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Graphic Drug Activity, By Mona Lease
Hi, all!! For the faint of heart - you might want to stop reading here. "I'm bored. Let's get high. I want to really get high. Ok. The dealer gets called. The drugs arrive. They break out a needle. Everyone gets a "load." It's going to be ok now." "The guy" hears a girl yell at another girl to get up - wake up - come on - don't do this. "The guy" makes his way back to where the commotion is... read more
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Puzzle Pete says it’s in the air, Lois E. Wilson
Yes, he wants you to find the 4-letter word answers to this word chain puzzle. The last letter of each is the first letter of the next word. Work up and down. The puzzle is started for you. Puzzle Pete says, “Solve it correctly, then reading down, the first letters of the answers reveal something about romance.” Wilson's completed set has a new edition – now six volumes... read more
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Love takes the center stage, By Lois Wilson
Once again Senior Scribe Poet Laureate Lois Wilson is on top of the season with her insightful look at the important events of the day. This time it’s the season of “love,” or would-be “love,” or hoped-for “love;” the season when hearts go pitty-pat (and florists, greeting card and candy companies make their annual quotas). You’re never too young – or too old – to appreciate your... read more
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Puzzle Pete says try this quartet: A to Z, Lois E. Wilson
No matter whether you’re a soprano or bass, get in harmony while exercising your brain with this puzzle. Complete the 4-letter words below using the clues in the left column.  The beginning letter is given. The words all end in the letter “A”. Puzzle Pete sings the lead. Wilson's completed set has a new edition – now six volumes – of published poetry. Volume... read more
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Chasin' the Dragon, By Mona Lease
Hi, all!! I added another girl to my list of friends (inner circle really) in July of 2016. We've had some really profound conversations. I just had to share the following with you. Of Cantonese origin, from Hong Kong, is the phrase "chasing the dragon." It refers to inhaling vapors from a heated solution of morphine, heroin, oxycodone, opium, and ya ba (a pill containing a... read more
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Puzzle Pete’s February Advice, Lois E. Wilson
Use the numbered clues to find the 4-letter word answers to this Word Chain puzzle. The last letter of each is the first letter of the next word. Work up and down. The puzzle is started for you. Puzzle Pete says, “Solve it correctly, then reading down, the first letters of the answers reveal my advice for getting an early Spring.” Wilson's completed set has... read more
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Take 5 (or 10?), By Mona Lease
Hi, all!! Trump "executive orders" the wall built - Mexico to pay for it. Taxpayers might have to pay for it first while Mexico repays the US. Trump says the US is withdrawing from the Pacific Partnership Trade deal. Women dressed like "ladyparts" walking the streets of Washington (DC) in protest to a "slight" they feel is Trump's fault. For the sanctity of this column... read more
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Puzzle Pete says it’s initially yours, Lois E. Wilson
In place of their first names, some people are known best by their initials. Match each surname in the right column by entering its letter in the blank by the clue. Puzzle Pete prefers that you refer to him by his full name and not his initials. Thank you! Wilson's completed set has a new edition – now six volumes – of published poetry. Volume 1 is out of print and... read more
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Oh, Diogenes!! By Mona Lease
Hi, all!! On my laptop I have a "newsfeed" - current world events and such. Maybe all computers have this. I read Sunday evening (1/15) that President-Elect Trump says NATO is "obsolete" and thinks the USA should "hammer out" a nuclear arms agreement with Russia only. Now many countries within the alliance are "up in arms"...sorry I could not resist the pun. Seriously though... read more
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Puzzle Pete says Double or Nothing: A to Z, Lois Wilson
Use the clues to solve the answer words. Each contains a different double letter of the alphabet placed in the word as shown. Dashes indicate the number and placement of missing letters in the answer word. Puzzle Pete calls it a “double-up” challenge. Wilson's completed set has a new edition – now six volumes – of published poetry. Volume 1 is out of print... read more
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Darke County Senior Scribe… Oops, By Lois Wilson
Once again Senior Scribe Poet Laureate Lois Wilson is on top of the season with her insightful look at the important events of the day. In this case, she wraps up the season: the political season. It’s finally happening… tough, divisive campaign, facebook still chattering and a new administration about to begin. The previous leadership wraps up with an “Oops.” Wilson's... read more
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The Whisperer, By Mona Lease
Hi, all!! The following intrigues me. The American dollar...the Eurodollar...pesos...lira, etc. Whatever you want to call it...it's an attention-getter. Pull out your wallet...pull out your purse....all eyes are on you. All you have to do is riffle through a few ones and a ten and...you have center-stage. I heard a woman saying a friend of hers had parents who were going... read more
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Puzzle Pete says: A to Z, It’s Y’s, 2013 Lois E. Wilson
“Y” not give it a try? Complete the four-letter words below using the clues in the left column. Each word’s beginning letter is given. All the answers end in Y. Pete was surprised to find “Y” words for each letter of the alphabet. Can You find them too? Wilson's completed set has a new edition – now six volumes – of published poetry. Volume 1 is out of print and... read more
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Mind Matters, By Mona Lease
Hi, all!! In my past I "babysat" for an elderly lady with Alzheimer's. I lived in a mobile home. She came to me one day saying she had to go to the bathroom and a frantic look in her eyes. I told her she knew where the bathroom was and to go. She did. I meandered my way back to the bathroom a while after that...no fuss - no muss. I heard the toilet flush. My uncle... read more
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Puzzle – Run the A’s: A to Z, Lois E. Wilson
Want to improve your GPA (General Puzzle Ability)? Here’s your chance to challenge your memory and achieve all A’s. Complete the 5-letter words starting with “A” by using the clues. The letters of the alphabet appear in sequence as the second letter of each word. Wilson's completed set has a new edition – now six volumes – of published poetry. Volume 1 is... read more
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Darke County Senior Scribe… Crosshairs 2017, By Mona Lease
Hi, all!! For those of you who read my column faithfully, (thanks much), you'll know that there's some things I just have to find out for myself. While I was "cruising the information super-highway" or playing on the world-wide web...I happened across a link to a State of Virginia site to take an online course for a concealed carry permit - issued by the Virginia State Police... read more
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Darke County Senior Scribe… A fresh look at the New Year, By Lois Wilson
Once again Senior Scribe Poet Laureate Lois Wilson is on top of the season with her insightful look at the important events of the day. This time it’s the New Year. For those who make resolutions each year, Lois offers a slightly refreshing perspective. And it’s no different as we look toward a new year with its unknowns. Lois suggests a new approach to the future as... read more
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Christmas Around the World, By Mona Lease
Hi, all!! I thought it would be fun to see how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Enjoy and remember - these are cultures foreign to us and our "ways of doin' things." In Russia and the Ukraine, Christmas is celebrated on January 7th. Special prayers are said and some people fast - up to 39 days. The fasting ends on January 6th (Christmas Eve) when the first... read more
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The true meaning of Christmas, By Lois Wilson
Once again Senior Scribe Poet Laureate Lois Wilson is on top of the season with her insightful look at the important events of the day. In this case, it’s Santa Claus… or more accurately, the Christmas Season! Lois provides the solution to no chimneys for Santa, then offers insight into the true meaning of Christmas. Wilson's completed set has a new edition – now six volumes... read more
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Conrad's Great Guest, By Mona Lease
Hi, all!! I know this song from my childhood. Only Grandpa Jones could do this song justice. For those of you who are wondering what you are going to do for Christmas since you can't afford your "usual flair"... consider the following. It happened one day near December's end… Two neighbors called on an old time friend. And they found his shop so meager and... read more
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Senior version of Jesus Loves Me, From a CNO Reader
While watching a little TV on Sunday instead of going to church, I watched a church in Atlanta honoring one of its senior pastors who had been retired many years. He was 92 at that time and I wondered why the church even bothered to ask the old gentleman to preach at that age. After a warm welcome, introduction of this speaker, and as the applause quieted down... read more
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Darke County Senior Scribe… The true reality shows, By Lois Wilson
Once again Senior Scribe Poet Laureate Lois Wilson is on top of the season with her insightful look at the important events of the day. In this case, it’s football! Playoffs are coming! Bowl games are coming! So who will play on New Year’s Day? For the National Championship? In – the – Superbowl? We wait with baited breath. Wilson's completed set has a new edition – now six volumes – of published poetry. Volume 1... read more
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Love and Loss, By Mona Lease
Hi, all!! Ok - so it might just be me...but I've had a few phone calls and other conversations. The feelings are all the same...fear-driven and loss driven. I've heard and read that the Dakota Pipeline got a "stay of execution"  as it were...from the Obama Administration. Hooray. Then I read that President-Elect Donald Trump owns stock in the company doing the pipeline... read more
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Darke County Senior Scribe’s sixth book now available, By Lois Wilson
First book out of print; books 2-6 package available - Give a gift and you give again to the Darke County Scholarship Fund which helps some of our county’s youth planning to attend college. I’ll tell you how later. I began writing verse in grade school. Poetry fascinated me. I had things I wanted to say and doing it in rhyme was fun and challenging. I put my... read more
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Darke County Senior Scribe… Mend with strong reason, By Lois Wilson
Once again Senior Scribe Poet Laureate Lois Wilson is on top of the season with her insightful look at the important events of the day. In this case, she wraps up the season: the political season. The election is over; it’s time to “mend with strong reason.” Wilson's completed set has a new edition – now six volumes – of published poetry. Volume 1 is out of... read more
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Comes the Dawn, By Mona Lease
Hi, all!!  The following is a collection of prose, writings, and thoughts. Enjoy!! Life is Too Short: Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change. Love deeply and forgive quickly. Take chances. Give everything and have no regrets. Life is too short to be unhappy. You have to take... read more
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Black Friday, By Lois Wilson
Once again Senior Scribe Poet Laureate Lois Wilson is on top of the season with her insightful look at the important events of the day. What comes after Thanksgiving… or in some cases interferes with Thanksgiving? Why it’s Black Friday of course! And the very next day, it’s Small Business Saturday. The word of the day is BUY! This can easily be translated into... read more


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