Cousin garners unwanted attention

I’ve got a mule deer hangin’ on my wall from northern New Mexico so I could relate to Rafael’s story. He had joined two of his cousins for a deer hunting trip near Cuba, N.M., where his uncle had a cabin. They arrived late and missed the first day because cousin Dee Dee was going […]

Cast iron skillet still a favorite in her kitchen

By Lynn Moncus An article in the Albuquerque Journal about cast iron skillets and their continued popularity certainly caught my attention because I rarely cook a meal without using one. Several of my friends have teased me about my clinging to those special utensils and guarding them as if they were of great value. Well, […]

Tattoos have mixed, colorful history

By Chelle Delaney The Marine Corps has banned them, particularly “sleeve” tattoos, the “big, garish tattoos” that take up most of an arm. A Marine who gets one risks dishonorable discharge and two years in prison. The other military services also vote against visible tattoos, requiring that they be “small” tattoos. Still, the Army, hungry […]

Amistad fall carnival and chili cook-off, Oct. 28

The Amistad community will hosts its annual Fall Carnival on Oct. 28. The event will begin in the Amistad school cafeteria at 5 p.m. with a chili cook-off and chili tasting, both red and green, to determine the area’s Chili King or Queen. Games will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the gym and will include […]

Whole grain as wholesome choice

The new Food Guide Pyramid encourages consumers to “get half from whole” by consuming whole grains for half of their daily grain intake. Research shows whole-grain foods are associated with lower rates of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers and may help with better weight control. Despite these well-documented health benefits, Americans average less than […]

Obits 5/28

Herman Joe Carlson Herman Joe Carlson, 67, died Friday, May 27, 2005, following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 26, 1937, in Fort Madison, Ill. He had been a resident of Tucumcari since 1945. He graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1956 and was a member of the Rattler Hall of Fame, family members […]

Second graders create Thanksgiving recipes

TV Hagenah The Quay County Sun asked the teachers of the second grade at Tucumcari Elementary School to ask their students what they would like for a Thanksgiving meal: Following are some of the responses. Space limitations keeps us from running all of them so we randomly picked a hand full of the recipes. We […]

Cook-off serves up good grub

William Thompson Around 250 people turned out at Ute Lake Saturday to sample homemade fixings cooked in late 1800’s- style cookware over wood coals. The Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce held the chuck wagon cook-off to raise funds for chamber activities. Members of the American Chuck Wagon Association, based near Amarillo, provided the meals. There […]