Community briefs — Oct. 12

Walk-A-Thon scheduled Tucumcari Elementary School’s Pre-K will be having a Walk-A-Thon on Wednesday. They will be walking at two different times. The AM Pre-K will walk from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and the PM Pre-K will walk from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If it is windy or bad weather, students will walk in […]

Dating sites let friends help friends

Baxter Black I was having a nice chat with a ranch woman in New Mexico. We wound up discussing children. Then the subject of sons came up. We noted the special relationship between mothers and sons. Cheri, the ranch woman, said that her son had been a dutiful cowboy ranch kid but had other plans […]

Today’s necessities yesterday’s luxuries

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Through the years, we have visited much about the extremes in temperature and the luxuries we now consider to be necessities. We have often agreed the summer heat and the winter cold cause a little too much tension and we would prefer to remain less than 100 degrees and more […]

9/17 Letters to the editor

I recently received a citation in your town for improper seat belt use. I had my seatbelt on but it was rubbing on my neck so I put the shoulder belt under my arm. I did not know that was a violation that I could get a citation for. … It would have been nice […]

Just Passin’ Through: Internet meeting leds to wedding

By Angela Peacock Strapping a tarp over a trailer full of furniture, Dell Parker and his wife Cherokee didn’t mind helping Dell’s little sister Paulette Bell move from Fresno, Calif. to Oklahoma to be with her fiancee. The Parker’s, retired newlyweds, said despite a blowout on their trailer they’ve had an enjoyable trip because of […]

Pilots make themselves at home in Tucumcari

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By Ryan Lengerich Standing on the wing of a TBM Avenger Navy Bomber, Bob Thompson explained the plane’s history to one wide-eyed child after another. Thompson, a Colonel with the Commemorative Airforce, flew the aircraft into to Tucumcari Tuesday for display at the Rotary Club Air Show as he has done several years past. He […]