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That Government Card

Parts of this story may have been told before… An old rancher was sittin’ on the porch in his rockin’ chair and watched as the stranger come ridin’ up the road.  The … more

Fight, flight, or freeze and get eaten?

As it turns out, I don’t have fight or flight instincts. I have more of a “freeze and get eaten” type of instinct. Something has got to be done about this city’s loose dog population. I’ve been trying to be more active so I try to take a walk several days a week. more

Thoughts on Roe

It is no secret that I believe it is wrong to murder babies in the womb.  Babies have no voice.  They can’t stand up for themselves.  Roe was recently sent back to the states as it should never have been a federal matter. Depending upon your state, abortions may continue.  Yes, it is still legal in this land to commit murder of babies, but we have taken a step in the right direction. more

Be Safe!

Some things to ponder… We might want to consider avoiding riding in automobiles.  It is reported that motorized vehicles are responsible for 20 percent of all fatal accidents.  And … more

Why am I here?

I am in the field, so here is one of my favorites… more

You can help make a WWII veteran’s 100th birthday special

Tucked away in Tillman County is Frederick Army Airfield. Now home to the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team (ADT), Frederick Army Airfield was opened 23 September 1942, to train pilots during World War II. Although the Airfield’s military flight operations ceased in October 1945, stepping through those doors is like stepping back into history every time the ADT arrives in Frederick. more

That crowing rooster

Y’all remember how at Jesus’ Last Supper He told His disciples that they couldn’t follow where He was about to go? And then Peter told Jesus how he would follow Him anywhere, even if it required his life.  But Jesus told him, “Peter, you will deny Me three times before the rooster crows.”  more

Crawdad Fishin’

I thought I’d talk about crawdad fishin’ again.  It hasn’t rained much around these parts lately, which makes it difficult to think about finding a crawdad hole.  Crawdad fishin’ was always a favorite thing to do growin’ up.  more

What is an opinion and does it belong in news?

I’ve seen comments (usually on social media) talking about it being wrong to have any sort of opinions in newspapers – specifically this one. However, opinion in newspapers isn’t a new thing. Ever since I was a kid, my favorite sections of the newspaper were comics, puzzles, and opinion. more

Jesus first!

There was once an old cowboy that called Jesus his Boss and wasn’t ashamed nor afraid to proclaim Him.  Yep, Jesus was the cowboy’s Lord and Savior!  The ole’ cowboy would let others know that Jesus is First in all he does. more

What Jesus did!

It’s about what Jesus did for you and me!  Let us start with some background.  Last week, we looked at how Jesus had ridden a donkey into Jerusalem.  A large crowd celebrated His arrival by spreadin’ out palm leaves and singin’ Hosanna! Palm Sunday! It was quite a day.  And then, Jesus spent the week in preparation for what must come.  more

The slap heard ‘round the world

I didn’t watch the Oscars. When I woke up the day after the Oscars and saw all the posts about Will Smith and Chris Rock, I was curious so I watched a few videos and read a few posts and way too many comments. more

The Week of the Cross!

Jesus had traveled from the area of Jericho to Bethany, which was just a couple of miles east of Jerusalem. Jesus was able to relax and have a quiet supper that evening, after the Sabbath, with Lazarus, Martha, and Mary.  Mary had anointed the Lord with oil.  more

Loading Rambo

The story of loading Rambo is a particularly interesting story.  Any time livestock involves a trip to the hospital, it is a story worth … more

Thank you, from the Cope family

The Cope family would like to sincerely thank every member of the Frederick community who took the time to come out and help us celebrate J.M and Billie Cope on March 12, 2022, by participating in the 75th Wedding Anniversary Parade. Our family was overwhelmed by the amount of community members who showed up to help us honor this lovely couple’s marriage. Thank you again. It truly means so much to our family. more

God is Love

At the time of this writing, it is Feb. 14, St. Valentine’s Day. I did me a lot of thinkin’ (with the Lord’s leading) about this thing called love and how it might apply to a bunch of us cowboys and rednecks.  Now I know what you’re thinkin—cowboys ain’t much into showin’ all that love caring, and affection stuff.  But what about a different love? An awesome love?  What about God’s love?  Well, let’s have a look at how we ought to think about God’s love. more

Finish Strong

(It seems I came down with the Covid this past week. It hasn’t been just awful, but I would prefer not to have it.)  Lookin’ back, I thought this might be of use for y’all this week!  I’ve been listenin’ to some of them catchy country music lyrics again on Al Gore’s internet again.  You know the ones with the catchy titles like - I SURE MISS YOU, BABY, BUT MY AIM’S GETTIN’ BETTER more

Do It That Way

Have y’all ever been to one of them churches where they expect you to be a certain way if you are going to be in their presence?  It’s kind of like what I write.  Y’all may notice a mistake or two along the way.  Some are sort of intentional, but sometimes I make a mistake. more

Letter submission from Daniel Cordova

The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.press-leader.com: first name: Daniel last name: Cordova address: 12906 Lamplight Village … more

My cats think they run this house…and they do!

Some of you have probably read about my cats before – either here in this column or on my Facebook page. I have two of them currently, but if I had my way I would have at least six – one for every main character on Friends the TV show. For now, I have Joey Francis Tribbiani and Chandler Muriel Bing – but I only middle name them when they’re misbehaving. more
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