President Barack Obama spared two turkeys named for one of the nation’s most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.
The state reintroduced wild turkeys to the area more than two decades ago. This flock roams east of Oakdale. Tourists love them. Many locals consider them a collective nuisance. Either way, the are the talk of the town and fodder for discussion on Facebook. Jeff Jardine/ email@example.com