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It was the cold outside that bound us together better inside the Mule Barn truck stop. The coffee warmed our innards and the laughter at the philosophy counter heated our souls to very comfortable.

It was Doc who noticed it first. He's trained to be observant, of course.

"Dudley, me lad," said Doc, "are you on a diet?"

Dud, whose body would fall into the "just right" category, shook his head.

"Not me, Doc. Why do you ask?"

"Every day, for years, you put sugar in your coffee. You didn't this morning."

About Town

PROMO 660 x 440 People - Doris Lessenden

"Be kind and compassionate to one another." Ephesians 4:32 Compassion is understanding the troubles of others and reaching out to whom you can to encourage this day.

It is a good that some county citizens are planning to run for county offices in the Democratic and Republican Assemblies Thursday, March 22. Those who are vying for offices are: Tina Adamson, Diana Flory, Cindy McLoud, Marci Miller, Casey Sheridan, and Joe Shields.

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Doc was just getting up to leave the philosophy counter as Herb walked in. Herb was grinning and flexing muscles and had the look of eagles in his eyes. We stared.

"Herb," said Doc. "You know, you can overdo a good thing."

"Why Doc ... whatever do you mean?"

"I realize that getting more exercise is your resolution for the new year, but a man your age ... you need to pace yourself a little, that's all. Don't try to get in shape all at once."

East End Events

Sharon Scott - Community Columnist

Did you remember to turn your clocks forward when you went to bed Saturday night?  I believe several people forgot as our church members were on the small side Sunday morning.

Southeast Colorado was well represented at the state basketball tournament this past week.  Congratulations to the Kit Carson Lady Wildcats on their Championship title; the Kim/Branson Ladies and the South Baca Boys teams on their second-place titles.

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PROMO 660 x 440 People - Doris Lessenden

"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things." I Corinthians 15:7 I encourage you to say to several people every day "I love you." It could be the last time you get to share your love in that way. I know that from experience.

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Windy Wilson came in to the philosophy counter just about the time we'd finished the hash browns with chile on the side. Red, of course. Windy looked terrible.

"What's wrong, Windy?"

"These here folks today ..." he said. And we gulped a bit when we hear a sentence begun that way. "Folks today..." he sounded resigned, "they don't ever try to unnerstand folks who ain't perzackly like them. And people who have a leetle handiclap? Fergit it!"

Yep. Windy talks like that.

"What happened, Windy?"

East End Events

Sharon Scott - Community Columnist

Sharon Scott

The Plainview basketball team and their coach attended the Air Force vs San Jose State basketball game on Saturday at the Air Force Academy.  They enjoyed touring the Chapel at the Academy and were recognized by having their name come up on the marque during the game.  They also enjoyed having lunch at Fargo's.

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PROMO 660 x 440 People - Doris Lessenden

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them." Mark 10:14 Sometimes people ask me "What is the cause of so much unhappiness and crime in our world?" I think it is simple. The Lord spoke those words in Mark 10 and it is evident that many parents have not taken responsibility to insure that their precious children have spiritual education. It begins in the family.  

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The guys were outside at the sale barn, sipping coffee in Styrofoam cups and waiting for someone to say something. Inside, the pitch of the auctioneer was heralding the glories of an old spavined milk cow, and fevered cattlemen were waving cards with numbers on them.

It was quieter outside.

Finally, it was Herb who spoke. "You guys ever burn the toast and then scrape it?"

Toast, huh? Why not?

"Used to do that a lot before the toasters got modern on us," said Doc. "Hardly ever burn any more."