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Mark 2:17 - When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are well have no need of the physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
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Have a great week.


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