Prayers for You

| Breanna Echols | Breanna Echols
These are the prayers that overtake my heart and soul for you.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: SECO Crocodile Browndee

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
I guess you could call him a cross between Crocodile Dundee and Marlin Perkins of Wild Kingdom. Lloyd Brown has led an interesting and exciting life wrangling critters outside of his normal cattle and horses.

Borderlines: Sketches from the Empty Quarter

| GK Harkness | Borderlines: Sketches from the Empty Quarter
It’s cold outside today. And I have a cold.

Behind the Grindstone: New Year's Resolution

| Administrator | Behind the Grindstone
Time has passed—The clock has ticked
We’re starting a year brand new

Borderlines: The Passenger

| GK Harkness | Borderlines: Sketches from the Empty Quarter
I was tired.

Behind the Grindstone: Cow Country Santa

| Administrator | Behind the Grindstone
The old man and his grandson
Sittin’ in a reclinin’ chair
A place of close contentment
They spent time together there

Behind the Grindstone: Born in the Night

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
The night is dark— as the herders sleep
Trusting in—the dogs to keep

Long Time Gone and the Holiday Tournament that Defines Christmas in Southeast Colorado

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
This original piece was written in 2018 and defined the Lamar Holiday Basketball Tournament in all its glory. Unfortunately, the tournament was forced to take a leave of absence in December of 2020, but was generally back, if not hesitantly so, last year 2021.

Behind the Grindstone: Deacon

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
The old man settin’ there on the porch
His hair and mustache white
The young man with a pencil and pad
Lookin’ for a story to write

Long Time Gone and Those Destined to Bring the Christmas Cantata to a Community

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
For over 60 years, Eads, and specifically the United Methodist Church in Eads, was the home to the annual Christmas Cantata. Tommy and Philomene Liesen directed the multi-community choir for most of those years.

As Time Goes by with Rich O'Brian: So, Who are We Now? Part 2

| Rich O'Brian | As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian
Last week I cited some of the somewhat disturbing trends I have found in our culture. I made it known I assumed that, while they were problematic to me, I would understand if no one else seemed troubled by them.

Behind the Grindstone: Amoebae

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Well, we are comin’ up on the day that has made November famous. Thanksgiving.

Long Time Gone and Building the New School House in 1916

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Last week’s election brought positive news for those who supported the funding for building a new K-12 School in the McClave School District. The passing of a tax hike in order to build the new school comes with a sizable bill and there was most definitely a slight divide in those who supported the school tax hike (57.

Behind the Grindstone: Hitch Up Your Team

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
It seems in today’s world no one wants to pull their own weight or haul their own freight. Instead of draggin’ their own wagon they hitch their team to the wagon that’s movin’ fastest.

Home for the Holidays: Family Food & Recipes

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
As we enter November, which means the beginning of the wonderful holiday season that runs through to January, I thought it would be nice to bring you a column centered around what makes the holidays special to people out here on the plains of southeastern Colorado. For the most part, the Holidays means HOME—for old and young alike—as we come together to celebrate family traditions and perhaps bring in some new ones, as well.

Long Time Gone and 135 Years at the Eads Post Office

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Kiowa County was developed due to two distinct historical occurrences that promoted Westward Expansion in the United States. The first was the development of the railroad, in Kiowa County’s case, the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and the second was the federal Homestead Act that brought thousands of landseekers to this neck of the woods hoping to establish a new life as a landowner.
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