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Part XII: The Battle of Cloyd’s Farm

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews   The following is Part XII, the final installment in a series of articles written in 1993 and published in this “Looking Back with Lloyd…

Coach Grubb will be missed

Letter to the Editor   Throughout the past couple of weeks the situation regarding our former head coach, Jason Grubb, has unfolded. On March 25 a group of PCHS girls…

Former teacher speaks out on athletics at PCHS

Dear editor, After spending 27 years teaching at PCHS and what I considered the best school in the state, it bothers me to see the things that are going on…

Scrambling to keep up

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Possibly you’re the jaunty sort who gets up early with vigor, whistling and beaming and generally being the complete opposite of, say, me. You like…

A tribute to my big sister

March was a bad month. My family unexpectedly lost an important link in the chain – my sister, Brenda Phillips – to an illness I had heard of, but new…

Part XI: The Battle of Cloyd’s Farm

 The following is Part XI in a series of articles written in 1993 and published in this “Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews” section of The Southwest Times.  The series, entitled…

A stirring rendition

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   So you dragged home through yet MORE snow (and I’m out of jokes about the weather, sorry; I’m out of patience with it as well…

Meanwhile, back at the ranch …

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   I love Mexican food. I love it at Taco Bell (fakest of the fake), I love it at sit-down Mexican restaurants that start you off…

Remembrance of times pork

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   After living in the New River Valley for several years after college, I rolled snake eyes on employment and had to move back home to…

AMVETS keep on giving

Dear Editor, I recently had the opportunity to visit the AMVETS organization in Pulaski. I was invited by one of the members to play Bingo, and that was the magic…