Comments from the Canyons: Woman from Ida enjoys friend’s company

Lynn Moncus Rarely does a day pass that this woman from Ima isn’t pleased to be living in Quay County. As usual, Aggie and I took our Sunday afternoon drive and walk in the country. When we were returning to town, we stopped to watch a donkey and horse and to take a few pictures […]

Police blotter — Nov. 17

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 5:21 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on the 1000 block of South First Street. An officer checked the area and advised all was OK. • At 1:31 p.m., […]

Our page — Nov. 17

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5,Jim and Karen Foster of Tucumcari wish to announce the marriage of their daughter Wanda Foster Wood to Leonard Naranjo. Leonard is the son of Leo and Eleonor Naranjo of Trujillo. They were married on Oct. 23 by Judge Joel Garnett. Kenny Hampton and Georgia Franco served as best man and maid of honor. — […]

Fulfilling occupations involve risk

Baxter Black Joe Camacho is a cage fighter. Can you imagine his mother saying, as he goes off to fight the front line of the Oakland Raiders, “Be careful, Joey, and don’t get hurt.” I caught myself giving that same instruction to my son as he went off to his high school soccer game. As […]

Kitchen appliances vary in usefulness

Karl Terry With Thanksgiving on the horizon there are two things that stand between most folks and culinary perfection: finding the turkey baster and getting an accurate reading from your meat thermometer.

Gratitude for God brings peace

Leonard Lauriault Thanksgiving is next week. While Thanksgiving and harvest festivals are celebrated at various times during the year throughout the world, you remember the historical basis for this great American holiday — how the Pilgrims in Massachusetts joined with the local Native Americans in thanking their Creator and Provider after the Pilgrims had survived […]

San Jon dedicates veterans park

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Russell Anglin The Village of San Jon dedicated its Veterans Memorial Park Thursday with a ceremony honoring the men and women who have fought for the United States armed forces. Citizens and students of San Jon schools gathered to participate in the dedication. The dedication began with a welcoming statement by San Jon Mayor Billie […]

Daughters of American Revolution honor veterans

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The Tucumcari Daughters of the American Revolution chapter honored veterans and active military Personnel Sunday with a program on at Veteran’s Park.

FCCLA middle schoolers teach third graders

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Russell Anglin Tucumcari Middle School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America organization concluded its series of healthy living classes Thursday. The middle school FCCLA students have been taking turns teaching Tucumcari Elementary School third graders about diet and exercise for the past five weeks as part of the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension […]

Mesalands board finalizes presidential profile

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Russell Anglin The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees spent more than two hours Monday evening with Mesalands President Phillip O. Barry and Association of Community Colleges Trustees consultant Wayne Newton finalizing a presidential profile that lists the challenges and opportunities the next Mesalands president should be prepared to face. The profile also outlines “ideal […]