Extension hosting cooking class for blood sugar control

QCS staff A special cooking school that is aimed at helping people with diabetes learn how to prepare delicious foods and manage their blood sugar levels will be held in February. The school will meet for 3 hours each evening Feb. 21, 23, 28, and March 1, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The [...]

Friends make life pleasant and enjoyable

Throughout all our years of visiting together, we have spent much time talking about our great good fortune of having so many wonderful friends. They are the people who make this area home and who give us reasons to enjoy each day. Last week, I had the opportunity to have a phone visit with Mrs. [...]

Muddy vehicles point of pride

Through the years, we have noted various status symbols among our farming and ranching citizens. The best horses, the heaviest cattle, the biggest tractor, the fanciest truck, and the list goes on. At the moment, the main symbol seems to be having the muddiest vehicle. Just watching the people as they compare their vehicles is [...]

Celebrations planned for state’s centennial anniversary

On Friday at 11:35 a.m., New Mexico will celebrate her 100th birthday as the 47th state. Celebrations throughout the state are planned as this is a major occasion for those of us who are proud to be natives and residents of this beautiful state. We can but imagine the fun people had at the first [...]

Penmanship fading art form

No matter how old we get, most of us still appreciate the cards, letters, and calls we receive from friends and relatives during the holidays. For some reason, we don’t communicate with many of them during the year, thus, we really enjoy hearing from them about the year’s happenings. This year, the woman from Ima [...]

Proposal an invitation to voter fraud

Freedom New Mexico More dead people could be voting if U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has his way. Speaking last week at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, Holder decried new laws in South Carolina and Texas that require voters to present a state-issued ID at the polls. He said the Justice [...]

Politics picked up as statehood neared

Lynn Moncus As we near the Jan. 6, we can feel the excitement of becoming the 47th state in the union. We can read about the hard work both in our territory and in Washington, D.C. to see that event finally happen. Because we had been on the cutting edge for so many years, we [...]

Easy to overlook things for which to be grateful

Thanksgiving is next week, but recently, I was rudely reminded of how unthankful some people are. I was probably over-sensitive at the time because I’d just finished teaching a series on ungratefulness during our Wednesday night Bible Class. That group of lessons fell within a larger, ongoing series based on how terrible people will be [...]

Train ride offers trip down memory lane

Last Friday, Mrs. Dorothy Randals and I joined the group near the old bus station to ride a bus to Dalhart. At the end of that ride, we were privileged to board the Union Pacific passenger train pulled by a 1940′s steam engine. We were among people of all ages and were able to hear [...]

Directories shed light on past

If we take the time to read some of the early day city directories, we learn a lot about our history. For instance, while reading the 1909-1910 directory, I learned that we already had 5080 residents and were planning for more because of the many opportunities available here. According to the John F. Worley Directory [...]