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Blayre Turnbull decade’s top story

Well, the fuss is over, we’ve sung Auld Lang Syne to death, we’ve emptied the last carton of eggnog, and we’ve landed safely in the new decade. My younger son whispered that I’m now in my 10th decade, and that my newspaper career has extended into an eighth decade. Quite the flattering, eh? With that...

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Those boys of Thorburn

There were a lot of pleasant summer evenings around the old ball field out in Thorburn in the mid-1960s. They were occasions that remain in our memory banks — even after all this time. I’m thinking of 1963, ‘64 and ‘65, the years in which the Junior Mohawks captured the hearts of the Vale community...

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