Baxter Black Sometimes you have to choose between personal principles and sympathetic understanding. For example, as a public personality, I have deliberately chosen to decline invitations to do political fundraisers. Although I have strong opinions, I leave those national issues to pundits with thicker skin. Once I had a request to make a commercial for [...]
The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is holding a special meeting Tuesday to consider updated policies.The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. at 418 Main Street in Clovis.
Freedom Newspapers On the bicentennial of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s call to arms against oppression from Spain, Mexico’s residents now find themselves held down by another powerful enemy: fear.
Baxter Black It was one of those calving wrecks that just seemed to get worse and worse. Clay’s brother said he had never seen a pickup give birth. The first pass through the calving pasture that morning they observed a mama cow in the midst of calving. The calf’s hind legs were showing, so they [...]
Russell Anglin In this constantly fluctuating world, we are all required to step out of our comfort zones from time to time and meet unforeseen challenges. I was made aware of this life fact all over again late Sunday night when I discovered my car would not start. My reliance upon my car is pretty [...]
Leonard Lauriault We may miss out on God’s very great blessings because we don’t ask for them specifically. For example, I had no clue what my next article would be about (this article, in fact). My prayer was, “Lord, give me an idea, and soon.” Then I emailed a loved one who expected to hear [...]
Karl Terry As we sat down to dinner one night this past week I couldn’t quite figure out what I was watching on TV. Some character was upstaging the star of “The Mentalist” with her psychic abilities. “Have they merged ‘The Mentalist’ with ‘The Medium,’ as a crime-solving super-duo kinda like Batman and Robin?” My [...]