Our page — June 12

Throckmorton/Acosta Tarrah S. Throckmorton, daughter of Robert and Deborah Throckmorton, and Armando J. Acosta, son of Mario and Adelina Acosta, would like the pleasure to your company to celebrate their marriage at 3 p.m., Saturday at the First Baptist Church located at the corner of East Center Street and South Adams Street. A dance will […]

Birthdays – June 5

Nials Payson Nials will celebrate his sixth birthday on Thursday. Payson is the son of Dustin and Relissa Nials. He is the grandson of Ray and Jo Ann Nials and Robin and Aleta Smith. He is the great grandson of Leona Smith. Payson has two sisters: Rilee and Lilly. Payson loves to ride his horse […]

San Jon VBS announced

Colossal Coaster World community vacation Bible school will be held 8:30-11:30 a.m., on June 10-14 at the San Jon First Baptist Church.

Weddings – June 5

Yearout Matt Yearout and Julie Payton exchanged wedding vows on April 28 at the Dresser Mansion in Tulsa, Okla. The bride is the daughter of Marion Payton of Tucumcari and the late Allen Payton. Parents of the groom are the late John and Suzanne Yearout, former Tucumcari residents. Julie earned a bachelors degree in chemistry […]

Dry dead spirits make me sadder than bone-dry ground

It's hard to believe that we've just blown past another Memorial Day! — Tempus fugit! — Time flies! But since the past decade's years clicked by like stripes on a runway, I shouldn't be surprised at the rate time fugits. My wife and I set out plants on Memorial Day. We figure that even though […]

Genuine happiness worth some genuine sacrifices

"Happiness is worth a lot to me," a good friend, colleague, and mentor of mine once told his boss as he made a decision that would lead to his leaving the company. "Well, so what? Isn't happiness worth a lot to everybody?" his boss replied. "No," my friend replied truthfully and I think with unusual […]

Engagements – May 29

Dowell-Hennig Rusty and Kathryn Dowell are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Allyson Dowell, to Nathan David Hennig. Both the bride and groom live in Clovis. The future groom is the son of Marvin and Ann Hennig. The couple plans to exchange vows in Clovis on June 29. The […]


In a recent column, I mentioned that among the highest points of a recent trip to Carolina, was a visit (two visits, actually) my wife and I made to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. As I said in that column, I don't usually toss around the word "inspirational," but the Billy Graham Library deserves […]

In my mind, I’ve gone to Carolina

"In my mind I'm gone to Carolina," sings James Taylor. Ever since my mind and the rest of me went to Carolina last week, that tune's been playing in my head, and it still is now that we're home. Do you mind a little travel note this week? It's not hard to fall in love […]

Treasures in heaven only thing worth piling up

A few weeks after my father passed away in January 2000, my siblings and I re-gathered to go through his stuff. And I resolved to keep less stuff. Dad left us, and many more people as well, a legacy worth more than gold. He also left a prodigious amount of paper. Some of it was […]