Friends one reason to give thanks

As we celebrate our state’s centennial, we might choose to look at many of the reasons we have for being thankful to call New Mexico our home. In order to let you fill in the names of your own friends and relatives, I’m going to write about some of the experiences of last week to […]

Moms gear: Help your child keep away from sunburns with swimwear that changes color in the sun

swimwear sunburn kids

Maggie O’Neill Parents can teach their children to be sun aware – and sunburn aware – with a new line of swimwear offered through Seasons UV called LOL. Patterns on the swimwear tops change color to indicate that the sun is strong enough to cause a burn and that it’s time to apply sunscreen or […]

Memorial Day chance to remember loved ones

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons As we approach Memorial Day, we need to recognize what two Quay County natives did recently to be sure that all graves are marked in the Hudson Cemetery. Duane Moore and Marvin Nials took the time to place crosses at all the unmarked graves they were aware of […]

Being aware of sin doesn’t mean we won’t get caught in the fray

By Debra Whittingon Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. James 4:7-8

Civility: Manners do matter at the dinner table

As many of you are aware, I spend a lot of time over coffee or iced tea at Del’s and Kix on 66. You also know I have been a “people watcher” forever and have learned much although I’d rather not see a lot of what can be seen today. At one time, people were […]

Going down memory lane with Rattlers

By Lnn Moncus Talk about “a sentimental journey”! The weekend of Rattler Reunion was just that and one of the most enjoyable gatherings yet. The Class of 1977 created a magic spell with “The Wizard of Oz” theme and made us much aware that ”There’s no place like home.” Because I cut my teeth on […]

Visiting with good friends is great gift

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Recently Janice Howard a high school classmate, ambled in this direction from her home near Texico to spend the day just visiting and sharing ideas. She always surprises me by showing up at the table in Del’s before I arrive so she can be ignored because I rarely recognize her […]