Dirty Laundry: Teaching your child to spot friends among ‘frenemies’

Aisha Sultan It was hard to hear Cameron’s quiet voice in the hotel conference room filled with young girls. She had raised her hand to ask a question to Annie Fox, who was giving a presentation about “Real Friends and the Other Kind.” “What about a friend who acts like a friend half the time, [...]

Loud voices prove easier to hear

Russell Anglin Dear city officials, county officials and citizens who attend open meetings in Quay County, Thank you for your commitment to public service and the greater good. Interested individuals are the grease that allows the gears of democracy to turn effectively. It is your presence and dedication to your cities and county that makes [...]

Exercise not necessary to be physically fit

Tom Morris What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “exercise”? If you are like most Americans, the word exercise conjures up an image of sweating, discomfort, hurting. Other people think that exercise means you must “run”, an activity that few people are physically able to do safely. The reason [...]

Take time to be still, hear the small voice

By Debra Whittingon Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10

Government of the money, by the money, for the money

Government of the money, by the money, for the money The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the anti-tax spiel is “make a list of things that taxes pay for.” Taxes make the American lifestyle possible. Taxes are a part of the responsibility of living in a civilized society.

Not being remembered isn’t so bad

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Emily Dickinson’s poem, “I’m nobody, who are you? Are you nobody too?” became more meaningful than ever recently when I entered the courthouse, had to identify myself, and spell my name. Actually, there really was no reason for me to be surprised that I am no longer known [...]

Although there are peaks and valleys in nation, God remains steady

By Debra Whittingon If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Replica bell comes through city

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Traveling Liberty Bell was escorted through Tucumcari Wednesday by the American Legion. The bell, cast in 1976, is a replica of the original Liberty Bell, said Belladeer David Hall. It is moved across the country in order for soldiers, veterans and their families to hear the sound of [...]

Quay County powered up to make its bid

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Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday to hear a proposal for building a racetrack and casino. Albuquerque car dealer Don Chalmers heads a group of investors who hope to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of Texas money to the economically depressed city along the Mother Road. The meeting [...]

Region should support racino

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday where it will hear investors’ proposal for building a racetrack and casino at the edge of town. We encourage area residents to help the commissioners see the potential a “racino” would have on the economy of this community, the region and ultimately the [...]