Christmas proposal memorable

Christmas 1981 was easily the best one ever for me. It was the Christmas that I proposed to my bride. I wanted to ask her that Christmas but every time I thought about it I got the shakes and cold feet. Then one day in early December, while I was back in Portales for the […]

Folks debate weather easily

Lynn Moncus We have arrived at that time of year during which we haven’t a clue as to what type of weather to expect from one day to the next or even from one hour to the next. We tend to be able to enjoy all seasons in one or two days and then to […]

Ideas do not always come easily

Russell Anglin Sometimes inspiration does not come on demand. This is a sad fact that most reporters, authors and artists would like to avoid, but I would be willing to guess that a creative “block” of some sort has affected everybody at some point. The first time I remember it happening to me was in […]

Focused minds not easily filled with temptation

By Leonard Laurialt: Religion columnist Sometimes I get a lot more out of a sermon than the preacher may have intended. That probably happens on both sides of conversations when one person says something meaning it one way and the other person’s frame of mind at the moment is such that what is said strikes […]