Area Man Stalks, and Kills Own Coniferous Tree For Seasonal Ritual Celebration

     While many view the cutting of a Christmas Tree a wholesome family tradition, others embrace it as an opportunity to give old mother Nature a round-kick to the head.

     Area Man Dave O'Brien takes it as an opportunity to get in touch with his more primal instincts. "I don't hunt deer or pheasants. But I never feel more alive than when I am hunting a Frazier Fir."

     Mr. O'Brien admitted "these Northern Species put up a bit more of a fight than the tame ones from a Cub Foods parking lot. But that's part of the fun though isn't it?" he said with a wink, his sawblade still dripping with sappy gore.