Travelers concerned about NM

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By Angela Peacock For seven years Michael and Debra Pardue have celebrated their anniversary in a state they are disturbed to see dwindling away. The couple stopped at Stuckey’s Truck Stop in Polomas on Friday to check out some souvenirs before making the final duration of their trip home to Wichita Fall, Texas. Michael said […]

Vietnam marine shares war experiences

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By Angela Peacock Beautiful foreign women, opportunities to travel and a chance to earn cash were just a few reasons Robert Lumpkin signed up to become a U.S. Marine in 1964. The one detail his recruiter forgot to mention was that he would be traveling as a soldier to Vietnam, along with an estimated 40,000 […]

Veterans Day: make time to say thanks

By Angela Peacock More than just a day off, Nov. 11 is a time for Americans to locate and praise one of the 25 million living United States veterans who have served this nation. That was the message Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid, expressed in her keynote address during Tucumcari’s Veterans of Foreign War annual […]

Mesalands hosts 3rd annual rodeo scholarship fundraiser

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By Angela Peacock Ludy Mitchell wore an ear-to-ear grin as she watched boyfriend Domingo Mendoza “cowboy up” for the last time this semester during the third annual Mesalands Community College Rodeo Scholarship Fundraiser Barbecue and Team Exhibition. “This rodeo is mainly a fundraiser, but basically the team is here to show off their skills,” Mitchell […]

Suspected killer remains on loose

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By Ryan Lengerich A man with ties to eastern New Mexico who is suspected of killing two Oklahoma residents last month is still on the loose. But Oklahoma police officials believe they have him contained. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple Oct. 18 in Depew, Okla., police said. Prior to […]

Veterans Day calls for respect

By Angela Peacock On Tuesday, people from around the nation will gather to pay tribute to the men and women who have fought to keep America free. Veteran’s Day is about respect, and former enlisted U.S. Navy soldier Steve Hensley doesn’t feel Americans understand the true meaning of the holiday. “People don’t give the veterans […]

Flu Season close

By Ryan Lengerich This time of year is all about the lesser of two evils — a doctor’s needle in the arm, or two weeks sick in bed. The temperature drop marks the onslaught of the flu season. Though a Bernalillo County man has been the only New Mexican diagnosed with the virus this year, […]

Just Passin’ Through: Internet meeting leds to wedding

By Angela Peacock Strapping a tarp over a trailer full of furniture, Dell Parker and his wife Cherokee didn’t mind helping Dell’s little sister Paulette Bell move from Fresno, Calif. to Oklahoma to be with her fiancee. The Parker’s, retired newlyweds, said despite a blowout on their trailer they’ve had an enjoyable trip because of […]

Events scheduled for Veterans Day

By Angela Peacock Show a sense of patriotism and join Tucumcari residents in paying respects to the men and women who have fought to keep this country safe and free. Tucumcari Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2528 will hold their annual Veterans Day ceremonies at11 a.m., Tuesday at Veterans Park on Main and Third Street […]

Concert unique to area residents

Before trombones or saxophones, and way before acoustic guitars and electric keyboards, people relied on voices as their main musical instrument. Taking an estimated 175 audience members back to the 16th and 17th centuries, Musica Antigua de Albuquerque’s Saturday performance of “The Changing of the Guard” was a musical concert with more than one antique […]