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 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    June 18, 2021 

Cooking in the West

Summer is the time when I decide to roll up my sleeves and clean out some junk. However, my parents were children of the Great Depression, so I can still hear their voices ringing in my ears when I think about pitching stuff that could potentially...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, a 3-generation family occupies a row in church. The young family has three little children; Mamma holds the baby, 2-year-old hugs Daddy, the 4-year-old climbs onto the seats, walks over to Grandpa; the audi...

 
 By Vicki Fix    Voices    June 11, 2021

Mayor's Notes

Happy Spring to all! It has been some beautiful weather, but would be nice to see some more moisture. Just thought it was time to share some notes from the Mayor and a few reminders. It is spring and...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    June 11, 2021

Cooking in the West

"Have you lost your mind?" Millie Woolley asked. "Yes, I thought you were smarter than that!" added Shelly Carroccia, as we stood outside the papered over storefront windows of the boutique my daughter Brooke and I are starting on McLeod Street in...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, a friend mentioned some interesting dates throughout the WHOLE calendar, but she really liked those in June; the one that gave her a chuckle was the 9th, Donald Duck Day, his first appearance was in 1934....

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    June 4, 2021

Cooking in the West

I receive many submissions from readers, and I love to share them. However, in my 26 years of writing this column, I believe this is the funniest piece any reader has ever sent me. Thanks, Tom Ogle of Paris, Illinois for making me laugh out loud...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, when one thinks about Dairy Products, we might wonder which are the most important for the well-being of the human body. Just ask anybody, and they’ll perhaps say that Ice Cream is probably the most...

 
 By Alissa Miller    Voices    June 4, 2021

It's farmers market season

Have you considered selling your harvest or homemade jams at a farmers market? Do you know what it takes to become a farmers market group with other farmers like you? Would you like to join a farmers market group? Farmers markets are a great way to...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    May 28, 2021

Cooking in the West

by Susan Metcalf With Memorial Day coming up on Monday, I feel it is important to remember that Memorial Day is about much more than barbecues and a day off. It is a time to remember and honor loved ones and fallen heroes, and it is also important...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, without hope there seems to be nothing to fight for. Without hope we forget: “God is great. With HIM nothing is impossible.” Hope, like seeds, can’t grow unless they’re planted. Often when we lose...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    May 21, 2021

Cooking in the West

My column about aging awhile back brought several suggestions on how to combat aging including advice on where to get the best deal on orthotic inserts for my shoes to suggestions that if I would forego wearing foundation, cross my heart...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: Several of us took a trip to the Big City. Lord, what totally awesome views You have created! We for sure noticed the change in seasons, the sprinkling of snow still on the North side of draws, hills, berms and roofs of...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    May 14, 2021

Cooking in the West

Many years ago in the mail I received a hilarious self-published book from Maralee Robinson of Billings, Montana. It is called "East Meets West: Real Dude Meets Real Cowboy: Indoor Plumbing Meets Outdoor Plumbing, and All the Things They Have in Comm...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, the cloud formations, from our point of view here on our hilltop, are breathtaking! We do need rain in our area. One minute it looks like rain clouds bounding over the horizon; a bit later, the sun is...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    May 7, 2021

Cooking in the West

Sunday is Mother's Day, so I would like to wish all mothers a special day. Those of us who have lost our mothers realize how time spent with our mothers is more valuable than any other gift we could give or be given. I have never written a column...

 
 By Erwin Curry    Voices    April 30, 2021

The Corner

My father’s family is traced back to West Virginia, which was still Virginia when my great-great and great-grandfather lived there before moving west. There are Curry/Currey family reunions in West Virginia to this day. I was told by a cousin...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    April 30, 2021

Cooking in the West

A few years back, a young man came to the ranch to learn all he could about cowboying during calving season. Of course, I talked him into writing a guest column for me to chronicle his experience. The following story chronicles his impression of...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, a couple of us gals were comparing our weeks, days; then the question of how we slept popped up. THAT’S an interesting subject; believe it or not, a few of us could relate to lack of sleep. Jill...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    April 23, 2021

Cooking in the West

The horse market is pretty much through the roof right now, which is great if you are selling, but not if you are buying. I know that I sound like an old fogey, but I have bought many horses for $500.00 in my lifetime, and every one of them turned...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, being privileged to read a Senior girl’s speech on STAYING ACTIVE/FIT brought back some childhood memories. Miss ‘Rosie’ also reminded us: “Trying to stay active and fit, sounds so boring and...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    April 16, 2021

Cooking in the West

Farming on cow/calf operations gets slipped in instead of sleep between calving, feeding, branding, fencing, and all the other spring work. It is often a high-speed, high-stress form of diversification that causes a lot of laundry problems. Anyway...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, this was an interesting ‘find’; reading about someone who dreamed they were receiving a bouquet of flowers from God. A little girl, long ago, shared that she had received a beautiful bouquet of tiny...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    April 9, 2021

Cooking in the West

Cattle producers have two options as I see it. One is to bury our heads in the sand and keep doing what we have been doing and expecting a better result “next year,” and the other is to educate ourselves and do something proactively with the...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: March has ‘marched off’ - with a bit of snow, and now – woo-hoo! It’s SPRING! The Birds came back, flocks of them, it’s great to hear them sing. Cows graze on hills not far from here, it’s fun to watch...

 
 By Erwin Curry    Voices    April 9, 2021

The Corner

This is the end of my project. I rounded off the twenty eight students up two more. There were others I went to school with in those eight years in Ekalaka. A boy with the last name Black who was the doctor’s son for example. But my memory of...

 

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