Pets’ quirks make them endearing

Pets can have some pretty strange idiosyncrasies. Some of them become pretty endearing others are just irritating. Take for instance the younger of our two dogs, Ranger. Since the older dog slept on the bed with us, when he moved in he decided he would just sleep under the bed. Never mind that he has […]

Older generation proves invaluable

Debra Whittington “‘Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly…” Leviticus 19:32 (NIV) We live in a disposable era where everything that once was deemed useful is now discarded. Gone are the days of the television repairman. Now if your TV breaks you just throw it in the overflowing dump […]

Faith Alyson Haas enters world

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Joey Haas and Jessica Maestas are very proud to announce the birth of their baby girl. Faith Alyson Haas was born on Feb. 2 in Clovis. Welcoming her to the family is her older sister Destiny and older brother Manuel. Her grandparents are Marcy and the late Manny Maestas, Theresa and Steve Brown and Jim […]

The joys of jumping generational boundaries

By Lynn Moncus Seeing ourselves as others see us can be quite an experience and can cause us to pause and reflect just a bit. Recently, for instance, one of my young friends compared me to her grandparents and then tried to talk her way out of that when I blew a gasket. Fortunately, she […]

Learning forgiveness

By Leonard Lauriault As the leading character of the Revolutionary War movie, “The Patriot,” Mel Gibson had been a brutal soldier in the French and Indian War. Upon losing his second son during the Revolution, he made the following statement “I have long feared that my sins would return to visit me and the cost […]

U.S. Supreme Court decision may make it harder for older workers to get jobs

It would be ironic if it weren’t so sad. Just as market conditions are making older workers more attractive to an increasing number of employers, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down a decision that is likely to make older workers less attractive. That wasn’t the intention, of course, but sometimes the law of unintended consequences […]

Number of years changes but not zest

Lynn Moncus By the time you are reading this, I will have done the unthinkable and changed from 69 to 70! Land sakes alive! Who would have ever thought I’d have lived this long? Who would have ever thought I’d mention being “older than dirt”? Talk about lost youth! Talk about old age! During those […]

Volleyball camp set

TV Hagenah Head Rattler volleyball coach Alicia Trujillo announced recently that she would be conducting a volleyball camp July 19 through the 23 for both boys and girls in the Quay County area. “It’s a good way to start the year off in the right direction,” said Trujillo about the volleyball camp for potential players. […]