Dispelling The Legend - Part II

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

When we left Robert Johnson last week he was at the crossroads of Highways 49 and 61 in Clarksdale, Mississippi on a dark and lonely night deep in the Delta Country looking for something.

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About Town - January 1, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions are hers, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Board.
Another week gone by, and now it’s New Years. Happy New Years everybody. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas like I did. 
MOVIE on Saturday, January 3, at Ken’s Photography (behind The Stone Cup) at 7:30 p.m. is “Thelma and Louise”

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About Town - December 25, 2014

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions are hers, and do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board. 

Merry Christmas to everyone! Yes, another week gone by, and another Christmas is here.  Great arguments are now on throughout the world as to if we should mention “God” or “Jesus.” America was founded for “freedom of religion.” Our coins and bills say “In God We Trust,” but now the schools can’t

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Looking Ahead To 2015

Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson

Now is the time for those dreaded New Year’s resolutions that we find unfulfilled at the end of the year. I’ve researched, read, considered, and made a list of possible subjects for my twenty-four articles for 2015.  Let’s take a peek.

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Poetry Corner - Dec. 25, 2014

Manifest

The Grinch grew a heart
Scrooge did too

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Dispelling The Legend – Part I

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

What was Robert Johnson really doing at the crossroads?

First, some background. This story is one I wrote many years ago for the Denver Blues & Bones Festival. They wanted a short piece on the blues and BBQ, and I had been thinking about the myth of the iconic bluesman Robert Johnson going down to the crossroads of Highways 49 and 61 in Clarkdale, Mississippi to sell his soul to the Devil; who in turn made him a great guitar player.

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Why Registering With Selective Service Matters

With the rising cost of college and a daunting job market, it’s easy to worry about what will happen to the young people in our community as they enter adulthood. For young men, there’s one easy way to improve their chances in life: register with the Selective Service System.

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