Celebrations planned for state’s centennial anniversary

On Friday at 11:35 a.m., New Mexico will celebrate her 100th birthday as the 47th state. Celebrations throughout the state are planned as this is a major occasion for those of us who are proud to be natives and residents of this beautiful state. We can but imagine the fun people had at the first […]

Maltese dog returns safely to family

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Thomas Garcia The sound of laughter and barking could be heard over the phone as Monica Benson described Ceaser’s homecoming. Benson said Ceaser’s return on Saturday was one of joy and anticipation. “The kids met him at the front porch,” Benson said. “Ceaser saw the kids and ran over and began to lick them.” Ceaser […]

Military mama: Soothing children’s fears part of parental duties

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There are so many times in life that I wish that I were more eloquent and far faster on the trigger when it comes to answering tricky questions. I never thought that I would be stumped long before the birds and the bees need be addressed.

Super Bowl situation causes reporter’s contemplation

Thomas Garcia In case you have not heard the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will be playing in Super Bowl XLV at Arlington. Thirty-two teams started the season with the hopes of making it to the big game with a chance to win the Lombardi trophy, the National Football League’s most coveted honor. The […]

Elections safeguard principles, not parties

Thomas Garcia With the election a week behind us I am still hearing many people talk about the results, but in a way that has me concerned. The day after the election I heard three comments about the candidates from voters who were a few years younger than 30. Now I know this does not […]

Family history repeats itself at home

By Karl Terry: FNM Columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the […]

Restaurants also serve ‘Southwestern hospitality’

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Those of us who are proud to call Tucumcari home are pleased many people have little trouble finding good places in which to eat and even food prepared for various eating habits or problems we have developed. As I sat in one of our restaurants Saturday morning, I […]

Remember good times more than bad

By Lynn Moncus As we approach 2010, we automatically look back at 2009 to see both the happy and the unhappy times. Although we lost friends and relatives, we gained new experiences and pleasant occasions. Unfortunately, we tend to remember the unhappy times throughout our lives, but we should also dwell on many of the […]

Have you accepted God’s offer for your salvation

I heard another good sermon recently (I hear lots of those) in which the Parable of the Talents presented in Matthew 25: 14-30 was used for illustration. A man distributed his wealth to his servants, three of whom are mentioned in the parable. Jesus told a similar parable in Luke 19: 11-17, in which the […]

Don’t need to be a genius to see discipline was right

By Lynn Moncus No doubt, many of you read or heard that spanking children lowers their I.Q. several points. That bit of information caused this woman from Ima to pause and wonder just how such a conclusion came about. Of course, I have always known I was a little slow at times, but it never […]