Irons in the fire: Randy the Kidd PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Marchant   
Friday, 20 June 2014 13:35

A couple of years ago, a good friend of mine, who happens to be one of the county commissioners, asked me to write up a little roast/tribute to the retiring county sheriff.

Irons in the fire: Kanye Twitty and Quannah Parker PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:36

It’s a pretty tall order, if not absolutely impossible, to win all of life’s battles. The odds against you are even greater if you’re not careful when picking your battles.

Irons in the fire: Fix your fence and get some sleep PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:01

My grandfather, a World War I veteran, died when I was 13. He was always an old man when I knew him, but the memories I have of him are mostly good ones.

Irons in the fire: The rogue Samaritan PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 11:12

My sister’s husband, Bart, is as salt-of-the-earth as they come. He’s not happy unless he’s helping someone, and he’s always happy. Ergo, he is always helping somebody.

Irons in the fire: Doubt not in Fred PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 October 2013 13:32

My boys all started helping me cowboy when they were quite young. As is the case with many ranch families, we had each of our kids on a horse not long after they could walk.

My oldest son started riding with me for full days when he was 7 or 8. The youngest was spending 10-hour days on the mountain when he was 4.

It was always more of a fight to make him stay home than it was to take him along. He always wanted to go, and he rarely complained about the long, hot days and the hard work.

Irons in the fire: Football, feedlots and fairs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Marchant   
Friday, 23 August 2013 12:30

I’m an admitted sports junkie. I’ve sometimes wondered about just where I could have gone in life if I’d used some of my limited brainpower to store important information regarding physics, the arts or molecular biology. Instead, I’ve expended considerable energy memorizing more “useful” data.

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