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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Dusty farmer Daniel Moore authors 'Billy the Balloon'


November 8, 2018

Daniel Moore

Author, Daniel Moore with grandson, J.P. Kimmell, 3.

Daniel Moore, a fourth-generation farmer near Dusty, has written a book which came out of what he has seen in the fields.

Often, he would spot an old balloon laying on the stubble during harvest or at other times. It landed after a special occasion, sometimes with a message on it.

Sitting in the cab of a combine, he wondered who they were for.

In the early '90s, when his daughter Miranda was starting home-school, he began to tell her stories about the balloons.

Now a grandfather to Miranda's two children, Moore was sick with a fever last January and started to think about the balloon storie...

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