Important to visit family

I got lost finding my uncle and aunt’s house. Yes, it was that simple. I was going to visit my Uncle Mel and Aunt Joann, on my recent trip back to western Pennsylvania and I got lost. They live on a state route which connects Butler County and Beaver County, and I became confused because […]

My Turn: Uncle Nacho testament to biculturalism

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist My uncle Ignacio passed away recently. Like many Hispanics with the same name, Ignacio was nicknamed “Nacho.” After moving to San Angelo, Texas, though, he suddenly became “Nash.” That was the name embroidered on his shirt. I laughed, but Uncle Nacho was serious. His co-workers called him Nash, and so […]

Deployment stress taking its toll

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

Deployment stress taking its toll

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

Weddings, funerals often turn into family reunions

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer I thought it was going to take another funeral to get our familia together again, but low and behold, my sister’s wedding in Vegas this weekend is becoming an unplanned Rodriguez-Madrid family reunion. My sister Becky and her fiancée, Billy, are tying the knot in Vegas this weekend — […]

Fascination with nuns may be ‘Nunsense’

By Helena Rodriquez I know of at least one person more organized than me when it comes to Christmas: Sister Margaret. I received my first Christmas card for the season from Sister Margaret the week right after Thanksgiving. I immediately pictured Sister Margaret, in spite of her small frame and kind face, whipping everything into […]

Sometimes cheating death is an accident

By Bob Huber: PNT Columnist When I was a kid in high top shoes and bib overalls, my Uncle Claude, a luckless farmer, tried to buy a one-way ticket to that Great Corn Field in the Sky. Of course his bad luck held up, and he failed. It was Great Depression time in those days, […]

Caregiving … A Sacrifice of Love

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist The physical and emotional stress of meeting needs of loved ones can be debilitating. Even if that loved one is in a rest home, many needs still have to be met. The responsibilities can be overwhelming. Uncle Steve, the last of many relatives we have helped, is now 92. […]

Soldier tied to Quay County dies

By TV Hagenah TUCUMCARI — A United States Marine with direct ties to Quay County died in Iraq recently, making him one of the first military personnel with such ties to the county to die in “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Staff Sgt. Marvin Best, 33, grandson of Mary E. Daniels of Logan, and the son of […]

Uncle Davis known as fearless rancher

Helena Rodriguez “Uncle Tom,” as he affectionately became known, will be remembered by area ranchers for his quiet, easy going personality, his delight in a good herd of cattle and his fearless manner of working around cattle. This is how Tom Davis and his wife, Sharon, describe his uncle, Thomas Davis, who passed away on […]

Love requires sacrifice and unselfishness

Joan Clayton “Glad to see ya!” Uncle Steve said as I hugged and kissed him. With our help he had lived 10 good years in his home alone, enjoying life despite his handicaps. Aunt Opal had died previously and they had no children. “Take this and buy you something pretty.” Uncle Steve has always had […]