Searching for a cure for life’s screwups

While sitting next to a 20-something young woman on the airplane, I shook a handful of peanut butter M&M’s into my palm. She said, “I wish I’d bought some of those, too.” I offered her one but she declined, “Oh, no.” she sighed, “I’ve got these.” She indicated a plastic baggie with enough pills and […]

Ancient ways not always so far fetched

by Leonard Lauriault I have a pig-shaped cookie jar in which I keep animal cookies to snack on while I fix supper (I usually keep several choices of snacky things around my counter for that purpose). One day while making soup, I got a handful of cookies and started whistling – you guessed it – […]

Missing my swamp … notr eally

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Some years in eastern New Mexico we can go all summer with just a handful of 100 degree-plus days. Apparently this isn’t going to be one of them. With a week nearly full of temperatures above the century mark what little rain we’ve received lately has been more than offset. […]

Tucumcari Detachment going to Iraq

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Chelle Delaney In a few short months, a handful of Tucumcari’s citizen soldiers will be in uniform 24-7 in Iraq. Preparations begin this weekend, when about a dozen men and women from the New Mexico National Guard in Tucumcari and their loved ones attend a family readiness conference in Albuquerque. The conference will focus on […]

Conservation counts at TES

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By Angela Peacock New Mexico’s infamous wind was able to serve a purpose other than being just an annoyance. About 300 Tucumcari elementary children fought to keep dirt from their eyes as they gathered at the Kiva Learning Center in the heart of the Outdoor Classroom for a lesson from district conservationist Richard Bull. Bull […]