Christmas program still haunts

It’s Christmas and the music’s just got to get out. And get out it did, as those sitting near me at Andy Mason’s Christmas Concert will attest. Those around me probably wished I had been singing a solo (so low they couldn’t hear me) but I’m sure my reindeer antlers with the flashing red lights […]

Christmas proposal memorable

Christmas 1981 was easily the best one ever for me. It was the Christmas that I proposed to my bride. I wanted to ask her that Christmas but every time I thought about it I got the shakes and cold feet. Then one day in early December, while I was back in Portales for the […]

Christmas celebrations stay the same

Celebrating Christmas for the last time during Territorial days, the citizens of this area had great plans. All churches in town were having special services, and most communities had such services at their schools or in larger homes. The town was decorated as it had been for several years with simple items and much greenery. […]

Don’t have to wait until Christmas to share

“… There was no room for them in the inn”. Luke 2:7

Artificial trees have advantages

I guess for me it officially becomes Christmas when the Christmas tree goes up at home. Growing up that meant it was time to get serious about Christmas. We always had a cut Christmas tree bought in town. The only place I ever came in contact with a fake tree while I was young was […]

Christmas time for embracing unbelieveable, impossible

Debra Whittington “For with God nothing shall be impossible”. Luke 1:37 Christmas is the season for the unusual, unbelievable, and the impossible. Unfortunately some people continue to pursue their own version of the pre-packaged perfect Christmas complete with expensive gifts under the tree and a food laden table full of calorie free cookies, pies, and […]

Gift cards ease Christmas panic

Karl Terry Did you get a little piece of plastic in your stocking this Christmas? Business experts say Americans gave a record amount of gift cards this Christmas. According to the National Retail Foundation the average person in the U.S. gave $145.61 in gift cards this year. Nearly $25 billion was likely spent this year […]

St. Nick actually existed

Thomas Garcia Merry Christmas, or — if you prefer — Season’s Greetings or even Happy Nondenominational Holiday.

Senior menu — Dec. 22

The following are the lunch menus for Dec. 23 – 29 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Steak and stuff, spinach, parmesan potato rounds, wheat roll and margarine, lemon bar Friday Closed for Christmas Monday Closed for Christmas Tuesday Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, wheat roll and margarine, tropical fruit salad Wednesday Dill baked fish, […]

Christmas brings back memories

Lynn Moncus By the time this is printed, we should have most of the major Christmas tasks completed and should be thinking about plans for Christmas Day. Remember when we were children and these last days went by so very slowly? Our excitement would build as those seconds ticked by, and we would be so […]