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Coalfire Stories....from an earlier posting There is no Wikipedia information on Coalfire, Pickens County,  Alabama….It is not included…So, you are gonna have to just trust me or the twenty-five or thirty or fifty other people who can talk...

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St. Jude Children Research Hospital. Please Give. ... Luke 18 verses 15 - 17...."Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belong to such as these"....I try to give something every month to St Jude. What an institution...

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Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-11-2013


This commercial is terrific and it touched my heart. Brought to my attention by a friend in Dallas. It is awesome……

USA, A Christian Nation?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 20-11-2013


According to the latest numbers I have been able to round up, America is still a Christian nation….According to the numbers supporting Christian principles, I don’t think we are a Christian nation. I mean, Christians do believe in the Bible, right? Can we say we do, then don’t? Have the rules changed in the last few years? What is happening? We Christians seem to want to believe or say we believe in the biblical principles, while in fact we support those things a lot of the bible has written against. I read in the paper this morning that Republican are against those things that the public majority now supports. Well, I looked…There are 317 million folks in America (latest numbers) and 173 million are listed as Christian. That leaves 144 million that are something other than Christian. To me that means the Christian should still be winning, huh? Well, we ain’t, (I know that is wrong to say ain’t, but that is the way I feel. I use it a lot, but that does not make it right.) So, the point I am making is some of us Christians are not being true to the Christian principles. Does that make it right?…Well, I don’t know…I can only wonder what will be the next to fall from our beliefs? Will it become ok to steal if a person needs drug money? Can we just go ahead and end the life of those on life support with a majority rule? We can kill the unborn… Prostitutes have been around forever, shall we go ahead and legalize that? Males can now lie with males, so men should also be able to lie with other females, huh? ….You know, some of you will read this and support what I am saying. Others of you will be upset at some of my wording and thoughts. But please stand up for what you believe. If you are a Christian, be a Christian, if you are not, then be whatever that is. God says if you are in the middle of the road and sitting on the fence, that He will spew you out of His mouth…His words, not mine…….OUR FATHER, WHICH ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOW BE THY NAME, THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE……Well, yeah, I need to work on some things also…..Pete

Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, Branson, Mo

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-11-2013


More Fish Pools  We always like to visit the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery each time we are in Branson. They raise about 1.125 million pounds of trout annually. A large portion of them are released in Lake Tannycomo just below the hatchery. They supply trout for several other streams and lakes also. The dam in the background is Table Rock Lake. You will want to visit this hatchery if you are in Branson also. This year I noticed the covering (shown here) over the ponds where the trout were raised and asked the attendant about them. She said they added them a few years ago because a flock of Heron from Table Rock Lake had considered the hatchery their own buffet.  The cover is kind of a chicken wire type cover allowing the weather and elements to come through while keeping the Herons to only admiring the menu… It is fun to buy a handful of pellets of fish food and toss some into each pond so you can check out the size of the fish in that particular pond. That creates quite the stir, believe me…..Pete



Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-11-2013


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I posted about this chapel the other day. Here are a couple of pictures of it. View the entire photo gallery at  www.thorncrown.com   …..It is a very lovely, serene, and inspirational place. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains near Eureka Springs, Arkansas, it is a very nice place to visit and I hope you will try and see it in person, but until then enjoys the pictures on the web site….Pete Hester

No Football Picks

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-11-2013


The football picks seem to be a total bust this year, so I am going to discontinue them. Alabama will go undefeated and I wonder who, if anyone, can beat them this year. And Dallas is going to have to have some help on defense if they are to win many more games this year, oh, yeah and a little help on offense, but other than that, they are a pretty good team….duh…..And I’ll be surprised if the Lobo’s can win another one this year, but they will give all a tough game, you can count on that. The Aggies may win out now, what a season….Listen Coach, schedule a few more easy opponents next year, I mean, Texas, UCLA, Minnesota, Boston College?…come on, you are New Mexico State not the Denver Broncos….Oh, well, I will quit writing about it, but I will not quit thinking about it…savvy…Pete

Branson, Missouri….Where are all the people?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-11-2013


I have not gone to Branson for a few years, I think it was 2007 or 2008….Something like that anyway. And always, a trip down Highway 76 was a major deal…coming onto Hwy 76 from a motel you usually had to depend on a car stopping to let you in as it was always bumper to bumper…. Whoa, not so this time. Very seldom did traffic impede my entrance to the highway, except at show time, of course, and even then it was not like years past. I could cruise down  76 and I had to worry about speeding, I mean really, just no traffic….. At the Cracker Barrel, we were seated upon arrival….Really, and here in Albuquerque we almost always have a wait at Cracker Barrel….Double whoa……The Presley’s, Baldknobber;s and Daniel O’Donnell were packed, so that was good. Where are all the people? You know what, I think I know….I think they were all up at Ozark, Mo., at Lamberts. We had a two hour wait up there…Hey, and we waited. (Sweetie says it was under an hour wait…I guess it just seemed like 2 hours)…. Coach Z was our waiter and he took real good care of us. By the way, Coach Z coaches soccer down at Branson. He waits tables a couple a days a week. It’s a shame, but that’s what a lot of teachers have to do anymore to make ends meet. He had his first named spelled out on a clothes pin on his chest as Hey-zeus. I asked him why he spelled it that way and he said he got tired of people calling him, Jesus, pronounced the same as our Heavenly Father. Living in New Mexico, of course we knew all about that and shared a laugh with him as we know a couple of Hose’s(Jose’s)…..You heard the one about Jose going home one night after his first day on the job so sad, telling the wife there were signs hung all over the walls saying, Fire Hose…..Fire Hose….Yeah, ok, it is a little old but at least I hope you still smiled….Pete  ps If you eat at Lambert’s, Ozark, MO and you see Jesus, please tell him the folks from New Mexico said hello and if he does a good job for you, tip him well. Ok? He is a very nice young man…..

Miss Me? No? Oh, My!!!!!

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-11-2013


Tired of reading the same old post for a few days? You didn’t notice? Oh, no!!!!…..well,, I have been gone for a while….traveling around to some of my favorite places…..Lambert’s, Ozark, Mo, Branson, Mo, Eureka Springs, Ark…..We saw several shows, all outstanding, ate some wonderful food, saw some great sights and prayed at one of our very favorite places to pray….It’s just so peaceful, so beautiful, so serene, so quite…..just seems like God lives in those hills…Where is that you ask? Well, Thorncrown Chapel near Eureka Springs, AK….Yeah, I know that God is available everywhere, but it just seems like He can hear me a little better in the Thorncrown Chapel….Maybe it’s because my heart is a little more settled, that my mind has slowed some in that setting, that a peace has come over me like in the quite days of my youth…Well, I really don’t know the reason, nor do I need to know why, I just know the peace last for a while after a good talk with the Master in that setting. If you are around Eureka Springs, give it a try….Pete Hester

Football Picks, weekend of 11/2/13, updated 11/11

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 31-10-2013


Sorry, I missed a week on football picks. Its ok, as the winner won and the losers lost. I did not pick the weekend of 11/9….but I would have picked Bama over LSU…I would have picked Arizona and they lost to UCLA….I would have picked the Lobos and they beat the Falcons…I would have picked Boston College over the Aggies, but the Aggies played them tough. I really thought they might win, but……I would have picked Wisconsin over BYU…I would have picked Richmond over Stony Brook and I have not seen a score on that one. Denver won and I would have picked them, Dallas lost and I would have picked them. So, I don’t know what that makes my record, but its not real good whichever way it was…..

Bama has an open date…..

Arizona vs California….Arizona by 10 points…Az won….

New Mexico Lobos vs San Diego State…Coach Long of SDSU beats his ex team by 7 points maybe a little more….Come on Lobos, surprise me…win another one. Lobos lost

New Mexico State Aggies vs Louisiana- Lafayette .. Aggies should lose another one, but I going to pick the Aggies to win by 3 points…Come on Aggies, don’t let me down. Lets win the next four…..You can do it….Go Aggies ..Aggies lost

Wisconsin vs Iowa…..Badgers by 17 points…Badgers won

Stony Brook vs Maine…..Maine wins by a touchdown…Maine won

Dallas beats Minnesota….Denver has a bye week.. Dallas did win…wow

University of New Mexico, School of Dentistry, Albuquerque, NM, Novitski Hall Clinic

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-10-2013


Boys and Girls, Men and Women, Sweetie and I use the Novitski Clinic for our cleaning and preventive dental care. When we lost our dental insurance upon retiring, we looked for something we could afford for our dental health. So, we found this clinic through a friend. We love it. Every year we see a new senior student, they work on our teeth, we fall in love with them and then they move on to a career in dental hygiene, and then we do it all over again. I noticed yesterday,, after our visit with another precious student, that not only Sweetie and I, but everyone who is a patient there, hugged their student hygienist before leaving the place. It is a good school and we help them to learn the trade by allowing them to practice on our teeth and they help us keep our teeth for a few more years and help us have a perfect smile, er, uh, well, most of the time anyway. Thank you young men and women of Novitski Hall, you are GREAT…..

To learn more about the UNM School of Dentistry go to: http://dentalmedicine.unm.com

Pigs in a Blanket….Yum, yum…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-10-2013



Hey Dads, want to give Momma a break next Sunday morning or any morning? Here is something I make once or twice a week, so I am sure you can handle it. If you want you can scramble some eggs to go with them.

Pigs in a Blanket…

1 can of biscuits…3 wieners

pepper jack or American cheese

split the wieners in half length wise

half the wieners (You will need 10 pieces)

cut 10 narrow slices of cheese (same length as wieners)

 roll out each biscuit into thin piece,

put in one piece of wiener and one slice of cheese

roll biscuit around wiener and cheese

Place on cookie sheet and bake per instructions on can

Of biscuits. Usually about 10 or 11 minutes at 400 degrees

I let biscuits get golden brown.