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Bear Board May Follow Novel Plan, Suggested By Respected Famous Member, To Att

This article first appeared in issue 12, and was written by Ed Waggener. The full title appeared as: Bear Board may follow novel plan, suggested by respected famous member, to attract more bears to county.

Recorded message from a famous Bear Board Agent: Yes , omnipotent factotum, this is (Hubble) of your vaunted Bear Board. I wanted to tell you, Ed, that I ran into something the other day that I think explains why you're having such a time attracting bears to Adair County-if that in fact is true. I ran into a brown national park-service-like sign-uh- painted that brown that all forest service stuff is painted with yellow inset lettering that said, 'Bear trail.' You may need to put up some signs attractively-uh- carved and painted that say "Bear Trail, " so that you'll have a place for the bears. Otherwise. . . you're going to just continue to have random sightings along woodlands and so forth. This bear trail business . . ."

Then his great voice trailed off into the answering machine time limit.

I report this to you not to be boastful that this famous man called, but to be boastful that he discerns the high respect Adair Countians-and therefore Adair County bears-have for education.

Plans are to paint several of the signs, to spec, and erect them in appropriate places around the county.

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