Thursday, December 12, 2002

Thursday, November 28, 2002

Nov. 28, 2002, column (Thanksgiving Day):
The past brings pleasure to older folks

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Letter tells of new church in 1902:

The following is borrowed from the Aug. 4, 2002, bulletin of First United Methodist Church in McLean, Texas. It's a letter that belongs to the Noel family, one of the pioneer families of the church. The letter was dated Aug. 1, 1902:
Dear Papa,
What wonderful news we have for you. We now have an official town, McLean, it was incorporated a few weeks ago and also an official county, Gray Co. You can send our mail to McLean, Gray Co., Texas now and not to Abra Post Office. But even more important we are going to have our own church.

The other day Mont and I met with 5 other couples, the R.S. Jordan's, the S.A. Cousin's, the A.A. Christian's, the C.E. Bogan's, and the R.N. Ashby's. We have been meeting in homes and with the help of your friend, Bro. Wallace, and some other ministers, have almost completed the paper work for our church. We hope to have it all finished by the middle of October and will begin meeting in the school.

It will be the first church in our town and in our county. Pray for us that it will survive.
Your loving daughter,
Maude Noel

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Oct. 10, 2002, column:
Churches remain steadfast

Friday, September 27, 2002

Not a column, but a travel story (Aug. 25, 2002):
Magical mystery tour: Travelers see Fab Four haunts
Sept. 26, 2002, column:
'Jesus' video seen by 3.9 billion viewers
Sept. 12, 2002, column:
Ted Simmons is what being American means
Aug. 22, 2002, column:
Author says life shaped by Amarillo folks
Aug. 8, 2002, column:
No one declaring Christian government
July 25, 2002, column:
Concentrate on finding the good
July 11, 2002, column:
We loved it, yeah, yeah, yeah
July 4, 2002, column:
Catholic church scandal nothing new
June 13, 2002, column:
Journalists do stand for something
May 23, 2002, column:
Kathie Lee did not change the century
May 9, 2002, column:
Assurance of eternal life brings joy