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By Byrne Bennett
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"Village Elders" provide link to past

Longtime residents gather at R Store


Last updated 4/20/2023 at 9:04am

Byrne Bennett | The Record-Times

The "Village Elders" of Reardan gather to shoot the breeze at the R Store Friday, April 14.

REARDAN - In many small towns, old codgers wake up early just so they can sit in a circle with their cronies, drink coffee and talk. Here, the R-Store is where the self-proclaimed "Village Elders" gather each weekday "around sixish" for what Fred Fleming calls "self-evaluation and peer counseling."

Town councilman Clay Soliday, along with Ed Brommer, Ken Morrison, John Serrana and Richard Rinker joined Fleming at a gathering Friday, April 14.

Ed Gray and Dick Turner, both mainstays, were conspicuously absent. Occasionally, school superintendent Eric Sobotta drops by, as does FFA advisor Ri...

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