Power outages shouldn’t make us powerless

By Lynn Moncus We surely become powerless in more ways than one when the electricity goes off. Actually, the outage Friday evening wasn’t very hard on those of us not involved in business because we could amble to a neighbor’s porch to watch the traffic, see the stars clearly and visit quietly. Of course, we [...]

America best place to live

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Although the date on the calendar is past the Fourth of July, the spirit of the holiday needs to be with us each and every day of the year. We live in the greatest country on Earth and yet take it for granted. I pray that all had [...]

July 6 obituaries

Laura L. Burton Laura L. Burton, 79, of Santa Fe, died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at her home. She was born on Oct. 27, 1925, in Fort Sumner. She grew up in Norton, and worked at J.C. Penney’s and retired from the gas company of New Mexico after 17 years of services. She was preceded [...]

Bug invasion

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico is being invaded. Not by the Beatles but by a flea-sized bug that feeds on wheat fields. Area pest controllers have been flooded with calls the past two weeks wondering what to do about the swarms of a relatively harmless pests called false chinch bugs. “I have [...]

Calendar 7/6

Today – The RAD Water Users Co-op will meet at the Norton Fire Station, 6:30 p.m. Saturday – The 10th annual Rosebud Homecoming Reunion will be held at the old Rosebud schoolhouse, 10 a.m. MDT. Registration fee: $1 Monday – The museum board will meet at the Tucumcari Historical Museum, 3 p.m. Tuesday – Tucumcari’s [...]

Route 66 events schedule

Thursday 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. — Bluegrass Music and Watermelon Feed at Kvols Park, next to the Chamber. Music provided by the Northeast New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association. Admission is free. Friday 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. — Fandango Dinner Party at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Admission is $15 and includes [...]

Route 66 Festival kicks off Thursday

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Every year, cities along “The Mother Road” embrace the rich history that built Route 66 with festivals focusing on the highway’s past and purpose. This year marks the fifth annual “Best Little Festival on Route 66” happening in Tucumcari on Thursday, Friday and Saturday hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. [...]

Storm hits area

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers – Heavy rain, hail and high winds creates havoc on area yards, farms. The night skies across New Mexico were alight with red, white and blue on the Fourth of July, but the fireworks were about the only illumination for Tucumcari residents. More than 4,500 homes and businesses lost power [...]

July 2 Obituaries

Lillian Lovvorn Lillian Lovvorn, 91, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005. She was born on July 25, 1913, in Garita. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Tucumcari. Survivors include two sons, Roy Lovvorn of Stanfield, Ariz., and Ralph Lovvorn of Owassa, Okla.; four daughters, Zillah Watson of Carrizozo, [...]

Puppet show entertains youths

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By William Thompson About 75 youngsters and their parents were entertained by a puppet show Wednesday at the Elks Lodge. The show, sponsored by Altrusa and the Tucumcari Public Library, featured puppet master Markie Scholz. “I make all the puppets myself,” Scholz said. “I give about 50 shows in June and July. I get inspiration [...]