Bible says baptisim a must

Leonard Lauriault Acts 18: 19 to 19: 7 describes how the church at Ephesus began. At first, Paul stayed only a short time, but he promised to return. Later, he found a group that had likely learned from Apollos, a powerful teacher who taught accurately about Jesus, but knew only the baptism of John. Paul’s [...]

Obeying the Lord may be difficult

By Debra Whittington Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to [...]

Home field advantage scars title games: Sports Column

By Ryan Lengerich After winning a home game, it seems football players are quick to thank their fans — and they should. Sometimes the thought of home advantage is enough. “Everyone knows were tough to beat at home,” Tucumcari senior A.J. Molinas told me prior to the Tularosa playoff game at Rattler Stadium. Yet high [...]

No more nasty needles

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By Angela Peacock Preventing the spread of blood borne disease has Quay County officials looking into a new disposal option for regular needle users. People who use injection drugs at home to treat allergies, diabetes or hepatitis C, as a few examples, are often instructed by health care providers to dispose of their dirty needles [...]

Residents ready homes for winter weather

By Ryan Lengerich As gas prices rise and winter approaches, homeowners have a variety of options to keep energy bills low. At Tucumcari Lumber, demand for winterizing products has been high in recent weeks. Store employee John Thompson said taking simple precautions and spending a relatively low amount of money to prevent heat loss can [...]

Don’t buy pets chocolate for Christmas

Aggie Moncus: Tails from the Canyon This may be a little early to talk about Christmas and my Christmas list, but the slave is sound asleep and won’t hear me playing at the computer. She has banned me from using it of late and has caused several of my fans to call to tell me [...]

Just Passin Through: NCSU student served in Peace Corps

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By Angela Peacock Brian Roy has never seen the west. A mechanical engineering graduate student at North Carolina State University, he was making a 2,200 mile trip from Raleigh, N.C. to Phoenix in a rental truck to deliver furniture and clothes to a friend who moved to Arizona. Roy recently returned to America from a [...]

Calif. killer suspect arrested in Tucumcari

By Ryan Lengerich A California man was arrested last month in Tucumcari after police said he shot and killed a man in North Hollywood, Calif., and then disappeared from the scene. New Mexico State Police learned on Nov. 22 that Marchell Wilson, 27, of Lancaster, Calif., was wanted for firearms violations and homicide. Officials in [...]

Udall talks business with locals

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By Ryan Lengerich House Representative Tom Udall used a congressional break to meet with Tucumcari small business owners Monday. Udall, a House Small Business Committee member, had lunch at a local restaurant and toured three locally owned businesses. He took questions and addressed concerns about productivity at the small business level. “Clearly this is a [...]

Holiday weekend safe overall

By Ryan Lengerich A fatal crash just north of Quay County tarnished what police said was an otherwise safe holiday weekend in the area. According to a police report, Phyllis Craig, 62, of Edgewood died about two hours after her 2003 Ford Ranger swerved off the road and rolled three times. The crash occurred on [...]