Scouting for the Lord

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John Schonberger can often be found volunteering with his young charges in the Boy Scouts. Some of the boys created this poster for him, showing a mock tax form in which people list their filing status. (staff photo by Darrell Maurina) By Darrell Todd Maurina John Schonberger says he has a simple reason for being […]

Tucumcari woman’s death may have been homicide, police say

By Darrell Todd Maurina The death of a Tucumcari woman Tuesday evening is being investigated as a homicide, police said. Police and emergency medical personnel responded about 6:38 p.m. to a report that Joan Vance, 62, was unconscious in the Sundowner Gallery and Gifts business. She was transported to the Dan C. Trigg Hospital in […]

Chaplain preaches Catholicism at Cannon

By Darrell Todd Maurina When Cannon Air Force Base Chaplain (Capt.) Glenn Jarman arrived this past summer for a 120-day tour of duty at an Air Force base in Pakistan that hosts the Predator reconnaissance and attack drones, he received a harsh greeting from those on the other side of the plane doors: “Welcome to […]

Man, myth or legend, reflect on why we celebrate Jesus

More than two millennia ago, during the last time the Middle East probably has ever experienced peace, a child was born whose life in this temporal realm became the most important turning point in human history. Of course, archeology, history, anthropology and other scientific fields have cast reasonable doubt upon many elements of the biblical […]

Teaching kids good vs. evil wherever I can

Editor’s note: Victor Leal, 41, is mayor of Muleshoe and owner/operator of Leal’s Mexican Restaurant. His diary began Monday and will be published through Friday. What glorious weather we had to celebrate a day of rest. Thoughts of leisure swirled through my mind as I finished my first cup of coffee in the coolness of […]

School To Pay Damages

Robert Nowell LONDON (RNS) A Roman Catholic convent grammar school in Northern Ireland has paid $10,000 damages in an out-of-court settlement to a former pupil who was expelled from the school and prevented from taking her exams when she was seven months pregnant.