August 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek
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August 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek

More Recycling By Millie Baker Ragosta The introduction of personal computers was supposed to be the precursor of the paperless age. As an author whose income depends on the sale of books, I admit I felt a bit of trepidation at that, but, immediately, was ashamed of my selfishness. Any librarian could tell you all the paper on earth could crumble into dust soon. The thought of Millie Ragosta’s “Huntingdon Chronicles” disappearing...

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August 2018 Hounds and Hunting Sneak Peek
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August 2018 Hounds and Hunting Sneak Peek

Field Corn By Rev. Bob Ford It is August, and that means that we are getting closer to two things that are related, at least for me, here in Pennsylvania. Longer chases and corn. Let me explain. By late August, we will be getting some cooler mornings, hopefully, and that means that the dogs will be running more, in preparation for hunting season. I will probably brace or solo dogs, in my favorite hunting spots, to assess the...

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July 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek
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July 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek

Grilling By Rev. Bob Ford Every November, the local and national news shows tell us how to cook a turkey, as if preparing a Thanksgiving turkey has never been done before, or that it is as complicated as preparing the pufferfish. The pufferfish can cause paralysis or death if cooked improperly. In my opinion, there is no phrase that is more overused “This begs the question.” That being said, this begs the question, who watched their...

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July 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek
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July 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek

Living a Dog’s Life By Millie Baker Ragosta Beagles were bred to hunt, not loll around in the lap of luxury. In fact, if a lap dog is what you want, you’d probably do better with a miniature poodle. My father-in-law insists a snug, wooden dog-house with a piece of heavy carpet nailed over the opening and lots of clean straw for bedding is all beagles need. He’s a rabbit-hunter after all and I dearly love him, so...

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June 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek
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June 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek

Let’s Go, So We Can Get Back By Rev. Bob Ford “Let’s go,” My dad said, “So we can get back!” Those were his words as we were on our way to get a pair of shoes, since I had worn mine out. This wasn’t something that he usually did—take me shopping for shoes—but mom was busy taking care of her mom that day, so my father had to do it, since I needed the shoes the next day. Even if it wasn’t something as detestable as shopping, dad...

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June 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek
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June 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek

High Plains Drifter By Joe Ewing The air on the Allegheny is cold. The thermometer on the dashboard reads, “Zero”. It’s dark. The sinking sun vanished beyond the distant horizon hours ago. There’s no light pollution here and there’s no moon or stars. It’s zero-dark-thirty. The digital clock on the dashboard reads “8:15”. A stiff north breeze is the only thing moving. I know the wind chill index is low. The truck’s gas gauge reads...

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