Trip to canyons refreshing

A few weeks ago, Prissy and I drove “out home” to see the canyons and to allow this woman from lma a few minutes to collect a little sanity in order to keep going for a while longer. That peace and quiet there can be found no place else for me and is most necessary […]

Sins will eventually catch up with us unless we clear them with God

We cleaned the carpet recently in the basement bedroom where my daughter slept until she graduated from high school and left home, just over a year ago. Carpet cleaning isn’t that bad, especially if there’s no furniture to move, as in this case because she took the furniture with her. Still, it took over a […]

Are parents chilling out more at kids’ sporting events?

Little League World Series

By Jeremy Olson A national survey of youth soccer officials finds the majority of parents are behaving as well or better at their kids’ matches than they did two years ago. While the survey by Korrio is promotional in nature —

Christians can please God in various ways

Leonard Lauriault I resolved several years ago to continue my early morning exercise regime even during the holidays when I wouldn’t have to get up for work. I decided it was better to maintain my routine so I wouldn’t have to get back into the swing of exercising and experiencing the associated pain as well […]

Catfish commercial catalyzes column

Baxter Black Several years ago I made a commercial for the Catfish Institute.

Christmas brings back memories

Lynn Moncus By the time this is printed, we should have most of the major Christmas tasks completed and should be thinking about plans for Christmas Day. Remember when we were children and these last days went by so very slowly? Our excitement would build as those seconds ticked by, and we would be so […]

Living an abundant life not a sin

Leonard Lauriault One Sunday many years ago, our songleader came along introducing himself as if he were running for office as “John Doe — Democrat.” He often did fun things like that. As he went by, and keeping in mind that this was at church, I wondered how I’d describe myself religiously. I decided it […]

Visiting with former students always a pleasure

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons We have visited much about former students through the years, and many of you have gathered that I have remained rather fond of them. Not long ago, one of my “boys” leaned over to hug me and to call me his favorite teacher. I returned the hug and […]

Looking back at five decades ago

By David Stevens: Freedom editor Tucumcari’s school board held a special session 50 years ago today and unanimously approved a plan to build a new high school. The board agreed to acquire 32 acres and a concrete building — formerly used by a drive-in theater — on the “Yessler property,” where the school would be […]

Book lends insight into family life

By Lynn Moncus Some weeks ago, Mr. Jack Dyer of Logan brought me a copy of his book, “Letters From Albuquerque”. It is the story of his family, their westering movement, and their experiences and is presented in epistolary form, thus giving it the personal theme of letters from his aunt, his mother, and himself […]