Spirit of Christmas can last throughout the year

By Debra Whittington And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you […]

Mesalands museum gets visitor 100,000

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By QCS Staff The Mesalands Dinosaur Museum welcomed its 100,000 visitor on Nov. 3. Attendance at the museum has grown to about 15,000 annually since it opened, said Craig Currell, museum director. The 100,000 visitor was Matteo Wisthoff. Matteo was traveling with parents, Tammy Wisthoff and Jacob Vaughn, and his brothers and sisters. The family […]

Getting for Christmas inside out

By Debra Whittington “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall […]

Some gifts don’t require long ines

By Debra Whittington But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all […]

11-25-2006: Community Notes

City to honor National Guardsman’s Iraq service Everyone’s invited to a recognition and appreciation presentation, followed by a reception, in honor of National Guard Staff Sgt. Jason Braziel, Sgt. Anthony Lujan and Specialist Zac Dwyer at City Hall during the City Commission Meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Extension Club annual gift sale is Friday […]

Every Mother’s Day gift is a good one

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist It’s that time of year to thank one of the most important people in the world — mommy dearest. After all, if not for her, we wouldn’t be here in the first place. This fact, sadly, is frequently twisted and used against her by the angry teen who screams about […]

When in doubt, just call me Jerry

By Kevin Wilson My birthday is a little less than two months away. I’m just letting you know now, because I’ve never been an easy person to shop for. If you don’t believe me, I invite you to come along to my family Christmas vacations, which I’ll admit I haven’t always got to do on […]

Acknowledging the real gifts of the holidays

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist So, what’d you get for Christmas? Was it what you wanted? We often look forward to gift-giving (receiving) times with eager expectations. Many knew exactly what they wanted and were excited at the prospects of receiving that, only to be disappointed because they were given something different, even an item […]

To recall the real meaning of Christmas

By Debra Whittington For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6. During this season of the year one of my favorite pastimes […]

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Gift a tree for the holidays The Los Angeles based TreePeople are once again offering their tree dedication program, according to a release from the group. Through their Gift of Life dedication, holiday shoppers can buy a tree to be planted in honor of those on the gift list, the release said. For more information, […]