Thankful to friends for another outing to the canyons

Three friends, Yvette Peacock, Elizabeth Morris, and Susan Hamiton-Vick decided we needed to go the the canyons at lma again. Of course, I didn’t argue with them because there is no place I’d rater go. The clouds were gathering as we drove along thus making the trip more exciting than usual. We stopped at lma […]

Let Easter be your rebirth into the family of God

I took advantage of the cool still morning while the dogs were outside to take a peek at my garden. I knew it was too early to see anything but I could imagine what it would look like in a few weeks. I thought my eyes were deceiving me so I bent down further and […]

Good friends can help you find place to escape reality

Last Sunday, Yvette Peacock invited Elizabeth Morris and me to take a drive with her to Ima. Nothing could have been better, because those canyons are always calling. The drive was particularly special because I could just look at the scenery without putting hand to wheel or foot to pedal. Just being able to sit […]

Christ can save your skin from the closest of shaves

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist I have a hate-hate relationship with shaving. I hate to shave, but I hate even worse not being clean-shaven every morning and I never get as close a shave as I’d like. Recently, the foil screen on my electric razor got a nick in it (sounds like karma, although read […]

Thank those who continue to work to improve our city

After having expressed our appreciation to the city and her employees for the great job they did in painting one of the rooms in the museum and rearranging exhibits, several people mentioned that we should also thank them for the improvements they have made at the cemetery. Although we have admired the graceful elm trees […]

Is there a loss of connection to God in this digital age?

Our society has a fixation with keeping connected to information or each other. I don’t usually get on my soap box as the step up leaves me vulnerable to falling off. However, I thought long and hard and prayed about this week’s column. The question to consider is what would happen if we were as […]

Freedom can be as simple as no bonnet blindness

A friend mentioned that she had been looking through some of her treasures and had come across a collection of sun bonnets. Of course, that evoked many memories of early life in those canyons at lma. Her collection included bonnets made of lace and other fancy materials. They held their shapes by having slats sewn […]

God’s divine influence can balance all, even a potluck

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist Some of our church members drive 50+ miles each way on Sunday. Until a few years ago, they’d go home after morning worship, have lunch, and immediately begin the drive back for evening services. Several other families drive about 25 miles each way. Consequently, we moved our afternoon service to […]

Telling region’s stories has had profound impact

Growing up in Pueblo, Colo., I’d come home from school in the 1950s and ’60s, I’d do my chores and homework, then read an escapism western or sports story in a library book I’d checked out the Saturday before. I’d sprawl on the floor in front of the small black-and-white television and plug my ears […]

Taking pride in preserving the history of our area

Those of us who are members of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute, as well as all people who are interested in our history certainly owe the city a thank you for all the work they did to paint and help rearrange the lobby and the first room most visitors enter as they view our Tucumcari […]