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I was talking with Jessica Domel in the newsroom.  She has a friend named Ben, and I asked her if he’s a rat.  She had no idea what I was talking about, and it apparently was a bad attempt at humor.  By the way, no offense to the real Ben, but I was making reference to an apparently obscure movie from the 1970s.  The movie, “Ben”, was about a rat who befriends a boy.  Ben also happens to the the leader of a nasty group of rats who wreak havoc on this community (I can’t believe this didn’t win an Oscar). This was a horror movie, sort of, and I may have gotten some of the details wrong, because I haven’t seen this since I was a kid.  Anyway, maybe you remember this movie, or at least its movie soundtrack, which had the title song performed by a young and seemingly normal kid named Michael Jackson.

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It’s about time that KWED has added a blog feature to our website.  This is my first posting.  The first, of what I hope, will be many more to come. 

It’s a great time to be in Guadalupe County.  We just finished up the 125th Guadalupe County Fair.  The weather was great and that really helped to boost the turnout.  At least, I think the attendance was up.  It appeared so, at least from my perspective. 

Kudos to the Guadalupe County Fair Association.  This group doesn’t get the credit it deserves for all of the work that it does year round.  They produced a great event, and I think families in Guadalupe County really got their money’s worth this year. 

I hope the fair parade comes back to Friday.  That’s a tradition.  It’s Fair Day across the county, and it’s a county holiday.  I’m sure there are good reasons for the move, and I may be in the minority on this one.  People may really have liked the move to earlier in the month.  But this was the first fair parade I’ve missed in 15 years. 

Okay, I mean it this time.  Next year, I am going to have multiple entries in the home arts division at the fair.  I’ve been saying this for the past few years, but I never seem to get over there to get my items entered into the show.  Maybe that’s because I don’t know how to make jams or perserves.  Actually, I think photography and items from the garden will be the items I enter next year.  What will YOU enter? 

Darren