Gadgets – not always labor saving devices

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about the many gadgets we have to make life more confusing even though are supposed to make it easier. Some of us are reasonably sure they have lives of their own and decide to attack just about the time we are in a relaxed mode. They rarely […]

36 annual AG/Home Ec seminar held

TV Hagenah The 36th annual Agricultural and Home Economics Seminar took place Thursday at the Tucumcari Convention Center on the west end of Tucumcari and according to the people in charge the event proved to be a “tremendous success.” “I felt it went extremely well,” said Pete Walden, New Mexico State Extension Agent for Quay […]

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 […]

New England natives value western America

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By Angela Peacock Bill and MaryAnn McCarthy want to clarify a common misconception they believe some people have about Americans from the east coast. “You always hear people saying the people from the New York area are cold. That’s not true it’s just that there are so many of them if you stop to worry […]

Local man dies in crash

By Angela Peacock A Tucumcari man was killed on impact Saturday night when his car crashed into the home of two local residents, local police said. Joseph Carlson, 71, was driving a tan Ford station wagon when he wrecked into the front wall of John and Lilly Mahill’s home at 1824 S. 5th St. Tucumcari […]

Home field advantage scars title games: Sports Column

By Ryan Lengerich After winning a home game, it seems football players are quick to thank their fans — and they should. Sometimes the thought of home advantage is enough. “Everyone knows were tough to beat at home,” Tucumcari senior A.J. Molinas told me prior to the Tularosa playoff game at Rattler Stadium. Yet high […]

Residents ready homes for winter weather

By Ryan Lengerich As gas prices rise and winter approaches, homeowners have a variety of options to keep energy bills low. At Tucumcari Lumber, demand for winterizing products has been high in recent weeks. Store employee John Thompson said taking simple precautions and spending a relatively low amount of money to prevent heat loss can […]

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 […]

Calling Quay County home

By Lynn Moncus Although each day is special in our county, some are just naturally more outstanding because of friends we have made along the way. When the telephone rang Wednesday morning, one of those outstanding days was under way. Bobbie Nelson Lutz was calling from Oklahoma City to do some visiting and much reminiscing. […]

Hatch to air it out against Rattlers’ defense

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By Ryan Lengerich Hatch Valley loves to air out the football — and they do it well. Bears junior quarterback Brett Henson averages more than 390 yards per game passing on a team that scores 46 points-per-game. Hatch Valley (8-2) will bring their aerial attack to Rattlers Stadium to meet the ball control Tucumcari (8-2) […]