At labor or rest, we must remember time is limited

Monday was Labor Day, signaling the end of summer. Although summer doesn't actually end until Sept. 22 this year, school started a little more than two weeks ago. While that's not very long, most students probably enjoyed Labor Day as a welcomed break or new lease on life (some children probably thought their life had […]

Our Page, Sept. 5

Strong Christa Grace Strong, daughter of Stan and Clair Strong, of Tucumcari, celebrated her 1st birthday on Aug. 10. She celebrated with her family and friends at the Elks Lodge of Tucumcari with a pool party and Watsons BBQ. The special guests who came where her grandparents, Robert and Gay Strong of Portales, along with […]

Swallows won’t be gone for very long

Just when I was beginning to think it was safe to go out on the front porch again — they're back. Several years ago I wrote about the barn swallows nesting on my front porch and how I put up with the mess for the sake of the birds. After the birds migrated off that […]

On the shelves – Aug. 29

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information call 461-0295. Fiction "Black List," by Brad Thor. If the counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath can discover who targeted him for death, he can prevent a terrorist attack. "I, Michael Bennett," by James Patterson. A New York detective takes refuge with his 10 children […]

Our page – Aug. 22

Birthdays Garcia Garcia Jocelyn Garcia of Tucumcari celebrates her third birthday on Aug. 22, with family and friends. Her parents are David and Veronica of Tucumcari, and she has one big brother, Jeffrey. Grandparents are Joe and Erlinda Montano, Chapo and Carmen Garcia of Tucumcari. —Submitted by Veronica Garcia Strong Christa Grace Strong, daughter of […]

Mr. Wood was a true role model

Portales lost one of the most kind and gentle men it has ever known this past week and heaven has inherited a wonderful grade school principal with the passing of Morris Wood. He was my grade school principal and I guess I didn't know a lot about the man until I read his obituary. I […]

Our page – July 18

Birthday Anaya Maaja Dawn Anaya turns 1 year old on July 21, 2012. Parents are Desaray and Gabriel. Brothers are Eric and Daymion. Grandparents are the late Dawn Urioste and Steve Urioste, also Carolyn Anaya and Albert Anaya. Celebration for her birthday will be a Sesame Street theme, one of her favorites with her family […]

McGee: Missing family gathering means missing out on stories

I got a phone call the other day. It seems there was this big family get-together planned on the Fourth of July. The caller complained they didn't want to go. It seems they were on the outs with another family member. "Well it would seem that if you really don't want to go you shouldn't […]

Our page – June 27

Anniversary Ramsey John Gilman and Nellie Ann Ramsey John Gilman and Nellie Ann Ramsey are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family. They were married on June 9, 1962. Presently, they reside in Albuquerque. John graduated from Logan High School in 1950, and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University at Portales in 1962 […]

Notes from a churchlady: God makes people, animals in unique way

"…I am fearfully and wonderfully made…" Psalm 139:14 The last few weeks I thought we were running a kitten nursery around our house. Three stray mother cats each had kittens. We didn't see them for a long time but eventually they started darting around the garage. The mother cats were weaning them and ready for […]