Movies usher in holiday

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer As seasons change and holidays approach I often notice the signs or omens if you will of their arrival. Take Halloween for example. You can drive down the street and notice a few houses with decorations in the lawn or in their front windows. In some office buildings decorations […]

Words, not pictures, show real person

By Debra Whittington …Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Mark 8:34

Surprise phone call brings back memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Last week, a call came to this corner from Kathleen McGrady of Kenai, Ak. She began asking questions a little too fast for this slow person, so I asked her to start over. She then asked if I had ever heard of Jess McGrady, and when I said I had […]

What a little digital dueling among friends?

By Lynn Moncus Many of us have been enjoying the presence of Harold and Kathy Nichless because they just naturally add a lot to our lives. Some of you may remember that Harold is the cause of my having all these gadgets to play with because he thought I needed to stretch my mind and […]

Memories make history

By Lynn Moncus Not long ago, J.T. Warren of Arvada, Colo., sent a real treasure trove to this woman from Ima and also to the museum. He included a brief history of the Fisher family who homesteaded in the Plain, Puerto, Norton area in 1906, a family tree, and 227 photographs, most of which were […]

Aggie speaks on parks and photos

By Lynn Moncus I, Aggie, am writing the column this week even though the slave won’t let me use my own byline anymore because she thinks it causes too much confusion and probably because she knows people would rather read what I have to say than to look at her ramblings. She told me she […]

Photo competition one sign of season

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Some people look for signs in nature in order to know when autumn is approaching, but others know the season is almost here when Harold and Kathy Nichless return to Iowa after spending the summer here. Of course, a few of us have pointed out that most creatures head south […]

Time to reunite with Rattlers

By Lynn Moncus When The Rattler arrives each year, many of us just take the rest of the day off to read it and to look at the many pictures from last year’s Rattler Reunion. From the attractive cover, featuring the Quarles’ murals, to the back cover with a snow-whitened mountain, we savor all 56 […]

Windmills wows weekend wanderer

Lynn Moncus Either the weather or sloth has interfered with our Sunday drives into the county, but last Sunday, Aggie managed to convince me that we should leave in the early afternoon and drive as far as we could see. Because we hadn’t investigated the new wind farm, we headed toward it and began to […]

Sick tire interrupts Sunday journey

Lynn Moncus Although Aggie wanted to write this column, she lost the battle because she is still storming around expressing her disgust over our Sunday drive and hasn’t begun to get her vocabulary under control sufficiently to avoid censorship. Besides, she’s making life miserable for a turtle in the backyard and doesn’t have time to […]