Our page – Feb. 13

Maestas Manuel E. Maestas turned 3 on Jan. 3. He is the son of Joey Haas and Jessica Maestas of Tucumcari. He has two sisters, Destiny and Faith. His grandparents are Marcy and (the late) Manny Maestas, Theresa and Steve Brown; of Tucumcari, and Jim and Cheryl Haas of Odessa. He and his little sister […]

Some thoughts on Valentine’s Day and love

Uh oh. It seems that the date for this column should probably indicate its content. Rats! If the whole thing reads like it was written by a Valentine's Day grinch, I should just plead guilty. It's almost certainly good for husbands like me to have a deadline that calls for something on the order of […]

Christ’s unfailing love is still his gift whenever we fail

The Apostle Peter was about to foul up. And not just a little. Any Christian with an ounce of spiritual sensitivity knows that we all "deny" Christ whenever we choose for self and not for God, hurt others, live selfishly, make poor choices, commit sin, etc. We all have, and we all do. In some […]

Student of the month: Kassie Lamm

Kassie Lamm, 17, has been named Student of the Month for January. She is the daughter of Bob and Jodie Lamm and is a junior at Tucumcari High School. Lamm has been active in FCCLA, FFA, Student Council, and the National Honor Society. She volunteers with the Saint Anne's Catechism program and is active in […]

The most important guest at any wedding is …

I was thinking recently about a long-ago wedding — the one Jesus attended at Cana of Galilee, the same one in which he became the winemaker for the feast. And that reminded me of another wedding or two. I'm told that when my maternal grandparents decided to get married, they hitched a horse to the […]

God will always lead us to success

Setting up housekeeping is no easy task. But the task on the other end of the journey is harder. Ask anyone who has buried their last parent or whose parents have had to move into a care facility. Sifting through three-quarters of a century's worth of accumulated mounds of paper, pictures, trinkets, and family treasures […]

If everybody had a father like I had a father …

I was bumping up toward my own birthday last week (Jan. 11) when I was reminded that Jan. 9 was the 13th anniversary of my father's death. And then our youngest brother reminded his three brothers, including me, that Tuesday, would have been our dad's 100th birthday! With that in mind, I offer these words […]

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 […]