Party lines my time’s social network

They called them party lines way back when. Today when I mention a party line most people under 40 would think I was talking about one of those 1-900 numbers where women talk dirty to you. Occasionally someone on the party line would talk dirty to you but it was just because you were interrupting […]

Reunion chance to renew friendships

This weekend, Aug. 4-6, is one of the most special weekends of the year for Tucumcari High School Alumni, our friends, and relatives. Yes, we will be enjoying Rattler Reunion and recalling the great times we had at THS. The Class of 1981 will be hosting the affair and will see that all activities go […]

Keeping word admirable quality even in dreams

Thomas Garcia My dreams have a tendency to be strange, funny and at times scary. Then again that could be the case with most anybody’s dreams. However, one dream has stuck with me, in fact, it has become the subject of this column. Who knows where dreams come from? Can anyone truly answer that question? […]

Office lizard was a very good listener

On Monday, I arrived at the office and made a most disheartening discovery. Henry, a lizard who has been my friend at the office for the past five years, passed away. I first met Henry two months into my employment here at the paper. It was a very trying time for me, for I was […]

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 […]

Sodas prove difficult to resist

Russell Anglin The bubbliness … the fizziness … and who could forget the oh-so-sweet sweetness coupled with that sugary, caffeinated rush? My lifelong struggle with soda addiction comes screeching back to square one every so often when I consider its incomparable taste and disregard the consequences to my health and well being. Most of the […]

Making friends requires friendliness

Lynn Moncus Those of us who count our wealth in friends cherish each friend we make and mourn each friend we lose. We most definitely feel sorry for those who don’t have friends or who don’t know how to make friends. Throughout our lives, we have been told that in order “to have a friend, […]

GOP appointments reflect party in stasis

Freedom Newspapers The Republicans, having won back control of the House of Representatives with campaigns that suggested they had learned their lessons about extravagant spending during the Bush years, named their committee chairmen last week. The choices signaled for the most part that the Old Bulls and the old ways may be predominant in the […]

Baby Jesus grew up to be Lord

Leonard Lauriault At Christmastime most people are content to dwell on Jesus’ first coming – the drama surrounding his birth presented in the first few chapters of Matthew and Luke in the Bible. They remember that since there was no room in the inn, Mary and Joseph stayed in the stable and when Jesus was […]