How Do You Feel About Growing Older?

January. I think of it as a birthday month. My dad's. My oldest granddaughter's. And mine. Last weekend we helped celebrate that sweet little beauty's sixth birthday. My own 56th was a week earlier. Fifty-six is not all that significant a milestone, though I've noticed that a lot of survey-type forms bump people into another […]

Lauriault: Cleansing of spirit hands-on experience

I saw a billboard recently that said "Truck Wash" at the top and "Hand Wash" at the bottom. My first thought was about what was being washed was that it was neat that you could wash whatever you wanted from your truck (the biggest thing on the road) to just your hands. After I realized […]

Our page – Jan. 9

Food baskets On Dec. 22, approximately 40 Elks members met at the Tucumcari Elks Lodge and prepared and delivered 112 Christmas Food Baskets for Quay County area needy families. Fifty-six family households were recipients of the Christmas food baskets. Each household received two food baskets. Elks volunteers filled boxes with various food items. A big […]

Our page – Dec. 19

Student of the month Garrett Le Mons, 16, has been named December 2012 Student of the Month at Tucumcari High School. He is the son of Jimmy and Tammy Le Mons and is a senior. Le Mons has been active in band, playing saxophone, guitar, drums, violin and a little bit of piano. He has […]

Our page – Dec. 5

American Legion Auxillary American Legion Auxiliary Juniors Unit 77 of Logan gave their time and love to make 106 quilt tops and spinal cork blankets for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albuquerque. Fabric, thread, sewing machines, etc. were all donated to assist them for this project, as well as prayer blankets. Carlie Perry, Ashley Turpin, […]

Notes from the Church Lady: Life can be frustrating, rewarding puzzle

"For the body is not one member, but many." 1 Corinthians 12:14 A few days ago a friend and I were discussing jigsaw puzzles. There is something comforting about staring at hundreds of pieces of cardboard on a cold, snowy day. There is no hurry to complete the puzzle and it gives a person a […]

Lauriault: Sometimes relationship with God requires reboot

One of our children is notorious for taking off her shoes and socks in the car although she's been told time and again not to do that. Consequently, wherever we go, we need to include time to put those back on her. Recently, on one such occasion, the thought entered my mind that, "Here I […]

Year leaves much to be thankful for

"Rejoice evermore… In every thing give thanks…" 1 Thessalonians 5:16, 18 I have so much to give thanks to the Lord for this holiday season. Does that mean I had a year free of anything bad? No, my year wasn't rosy but I didn't go through it alone. Looking back I can see how the […]

Military families not deterred

We got our first blast of winter last weekend and I had to attend two different events that were outdoors. After talking to one young lady with her hoodie up and teeth chattering I shortly spotted a young man in shorts and a long sleeve T-shirt. We all have differing tolerance to cold and heat […]

Our page – Oct. 17

Hendren Hendren Anita Hendren celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday with her family and friends at the Elks' Lodge in Tucumcari. Anita, was born on Oct. 14, 1912, and has been a longtime resident of Tucumcari. Those who attended enjoyed spending time with Anita and listening to live music from the Skyliners. Anita is thankful for […]