Free lunches available

William Thompson Tucumcari Public School officials received good news recently when they were notified that students would not have to wait until November for free lunches. Free lunches are now available to all students under the New Mexico Free Lunch program. Students will need to have their ID cards scanned when they go through the […]

City school board Oks free lunches

The Tucumcari Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday to approve participation in the New Mexico Free Lunch Program. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to the superintendent of schools, said she hopes the state program will provide free lunches to all Tucumcari students by late October or early November. “We now need all parents to complete the […]

City schools qualify for free lunches

William Thompson All Tucumcari Public School students will be receiving free breakfasts at school this year, and school officials found out recently that city schools also qualify for free lunches pending school board approval. Sonia Raftery, Executive Assistant to the superintendent of Tucumcari schools, said achool officials found out the good news at a meeting […]

Diabetes program offered

According to Quay County Home Extension Agent Brenda Bishop, there will be a special free diabetes program put on by her office in June. “On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes” will be June 16 at three different times. 10:30 a.m., noon and 3:30 p.m. “This is important information that every diabetic needs to […]

Visitors help celebrate Glenrio ‘Tourism Day’

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Tourism held its annual Tourism Day at the Glenrio Visitors Welcome Center Friday. Tourists from across the globe stopped by to sample donated food and some were lucky enough to win door prizes. Items from area businesses were donated for the occasion. By 11:30 a.m. nearly 400 tourists […]

Residents enjoy free landfill week

William Thompson A number of Tucumcari residents are taking advantage of the free dumping allowed by city government at the Tucumcari landfill just north of town. The free dumping remains in effect through May 1. City employee Louis Molinas, who works at the landfill, said he was seeing more people than usual out at the […]

Girls lose to Clayton

William Thompson The Tucumcari Girls’ Varsity played a solid first half according to head coach Alicia Trujillo, but Clayton surged in the second half to hand the Lady Rattlers a 63-39 loss Friday evening. Lady Rattlers’ Head Coach Trujillo said turnovers led to Tucumcari’s faltering in the second half. “It was the difference in the […]

Why capitalism is always suspect

Tibor Machan is a professor of business ethics and Western Civilization at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and author of ” Few people who criticize corporate crime mention that we hardly have a genuine free market in place anywhere on earth. So, business corporations operate, as does the rest of commerce, in a mixed economy, […]

Americans have mixed view on First Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.” First Amendment, U.S. Constitution The First Amendment, which guarantees such rights […]