11/2 Calendar

Today — Altrusa will meet at Bambinos Restaurant at noon for a program meeting by the membership committee. Call Glenda Reid at 461-2244. Now through Sunday — Tickets on sale now for the Five Mile Park fundraiser, with the drawing to be held at the Quay County Exhibit Hall during the C.R.A.F.T. fair at 2 […]

Submit holiday cheer from the Land of Enchantment

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Some use salt shakers. Others have fashioned decorated fish hooks to hang around flour canisters. Still more use ceramic molds or clothespins. Hide-A-Way Ceramic owner Karlene Mowles said she’s seen a wide array of Christmas ornaments in her five years in the art business. Now New Mexicans get a chance to […]

Church Lady

Debra Whittington It was originally known as Decoration Day and later called Memorial Day. The date for this day of remembrance was set for May 30 until it was changed in 1971 to the last Monday in May to give people a longer holiday. What was known as a solemn observance was changed into a […]

Class studies season’s holidays

TV Hagenah As the days of the school year before the holiday break receded down to single digits, one teacher at Tucumcari High School found inspiration for education with the upcoming holiday. High school’s Spanish instructor Mary Haase used the holiday for a special cross-cultural lesson for her students. The instructor had her Advanced Spanish […]

Hospice Home Tour set for Sunday

TV Hagenah The homes and businesses that will be featured on the 2004 Helping Hands Hospice Home Tour are in the final stages of preparation for their day of presentation Sunday when those who have paid the $10 for the tour will be able to see the different homes and business specially decorated for the […]

Police plan to target drinking and driving

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Police Cpl. Jon Howard announced Friday that on the heels of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign over the July 4 holiday, he is asking the people of Tucumcari to take part in the “You Drink and Drive, You Lose,” campaign. The program will take place from Friday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, […]

Volunteer reminds residents purpose of Christmas

By Angela Peacock Remembering the true meaning of Christmas has some area businesses and organizations on a mission to make a difference in someone’s life. Allen Angel has been a member of the Tucumcari Knights of Columbus for 10 years. His organization is designed to serve the community, but he said of all the volunteer […]

Holiday weekend safe overall

By Ryan Lengerich A fatal crash just north of Quay County tarnished what police said was an otherwise safe holiday weekend in the area. According to a police report, Phyllis Craig, 62, of Edgewood died about two hours after her 2003 Ford Ranger swerved off the road and rolled three times. The crash occurred on […]

Holiday shopping underway

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By Angela Peacock and Ryan Lengerich Perhaps put to sleep by a Thanksgiving feast, Tucumcari shoppers took to local stores early Friday morning on the nation’s biggest shopping day of the year. Tucumcari K-Mart opened at 6 a.m. Friday to kick off the season of Christmas shopping for Tucumcari residents, but was disappointed after learning […]

Appreciate God this Thanksgiving holiday

While many consider Thanksgiving a distinctively American holiday, it also is celebrated in Canada (on 13 October in 2003), as it should be because the initial occurrence happened before there was a United States or Canada. The purpose of Thanksgiving should be the same today as it was 400 years ago. Whatever the re-writers of […]