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 By Audree Edwards    Opinion    August 5, 2020 

Son Up to Son Down

The day you become a parent, you are given this enormous responsibility and privilege to raise a child. A responsibility and privilege so great that everything else falls by the wayside. Everything we...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    August 5, 2020 

Fearless Faith

It’s a timely question these days, made even more critical by the fact that every person’s setting is unique. COVID-19 is not anything to pass off or take lightly, something confirmed by the...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    August 5, 2020 

Under the Wire

Years ago, a wonderfully cranky old lady, Clara Petter, became famous for asking the question, “Where’s the Beef?” After years of well-known TV and movie stars proclaiming the virtues of my...

 
 By Dean Michael    Opinion    August 5, 2020 

Strokes from other Pens

COVID-19 is sowing hate and discontent throughout the country. Even in Haxtun. It is not so much the disease as it is the surrounding politics, misinformation and fear mongering that have divided us. This was evident at last week's meeting of the...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 29, 2020

Under the Wire

Sooner or later everybody gets one. A little card arrives in the mail informing you your pickup or car is the subject of a manufacturer’s recall. I used to be very concerned when they arrived. Not...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 29, 2020

Fearless Faith

The digital divide that so many have found challenging has become less divide and more of a mere rift in the valley floor of our lives. As we move further into the unknown of the pandemic, how we do...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 22, 2020

Under the Wire

Sue and I have always been Pet People. We have had a wide range of pets, most who shared both our outdoor and indoor lives. First there was Tiffy, a small Cocker Spaniel, followed by Hobbs, Sue’s on...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 22, 2020

Under the Wire

Extraordinary is the word of the week when describing a celestial visitor to our corner of the galaxy. It references Comet NEOWISE, a three-mile wide once-in-6,500 year visitor that is a delight to th...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 15, 2020

Under the Wire

Animals are smarter than people. If this line seems familiar, you’re right. I’ve said it lots of times before. This is not an old column. It’s simply one more example of indisputable evidence...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 15, 2020

Fearless Faith

It has been a year of great interest thus far, from rancorous politicking and damaging storms to viral health concerns, real and imagined. Such an impactful combination has encouraged a common...

 

Son Up to Son Down

We are a farm family, so playing with tractors, combines, semis, barns and cows is commonplace. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stubbed my toe on a toy tractor or vacuumed up a barnyard...

 

Strokes from Other Pens

Letter to the Editor, We’re all in the same boat, that’s what we keep hearing. I disagree, yes we have all had things taken from us since March, but the things I have lost or am missing are different than what you have lost or are missing. It...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 8, 2020

Under the Wire

As with nearly every business, the horse business has its ups and downs. If you are in the business of raising and/or selling them, awhile back we were in one of the industry’s little...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 8, 2020

Fearless Faith

Everyone would like a clearer picture of what is happening these days in the social, medical and cultural arenas of our lives. We all have our lists of things that we prefer not to see, or just as...

 

Extension Spotlight

Safety during fair It's almost fair time! Although this year has been unpredictable and frustrating, we in Phillips County are fortunate that we get to participate in county fair! This is the event...

 

Strokes From Other Pens

Letter to the Editor, The Help Haxtun Committee would like to update the community on our efforts to raise money for those businesses that were mandated to close because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our first distribution of $10,000 was given to the...

 
 By Mike Ralph    Opinion    July 8, 2020

Strokes From Other Pens

Letter to the Editor, In response to the Letter to the Editor in the Herald dated July 1, where the author states she believes Haxtun was built on love, therefore, the community response must rally behind her, in the name of love and “ask” that...

 
 By Renee Phillips    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Strokes from other pens

Letter to the Editor, I believe that Haxtun is a community built on love, so it troubles me that there's a Confederate flag in the window of a store on main street. Change is happening all over the country and I think it should happen here, too. The...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Under the Wire

When I was eight years old, the favorite game neighbor kids, my sister and I use to play was “Cowboys and Indians.” Because I had black hair and mostly because I was younger than everyone except...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Fearless Faith

Set aside grandstanding, bickering, politicizing and anger. Send them packing in short order along with impatience, intolerance, ungratefulness and wont. Unguarded emotions and irritable...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 24, 2020

Under the Wire

Sometimes I wish I had become a football coach instead of a cowboy. I admire football coaches because their lives seem so simple compared to the rest of us. If we pass a coach on the street or meet...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 24, 2020

Fearless Faith

Hard as it is to hear, the business of the church is sometimes no business of God. Given enough time, every church and every congregation will experience the corporate side of church that sometimes...

 

Son Up to Son Down

We had just gotten home last Saturday night around 8 p.m. and by 8:30 p.m., our two massive trees had blown over, barely missing our house. It was a whirlwind, to say the least (see what I did...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 17, 2020

Under the Wire

Coming up with a funny story every week can begin to wear a writer down, even one who has now composed close to 2,000 of them. In order to give the old brain a rest, I decided to switch to a history...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 17, 2020

Fearless Faith

Sometimes the Jesus we expect is nothing like the one that shows up. It’s not a matter of blame as much as it is acknowledgement that what we think we know is not always congruent with contemporary...

 

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