Eating habits begin at birth

Brenda Bishop It may be hard to believe that the health decisions you make for a five-year-old today will still count when he or she is 50.  Many studies now show that adult afflictions like heart disease and high blood pressure clearly have their origins in early childhood. In some cases, childhood presents the only […]

Family, friends recall victim

Darrell Maurina State police officials said last evening they have made no arrests and are not releasing any new information on the death of Joanie Vance, who was found dead in the Sundowner Gallery on First Street Tuesday evening. Early on in the investigation, it was released by the New Mexico State Police Investigation Division […]

commissioners name Turner county manager

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners have offered the soon to be vacant position of Quay County Manager to a former resident of Tucumcari and he said he is “seriously” considering it. Chosen from approximately 23 individuals, who applied for the job, to serve as the administrative head of Quay County and replace current county manager […]

Family flies high with kite

By TV Hagenah When a dozen or more people gather for the holidays, often the host or hostess of the get-together can be hard pressed on a number of different fronts. Two of which are; what to give everyone so no one is left out and what to do on those down days when people […]

Just Passin Through: Miserable vacation teaches traveler lesson in trust

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By Angela Peacock Cross-country traveling has taught Kelly Thomas a huge lesson about the trustworthiness of strangers. Thomas and her family of Pittsburg, Texas had been saving for countless months to take a family vacation to Florida so their daughter Kimberly could go to the amusement parks but more importantly so the family could create […]

Dec. 10 obits

Frances Sandoval Frances Sandoval, 75, died at her home in Tucumcari Dec. 6, 2003. She was born Jan. 29, 1928 in Tucumcari. She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church and member of the Mt. Carmel Society, the Rosary Society and the Christian Mothers. She served in the past as president of DOES […]

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 […]

Educators want parental involvement

By Angela Peacock A family affair, in which parents get involved to help their children receive the best education possible, is the mission behind Mesalands Community College’s Family Academy. The college has been working with Tucumcari schools and local parents to design the after-school program to assist children with special academic needs. Teachers refer the […]

Freedom safe in family control

We’ve heard from a number of readers over the past few months who expressed anxiety and concern about what might happen to the views on these pages if our parent company, Freedom Communications, were sold. We hope they are as pleased as we are at the news Tuesday that Freedom will remain in family control. […]

Precious memories of those we love

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. I will bless the Lord, […]