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March 21, 2014

KELLY: What do you think?

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• In the 1850s, Levi (Loeb) Straus went to gold-rich California and took some canvas cloth with him. He saw that the miners needed a sturdy pair of work pants. He had some made from his canvas cloth and they were an immediate success. Cowboys also loved them. His ad ran as follows: “All over the west they wear Levi Straus and Co’s copper riveted overalls.” Today they are pretty much the same design. What do you think?

Walking on water

Capt. Charles W. Oldrieve left Pittsburgh, Pa., on Jan. 1, 1907, and walked on water with his wife beside him in a rowboat. He walked the 1,600 miles to New Orleans in 40 days, arriving on Feb. 10, 1907, and won a bet of $5,000.

Lent

In this Lenten season, it is a good thing to remember that we Christians live to die and die to live.

The Tea Party

The Tea Party members do not have the seeking of power on their agenda. It does want to become a leader in conservatism and preserving the American Constitution. One of its major efforts, as I understand it, is to find and back candidates who are conservative and will govern as the constitution requires; the original constitution of 1787, not some “living constitution” as liberals and some Republicans refer to it.

People and governments today are no different than they were in 1887. The writers of the Constitution foresaw what is happening today in the United States and the world, and wrote it in such a way as to prevent politicians from passing illegal laws. They also provided a way to amend the constitution if the states thought it to be necessary. We really need candidates who, when they become congressman or senators, will abide by the Constitution and vote only for laws that do the same. We all face the loss of our liberties if this is not done. To help keep our liberties is a good agenda. What do you think?

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  • 0912 one bday wm j kelly 2013 mug.jpg KELLY: What do you think?

    American Profile Magazine pictured Big Tex in its feature about state fairs with the appropriate caption: “Big Tex towers over visitors to the Texas State Fair.” The article also wrote about the many famous wooden roller coasters including the “Classic” wood roller coaster.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: I have been corrected

    I was complaining about President Obama making promises that he has not kept, such as taxes will not go up one dime or health care will go down about $2,500 per year for a family of four. He said he would cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. He said he would have an immigration plan in place. What he really meant was that if Congress would allow it, we would have open borders.

    July 29, 2014

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Concern for your pocketbooks

    Dear Editor: My message today is to Democrats out in Parker County and the middle class and moderate-income Republicans in towns and rural areas. 

    July 27, 2014

  • larry jones cropped:color NOW HEAR THIS: Taking care of your tools

    For much of my life I’ve heard the saying, “Take care of your tools, and your tools will take care of you.”  In our modern “throw away world” this has become much less important than it used to be, but down on the “pore farm,” tools still enjoy a prominent position in my daily life.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • PASTOR POPHIN: The greatest joy of all: Jesus

    The first part of this week was a joyous one for me. I took 10 youth to Lake Mineral Wells State Park for three days of day camping. Camp Adventure was the name of the camp. We discovered the joy of the One who created us: Jesus. I am sitting at my desk on the day after the camp writing this article. I am overjoyed by the events of the week, and yet I am physically exhausted. The Lord moved powerfully among our youth.

    July 26, 2014

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Now is the time for all good men...

    When man’s greed, desire for riches, power and control of our nation become greater than their love of humanity and our country, by constantly fomenting discord and hate among the citizens, warmongering and constantly talking of wars against other nations - it is putting political ideology before the welfare of citizens and country. It is time for We the People to take a good look at these men involved - no matter their status in our nation, we call the United States of America and decide whether or not they deserve the privilege and sanctuary of our nation.

    July 25, 2014

  • tiscione, lou.jpg TISCIONE: Finding a church

    God commands His people to “keep holy the Sabbath Day.” The “Sabbath Day” was changed by the apostolic church to the first day, Sunday. The church refers to every Sunday as the Lord’s Day. Each Lord’s Day is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Therefore, a professing Christian will seek to find a local church in which to invest in the kingdom and worship the King! 

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Paul Carter-color.jpg NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: What’s your current address?

    Shortly after we moved to Weatherford 19 years ago, the old post office (today’s Court Building) that was literally bursting at the seams was replaced by a new, larger facility – our present mail center that sometimes seems outgrown as we stand in line to buy stamps or mail a package.  

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Good company, better service

    We would like to thank Devin’s Handyman Service, Gary Boase, David Schramm and James Reed for the wonderful job they did repainting our front fence, front porch, back porch, patio and deck. Everything looks new and makes such a difference in our home.

    July 23, 2014

  • PASTOR POPHIN: The joy of unity in church

    Do you enjoy going to church? I mean, do you really enjoy going to church? No matter how you answer, there are some common reasons — or perhaps we would call them conditions — that would cause all of us to truly enjoy going to church. 

    July 20, 2014

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