Mesalands rodeo brings home another championship title

The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Women's Team brought home another championship title and three individual titles in weekend competition at Navajo Tech. The Women's Team earned 600 points and is now fifth in the nation. The Men's Team finished in third place with 465 points and won two individual titles. "The Women's Team had a […]

Honors – April 24

Pfc. Jacky A. Fang, 19, a 2012 Tucumcari High School graduate, and the son of Sunny and Tammy Fang, graduated from the Marines Company 1026 Bravo Company First Battalion, Honor Company on April 19 in San Diego, Calif. — Submitted by Tammy Fang

Students of the month – April 24

Ashlee Bradley, 15, and Jorge Herrera, 18, are the students of the month at Tucumcari High School. Bradley is the daughter of Lane and Ginger Bradley and is a freshman. She has been active in FFA, 4-H, Spanish Club and the high school rodeo. She has a grade average of A/A+. Bradley's achievements are honor […]

Ticket calendar – April 24

The Ticket Calendar is a listing of upcoming events and places of general interest in the area and across the region: Russell's Truck and Travel Center, I-40 at Exit 369 in Glenrio. Russell's 2nd Annual Car Show, May 18 at 10 a.m. Raffle tickets are on sale now for a $500 gift certificate. Russell's houses […]

Thomas: All actions have consequences

The past couple of weeks I have been irritated by a problem, which was created by my own good nature. I've been feeding a cat named Scruffy who calls my front porch home. That's right, I feed a stray, although I think of him more as a friend. Everything was going all right. I'd leave […]

Notes from the church lady: God can lift your spirit in uncertain times

"…Be strong and of a good courage…for the Lord thy God is with thee…" Joshua 1:9 Discouragement. Despair. Depression. Disbelief. Do one or more of these words describe your countenance over this past month? There were certainly enough things happen in our world this past month to send a person into a state of mind […]

Comments from the canyons: Laughter can help us through difficult times

Laughter becomes ever more important when tension needs to be relieved. For many of us, it provides one of the few ways to allow us to relax for a brief period before facing what lies before us. Whenever our family gathered in those canyons at Ima, laughter echoed, whether at the table, in the corral, […]

Police blotter – April 24

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 1:38 a.m. a caller reported a suspicious vehicle on the 100 block of West Route 66. At 1:53 a.m. a caller reported a dispute over services on the 2300 block of […]

Menus – April 24

The following are the menus for schools and senior centers in Quay County for April 25 – April 30: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, peanut butter, fruit, milk Lunch: Pizza, spinach salad, baby carrots, sliced cucumbers, dressing, strawberries, milk Snack: Snack mix, juice Monday Breakfast: French toast, fruit, milk Lunch: Frito pie, Mexicali corn, lettuce, […]

I’d like to try being spiritual, but not religious

I've thought about it, and I'm pretty sure I'd like to join the cool crowd, the growing numbers of folks in our society who are button-bustin' proud of being "spiritual but not religious." A good friend who reads a lot and, consequently, thinks a lot, pointed me to an interesting book the other day. Written […]