Weekend fun brings family pride

Thomas Garcia I know it has been a while since I updated you on what has been going on in the world of Thomas. Well, first off, let me get to the important part. My furry little friend is doing good. The rabbit has been a loyal workout companion and has been there for moral [...]

Bureaucrats should not set health premiums

Freedom Communications State legislators are considering yet another unnecessary, counterproductive law to regulate the health care industry. As last year, with legislation passed in California and the Obamacare health law passed by Congress, this year’s Assembly Bill 52 seeks to control health care costs by using government’s heavy regulatory hand. It approaches the problem in [...]

Looking back — May 18

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Volunteers beautify city

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Russell Anglin Tucumcari’s weekend Great American Cleanup efforts were successful, city code enforcement officer and project coordinator for the Keep Tucumcari Beautiful project Kathy Estrada said. “It was a successful venture. Anything we clean up to me is a successful venture. We ended up picking up … I had almost 30 trash bags,” Estrada said. [...]

Community briefs — May 18

Banquet tickets still available

Leonard Lauriault recognized by NMSU

NMSU press release Leonard Lauriault, forage agronomist at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari, received the 2011 Extension Advocate Award from the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service Specialists Association during the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Awards Day program on April 15. Mark Marsalis, NMSU extension agronomist at NMSU’s Agricultural [...]

County 4-Hers place in national competition

By John Villalba The Quay County 4-H home site evaluation team placed third in the 4-H division at the 60th Annual National Land and Range Judging Contest in Oklahoma City May 5. The team qualified for the contest after winning first place at the State 4-H Conference last July. Team members included Richard Rush, Randall [...]

Home holds heart

Lynn Moncus Going to “the canyons of home” two Sundays in a row was a major treat. The second trip was suggested by my young friend, Elizabeth Morris, who said she’d like to check out the area again. Little did she know what lay ahead when she made that suggestion. As always, I parked the [...]

Who I am — May 18

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Shirley Gomez My daughter says I make the best cookies in the world … I’ve lived in Tucumcari for 32 years … I can usually be found at the softball field.

Senior menu — May 18

The following are the lunch menus for May 19 – May 25 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Beef fajitas, pinto beans with green chili, salsa, flour tortillas, oatmeal cookie, peaches. Friday Baked chicken, wild rice, corn, whole wheat roll and margarine, salad with dressing, Jell-o with fruit. Monday Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli and [...]