Auto accident claims Alva Carter Sr.

By Argen Duncan, Freedom New Mexico Friends and family of Alva C. Carter Sr. remembered him as generous, honorable and a hard worker. “He was a big man with a big heart,” said Mary Helen Carter, his wife of 50 years. The Portales businessman and agriculture producer died in a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning at […]

Common ground keeps friendship alive, lively

By Lynn Moncus Through the many years, we have visited much about teaching and the joys thereof. You have learned a little about how much I love and respect former students and how pleased I am to see them whenever possible. Recently, while Shirley Hancock and I were visiting over afternoon coffee, I asked if […]

March of technology causing frustration

By Lynn Moncus Recently, two of my over-the-hill friends and I have been enduring attacks by our computers or printers and have mentioned that we didn’t have such frustrations when we were young because we hadn’t entered the computer age and merely had to battle typewriters, pens, and various kinds of copy machines.

Enjoy, then anticipate next Rattler Reunion

By Lynn Moncus Although many of us attend homecomings at universities, none of those can come close to our Rattler Reunion right here in our own home town. Those homecomings are just fine because we get to see a few of the people with whom we attended college and usually know only those who were […]

Anonymity among friends has its drawbacks

By Kevin Wilson The Internet helps me make friends, but it’s helped me keep so many more. People move for jobs, school, or family reasons, and I’m one mouse click away from keeping the friendship going. Likewise, the Internet helps my friends keep up with me. There is Friend Type A, who reads every column […]

Friendship important to everyday, spiritual life

By Debra Whittington A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

Easter is a recollection of fond memories

By Lynn Moncus

Card talk is faux talk

By Lynn Moncus Trying to keep up with the times is a most difficult task for some of us and often seems more than a little unnecessary. For instance, I recently received a collection of “Conversation Cards” and wondered just what to do with them. Their purpose seems to be to give families and friends […]

Correspondence over distance can deepen friendship

By Lnn Moncus Although I see good friends every day, I also enjoy visiting with some of those who live at a distance, both via letters and by telephone. Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson is one such friend who now lives in Edmond, Okla., who writes wonderful letters and also has timeto laugh and reminisce on the […]

Quay County hosts some valuable friendships

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who call Quay County home are among the most privileged people in the world because we have such a wealth of good friends who just naturally know how to step in when tension is a bit much and to show their friendship by sharing it. Dorothy and Jimmie Randals […]