New life gives hope

Lynn Moncus As we watch the coming of spring, we tend to have a more affirmative attitude toward life and also feel our spirits lifting a bit. We can be feeling sad and can have that feeling become lighter as we look at the newborn calves. We can’t avoid smiling as we watch them romping […]

Autumn’s arrival brings beauty to area

Lynn Moncus During some years, our seasons change so abruptly that we are almost unaware of just what happened to fall or spring. This year, we are fortunate enough to see the coming of autumn and to appreciate the various changes. Of course, we could have a sudden frost any time and be forced to […]

Mother of invention gone wild

By Baxter Black: On the edge of common sense Those of you who watch television appreciate the increasing presence of “hard-sell, direct-buy” commercials on the cable and satellite networks. The pitch involves an inventive but cheaply produced product like squeegees, stick-on light bulbs, sunglasses, vegetable choppers, political promises and collision chasing lawyers. “Only $19.95! It […]

Finally, some rains to coax out nature’s beauty

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who are of the land just naturally have to pause to admire the beauty whenever we have an opportunity. Last Sunday provided just that chance while Aggie and I were out for our ride. We had gone to the plains for a little while because we could see that […]