Admiration for Kennedy immeasurable

Sen. Ted Kennedy, who died Aug. 25 at 77 after a 15-month battle with brain cancer, was one of the remarkable political characters of American political history. As the youngest child of a remarkable political dynasty, he overcame tragedy, an early reputation as a political lightweight, his own personal demons and sometime bad judgment to [...]

Being frugal not working out so well

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Cheap never seems to work out for me. I should know better than to try and save on eyewear. A little bit of personal history is in order here I think. I’ve been wearing glasses about 38 years now. I first learned my eyesight wasn’t so great after an exam [...]

She’s earned speaking privileges at 40th anniversary of grand opening

By Lynn Moncus The farther we get over the hill, the more strange experiences we seem to have. I was asked to give a brief history of Tucumcari Historical Research Institute and wondered why someone far more knowledgeable hadn’t received the honor. Well, as I began a bit of research, I realized why I had [...]

Bikers run on common ground with our pioneers

By Lynn Moncus Last Sunday evening, Mr. Bill Kinder, owner of the Blue Swallow Motel, invited me to have dinner with a group of bicycle riders and to talk to them a little about the history of Tucumcari. Of course, I was thinking about Mrs. Lillian Redman, the former owner, and of the times she [...]

DAR presents history, citizenship, Columbus awards

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By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Chapter DAR held its annual awards luncheon last week to honor local Quay County students who participated in the DAR essay contests. Here are the three winners and their respective categories: • Eighth-grader Cheyenne Price won in the American History category for grades 5-9. The essay questions were “What message [...]

Students share D.C. experience

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Chelle Delaney Current and past history were brought to life for two Tucumcari students who visited Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. “I enjoyed seeing history in the making,” said Desirae Evans. “It was the best experience. It was one-time chance. I was so glad I got to do this in my [...]

Track record: 70 years ago Tucumcari made racing history, will it happen again?

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Chelle Delaney “Large Crowd Expected For Opening Day Of Racing Meet Which Will Feature Large Panhandle Delegations.” That was the headline 70 years ago in the

Anticipation of history talk evokes rodeo programs

By Lynn Moncus Because we are going to be privileged to hear much about the history of Tucumcarl Monday night when Dr. David Stratton presents the program for Tucumcari Historical Research Institute, I decided to do a little extra reading in order to be slightly prepared for some of the research he plans to present. [...]

Tucumcari native, author will be featured speaker at museum’s annual meeting

By Lnn Moncus For several years, local people have been invited to provide the program for the annual meeting of Tucumcari Historical Research Institute, and they have told us much about the history of this area. We have invited a native and graduate of Tucumcari High School to be this year’s speaker in April. Yes, [...]

Pastor celebrates 20th, learn health history tree, essay contest for high schoolers

Pastor celebrating… Wes Stewart, pastor of Temple Baptist Church, will be celebrating his 20th anniversary as pastor of the church. Friends and members of the church are invited to join in the celebration at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Temple Baptist, 124 W. Aber St. Essays wanted… The State Bar of New Mexico is accepting [...]