Looking like Santa, not always easy

TV Hagenah I love Christmas. When you look like I do, you have to. For those not familiar with this editor, let me draw a world picture of myself. I look like Santa Claus. I have white hair, a white beard, glasses, a round face and a belly that, well…. far too often shakes, “like […]

Celebrations create more memories

Lynn Moncus At Christmas time, we are often faced with many emotions, both sad and happy, and we need to consider both without allowing the sad ones to overwhelm the happy ones. That is not always an easy task, but is a necessary one if we want to enjoy the day and to allow those […]

Thoughts concerning Christmas

On Christmas Day, like no other on the calendar, compassion and generosity resonate. Children are the center of our universe. Our bonds are celebrated. Hope lives. It is Christmas. This is the day the birth of Jesus is observed in Christian communities from Tucumcari to Portales and across the world. As told in the gospel […]

Reality shows hit real world

TV Hagenah “Fear Factor,” “The Real World,” “Survivor,” “Big Brother” and so on and so on. “Reality” shows are all the rage now and to be honest, I have a bit of trouble with them. To begin with, how can you call it “reality”? It doesn’t resemble any reality I have ever seen. I mean, […]

A visit to Grandmother’s house

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about some days that were just so special they were almost unreal and have commented about our great good fortune to be able to experience such days right here in Quay County. One more special day occurred last Sunday when Aggie and I headed for the canyons […]

Christmas gift giving – TV style

TV Hagenah I admit it. I hate Christmas shopping. It would make sense if people wanted intelligent gifts but none of the people I buy for seem to want that. At least, that’s my wife’s contention. Personally, I think a couple of four-ply tires are a great Christmas present, but my wife always says off-putting […]

Windmills wows weekend wanderer

Lynn Moncus Either the weather or sloth has interfered with our Sunday drives into the county, but last Sunday, Aggie managed to convince me that we should leave in the early afternoon and drive as far as we could see. Because we hadn’t investigated the new wind farm, we headed toward it and began to […]

Passed over for sexiest …again?

TV Hagenah People Magazine recently released its list of the world’s sexiest men for 2004, and surprisingly, once again, I received the news that I’m not on it. My wife assures me that it’s merely a typographical error which will probably be remedied next year, but she has been saying that for 17 years now […]

Friend’s gift focuses on past, present

Lynn Moncus Throughout our history, we have had a number of people in our county who have been and are real treasures. Many of them have not been recognized because they have so quietly played major roles in the making of our history without any thought of recognition or reward. Mrs. Ethel Sanderson Ernest is […]

New view of first Thanksgiving

TV Hagenah This weekend following Thanksgiving I thought it would be a good time to release a document that was recently discovered by archeologists from the Acme School of Home Archeology near Plymouth, Massachusetts. According to the experts involved with the discovery, this could be one of the most important documents to come out of […]