Today's Features


    Nathan Lawson of Big Springs Beef and Lawson Farms considers himself blessed to be a farmer and to share it with past and future generations.

    Lawson Farms started twelve years ago with thirty-two beef cattle that the family raised for their own consumption. They also grew corn, soybeans, alfalfa, wheat, and tobacco on their 800-acre farm. Then they started selling beef to friends, and Big Springs Beef grew from there.

    Now they have 140 cattle. This year, they decided to stop growing tobacco and to focus on raising beef.



  • Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks.  When done properly is can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature.  These things can be achieved using a variety of materials but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • Do you ever feel like the wind in your sails is just gone?  Like the pep in your step has disappeared?  Like all you can do is just barely make it through the next minute without collapsing?

  • Mt. Zion Spring Revival

    Mt Zion Baptist Church is having a Spring Revival Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 12, 13, 14 , 2017 at 7 p.m. nightly.  The guest speaker is Rev. Dwight J. Mitchell from Nashville, Tennessee and all are welcome.  Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m. every Sunday with worship service at 11 a.m.

    Plum Creek Fish Fry/Gospel Sing

  • I do not worry about perfection in our lawn around the house.  It largely blends in to the pastures where we graze sheep and poultry.  However, we do need to spot seed from time to time to recover heavy use areas and around bale feeders.

  • Wildfires recently consumed about 1 million acres across the plains of Kansas, Okla­homa, Texas and portions of Col­or­ado.

    At least seven lives have been lost, several firefighters injured, thousands of head of livestock destroyed and as many ranchers have lost homes and livelihood.

  • Not long ago on a mission trip, I met some young people who stopped me in my tracks.  They came up after a service was over just to talk for a few minutes.  Over the next 30 minutes, I got a lesson in the reality of Christian living in the modern world.  They were experiencing a lot of pain just to gain some temporary happiness and acceptance.

  • The old saying, “In like a lion…” has held true so far for the month of March. It seems that in the first couple of weeks we have seen many facing troubled times, for some, the worst times of their lives. The truth is that some, even in our own church, are struggling in different ways that many of you are not aware of.

    We each have different ways of dealing with struggle, in whatever form it takes. Some share their struggles, while others hold in and seemingly walk around as if everything is great.