Ideas do not always come easily

Russell Anglin Sometimes inspiration does not come on demand. This is a sad fact that most reporters, authors and artists would like to avoid, but I would be willing to guess that a creative “block” of some sort has affected everybody at some point. The first time I remember it happening to me was in […]

Kitchen appliances vary in usefulness

Karl Terry With Thanksgiving on the horizon there are two things that stand between most folks and culinary perfection: finding the turkey baster and getting an accurate reading from your meat thermometer.

Comments from the Canyon: Etiquette makes big difference in everyday interaction

Lynn Moncus Last week, one of the morning shows on television featured several segments about our limited use of good manners. According to their statistics, more than 60 percent of people today tend to forget to use those manners. One of the segments was devoted to the overuse of cellular telephones in public. The reporters […]

Three decades prove resilience

Baxter Black This year marked my 30th writing this column. The column runs in 150 papers around the country and in Canada. For the most part they can be described as trade publications, or as a smaller weekly or daily papers. It is impressive to me how many of these publications continue to remain in […]

Heroes of old still resonate today

Baxter Black There was a horse sold this summer down in Missouri. Probably the most famous horse in the world … Trigger. RFD-TV paid a lot of money to own the mounted figure of this celebrity equine, Roy Rogers’ Paramount Palomino. They also purchased his dog Bullet. They did it for the sentimental value, but […]

Healthy diet has guidelines

Tom Morris Nutritionists have developed easy-to-understand guidelines to help us select and consume a more healthful diet. One of the most commonly used guidelines is called the “diet planning principle.” In order to ensure a more healthful diet, we are asked to remember the following: ABCDMV. Adequacy refers to eating foods that provide all the […]

Most NM schools fail to meet AYP status

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say New Mexico students have improved their performance in math, reading and science during the past six years, but about three-fourths of schools missed this year’s goals for boosting student achievement. Grady, Logan, Melrose, San Jon and Texico schools did meet AYP status, state officials said. Clovis, Portales, […]

Marriage has been good to me

By Karl Terry: FNM columnsit The year was 1982. June was starting out hot like most Junes in eastern New Mexico. The spring I turned 23 is the one I’ll never forget. My wife and I celebrated 28 years of marriage this weekend. We’ve both remarked over the last few years that it sometimes seems […]

Facts show U.S. immigration fears unfounded

Politics often involves a tug-of-war between perception and fact. One of the most obvious cases involves the insinuation that “illegals” are swarming across our southern border and putting the entire nation at risk. Of course, “illegals” could be harmless immigrants just looking for a way to feed their families, or sophisticated gangsters armed to the […]

Jesus’ sacrifice cleansed us of sins

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Most people get the heebie jeebies whenever lice are mentioned, especially if they have children in school. Lousiness is common in cattle, particularly during winter and this past winter, I got to help treat some cattle for lice. During the process, a lice-control product was applied down the center of […]