Tucumcari civilian heads to Iraq

TV Hagenah A civilian employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Conchas Lake will be heading to Iraq on Sunday, and she is proud to say she volunteered to do it. “I thought about it for quite a while,” said De De Pacheco of Tucumcari. “And it’s something I want to do.”Pacheco said […]

Pinatas help make reading fun

TV Hagenah Throughout the last week children involved with the Tucumcari Public Library Readiscover New Mexico summer-reading program have been rediscovering a traditional Mexican and New Mexican activity – building and enjoying Pinatas. “It’s gone over really well said Dainetta Kroeker of the Tucumcari Library staff. Children, many with a parent or two would come […]

Tale of books, toys and socks

TV Hagenah I really think some inanimate things are alive. When I was a child I used to think that the characters in my parents’ books would come out at night when I was asleep or during the day when I was at school and visit each other. To help out, I would put Robinson […]

Aggie takes over column writing

Lynn Moncus As you have discovered, the slave has kept me away from the computer for ages and would keep me away today if she weren’t otherwise occupied. When I say she is occupied, I really mean she is taking a nap and won’t be in here to bother me for the rest of the […]

Reunion rekindles flood of memories

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about some days being so special that we can hardly believe they actually happened. When we are surrounded by so much turmoil, we really need to appreciate such days because they are major treasures. Last Saturday evening, Eddy Shoemaker of the Cuneva called to invite me to […]

The night the lights went out in…

TV Hagenah Usually when I use the word “blackout,” people think I am referring to my misspent youth (or not so youth, but definitely, misspent), but surprisingly enough I am usually referring to a power failure. I often get a similar reaction to the phrase, “I’m in the dark.” Actually in that case, people generally […]

Local named Taos coach

Rick Apodaca made sure his step up to a varsity coach was a big one. Apodaca, an assistant coach for the Portales boys basketball team for six seasons and a graduate of Tucumcari High School, on Thursday accepted the head coaching position at Class 4A Taos High School. “For me to go into a situation […]

Youth learn about agriculture

TV Hagenah Fourth graders from Tucumcari, Logan and House learned about agriculture Tuesday at a special program put on by the extension services of New Mexico and Texas, and by Mesalands Community College. The program called “Kids ‘n’ Cows” came to Tucumcari and was housed in the MCC Ag Sciences building and corrals and it […]

Muddy roads slow but don’t stop county

TV Hagenah For Quay County Road Superintendent Harry Heckendorn has mixed feelings about the four inches of rain that hit Quay County in the past week. On one hand, he knows how much the parched land of the county needs the moisture that the clouds provided, but on the other hand the rain played havoc […]

Generations join for Easter

TV Hagenah Easter came a bit early for the residents of the Quail Ridge Assisted Living Center. In fact it came four days early as sixth-grade students from Tucumcari Middle School traveled to the center to visit the residents there. 20 students left their school early to get a chance to get to the assisted […]