Coyotes try new gym

William Thompson The San Jon High School boys and girls basketball teams played their first games in their new gymnasium Tuesday. Both teams lost as the Floyd Broncos came calling. The San Jon boys lost 76-67 while the San Jon girls lost 70-41. Boys The Coyotes were in control most of the game, but the […]

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 […]

Elections now not like the past

Lynn Moncus Most people I have listened to of late have stated rather strongly that they will be pleased when the election is over because they are tired of hearing all the mudslinging and even more tired of the many phone calls that have interrupted their lives. Maybe just those of us who are over […]

Say, what’s the name of your car?

TV Hagenah Many psychologists say that in America our cars define us – which when you think about it, is kind of frightening. I mean, look at the car names for heaven’s sake. Do you remember the “Gremlin”? Cars don’t have enough little problems that they had to call one a “Gremlin”? Personally, I would […]

Snoring can be a problem (crime?)

TV Hagenah It was a real sonic boom the other night, honest. It was not me. It really wasn’t. This time I have witnesses. OK, OK, I might snore a little bit, although I’m still hesitant to admit I do. Just to be sure, I stayed up all night the other night to see if […]

Sick tire interrupts Sunday journey

Lynn Moncus Although Aggie wanted to write this column, she lost the battle because she is still storming around expressing her disgust over our Sunday drive and hasn’t begun to get her vocabulary under control sufficiently to avoid censorship. Besides, she’s making life miserable for a turtle in the backyard and doesn’t have time to […]

Old Route 66 offers relaxing drive

Lynn Moncus The people who live in the San Jon area are undoubtedly pleased to have the new bridge over Revuelto Creek because they no longer have to fight I-40 traffic. Those of us who enjoy Sunday drives are also delighted to be able to head to the state line on Historic Route 66 in […]

Reunion time rekindles memories

Lynn Moncus, Comments from the Canyons Last week, we wandered a few miles down Memory Lane in order to give us a little practice for Rattler Reunion and to help us recall some of our favorite events and pastimes. Since then, several people have commented on some of their special memories and suggested that we […]

Editor a pain, but has a sense of humor

Lynn Moncus This woman from Ima has remained quiet in re Editor Hagenah for as long as possible and now really must see if he has the sense of humor he says he has. Of course, this could be the last column if he’s a little edgy as he prepares it for his paper. At […]

Aggie takes over column writing

Lynn Moncus As you have discovered, the slave has kept me away from the computer for ages and would keep me away today if she weren’t otherwise occupied. When I say she is occupied, I really mean she is taking a nap and won’t be in here to bother me for the rest of the […]