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BOONE LIFE: Life in the small town

Sunday, May 13, 2007 | 2:00 p.m. CDT; updated 10:44 p.m. CST, Monday, February 9, 2009
‘No I cannot forget where it is that I come from ...’
Eric May, 10, cheers as a Sturgeon fire truck passes on North Ogden Street on April 29.

‘No I cannot forget where it is that I come from ...’

‘... I cannot forget the people who love me...’

‘... Yeah, I can be myself here in this small town ...’

‘... And people let me be just what I want to be.’

— John Mellencamp, “Small Town”

Sturgeon High School students, from left, Ellen Stockton, Shemiah Varner and Becky Roberts play a card game during lunch on May 3.
Richard Pollock, left, and Garrett Kelly guide their one-horse carriage.
Steven Lawrence, 11, poses with his bike on North Ogden Street. His bike is made to look like a chopper motorcycle. “It’s kind of hard to pedal uphill,” he said.
Minnie Eisenoggle walks into her home as her husband, Robert, soaks in the sun in the front yard. The Eisenoggles, who have lived in Sturgeon for 11 years, bought their home, a former chapel, by arranging three years of payments for $50 a month.
Wendy and Keven McGee have a conversation at Sturgeon’s only bar, R-Pop-A-Top, on May 1.

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