Creating needed holiday pressure

Lynn Moncus This surely is a most special season although some of us are a bit slow in going into action. As I receive each beautiful Christmas card and letter, I wonder when I am going to begin sending mine. As friends mention that their shopping finished, I wonder when I am going to begin. […]

Holiday shopping underway

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By Angela Peacock and Ryan Lengerich Perhaps put to sleep by a Thanksgiving feast, Tucumcari shoppers took to local stores early Friday morning on the nation’s biggest shopping day of the year. Tucumcari K-Mart opened at 6 a.m. Friday to kick off the season of Christmas shopping for Tucumcari residents, but was disappointed after learning […]

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 […]

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 […]

A sign from above

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may […]

Local officer pursues his lifelong ambition to play professional football

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By Ryan Lengerich He takes college classes in the morning and lifts weights around noon. He protects Tucumcari streets and coaches football before dinner. As the sun subsides he resumes his never ending role as a father. But Nov. 1, Milton Brown will continue to chase his dream to become a professional football player. The […]

Labor Day: Our nation’s workforce deserves better

It’s Labor Day: a holiday that has been set aside to provide a day of rest for the American worker. Today, most of us will relax, perhaps spend some time at the beach or barbecue some steaks. Tuesday morning we’ll return to our work, as past generations did after their Labor Day rest, forced back […]

Labor Day: Kick Back and Relax: Keep it legal, added law enforcement awaits

By Ryan Lengerich While Labor Day weekend might be many Tucumcari resident’s last time to cut loose prior to summer’s end, law enforcement will be making sure it’s the last time to party — legally. Tucumcari police department and New Mexico State Police will be stepping up patrols inside the city and in outlying areas […]