What teachers did on their summer vacation

By Stewart Truelsen Sometimes it is just too far to bring urban school kids out to a farm and get them back to school before the end of the day. Yet, an understanding and appreciation for agriculture and how it affects their daily lives is incredibly important for children. The Illinois Farm Bureau has one […]

Christians need to follow Jesus Christ’s examples

By Jim Witcher, First Christian Church Christianity’s problem is Christians who don’t act Christ like! We are taught in Scripture to imitate Christ in everything. And yet many Christians do just the opposite. When our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ walked the earth he loved everyone. You cannot find a single example where he said […]

Brush Popping ‘Fighter Pilot”

By Baxter Black It’s as close to being a fighter pilot as I’ll ever come. As a college youth plotting my future, I had, on two different occasions, taken the physical and written exams to apply for Officer’s Candidate School to become a Navy pilot. Father intervened and those dreams went to the way of […]

Collectors still showing wares

Dave Gragg “Sweet old Bob” Gaines and Harold Jehle pondered tinkered with the little brass contraption for several minutes before finally giving up on it. They figured out that one piece was stuck and another was sharp, but that was as far as they got before taping over the sharp end and putting it back […]

Collectors coming

By Dave Gragg “Eclectic” is one word for it. So is “A whole lot of people who collect a whole lot of stuff,” but that’s not really one word, is it? Collectors from 10 states will be in Tucumcari next weekend as part of the 31st annual collectors’ show on Friday and Saturday. The collectibles […]

Obituaries 6/21

Alice Duba Alice Duba, 78, of Platte, S.D., died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at Platte Care Center . She was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Platte, to Albert and Jennie (Luten) DeBoer. She attended grade school in Platte and graduated from Platte High School in 1942. She also was employed at the K&K Store for […]

Area businesses hit with tobacco sting

By Darrell Todd Maurina Salespeople in 16 area businesses — four in Clovis, three in Portales, two in San Jon, two in Logan, one in Nara Visa, three in Clayton and one in Elida — face misdemeanor charges and up to a $1,000 fine for selling tobacco last week to a 17-year-old minor working as […]

Comments from the Canyon

Thanks to Joan Vance we now have water lilies in the tank at Tucumcari Historical Museum. She supplied a whole heard of gold fish last year and bothered to mention that show also had water lilies. Of course, this woman from Ima was delighted because both donations revived many fond memories of the childhood in […]

Baxter Black

Only in America. Two summers ago Mexican smugglers abandoned a group of illegal immigrants in the Arizona desert. Fourteen died and the survivors were rescued and cared for at our expense. Then they were deported. Now the families and friends and lawyers of the fourteen who died are sueing..guess who? The smugglers? The Mexican government? […]

Natural gas plant in works

Dave Gragg A key component in developing the natural gas surrounding Tucumcari in the Tucumcari Basin will be the plant scheduled for construction south of town in the next few weeks. That plant will remove the impurities — chiefly nitrogen — from the gas before sending it on its way to consumers. “It’s a fairly […]