Day: November 30, 2016

Remembering 4-H Club

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Girl Scouts are known for their cookies, but at one time there were also 4-H Club cookies, available in vanilla or chocolate flavors and described as delicious wafer thin sugar cookies. Each package weighed nine ounces and contained three dozen cookies. Apparently much more recently some 4-H

Syria’s Labyrinth into Hell

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – It’ s not often a senior UN official leaves a prepared and rigid script to emotionally describe a situation to delegates in the Security Council. But when Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien told diplomats, “I am more or less at my wit’s end as a

Christmas Party

Every holiday season the members of FATSO (Flatlanders Adjusting To Solitary Oblivion) get together to celebrate the holidays, exchange gifts and reminisce. FATSO is a winter support group for new transplants started many years ago by my friend Vinnie and myself. We throw these Christmas parties to not only welcome the new members, but to

Notre Dame Football

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist NEWS ITEM— The University of Notre Dame is forfeiting all football victories from the 2012 and 2013 seasons due to violations of NCAA rules by a student-trainer. What? This can’t be true! With all the shenanigans that we know go on with so many big-time college football programs, is