Strong different than tough, in varying degrees

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist There is a difference between being tough and being strong. A 600-pound roping steer is tough; a 2,000-pound Angus bull is strong. Wrestling calves at a recent spring branding, there were several young men there to help flank calves. They were all good boys and came to lend a hand. […]

8/20 Letters to the Editor

Monthly fee should produce regular collection of trash I’m writing in regard to the garbage service. I pay $28 per month for service and have to constantly check to see if it’s picked up. Each time it’s not, there’s always an excuse — new driver on route, driver injured, some relative died, etc. And yet […]

8/6 Letter to the Editor

I am concerned that quotations attributed to me in Wednesday’s paper about the proposed horse-race track may have been misconstrued. I never intended to imply that welfare recipients are likely to become addicted to gambling. My intent was only to say that I am concerned about the welfare of everyone in our community, including the […]

Iraq constitution looks good on paper

Freedom Newspapers After some prodding from U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the new U.S. ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad, it appears that some kind of constitution for Iraq, at least on paper, will be ready by Aug. 15. That will give both the Bush administration and the Iraqi government the ability to say the process of […]

Hair today, regrets tomorrow

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun managing editor What’s round and bald and looks like an egg shell? My boyfriend’s head. Yes, he decided on the Telly Savalas look last week. Just don’t call him Kojak or he gets really mad for he thinks the man a pompous dandy and said he himself would never […]

Cattle producers living high on the hog

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The beef market for the last two years must be driving economists nuts. There are so many factors affecting the price of cattle other than supply and demand, the playing field is littered with mortar craters. It would be analogous to a basketball game where baskets count, but one could […]

Rattler reunions are for sharing stories and making plans

By Mynn Moncus: QCS columnist Hundreds of Rattler Alumni are busy packing bags to head home for the Rattler Reunion next weekend, and many local alumni are working to see that everything is in order for the gathering. By browsing quickly through the Golden Rattler Directory, I noticed that we are apt to have people […]

God commanded us to love one another

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34 A dear friend of mine was having a particularly difficult day because they felt forgotten by their family who rarely comes by to visit or […]

Cotton growers need to switch to high demand crop

Freedom Newspapers O ne of mankind’s earliest inventions was agriculture. Growing their food rather than chasing it around or wandering in search of it enabled people to stay in one place. This stability allowed the development of other trappings of civilization: towns, trade, regional culture and government. But agriculture provided the foundation upon which all […]

Sports evolved from survival skills

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist I went to the Miles City annual Buckin’ Horse Sale. I hadn’t seen Montana so green since Noah ran aground! It takes one back to when the west was not civilized. Today, in a time when athletes and audiences are coddled, one is reminded that many modern sports have evolved […]