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 We and our have been replaced by I, me, and mine.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 […]

Hospice angels return in 2004

TV Hagenah For the ninth year in a row, the Helping Hands Hospice Angels are coming to Tucumcari. According to Diana Beck, the director of nursing at the hospice, this time of year is a very special season for the hospice because of the importance of such things to their patients. For that reason two […]

Former area DA placed on memorial

William Thompson Victor Breen, former tenth judicial district court district attorney, based in Quay County, was honored Monday at a ceremony in South Carolina attended by district attorneys from around the nation. Breen, who was shot and killed in 1971 as he was getting in his car to drive to court, was honored by having […]

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 […]

Woman offers free violence counseling

William Thompson “I would say we have a pretty big domestic violence problem here in Tucumcari,” said Ronni Wright, “and it doesn’t seem to matter what ethnic background people are from or how much money they make. The number of people I see varies month to month. In one recent month I counseled 35 individuals.” […]

Gun locks available

William Thompson Local owners of firearms can pick up free gun locks at the Tucumcari Police Station, the Logan Police Station and the Quay County Sheriffs Office. The free gun locks are now available due to the efforts of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Susie Moore, secretary for the Quay County Sheriffs Office, said the […]

House foodbank feeds hungry

William Thompson Needy residents of House have a place to go when their food supplies run low. The House food bank, officially known as the House Community Pantry, is located at the House United Methodist Church. It has been in operation since September 2003. The director of the food bank, Susan Harding, and her assistant […]

You can’t miss it

TV Hagenah: TV Time I have never like the words, “You can’t miss it,” but I have learned to really, really hate them lately. Recently, I had found it necessary to interview a fellow who lived out of town a ways. I don’t remember what the story was, but it seemed like a big story […]

Flu Season close

By Ryan Lengerich This time of year is all about the lesser of two evils — a doctor’s needle in the arm, or two weeks sick in bed. The temperature drop marks the onslaught of the flu season. Though a Bernalillo County man has been the only New Mexican diagnosed with the virus this year, […]

Gomicinda Montano spent 17 years serving poor

By Ryan Lengerich Gomicinda Montano was a nomad. The Tucumcari woman loved to travel and enjoyed being around people, family members said. It was her affinity for travel that took her and boyfriend Telfilo “Toby” Salas to Pueblo, Colo. last weekend, said Ben Montano, her son. Montano, 71, and Salas, 74, were killed in a […]