Friday, June 7, 2013

Bits & Pieces: An 'F4' Week

So what are you doing next week?

As I tried to describe my new life in Grove, and the things I’d be doing during my “F4” week, my friend just looked at me and said “well, life certainly isn’t boring for you.” Nope. Life is not boring in Grove!


I can safely say, in the last week, I’ve learned more about professional fishing, than I ever imagined.

I’m still not sure the differences between a bass, crappie and trout – but hey, I can appreciate the passion and dedication the guys have for this sport.

Thanks for baring with the newbie. I’m looking forward to learning more about fish – and everything that the sport entails.


You probably have to live under a rock not to know about the American Heritage Music Festival taking place this weekend in Grove.

Obviously, this one is my first. I’ve had a blast talking with Jana Jae about the event, and talking with musicians who will be part of the experience.

I’ll admit I have an eclectic taste in music – and one of my favorite soundtracks is from the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou” – so I’m looking forward to slipping out to the activities at Snider Camp to just listen to some fun music.


This week I had a chance to interview a really sweet guy, Clancy Davis, who is is headlining a benefit concert for CAAIR of Jay.

Davis just happens to have a famous cousin, Blake Shelton, who tweeted support for the concert to all of his fans.

Davis not only impressed me with his faith – and how it’s helping him turn his life around – I got a few fun stories about Shelton and Miranda Lambert. He even laughed when I admitted I only had one of Lambert’s CD’s, didn’t own any of Shelton’s stuff – for the record, I am buying one this week!

Davis has a few more months before he graduates from CAAIR, and he’s looking forward to a new future. I have a feeling that God has a plan for his life – and we’ll probably be hearing more from him.


I’ll have one last first this weekend. I have a chance to cover the Miss Oklahoma pageant in Tulsa.

I can honestly say, I while I never expected to have this opportunity, I am getting a wee bit excited.

I’ve been getting to know Miss Grand Lake, Bailey Chambers, this week as she has been texting updates about her experiences at the pageant.

I’m looking forward to seeing her shine on Saturday night. She’s another young person I’ve meet this week that I suspect we’ll be hearing more about in the future.

Fish, Fiddles, Faith, Flowers – It’s just another week in the life of a small-town editor.

Life is not boring on Grand Lake. In fact, I suspect, this is just the beginning of a “Grand” summer.

Enjoy the bits and pieces of life – until next week!

Kaylea M. Hutson is the managing editor of The Grove Sun. She can be reached at or 918-786-2228. This column originally appeared in the June 7, 2013 issue of The Grove Sun.

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