Improving on my horsemanship skills

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist I consider myself as progressive as any horseman when it comes to considering techniques and devices for improving my horse’s welfare or my horsemanship. Horse magazines are packed with testimonial and advertisements for all manner of horse improvement, supplies, seminars and secrets. As I read the copy including bold print […]

End of summer brings memories of schooldays past

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist At this time of year, the student and teacher in me become more than a little restless because school is starting, thus bringing back many wonderful memories of those years spent in the classroom on one side of the desk or the other. The formal student years began 65 years […]

Intelligence failure not fully explained by 9/11 report

Freedom Newspapers There is probably still more that we don’t know than we do about the likelihood that a military intelligence unit identified 9/11 highjacker Mohammed Atta a year or so before the World Trade Center was attacked. but didn’t pass on the information to the FBI. What we think we know now is likely […]

Dog pulled Houdini to find girlfriend

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor The dog found himself in deep doo doo when he up and ran away. Actually, the deep doo doo came when my boyfriend and I got the dog back — when he fled it was more like a medium pile of doo. Not even a dark and stormy night, […]

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 […]