Roadside Art: Slug Bug Ranch

Slug Bug Ranch: Most everyone has heard of or seen the Cadillac Ranch off I-40 near Amarillo, Texas where several Cadillac automobiles are buried nose first in a line. Over time the cars have disintegrated and visitors have spray painted the Caddys on every surface possible. However, there is another ranch down the road between Amarillo and the Oklahoma state line in the tiny town of Conway, Texas. Again, just off I-40, is the Slug Bug Ranch. There are five VW Beetles buried nose down next to an old, run down, shell of a former gas station. Again, the Slug Bugs are spray painted just like the Cadillacs.


HillStrummers Play Romantic Programs At Senior Centers

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The HillStrummers Ukulele Group will play February Programs of “Love & Romance” at the local senior centers.

White Rock Senior Center: 11:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 21. Lunch is catfish, hushpuppies, tartar sauce, German coleslaw, and fruit cocktail.

Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. and cost is only a suggested $5 donation for members (membership is free), call 505.672.2034

Betty Ehart Senior Center: 11:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb 28. The birthday lunch is chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, spinach, ranch roll and applesauce. All February


Fr. Glenn: In Good Times And In Bad…

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Ahhh … a belated Valentine’s Day to you all. Flowers, chocolates, hearts, cards, muchas smooches. Luuuuvvv. Hopefully good romances and kindnesses renewed. And, for you husbands who forgot about it … I hope that couch is comfy. 😉

One of the greatest joys of priests and ministers is the blessing of marriages … brides coming down the aisle embodying scripture, “She was radiant with perfect beauty…” (Esther 15:5), and the congregation musing approvingly of the insight of the groom: “Do not deprive yourself of a wise and good wife, for her charm is worth more than gold.” (Sirach 7:19)


La Vista Church: Nights Of Worship And Prayer

Courtesy/La Vista Church of the Nazarene


La Vista Church of the Nazarene invites the community to join them for songs and prayer, worshiping God and seeking His will for their church.

Attend any time between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 or Friday, Feb. 21, and stay as long as you like to pray and sing with others. Kids are welcome.

La Vista Church of the Nazarene is at 15 Grand Canyon Dr, in White Rock.


Posts From The Road: The Other Side Of Hatch

Muffler Man & RV: The statue that started it all in Hatch still stands tall in front of the RV dealership owned by Teako and Josie Nunn. Photo by Gary Warren/

Dinosaur and Hot Dog: Next to the RV dealership, a dinosaur and giant hot dog easily catch your attention. Photo by Gary Warren/

Sparky’s: Sparky’s opened in 2008 and is now like a museum for giant statues. The interior of the building features more unique Americana art work and decor. Note: Sparky’s green chile cheese burgers are the best! Photo by Gary Warren/



Roadside Art: Wildlife Crossing … Watch For Tortoise!

We have all seen wildlife crossing signs along roadways but they are usually for deer, elk or other larger wildlife. In a desert state park in Nevada, this wildlife crossing sign is for the desert tortoise, which is prevalent in the area and not easily seen by drivers or hikers due to its smaller size. (Photographer Gary Warren travels the country and is sharing his photos of unusual roadside art with the Post.) Photo by Gary Warren/


Roadside Art: Canoes Spotted On Rocky Hillside

Row, row, row your boat … wait, where’s the water? Three canoes have been placed on a rocky hillside just outside of Terlingua, Texas. I do not know who placed them or why they are there but they make me smile every time I see them. The closest water is the Rio Grande, which is several miles to the south of the canoes. (Photographer Gary Warren travels the country and shares photos of unusual roadside art with the Los Alamos Daily Post.) Photo by Gary Warren/