Iron pour draws folk from all over

Mesalands Community College's annual iron pour was a success thanks to the dedication and experience of those who return each year, officials said. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Students pour hot iron into molds that they made. More than four dozen took part in the week-long event, which culminated Friday with the melting and pouring of [...]

TSA finally coming to its senses

You're getting ready to board a plane at an airport in, say, Lubbock or Amarillo. An agent asks you to empty your pockets into a plastic tray. The contents include a pocket knife you've been carrying since Grandpa gave it to you when you were a youngster. Hey, no problem, the agent says. You can [...]

Paradox a full gift for one and all

The greatest gift ever given to me, the most intimate and personal gift I've ever received, was the gift given to everyone, not just me. That greatest gift was given to everyone who has ever breathed, to multitudes who no longer breathe, and to untold millions who've yet to take their first breath. It was [...]

Ticket calendar – March 20

The Ticket Calendar is a listing of upcoming events and places of general interest in the area and across the region: Quay County Growers roundtable discussion at Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 West Route 66, Tucumcari, March 21 begins at 4 p.m. For information call 575-461-0562. Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association at [...]

Menus – March 20

Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Ham and cheese roll up, fruit, milk Lunch: Cheese pizza, Popeye salad, dressing, baby carrots, fruit, milk Snack: Crackers, apple juice Monday Breakfast: French toast, syrup, fruit, milk Lunch: Taco salad, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, Spanish rice, applesauce, milk Snack: Graham crackers, apple juice Tuesday Breakfast: Breakfast taco, fruit, milk Lunch: Frito pie, [...]

Comments from the canyons: Historical photos make for mental exercise

Many of us are interested in our area history and are eager to learn more when we can. Linda Moore, who keeps the doors open at Tucumcari Historical Museum, keeps some of us searching for answers to questions she dreams up as she goes about her work there. Of late, she has been trying to [...]

Police blotter – March 20

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 3:04 a.m. a caller reported a disturbance on the 700 block of West Sunset Avenue. At 6:58 a.m. an alarm was reported on the 200 block of South First Street. At [...]

On the shelves – March 20

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction "Calculated in Death" by J.D. Robb. Eve Dallas much crunch the numbers as she investigates the death of a successful accountant. "Alex Cross, Run" by James Patterson. While Alex Cross pursues a Washington serial killer (or killers?), someone is [...]

Lauriault: Christian unity should be less like rickety ladder

This story is embellished somewhat, but it could be true, or it could just be a big whopper. I have a friend with a lighted barn that has a lofty ceiling. Whenever a light bulb burns out, he would fire up his telescopic forklift and go to the ceiling to change the bulb. Then, almost [...]

NM state tournament results

All the games at The Pit Boys Class 5A Championship Las Cruces 61, Clovis 49 Class 4A Championship St. Pius 57, Albuqueruque Academy 53. Class 3A Championship Hope Christian 42, St. Michael's 29 Class 2A Championship Laguna-Acoma 51, Dexter 39 Class 1A Championship Cliff 49, Hagerman 44 Girls Saturday Class 5A Championship Clovis 62, Mayfield [...]