Boulevard brings back memories of youth, mischief

By Susan Reyes: Guest columnist Cruising down the boulevard brings to mind good old memories of small-town life — cruising in classic cars on hot summer nights and nights when there was little else to do. The boulevard promised adventure and mischief at times, but fun all the time. The boulevard holds memories of long […]

Our page — April 28

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Birthdays Can you believe this sweet little girl turned 29 on Thursday? That is right. Cassie Huffman celebrated her 29th birthday on April 22, 2010. Happy birthday, Sis! — Submitted by Tracy Hardy

Strength of Lord part of disaster preparation

By Debra Whittington: The Chuch Lady In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. — Genesis 1:1

Doctor shortage, red tape hurdles for Obamacare

Less than a month old, Obamacare already is loaded into an ambulance on its way to the ER. The first crisis for the health care overhaul plan is a shortage of doctors. “At current graduation and training rates, the nation could face a shortage of as many as 150,000 doctors in the next 15 years, […]

Sight seeing can lead to prickly mess

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Reason It is a photo imbedded in my memory — partly cloudy blue skies, a nearby mountain range coursing diagonally across the background, a finger shadow on the lens, and the glimpse of a startled horse’s left eye in the bottom right hand corner. I was making a […]

Golf more recreation than work

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist Bob Hope once said “If you watch a game it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.” I guess it’s recreation because I think my golfing partners on a recent outing will attest that I wasn’t working all that hard at the game. […]

ENMU raises tuition

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents voted Tuesday to increase tuition and fees at all three of its campuses next year. Regents Randy Harris, Chad Lydick, Marshall Stinnett and Pauline Ponce voted Tuesday for the increases. Student Regent Robert Wachter voted against them. Tuition and fees at […]

On the shelves — April 28

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information, call 461-0295. Fiction Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke. It’s June in Lake Eden, Minn., and for Hannah Swensen, that means bridal showers galore plus a massive fundraising event, not to mention a killer who never learned that charity begins at home. Shalador’s […]

Rattler golfer aims for state qualifier

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari Rattlers golf team member will try Thursday for state qualifying at Roswell. “The tournament (at New Mexico Military Institute) is called the last chance tournament,” said Golf Coach Daniel Hutchins. “Gabriel will do fine.” Junior Gabriel Montoya has two of three qualifying legs needed to participate in […]

Mesalands rodeo team picks up eight titles

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By Kimberly Hanna: Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College rodeo team had the best college rodeo in the program’s history at the Tri-College Challenge in Taylor, Ariz., last weekend. The team won eight titles, including the men’s team title and both the men’s and women’s all-around titles. The men’s team claimed the team championship […]