Mom reflects on special day

William Thompson Female residents of Quail Ridge Senior Special Care Center have been receiving flowers and visits from their children this Mother’s Day weekend. A.J. Williams, the supervising care giver at Quail Ridge, said many of the 13 mothers who live at Quail Ridge go out to eat with their children in remembrance of Mother’s […]

Festivities set for Glenrio

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Tourism will hold a day of festivities at the Glenrio Visitor Information Center off Interstate 40, exit 373, 42 miles east of Tucumcari on May 14. Representatives from area parks and businesses will be on hand with free brochures and information. Also free food such as chips and […]

San Jon recognized as ‘Tree City’

William Thompson Many people from other parts of the country probably do not think of New Mexico as a haven for tree lovers, but San Jon has recently been designated a “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation. San Jon was one of only eight New Mexico communities to receive that designation. Bobby […]

Earth Day proves hit

TV Hagenah Over 500 Tucumcari Elementary School children took part in Earth Day Thursday at the school district’s “Outdoor Classroom.” The students went to the green expanse just north of the elementary school campus and learned about a variety of outdoor related subjects set up at six different stations spread across the western quarter of […]

Walking promoted in county

TV Hagenah According to Quay County Home Extension Agent Brenda Bishop, “Quay County on the Move” is a program involving lifting feet up and putting them down. It is about walking. The idea is that people challenge themselves and others to increase the number of steps they walk a day. This is done by wearing […]

A reader meets another reader

TV Hagenah It was a number of years ago. I was living in Trinidad, Colo. and periodically I would go down to Raton to catch the horse races there at the track which was so much a part of the area about three decades ago. I am not a big gambler, but I do enjoy […]

Car food — don’t even ask

TV Hagenah I had someone offer me a cantaloupe the other day and I had to refuse to take it. Now, let me explain that I love cantaloupe, but I had reached my limit of car food. Car food is any food left inside the car long enough to become a high school science experiment. […]

Radio: Theater of the imagination

Lynn Moncus Bill Stratton, a good friend, knows me rather well and frequently provides columns by Delbert Trew for me to read because he knows I will understand both the language and the subjects. In other words, Bill knows my country ways and knows I’ve been around for a year or two. This week, Mr. […]

St. Anne’s Church cooks Irish Stew

St. Anne’s Catholic Church will be holding it’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish stew luncheon at Hammond Hall Wednesday. The stew will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is $6, with proceeds going to St. Anne’s Altar Rosary Society. Arlene Frey, of St. Anne’s Church, said that the Altar Rosary Society […]

Circus comes to Tucumcari

William Thompson The Culpepper-Merriweather Great Combined Circus will raise the big top on the morning of March 31 at the Quay County Fairgrounds. The circus will present two 90 minute performances at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Terri Moss, Home Office manager for Culpepper-Meriweather, said Tucumcari residents should expect a wide variety of entertainment. “There […]