Expression of courtesy meaningful

I didn’t immediately recognize the neat and nicely dressed lady in the community room of the nursing home. She called me by name so I had to ask her for her name. As soon as she told me, I was embarrassed that I hadn’t recognized her. I had known her and her husband pretty much […]

Rattlers to take on Wolverines

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Kevin Wilson Based on the numbers, Friday’s District 5-2A showdown is going to be like night and day for the Tucumcari Rattlers. But the more Tucumcari looks at Texico, the more they see themselves. “They’ve won some games where they didn’t look great, and we’ve won some games where we didn’t look great,” Tucumcari coach […]

Clearing emotions of ‘junk’ also important

It is fall cleanup around our place although it didn’t start out that way. It all began with a search for a set of stainless steel mixing bowls. We knew they were somewhere, but where? We didn’t find the bowls (yet), but the search launched a garage sale and cleaning. I opened box after box […]

Health care plan should cut costs first

Freedom New Mexico Team Obama didn’t need this, but it’s important for the rest of us to know, especially as we listen to his address to Congress on health care, scheduled today. President Obama’s plans to increase the national government’s responsibility and power over health care have had a rough time of it this summer. […]

Mesalands student heads to Italy for arm wrestling championship

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun When Ashley Romero was young, her father told her never to date a guy she could beat at arm wrestling. That didn’t leave many prospects for dating, so she had to break the rule. She’s 18 now, attending Tucumcari’s Mesalands Community College, and preparing for a trip to Italy […]

Fill ‘er up causes hangups at the gas pump

By Lynn Moncus We visit frequently about the many gadgets with which we must cope and often point out that many were invented just to add further confusion to our lives. Of late, I have paid particular attention to the credit card machines that are placed primarily so they can attack those of us in […]

Mother knew how to mete out discipline

By Lynn Moncus The longer I live, the more fortunate I know I am to have had the parents I had. Just by listening to how parents feel they have to be trained today causes me to realize how wise mine were, and they didn’t have to read about “parenting,” listen to tapes about how […]

It ‘was like a dream,’ says train accident victim

Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by phone […]

Remember to capture, share Christmas spirit

By Lynn Moncus Didn’t we just finish celebrating Christmas a couple of days ago? As we get farther over the hill, the days seem to pass all too rapidly and to keep us confused as to just where we are on the calendar. When I was gainfully employed, I never began preparations for the season […]

Olympic fakery less troubling than political moves

Freedom New Mexico There have certainly been some genuinely thrilling moments so far at the Beijing Olympics, including a few that didn’t involve Michael Phelps. What is mildly troubling is how many of the thrilling moments have turned out to be fake. It is widely known now that 9-year-old Lin Miaoke, the achingly cute and […]