Rivalry deep, long lasting

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By Ryan Lengerich Every team has one. Every sports fan circles the day on their calendar and every athlete has been kept awake at night with the visions of glory. It’s the team fans and players love to hate — their rival. In Tucumcari there is no bigger rival than Santa Rosa. “It has always […]

Championship at stake

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By Ryan Lengerich Clever, crafty, sneaky, deceptive, illusive — call it what you want. Santa Rosa is simply effective. “They run a lot of motion and they do a great job of disguising the football,” said Rattler head coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers (6-2) can clinch the District 3 championship with a win against rival […]

Obits 10-22

James Stull James W. “Jim” Stull, 78, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003. He was born Nov. 26, 1924 in Water Valley, Ark. to Henry and Cora B. Stull. Mr. Stull moved to New Mexico with his family at the age of seven and resided in the Obar and Nara Visa community until he graduated from […]

A sign from above

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may […]

Obeying everything Jesus commanded – Baptism

By Leonard Laurialt: Church of Christ Just before he ascended back into heaven, Jesus gave instructions to his disciples about what to do until he returned. That is, they were to make disciples (Matthew 28: 18-20). Those instructions included, ‘teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.“ A disciple follows the teaching of his […]

Decorations designed to deter drugs

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By Angela Peacock Waking up at 5:30 a.m. Sunday to decorate Tucumcari with hundreds of red ribbons had a specific purpose for Regina Rael and 25 other local volunteers. Since 1988 Rael, Tucumcari New Mexico state police secretary, has made it a point, during National Red Ribbon Week, to share with local residents how vital […]

Rep. Udall fights for student aid

By Angela Peacock U.S. Representative Tom Udall is working to prevent the U.S. Department of Education from cutting back on key higher education grants and work studies programs. Udall recently signed a letter to members of the conference committee reviewing the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill, urging Congress to retain a Senate passed provision that would restore […]

Police Blotter: Oct. 15-21

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 20 • A 23-year-old female was arrested on Granger about 4:30 a.m. for possession of marijuana less than an ounce. • About 3:30 a.m. an officer observed a broken window on the north side of Tucumcari […]

Local officer pursues his lifelong ambition to play professional football

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By Ryan Lengerich He takes college classes in the morning and lifts weights around noon. He protects Tucumcari streets and coaches football before dinner. As the sun subsides he resumes his never ending role as a father. But Nov. 1, Milton Brown will continue to chase his dream to become a professional football player. The […]

Freedom safe in family control

We’ve heard from a number of readers over the past few months who expressed anxiety and concern about what might happen to the views on these pages if our parent company, Freedom Communications, were sold. We hope they are as pleased as we are at the news Tuesday that Freedom will remain in family control. […]