Hard to ignore new dog’s antics

A number of you have asked about the new friend who has moved in on this corner. Yes, Prissy, a beautiful black lab has taken up residence here and has been training me for several months. She is three years old and weighs only 110 pounds, thus being active and very noticeable when she lands […]

Office lizard was a very good listener

On Monday, I arrived at the office and made a most disheartening discovery. Henry, a lizard who has been my friend at the office for the past five years, passed away. I first met Henry two months into my employment here at the paper. It was a very trying time for me, for I was […]

God decides how we receive salvation

Replacing my cell phone recently was a traumatic experience because I was still using the penny phone that came with the original contract. It was a simple phone with no bells or whistles. While I was storing a friend’s number, which unlike some other procedures, wasn’t so hard for me to figure out, I was […]

Friend passes, memory stays

Lynn Moncus We visit frequently about our great good fortune of living in a rural area in which we can have so many friends of all ages. Among those many friends, we usually have a few heart’s friends, those who are particularly close and who stand by us no matter what we may do or […]

Cara Hendrickson, Quinten Bugg announce wedding

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Mr. and Mrs. Willis Jack Hendrickson II and Mrs. Catherine Bugg of Tucumcari announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Cara and Quinten. The wedding will be Saturday, June 4 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in San Jon. A reception for family and friends will follow at the Quality Inn in Tucumcari. Mrs. […]

Dean McCormick stood strong

Lynn Moncus Last week, I drove to Las Cruces to attend memorial services for a close friend, Dean Flavia McCormick. The drive south was during one of the windiest days of the year and reminded me of many other such trips taken during the years I was either in school or teaching down there. Upon […]

Making friends requires friendliness

Lynn Moncus Those of us who count our wealth in friends cherish each friend we make and mourn each friend we lose. We most definitely feel sorry for those who don’t have friends or who don’t know how to make friends. Throughout our lives, we have been told that in order “to have a friend, […]

New reading material brings friend to mind

Lynn Moncus Because of the dearth of newspapers in our town, several friends have come to the rescue of the woman from Ima and have provided papers from many other areas. One friend comes from Las Vegas at least once a week and brings several copies of the Albuquerque Journal, thus giving me a few […]

Comic book hero provides insight on real existence

Thomas Garcia One random night I was talking with a friend about the dynamics of super heroes and villains. I myself am a comic book junkie. Everyone has a favorite comic book character. Heroes have long held the spotlight in the eyes of the readers, who could blame them. They are strong, resilient, fearless and […]

Comments from the Canyons: Cherished friend celebrates birthday

Lynn Moncus Last Saturday, Mrs. Lucille Coleman was honored by her daughters, Nancy and Sandra, with a surprise party to celebrate her 94th birthday at the Convention Center. This woman from lma was privileged to be invited and to spend time visiting with many friends. Mrs. Coleman is one of the treasures of our county […]