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His Rx for life

His Rx for life

After 32 years, Springtown Drugs’ pharmacist Al Garrett retires

After 32 years at Springtown Drugs Al Garret – with wife Jan – is retiring from the pharmacy business. Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Owner and pharmacist of Springtown Drugs, Al Garrett is retiring.
“I’ve practiced pharmacy for 45 years, and I’ve finally figured it out so it’s time to retire,” he said with a smile.… Read the rest

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Council accepts easement; Shinola’s seeks expansion

Council accepts easement; Shinola’s seeks expansion

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Springtown City Council addressed several topics regarding the acquisition of and possible sale of properties during its meeting Thursday, Aug. 27.

Springtown Mayor Tom Clayton (left) presents Karl Klement with a bushel of peaches. Photo by Natalie Grentry

Post office easement
Karl Klement, of Decatur addressed the council about the roadway located in front of the post office.… Read the rest

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The Long and Winding Path

The Long and Winding Path

Work continues non-stop daily as construction proceeds to connect Springtown Park with Optimists Park via a paved trail. All the while the widening of Walnut Creek continues unabated. The trail goes under the Main Street Bridge and heads toward the big park’s pavilion.
Photo by Natalie Gentry

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Farewell to Summer…Almost

Farewell to Summer…Almost

As summer vacation draws to an end many in Springtown head outside to soak in the sun. Now that school has begun, Springtown’s SplashPad will be closed during the week; however, there is still time to visit the park on weekends until it closes for the season after Labor Day weekend.     Photo by Natalie GentryRead the rest

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Sports

Decatur rallies to reel in Springtown, 40-29

Decatur rallies to reel in Springtown, 40-29

You can’t get more wide open than this. Porcupine Austin Bauman has no Eagles anywhere around him as he hauls in a pass from SHS QB Kaleb Chesney and moseys in for a TD at Decatur. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Things began great for the Porcupines in the season opening football game at Decatur Aug. 28.… Read the rest

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Wonky contest shakes out

Okay, the weekly contest had an extra game on the ballot. So we threw out No. 7 to determine the winners of week one.
And Wade Daniels took the top prize – $20 – by missing just one game, the last one of the list, Iowa Park losing to Burkburnett.
Four folks missed 2 games each. The tie-breaker of Decatur 40, Springtown 29 (69) decided winners.… Read the rest

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JV, 9th VB winners

The subvarsity volleyball squads put in a slew of non-district matches and won them all.
The JV (4-2)  faced Peaster and were victors by 18-25, 25-18, 25-21. Raynee Henderson had 6 kills and 8 assists. Karlee Eddy dug out an impressive 29 balls; Hannah Downes had 15.
Grandview fell 25-23, 25-18. Haylee Klein had 6 kills while Henderson served 5 aces and Payton Yates 3 unreturned serves.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

How things went and how things are gonna go

How things went and how things are gonna go

A few times a year, the movie slate is really bad.
This is one of those weeks, so that’s when the Movie Man takes the time to review his summer film predictions and map out the rest of the year.

Summer guesses
There’s always a hit that comes out of left field.
And there’s a sure-fire thing that misses.
Here’s how the Movie Man guessed what the top 10 movies of the summer of 2015 … Read the rest

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