Comments from the Canyons: Candidates with ‘personal touch’ appealing

Lynn Moncus By this time of year, most of us are becoming a little tired of listening to and watching politicians bashing each other. As we watch their behavior, we wonder if we really want them to represent us in any office, but we have to remember that freedom of speech allows them to speak [...]

For every reason, season Mardo’s got the tie

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By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun David Mardo is the kind of guy who can give any dress shirt a �toon-up.� Mardo has more than 150 ties to his name. Well, they aren�t all exactly in his name. Many of his ties have other people�s names on them. Such as the Pittsburgh Steelers. �I didn�t [...]

Tattoos have mixed, colorful history

By Chelle Delaney The Marine Corps has banned them, particularly “sleeve” tattoos, the “big, garish tattoos” that take up most of an arm. A Marine who gets one risks dishonorable discharge and two years in prison. The other military services also vote against visible tattoos, requiring that they be “small” tattoos. Still, the Army, hungry [...]

Jewelry shopping interesting experience for this cowboy

Baxter Black: Columnist We had been making the rounds of jewelry stores in search of an item to secure my position as “good husband.” Mostly I was standing around watching solicitous salespeople hover over my wife the way my dogs flock around me when I walk outside with a plate of scraps. Mall jewelry store [...]

Marriage as an insititution

TV Hagenah When I was growing up, there used to be a riddle that went, “What is it that everybody wants to give away, but nobody wants to take.” And before too many of my readers jump in, no it isn’t my mother’s meatloaf. Actually, I kind of like her meatloaf. I enjoy eating it [...]