Web site commemorates 9/11 with stories, pictures

Tom DiFrancesca It’s now year 2004. Time sure seems to fly as I get older. To think, the infamous date of Sept. 11, 2001, is now years behind us, and yet it still feels like yesterday. I don’t believe that date is too far back in anyone’s mind — probably won’t be for a very […]

Surfing your way into Las Vegas is smart and easy

Tom Di Francesca Greetings from the floor of the Las Vegas (Nevada) Convention Center. I and my trusty sidekick “K” (short for Kyocera) — which is actually a combination cellular telephone and Palm Pilot — are here to attend COMDEX. COMDEX is an acronym for “computer dealer exposition” and the event takes place in November […]

A life of grace begins with a simle lesson

Judy Brandon I am a preacher’s kid. When my sister and I were growing up, we lived in a house owned by the church. I have wonderful memories of the parsonage. Tithe money from the members of the church supported us and part of the arrangement was that the church would pay the utilities of […]

Guilliums, Susie

Susie Guilliums Services: Have been held. Ms. Susie Guilliams, 98, of Fort Sumner, a business owner, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born March 5, 1905, in Bonham, Texas, to John Davis and Nanny Morris. She moved with her family to Tolar in 1906. She operated a trucking firm […]

Calling is meaningful, regardless of size

By Judy Brandon I understand that God calls people from every part of life and across all professions and positions. I believe that God calls us for salvation, and then he calls us to work in his kingdom. The call for salvation came to me as a child, and I responded by claiming Christ as […]

Only God can turn your filthy rags into good deeds

Judy Brandon I’m sure I share many growing-up experiences with other baby boomers my age. When it came to buying clothes, no doubt my sister Susie and I stood alongside the other millions of children in the 1950s. On those times when Mother would buy Susie or myself a new outfit, we started out by […]