Searching for a cure for life’s screwups

While sitting next to a 20-something young woman on the airplane, I shook a handful of peanut butter M&M’s into my palm. She said, “I wish I’d bought some of those, too.” I offered her one but she declined, “Oh, no.” she sighed, “I’ve got these.” She indicated a plastic baggie with enough pills and […]

BBC show represents farm life well

Netflix lied to me but it hasn’t discouraged me from their product yet. On closer examination of the way they’ve been billing me on the credit card number I have on file with them, it’s apparent their former CEO wasn’t shooting me straight in the letter he sent me telling me he was shooting me […]

Be thankful for the rest of your life

“In everything give thanks…” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Memorial planned Monday to honor life of Quay County Family Health Center’s Medical Director

QCS Staff A service to celebrate the life of Quay County Family Health Center’s Medical Director, Richard Gritzmacher, M.D., M.P.H. will be held at 11:30 a.m.- to 1 p.m. on Monday at the Health Center located at 1302 East Main Street. Gritzmacher died on Oct. 10, a memorial service was held on Oct. 14, in […]

Scars mark life of working with animals

I never claimed to be a cowman and I’ve got the scars to prove it! Frostbit fingers, baler twine blisters, and an odd scrape in the side of my head where the hair won’t grow back from when my good ol’ horse slipped down on an ice slick on the calving lot. I went out […]

Don’t leave life to fate, rely on God

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God…and it shall be given him”. James 1:5

Herding Squirrels: The future has arrived

Traci Arbios We were sitting on the couch; more to the point, I was sitting, he was in my arms, my newborn son. Little mittens on his hands, tiny hat on his head; he was warm and cuddly and I sat staring, absorbing every detail of his sweet, pink face. His eyebrows were mere wisps. […]

Cousin’s visit provides boost for mind

Last Sunday was a special day on this corner when Mark Nixon called to say he would be in town shortly and would buy me a cup of coffee. As many of you know, Mark is cousin Tink Nixon’s son and is thus a special person in my life. Although we rarely see each other, […]

Creatures add levity, perspective to life

Often when life seems to be a bit difficult, something comes along to give a few minutes of levity and helps us to regain some perspective. In my case, for instance, creatures are the greatest ones to change the subject and to bring a modicum of relief. Of course, Aggie, my constant companion, works hard […]

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 […]