Plumbing problems perturbing

Karl Terry Plumbing problems are never a good thing but my timing is terrible. Plumbing is critical these days, people expect me to take a bath every day and to put on clean underwear every morning. Dishes have to be washed, teeth brushed and dinner cooked. All of those things have to be accomplished with […]

Exercise not necessary to be physically fit

Tom Morris What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “exercise”? If you are like most Americans, the word exercise conjures up an image of sweating, discomfort, hurting. Other people think that exercise means you must “run”, an activity that few people are physically able to do safely. The reason […]

Governor’s race to pit Denish, Martinez

By David Stevens: FNM Editor New Mexico Republicans and Democrats can agree on at least one thing: “I think you’d have to say the governor’s race is going to be front and center on everybody’s radar screen in November,” said Curry County Republican Chairman Rube Render. “As we sit here right now, I’ve got to […]

Each of us has chance to serve, no matter the season

By Debra Whittington: The Church Lady To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. … — Ecclesiastes 3:1

Food one less thing to worry about

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Michelle Obama’s organic gardening is good for all of us involved in agriculture. So few citizens have the time or interest or space to grow anything they eat, that they have no way to relate to the land and what it takes to make it fruitful. Even fewer know how […]

‘I can’t believe I ate the whole thing’

by Leonard Lauriault There’s a TV commercial in which an obviously miserable person says, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.” While that commercial may appear year round, I associate it most with the holiday season.

Lord teaches us to let go with blessings

By Debra Whittington To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and […]

Surviving a tornado is amazing, magical

By Bunny Terry, Guest Columnist Once upon a time, long ago, I lived in Liberal, Kan., which, besides being an oxymoron, was tornado alley.  We spent the summer watching the skies, bottles of water in the basement with blankets, Coleman lanterns and matches that I checked weekly to be sure they were dry.  We also […]

Time on earth always short

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. James 4:14 Last week I did something I never did before. Ever. It is also something I hope to never do again in my lifetime. […]

Wood burning stove can lead to nightly drama

By Ryn Garglinski: Freedom Newspapers Now that cooler temperatures are creeping in like mice beneath a breadbox, I had to do something I’ve never done before. Use a wood stove. The only heating elements I’ve ever known include hissing radiators, steam from the rice pot that inevitably boils over and a portable heat fan I […]