Editorials

2 CENTS WORTH

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Here comes Santa Clause, Merry Christmas to all of you, may you next year be better than this one has been. It's a pretty day in Aspermont this morning, Joe and I will walk about 10:00, and again this evening about 3:00. His Heart Specialist was real proud of him Thursday when we went to Lubbock, he said, "Joe I wish all my patients were as good of shape as you are and I'm so glad Carol is making you walk!!!!!!" He got a wonderful report so that was the best Christmas present we could get. We delivered all the Christmas to our kids in Lubbock, because Mary Ellen and Buzz both have to work Christmas, so short on medical people to help take care of patients. The lake was pretty Thursday but I don't know if I'd like it when it's frozen up there, that wind off that lake would be cold!!!!! Maybe we will deliver our kids in Rotan, Sweetwater, and Abilene this week, but we will just have to see what the week brings. I told Joe we are doing everything we can to keep from getting this virus, but if we do get it, it won't be because we have not been careful. We worked in the yard a little while it was pretty outside, that gets us out of the house awhile, and of course we are riding around at night to see the pretty Christmas lights. I made the divinity candy one day when it was so cold, and it set up beautiful, got it delivered, so I'm coming along with Christmas. My flowers are getting pretty the Red Lion has 4 blooms on it now, and the petunias that were Mother's are still blooming on the front porch so I have flowers still. I've been keeping in touch with all our friends by phone, I told them we would visit but it's too dangerous for all of us to visit so the phone has to be it. All of Gods blessings come your way, and have a wonderful Christmas even though we are all staying at home and hoping for the best.

Faces & Places

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“It has been demonstrated that morons and high-grade imbeciles make most excellent cannon fodder. They can also be trained into excellent household servants and unskilled workman – and everyone who wants cheap labor of any kind has a special economic motive for encouraging the propagation of morons and of others that are close to the borderline.” ~By T.N. Carver, Balancing Our Population, printed in The Birth Control Review, March 1922. Edited by Margaret Sanger

O Holy Night

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Author’s note: this essay was published on Christmas week in 2019 and is one of the most popular essays I’ve ever written. I felt called to share it again on this Christmas week and I hope the lyrics touch you as deeply as they continue to touch me.

JODY NIX CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF PLAYING MUSIC

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“I was born to play music. Country Music. Western Swing. It moves me, moves my soul. If I hear those fiddles start playing with a good steel guitar and good rhythm section my ears perk up. That’s what I’m known for: a driving Texas dance beat. I want those people to dance to my music. If that floor isn’t full, then I’m not doing my job.”

Merry Pandemic Christmas

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“Away, in a manger,” the traditional hymn begins. A baby was born to change the world and has. Whether you know the story of the birth of Jesus or not, His influence and teachings have impacted human existence in ways that would otherwise be unimaginable. I realize that not all my readers are Christians. Some follow another faith path, while others may be agnostic or atheist. As time has passed, most who reside in North America celebrate Christmas regardless of belief.

CHECK YOUR MIRRORS

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Are you feeling a bit like Charlie Brown this Christmas? One of the most well-known comic strip characters ever, Charlie Brown shares his holiday blues with his friend Linus in the holiday special A Charlie Brown Christmas. The show first aired in 1965 and was creator Charles S.

My Farewell Story

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I have really enjoyed being able to write articles for the newspaper, but I am moving away and will not be able to continue. Christians frequently have different views, so I appreciate your kindness in letting me express mine. Personally, I think different Christian viewpoints are good as long as we agree that Jesus was fully man and fully God, and Jesus Christ is our only path to salvation and overcoming sin. I am grateful to the Double Mountain Chronicle for allowing me to profess this truth about Jesus Christ.

Old Glory News

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Here we are in Christmas Week, and things have not changed here. Still have to stay in and nothing going on to talk about. Some are going to have a big Christmas and others are not planning anything due to all the illness. I wish everyone the best that can be.

Editorial: A hard-fought year

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The past year has seemingly brought endless challenges, both for the cattle industry and the entire nation. The coronavirus, social unrest and political divisiveness have dominated news headlines for most of the year. For cattle producers, coronavirus-related supply chain disruptions and market volatility have added to the hardships.

Fisher County Gin Reports

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As of Monday, December 14, 2020, the Rotan Gin has ginned 5,587 bales. The Longworth Ginin Roby has ginned 4,121 and they have approximately 3,000 left to gin..