Daylight saving time flies

Russell Anglin What a difference an hour makes. I could care less what the Hawaiians, the Arizonans and the Russians may think about daylight saving time. When it works in my favor, I love it. Setting the clock back one hour Sunday meant an extra hour of sleep and I felt refreshed and vibrant when […]

Comments from the Canyons: We are fortunate to live here

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited much about the many privileges of small-town life and have usually agreed that we are most fortunate to live in our little corner of the Southwest.One morning last week was an example of the joy of being a native of these parts when a number of former […]

Friend’s spirit felt at cattle drive

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Dear Norm, I just wanted you to know we’re still punchin’ cows here on the S X. Not much has changed. The Beacon well is working again. It’s opened up the west side for us. We’re trying to get the stragglers all into the Kline pasture […]

Spending holiday with good friend leads to many fun events

By Lynn Moncus Since retirement, this woman from Ima has taken very few vacations, but that changed recently when Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson invited me to spend a week with her in Edmond, Oklahoma. Being with such a special friend on Thanksgiving surely made that an outstanding day–a real holiday for a change. She took me […]

Rush missteps representing HSUS

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist I felt a tremor in the Earth. Rush Limbaugh joined the dark side. Limbaugh is a spokesman for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). It was like finding out your brother is a cross dresser. Why does it matter? It probably doesn’t to most people, but whether you […]

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 […]

Queen lives life full of rodeo

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers From the tip of her white, felt cowboy hat to the toes of her navy blue boots, Ashlee Stallings personifies rodeo royalty. On her way to the title of Miss Rodeo New Mexico, the Clovis native braved chilly wind and muddy conditions to compete in the horsemanship portion of the […]

Watergate source will be recalled as a hero

Editorial column Unless you were particularly devoted to the quest to identify Deep Throat, the Washington Post’s Watergate source, the name of W. Mark Felt Sr. probably was unfamiliar until it became headline news on Tuesday afternoon. Felt, a frail 91-year-old California resident who was the FBI’s No. 2 man in the early 1970s, has […]

County roads superintendent retires

TV Hagenah After 11 years of heading Quay County’s Road Department, Superintendent of Quay County Roads, Harry Heckendorn is retiring. “We are so sad to see him go,” said Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid. “He has done so much for the county and to keep it working smoothly.” Heckendorn said he, too, was sad to […]

House places fourth in Melrose

TV Hagenah House traveled to Melrose last weekend to take part in the Melrose Invitational Volleyball Tournament where they faced off against three different teams: Tucumcari, Melrose and Santa Rosa. In their first game they defeated Tucumcari Rattlers in three 15-25, 28-26, 25-20. According to House Coach Marc Foust, it was a great win for […]