Story time resumes at library

Story Time at the Tucumcari Public Library will resume on Jan. 17.  All children ages 2 to 5 years old are welcome to attend.  There will be crafts, nursery rhymes, and storytelling. Come in to register your child or call the library at 461-0295 for information.

Man convicted in famous case dies

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A man convicted of brutally raping and murdering a Clovis convenience store clerk more than 30 years ago died Tuesday in a state prison. Stanley Deon Melton, who suffered a long battle with cancer and was seriously ill, was 66, prison officials said Friday. Melton died Tuesday while in long-term […]

Flying means getting above it all

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Guy “Doc” Baldwin and Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle. Both men thought that flying was “fun.” Both men died in he skies. But they aren’t the only ones who think flying is “fun.” There are 235,994 private pilots, who fly approximately 200,000 actively registered private aircraft in and out of […]

June 10, 2006 Library Books

The following books are available at the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction Dead Watch by John Sandford. A political operative investigates the murder of a former senator. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky. Two novellas, which came to light more than 50 years after the author’s death at Auschwitz, about life in France under the Nazis. Mother: […]

April 8, 2006 Library Books

The following books are now available for checkout at the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline. When the plaintiff murders the defendant in a case she has just tried, a judge’s secret life becomes public. The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry. A former Justice Department operative becomes involved in a desperate search […]

9/24 Library new arrivals

Fiction True Betrayals by Nora Roberts. Kelsey is shocked to learn that her mother — whom she had assumed was dead — has really been in prison all these years for killing her lover. Hunting Fear by Kay Hooper. An extraordinary psychic comes upon a madman out to win a sick game. Exact Revenge by […]

Puppet show entertains youths

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By William Thompson About 75 youngsters and their parents were entertained by a puppet show Wednesday at the Elks Lodge. The show, sponsored by Altrusa and the Tucumcari Public Library, featured puppet master Markie Scholz. “I make all the puppets myself,” Scholz said. “I give about 50 shows in June and July. I get inspiration […]

Tucumcari’s standards worth keeping

By David Stevens Greetings. I don’t know many of you, so I’d like to introduce myself. I am the editor for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. That means I oversee the newsrooms at the newspapers in Tucumcari, Clovis and Portales. I work in all three communities, but I don’t live in any of them. I […]

Watergate source will be recalled as a hero

Editorial column Unless you were particularly devoted to the quest to identify Deep Throat, the Washington Post’s Watergate source, the name of W. Mark Felt Sr. probably was unfamiliar until it became headline news on Tuesday afternoon. Felt, a frail 91-year-old California resident who was the FBI’s No. 2 man in the early 1970s, has […]

Reading Bible a Christian responsibility

By Debra Whittington Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. — Psalm 1:1-2 I […]