Military mama: Apology for lacking deployment sympathy

I committed the cardinal sin of military spouses the other day. No, I’m not talking about the unfair stereotypes of cheaters and gold diggers that are the exception, not the rule. I’m talking about diminishing another spouses’ deployment blues. The words came out of my mouth before I even had a second thought, my response […]

Christmas comes in hearts of children

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist I received the following email from our youngest son. With Christmas approaching I find that Lane’s story about my granddaughter truly expresses the real meaning of Christmas. I share it here with his permission: “It was my turn at church to serve communion to the elderly people who can’t make it […]

July 13 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael More stormy, electrical, windy clouds keep coming through this area. Some light rain and a smithering of tiny hail in some areas. I don’t know of any crops in our area that have been damaged. However over the Texas line all along farmers have had their crops damaged, some of them completely […]

May 4 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was a smitten of something white on buildings east of Rogers Monday morning. It definitely was nippy, even all day. There was no measurable moisture that I know of but sure beat the breezy days we’ve had lately. Commodities The commodities are supposed to come in on May 18. This is […]

April 20 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The weather is fine but would have been excellent with a little bit of rain. There were thunder clouds and lightning on Thursday night in the Garrison area but no measurable amount of rain. Some oats have been drilled in on turn-rows and are up. This is to prevent the sand from […]

April 13 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Area residents are mowing grass, preparing flower beds and garden spots in anticipation of flowers and food fresh from their own garden. Commodities The Dora area commodities will be here for distribution, probably April 20. New arrival Little Tyler Jefferson arrived last Wednesday. He weighs a little more than 6 lb. and […]

Dec. 22 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The south county has hundreds of acres of irrigated crops each year and are grateful for the underground water. When we have a year with good fresh rain on crops and pastures it helps out tremendously. It also makes the expense of farming cheaper. The crops are beter than usual this year […]