Courteous driver may have learned hard lesson

I was in Albuquerque recently and, while getting onto I-25 during the afternoon rush hour, a car slowed down to the speed limit allowing me to merge, as courteous drivers should do. After I got nestled into an inner lane, the car passed me and I noticed that its rear-end was crunched. While the possibilities [...]

Rite of passage: the busted wing

Landon Hall For my 5-year-old daughter, a broken arm actually has been a positive learning experience. She’s learned that her body isn’t invincible — and yet it’s not fragile, either. She’s learned how the body works, and how it heals. On Aug. 2, she fell while playing hide-and-seek with the neighbor kids, smacking her elbow [...]

Visits revitalize

Lynn Moncus Living in one’s home area for over three quarters of a century provides more privileges than we can begin to count. At the top of the list, of course, is the privilege of having friends from all stages of our lives. Being able to meet and greet them adds pleasure to each day [...]

Extension clubs live on

Lynn Moncus Mrs. Mary Sours of Forrest invited the woman from Ima to be guest speaker at the annual meeting of the extension clubs. She had no idea what an explosion of memories that invitation caused or what an honor it was to visit with the members of the three remaining extension clubs in our [...]

GOP appointments reflect party in stasis

Freedom Newspapers The Republicans, having won back control of the House of Representatives with campaigns that suggested they had learned their lessons about extravagant spending during the Bush years, named their committee chairmen last week. The choices signaled for the most part that the Old Bulls and the old ways may be predominant in the [...]

Examining life segment by segment

By Lnn Moncus Because another English teacher and I have been doing a lot of visiting about our profession and our love thereof, I have spent an exorbitant amount of time recalling some of the wonderful experiences I had during those 34 years and have been a bit amazed to be viewing that time as [...]

One’s own living room banter better than TV talk show skirmishes

By Lnn Moncus During the time I was sort of incarcerated in the house, I learned to turn on the television set in the day time and became rather fascinated by several of the programs because I couldn’t really believe that people would act so silly on purpose. As I tried to follow the logic [...]

Friends nurture healing

By Lynn Moncus Life certainly can change a little rapidly at times and sort of leave us wondering just what happened. This woman from Ima learned more about our medical facilities than she ever wanted to know when the body decided to slow her down. Few people have been as fortunate as I to have [...]

Raindrops won’t be fallin’ on her for long

By Ryn Gargulinski Someone called it playing hopscotch. My Clovis editor asked if it were a mission to live in every state in the nation. I call it getting out of the rain. And with the rainfall the Oregon coast gets – which lasts through April and has already flooded nearly every river in the [...]

Ultimate valentine comes from God

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God towards us because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved [...]