Zero-tolerance policy is not common sense

We understand the need for rules. We understand the need for discipline and consequences. Having established these things, however, there is a need for common sense to intervene when someone breaks a rule without causing any harm. Zero-tolerance rules seem to block such a common sense approach. In Wapakoneta, Ohio, a zero-tolerance approach to guns […]

La Casa de La Hope reopens

By Leslie Radford La Casa de La Hope reopened their doors last month after shutting their doors for a month to remodel and restructure the board to provide services once again to needy families in the area. Rev. Sue Mortensen, president of the board and business manager for La Casa, said La Casa is a […]

Focusing less on self mark of maturity

Lynn Moncus Have you noticed how many of us have developed major “I” problems during the last few years? We and our have been replaced by I, me, and mine. Obviously, we have become exceedingly self-centered while trying to build very large self-images that will impress someone. We may expect children to lay claim to […]

Blood given because ‘people need it’

TV Hagenah According to Tim Gutierrez, the chairman of the Tucumcari Community Blood Drive held at Rhodes Gymnasium Saturday, the drive was a “great success.” “I think everything went well,” said Gutierrez of the Tucumcari High School Student Council sponsored drive, “We had a good turnout and we had a steady flow of people who […]

Senior Center needs drivers

The Pioneer Senior Center on South Second Street is in need of volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program. Drivers are needed Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. according to Tara Hatfield, site manager for the senior center. “We really need somebody to drive the Meals on Wheels. I’ll take someone […]

Weather hurts rodeo team

Mother Nature dealt a tough hand to the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team this week as they traveled to Vernon, Texas to compete after a week of very little practice due to the wet weather. The only person able to make a close showing in the long round was Ray Ballard who finished in 16th […]

Store gives help, bargins to area

William Thompson The St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store , 188 W. Main Street sells on average $150 worth of items a day three days a week. Most of the proceeds go to help needy individuals with food, clothing, household goods and even utility bills. Maria Elam, president of the local St. Vincent DePaul Society […]

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 […]

Fair art continues

The Quay County Fair Fine Arts Department offers a wide range of categories for people to let their talents shine. Painting, sculpture, creative writing, photography and music are all areas available for entries. Amateurs, juniors and professionals will be judged separately. This department also has a special division for pre-juniors who are 0 to 10 […]

Foster parents sought

TV Hagenah The State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department is looking for more foster parents in Quay County said Placement Worker Cecelia Bernal and Foster and Adoptive Parent Recruiter Renee Fitts. “We need parents who are willing to do this in Quay County,” said Fitts. “We need at least two families who […]