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Sleep Cure We had all of the principals from the Memphis city schools here at Hope one year. Every year they have a week long seminar where they hear several great speakers and do workshops… The first Keynote speaker was a woman named Marcia Tate. She was teaching them how to teach, so that kids would remember what they were taught. That's a scary thing to teach because you get to prove it while you're teaching it.  Well, let me tell you it works. She... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Friday, July 31, 2020

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Can you count to 4??? Several years ago there were a bunch of tornadoes that went through Dyersburg. It tore the town up pretty bad so my buddy Jack and I drove up there with a packed van load of stuff from Hope for the Red Cross center. Neither one of us had ever been to Dyersburg, but we had a Google map and phone number to call. We were supposed to go right at the "Y" but we went left instead, and got lost… We were looking for the First Methodist Church.... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 25, 2020

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"B A bay, B E be, B I bicky bi, B O bo, bicky bi bo be bi bick bicky bi bo bu" Used to be to get a Ham radio license you had to learn Morse code, you know like the telegraph guys in the old west or the guys in submarines in WWII movies tapping out SOS with a wrench (that would be dot dot dot, dash dash dash, dot dot dot  … (S) 3 shorts, (O) 3 longs, (S) 3 shorts). How hard can it be? Well there's 26 letters, 5 pro signs (end of message, stuff like... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Friday, July 17, 2020

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"The World's Fastest Indian" I've been watching a bunch of good movies the last few weeks. Had to go see Superman and The Lone Ranger on the big screen. Superman is worth the price just for the fight sequence in the little town. I was cheering for him as much as the people in the movie. And The lone Ranger is just a great fun movie (((Forget the reviews, those guys have forgotten how to have fun and have no imagination))). I think they could make a 10... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 11, 2020