Singing easy in theory

I like to sing, but surprise me in the shower or rip the headphones from my ears and sometimes it’s not all that pretty. My elementary school teacher, Mrs. Brazzell, tried, bless her heart, but music theory and actual skills never did stick with me. If you handed me a flute-o-phone I still couldn’t play […]

Hedgehog piglet rescue ends tragically

It came as a surprise to me that there is a brisk hedgehog business in the country. It shouldn’t have. Earlier entrepreneurial promoters had done well with Chia Pets, Pet Rocks, Longhorn cattle, Ostrich and Hum Vees. Hedgehogs (HH) are about the size of an orange with a pointy nose and spiny back. They bring […]

Locals speculate on Bin Laden

Russell Anglin Surprise, uncertainty and speculation marked the reactions of two Mesalands Community College employees to news of Osama bin Laden’s killing by U.S. Navy SEALs in Pakistan, which was announced Sunday night. Ray Shafer, an account specialist at the college, said he was not previously sure whether bin Laden would have ever been found. […]

Mesilla Valley repeats, ends Tucumcari’s surprise run

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Tucumcari’s first visit to The Pit floor didn’t exactly go as planned. Mesilla Valley junior guard Trey Correa made sure of it. Correa hit three 3-pointers in the first two-plus minutes and went 6-for-7 from long range in the opening half, helping the defending Class 2A champion […]

Aggie’s orders are swell surprise

By Lynn Moncus The stay in Las Cruces a couple of weeks ago was sort of divided into two segments, one being the party with the Dr. Marion P. Hardman family and the other being the time spent with my young friend, Debbie Widger, who tends to see that I have a place to stay […]

Quay employees see bonuses — finally

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County Clerk Ellen White got a surprise this holiday season she’s never seen before — an employee bonus. “We’ve never gotten bonuses since I’ve been here,” said White, a county employee since 1998. “It was a nice surprise,” White said of the $125 allotted each of the county’s 87 employees, […]