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Dec 7, 2022

Out and About

Pat Quinn, one of a kind. There probably will not be another human being on this planet that decides to start a zoo the way Pat started his or start one – period.

Dec 6, 2022

Tampering…with an election?

For as long as we can remember, Holley Navarre Water System’s (HNWS) board has been a hot bed of contention for one reason or another. Long deemed the “water mafia,” several board members are living up to the reputation.

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Dec 6, 2022

For God’s Sake: Our hope is in Jesus Christ

November 27th was the first Sunday of Advent; its theme was hope. When Winston Churchill learned that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States had entered World War II, he said, “Silly people, and there were many, not only in enemy countries, might discount the force of the United States…But I had studied the American Civil War, fought out to the last desperate inch. American blood flowed in my veins.

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Dec 6, 2022

Brian Out Loud

There is a certain date on the schedule that needs to be circled this month. No, not Christmas. Santa Claus will get his night in the spotlight soon enough. I’m talking about Dec. 12. That’s round one of Navarre and Pace squaring off on the basketball court in the regular season, perhaps a preview of a potential showdown in the district championship game a couple of months from now.

Nov 29, 2022

Win or lose, this U.S. men’s soccer team deserves our support

We! We believe! We believe that we can win! (At least, we hope we did….) We’re writing this the day before the United States’ men’s team plays Iran with a berth in the knockout round of the World Cup at stake.

Nov 29, 2022

Out and About

We have an exciting weekend ahead of us. The Navarre Chamber Foundation Jingle Bell Run is Saturday morning. If you haven’t registered yet, you have until 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, December 1) or, you should be at packet pick-up at the Holley Navarre Fire Station behind McDonald’s on Friday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. or at 7 a.m. Saturday morning – the day of the run.

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Nov 29, 2022

Brian Out Loud

Cold rain and chilly air made things less than ideal for the first ever NCAA Division II playoff game at Pen Air Field on the University of West Florida campus two weeks ago. But the result the Argos were able to get here a on miserable mid-November afternoon more than made up for the weather.

Nov 21, 2022

Out and About

Sometimes we focus on what we don’t have, or situations we aren’t in, and we lose sight of what we do have and where we are. I know I have a lot to be thankful for – at all times – even when I’m wrapped up in the day-to-day busy-ness of life.

Nov 21, 2022

We are thankful

We at Sandpaper Publishing have much to be thankful for, beginning with our members and readers. You fuel the passion we have for publishing three newspapers each week for three communities.

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Nov 21, 2022

For God’s Sake: Prayer seems intended to change the one praying more than their circumstances

My wife has an endearing habit that I am gradually making my own. She says, “thank you,” for everything I do. If I take out the trash, she says, “Thank you for taking out the trash.” When we go grocery shopping, she says, “Thank you for helping me do the shopping.”