This one’s for the birds

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Jim Weaver has a ranch in Roosevelt County where a somewhat rare bird can be found this time of year. It is mating season for the lesser prairie-chicken, an event that has turned into a unique celebration for the residents of Milnesand. The fourth annual High Plains Prairie-Chicken Festival is […]

April 6 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The Milnesand community is sponsoring its annual prairie chicken dance festival this weekend from Friday to Sunday. The sign-in on Friday night at the community building. This is usually the biggest event of the year for the community and Country Junction Store plan to the up early on Saturday and Sunday mornings […]

March 23 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael It appears the snow and freeze last week killed some early blooming fruit, as some were protected by other trees seem to be untouched. Some apricot trees have not bloomed out yet. Only time will tell about that and the wheat that is getting so big and beautiful. Update Ashley Singletary, Loretta […]

March 16 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Spring weather has come and the grass is rising and the cows are grazing just where it. Only the Lord knows if it is going to come a hard freeze now and nip the wheat heads and kill the fruit on these early blooming trees. New pastor There was a service in […]

Jan. 12 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael I have really got some good reports on the irrigated crops. One dry land farmer’s wife said even after they were hit by hail, then delayed in harvesting because of so much rain, it still beats drought conditions. Commodities These will be distributed on Jan. 19th in Arch, Causey, Milnesand and Dora. […]

Nov. 24 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The Milnesand Community had an abundance of food for their Thanksgiving feast last Monday evening. No one will ever argue with you that the Milnesand, Causey, Rogers, Pep and Dora communities have super cooks. These ladies have all been taught “from scratch,” not from boxes or cans. Now I did not say […]

Nov. 10 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Nov. 1 was an eventful day at Milnesand. There was a fire department meeting that afternoon and all was going well until Barbara and Wiley Teel were getting around for the meeting. Barbara was not feeling well so Wiley left to go on the meeting and she was to follow (at least […]

Nov. 3 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael November arrived with chill and breeze this morning. The temperature dropped yesterday but stayed mild enough for trick or treaters to have their fun in the early evening. Yes, there are still a few treaters in the area, however some of the parents took their kids to town and some came to […]

Sept. 22 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Showers fell Sunday over most of this area. There was just over half inch at Milnesand, but only showers other places. There was almost two inches that fell on Weldon and Hershell Carmichael areas and on over in Texas in the Maple area. No hail or damage was reported anywhere that I […]

Sept. 8 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Rose Hill Ranch There is usually an annual Rose Hill Ranch Gospel Meeting in the Milnesand area, however, due to the extended dry weather they have not had it for the past two years. So, since the Lord has blessed us with good rains and things are so green there should be […]

July 7 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Not as many showers the past week, so it gave the folk in the area time to prepare for the Milnesand reunion for Sunday. There were 110 people who registered at the reunion in the Community Center at Milnesand. Barbara Teel was in charge of the program and was emcee for the […]

June 30 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael There has been more moisture in all this area. Milnesand Reunion The event is this Sunday. Registration is at 9 a.m. with the program at 10 a.m. and the feast at 11 a.m. Elton Parkinson and Jim Williamson are the speakers for the day, reminiscing on the past and all great memories […]

June 23 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael There was also rain in the Milnesand, Pep, Bluit areas last week. They are the areas having been missed for so long. Some ranchers had to haul water for cattle a year or so ago. However, I understand there have been more wells drilled for their needs. Reunion The Milnesand reunion will […]

May 5 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael May is Osteoporosis Month and also Women’s Health Care Month. National Day of Prayer Thursday is National Day of Prayer. Our special prayers for our military, regardless of where they are, but especially those who are serving in Iraq: for God’s hedge of protection on them and those working there in the […]

April 28 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Farmers are getting peanut and cotton seed ready to plant as soon as the ground warms up enough. The corn that was planted a week or so ago should be up by now and will be showing across the plowed beds soon. Commodities trip I took the commodities to the Country Junction […]

Fest takes closer look at prairie chickens

Tony Parra Lesser Prairie Chicken enthusiasts will be on their heels during the birds’ mating rituals at the 3rd Annual Prairie Chicken Festival in Milnesand. Lesser Prairie Chicken Biologist Dawn Davis said the orientation is at 7 p.m., today and lek viewing will be on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Lek is defined as a mating […]

Obits July 16

Dr. Howard Stone, 76 Dr. Howard Lyons Stone, 76, of Denton, Texas, a retired professor of education at Texas Woman’s University, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, in Denton. He was born on Oct. 20, 1926, in Kuling, Kiangsi Province, China, to the Rev. Albert H. and Mabel Lyons Stone. He attended Iolani School in Honolulu, […]

South County News

Charlie Carmichael Area farmers are all busy in some way from planting overdo repairing or replacing sprinklers that were recently destroyed in area storms. The Corbins at Arch have their windows all replaced and are getting other repairs done. I’ve not heard of others besides the Davis family east of Arch who were as badly […]

South County News June 18

Charlie Carmichael Educated hunters South County youth were part of the Roosevelt County Hunter Education Challenge Team 2003 (YHEC) that competed in the state competition in Raton recently. One area youngster finished third in an event and all represented the area well. Round about Linda Bittick, Mendi Thompson and I left early Friday to attend […]