Terri Schaivo case and coverage brought out best and worst of us

4/2 Editorial Terri Schiavo’s case was one that received a tremendous amount of judicial and media attention and forced America, and perhaps the world, to ponder life and death and the complexities of relationships. Schiavo died on Thursday morning. Her burial will not end the debates. Some people called it a killing, a murder. Others […]

Windmills wows weekend wanderer

Lynn Moncus Either the weather or sloth has interfered with our Sunday drives into the county, but last Sunday, Aggie managed to convince me that we should leave in the early afternoon and drive as far as we could see. Because we hadn’t investigated the new wind farm, we headed toward it and began to […]

Rainy days bring sweet memories

Lynn Moncus During the dark, cool days this week, the mind wandered back to the canyons of home in order to dispel dreary thoughts and to recall how we entertained ourselves without benefit of television, radio, or any electronic games. Although my brother was eight years older than I, he didn’t seem to mind having […]

Family academy deals with school bullies

Every school has them. Students who want to establish themselves as the “boss” over everyone else on the playground. They are called bullies and they can present problems for the school’s administrators, teachers and the other students. Mesalands Community College’s Success Center recently held an evening workshop entitled “Bullying in School” with David Crane as […]

Community pride can be contagious

Lynn Moncus The Oct. 24 issue of American Profile contained an article, “Tucumcari Gets Its Kicks,” by Sharon Niederman, an Albuquerque writer. That “Hometown Spotlight” has brought us comments from coast to coast and has shown that we still have many friends who like to read about their own hometown. Many of us didn’t realize […]

Aggie takes over keys of computer

Lynn Moncus When the slave squeaked, “Aggie,” I knew she needed something so I ambled in to see what she wanted. Because she was pointing at the computer, I leapt onto the chair to begin writing this column before she could change her mind. She has had what she calls a cold and has been […]

A man who is shopping impaired

TV Hagenah Generally speaking my wife doesn’t let me shop alone. Actually, my wife, as a solid rule of thumb, doesn’t let me go into stores at all. I am what experts on shopping call an “impulse shopper.” My wife takes it a step further and refers to me as a “bad impulse shopper,” but […]

Don’t get caught up in rules

By Jim Witcher: First Christian Church 2Corinthians 6:3 We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Colossians 2:16-23 (NIV) 16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath […]

Learn to control normal human emotion, anger

By Lendy Borden: Abundant Life Church You know everybody gets angry from time to time. There are a lot of reasons for our anger: somebody says or does something to hurt or offend us, an injustice is done, or sometimes it’s just plain old stupidity. Whatever the reason for our anger, we need to understand […]

Support local museum

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon If you missed the events at Tucumcari Historical Museum last weekend, you missed one of the most exciting times we have had there this century. The New Mexico Archaeologists were there en masse and had more to tell us than we could possibly begin to learn. Just viewing their […]