God refreshes our souls after life’s winds buffet us

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Autumn in Israel is planting time. Their rainy season runs from fall through spring allowing them to grow winter crops. Throughout Israel’s history, God promised to send those rains so they could produce abundant crops (Deuteronomy 11: 13-15). Our climate is much more continental being characterized by summer rains. Consequently, […]

Class book priceless gift to former teacher

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist The 2009 Rattler Reunion has taken its place in the 39-year history of the gathering and was just as much fun as that first one so long ago. Of course, as we grow older, each reunion becomes more priceless because we tend to grow closer to each other. We have […]

She hopes to grow a scholarship

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Chelle Delaney Leaf to leaf Jordyn Diaz’s cabbage is nearly 40 inches wide. And Diaz, 9, is hoping that her cabbage will turn more green. Green enough to win her a $1,000 scholarship. Her single robust cabbage, growing in her great-grandfather’s garden, started from a three-inch seedling. “We all got them at school,” Diaz said. […]

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Keeping inner garden clear of weeks takes daily work

by Debra Whittington But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Matthew 15:13 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein […]

View God’s word as pure whole milk

By Leonard Lauriault : QCS columnist I like milk, even occasionally for slaking thirst after a workout. Although my daughters don’t care for milk as much as I do, they have a special talent. From a very early age, they were the first to know there was going to be a problem with the milk. […]