Use of confession is another way people can obey Jesus

By Leonard Laurialt: church of Christ Immediately before he ascended back into heaven, Jesus told his disciples, and every Christian since then, to teach others to obey everything he had commanded (Matthew 28: 20). Previously, he had said that public confession of our faith in him is necessary to our salvation (Matthew 10: 32, 22; [...]

When times get rough, never forget to call upon the Lord

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. Psalms 119:50 “And, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world”. I’m glad you are here with me Lord; I can’t make it without you. It hurts so much [...]

Special election still a toss up

By Angela Peacock With only six days until the Sept. 23 statewide special election Quay County educators share mixed beliefs about voting to approve the two educational amendments. Voting “yes” on the amendments isn’t even a question for Tucumcari Elementary School teachers Martha O’Rear, Ruth Ann Litchfield and Norrie Maciel. They all believe Amendment One [...]

New director could soon be in place

QCS Reports The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation discussed the hiring of a Director of Economic Development at its monthly meeting Tuesday evening. After beginning a nationwide search with job opening announcements in regional newspapers and Web Sites, 14 candidates were considered. Five of those candidates were chosen for phone interviews. Three candidates from Houston, [...]

Garcia born to rope and ride

By Angela Peacock At an age when most boys were riding stick horses, Dathan Garcia went for the real thing. Dathan, 15, is a third-generation award-winning rodeo competitor who began competing at age 2, after his father Danny entered him into a team roping competition. Danny used his horse to guide his infant son, who [...]

Thunderbirds’ air show appearance in doubt after crash

By Ryan Lengerich A U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbird crashed this weekend at an air show causing uncertainty for the planes’ status at the Oct. 1 Rotary Air Show in Tucumcari. Thunderbird Capt. Chris Stricklin ejected safely just moments before his plane crashed and erupted into flames Sunday afternoon at the Gunfighter Skies Air Show [...]

New Mexicans must protect the land grant permanent fund

Letter to the Editor On September 23, New Mexicans will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment to increase distributions from the Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for a comprehensive education reform bill passed earlier this year by the Legislature. While I respect Gov. Richardson, and support his policies on economic development, tax [...]

Voting ‘yes’ will provide needed funding

Letter to the Editor What does Republican Senator Domenici have in common with Democrat Senator Jeff Bingaman, Governor Bill Richardson, business leaders, former Governor Garry Carruthers, and public school employees and parents? They all agree that we New Mexicans should invest our Permanent School Fund money where it is needed; where it was intended….in our [...]

Obits 9/13

Allen Payton Allen Payton, 69, died Sept. 10, 2003 at Trigg Memorial Hospital. He was born July 28, 1934 in Roy. Mr. Payton was a long time Tucumcari resident and was active in farming. He served is country in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by three infant daughters, two sons, Melvin in [...]

Fair, a can’t miss event

By Lynn Moncus As Sept. 19 and 20 draw near, excitement mounts at Tucumcari Historical Museum. Bruce Nutt is doing handsprings while trying to get everything in readiness for the coming state archaeology Fair. Connie Montano has been delivering posters and cards as well as helping Bruce with the chores around the museum. If any [...]