Cowboy hat worn well

I don’t know you but I know that hat. I wore a hat just like it. Back in the days when men were men. You bet the pot and played to win. And if you lost you tried again. You bet your life I know that hat. A cowboy gave that hat to me. Back […]

FFA kids prove sharper than their herd

Baxter Black My hat is off to parents who have a job in town but insist on raising their kids in a “rural lifestyle.” Fifty or so thousand young people were at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis last year. I would bet at least 3.4 of them come from rural lifestyle families.The relationship between […]

Community calendar — Oct. 27

Thursday City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Tuesday Red Hat Society meeting at noon, Del’s Restaurant. Nov. 3 Museum Advisory Board at 3 p.m., Museum. Nov. 5 Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Nov. 8 Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., EDC. Nov. 11 City Commission Work Session at 5 p.m., […]

It’s no bull, time to get out your hat

By John Villalba During this time of year, farmers and ranchers are getting ready to begin another cycle. Most activity is centered around babies on the ground, field preparation, and seedstock sales. Seedstock sales are commonly advertised during the spring, because it is a good time for ranchers to figure out how or where they […]

Celebrating the Cat

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Library volunteer Tomoko Bahrs, aka Cat in the Hat, greeted guests as they came in for the Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat’s 50th birthday. More than 175 children and parents turned out Thursday for the 50th birthday bash of Dr. Seuss’ classic, “The Cat in the Hat.” Guest Dr. Seuss readers included Mayor Mary […]

These smart toppers merit a place in the Smithsonian

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Columnist The other day I was throttled back to the New Mexico plains when I glimpsed a tan man in a cowboy hat. Granted, this guy’s hat was straw, had a surfer dude sticker on it, and he was peering out of an SUV with a pile of wetsuits in […]

Cowboy hats were made for…everything

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist When I’m in the airport, I always wave at a cowboy hat — a real cowboy hat. Somehow you can spot ’em. They inevitably turn out to be some bull rider on the way to a rodeo, a state cattlemen’s association representative on the way to Washington, D.C., or a […]

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 […]