Five-minute recipe to get thousands of Twitter followers for your business – But why do you want them?

Shelley Straitiff How many Followers do you have? Who cares? By the stacks of books and blog posts, obviously someone thinks the number means something. You can even sign up to get paid for tweets based on how many followers you have. That will soon be proven worthless. Social media needs to be about strategy […]

Reunion nears again

Lynn Moncus The “Rattler Reunion Annual,” the favorite publication of Rattler Alumni, faculty,and friends, is now in our hands to remind us of the approaching Rattler Reunion and to allow us to look back at last year’s reunion. When we receive this publication, all other activities cease until we peruse the pages. We savor each […]

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 […]

Grads go forth

Lynn Moncus This is an exciting time of the year for high school seniors as they end one chapter of their lives and begin another. For twelve years, these young people have been receiving their general education and have been learning to face the future. Despite their remarks, most of them have enjoyed those years […]

Americans can rejoice in bin Laden’s death

Freedom Communications It is, of course, a U.S. victory that Navy SEALs, acting on CIA intelligence in a Muslim nation, killed al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden. The lethal firefight inside a fortified compound in Abbottabad, about 35 miles north of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, ended nearly 10 years of pursuit of the man viewed by […]

National Review helped end Soviet era

Freedom Communications Americans today are blessed with many, many diverse opinions in print, online and on cable TV. But in the mid-1950s, only a few publications, and none of the three major TV networks, espoused conservative or libertarian opinions. It was a time when most of the nation, especially in power centers such as New […]

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 […]

Saturday brings social excitement

Lynn Moncus Last Saturday was one of those days during which we needed a society editor,such as Mrs. Vera Murphey, to write stories about two major events held at the Convention Center. The afternoon was tilled with two birthday parties: One for Mrs. Teddy Callens and one for the February birthdays in the Wallace family, […]

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 […]

Extension clubs live on

Lynn Moncus Mrs. Mary Sours of Forrest invited the woman from Ima to be guest speaker at the annual meeting of the extension clubs. She had no idea what an explosion of memories that invitation caused or what an honor it was to visit with the members of the three remaining extension clubs in our […]