Baseball season brings back memories

By Tova Fruchtman: Tova’s Take I’ve never been the most athletic person. I took dance when I was younger, but I just wasn’t very good at other sports. So, I wasn’t that interested in sports either. Except the Braves. I grew up in Atlanta during the “Brave Fever” era, before the Major League Baseball strike, […]

Kids today do not know meaning of work

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Yes, Virginia, things have changed. A 20-something couple I know has occasionally sought my counsel. They are married, both animal science graduates and still seeking direction.  He is a typical ag boy: strong, honest, with a good work ethic and background in purebred cattle. And he can […]

‘ Publish or perish’ game brings out the ‘country’ in me

By Lynn Moncus: Comments From the Canyon While playing the game of “publish or perish” for all too many years, guess who was always on the cutting edge of vanishing? Well, this woman from Ima had been hired to teach and had no spare time to research some esoteric, uninteresting subject to try to have […]

In the city: notes from City Hall

Keep Tucumcari Beautiful Campaign — April 18 – 23 has been designated as “Keep Tucumcari Beautiful Week”. Free landfill dumping will be available for City of Tucumcari residential customers, with proof of residence. The City of Tucumcari is responsible for the collection and disposal of household trash only. It is the responsibility of the homeowner […]

4/2 Calendar

Today Tucumcari Craft Fair — at the Quay County Fair Barn. All items will be handmade by local crafters and others. Information: Alvin Cawthon: 461-3721 Girl Scout paper drive — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mesalands Community College. Information: 461-4421 Jerry Dean Concert — 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Tucumcari Convention Center. […]

Gas prices reach record highs

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By William Thompson: Quay County SUn Larry Bond, owner of Traveler’s One Stop on West Route 66, said customers coming in to buy gasoline are making comments about the high price of gas but are not ready to give up driving just yet. “More people have been making comments or asking me how high the […]

Dorothy Massey,

Dorothy Massey, 84, died March 30, 2005. Massey was bron on March 23, 1921 in Dibble, Okla. She has made her home in Tucumcari since 1940. For many years she was employed by Little Lins Restaurant on Old Route 66 in Tucumcari. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Tucumcari. She […]

Leo Marshall Scruggs

Leo Marshall Scruggs died March 30, 2005 at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Scruggs was born in 1916 in Denver, Colo. As a youth he began working for Southern Pacific Railroad, where he worked for 42 years, retiring as a conductor. His family said that he was greatly loved and will be missed. Scruggs was […]