Amarillo Venom coach to give talk about drugs

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari High School will welcome a fellow snake to town on Thursday, when Amarillo Venom’s head coach Julian Reese speaks for Red Ribbon Week. The Tucumcari Rattlers Student Council invited Reese, to speak to the students about the choices of doing drugs and alcohol and what it takes to be at the next […]

Party lines my time’s social network

They called them party lines way back when. Today when I mention a party line most people under 40 would think I was talking about one of those 1-900 numbers where women talk dirty to you. Occasionally someone on the party line would talk dirty to you but it was just because you were interrupting […]

Savings savvy: Three ways to teach your kids about money

Paula Sirois This morning I implemented a new program with my kids: He or she who yells, pushes or screams has to put $1 into a jar on the shelf. At the end of the week, whoever hasn’t broken the rules gets all the cash. By this afternoon, I had already deposited $5, my son […]

An homage to spiritual mentors

By Debra Whittingon And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy […]

Time for serious talk about race

By Kevin Wilson Complaints are kind of like fruitcake. Everybody seems to give them, but I’ve never met anybody who likes to receive them. I especially hated the complaint I saw from the NAACP online this morning, because I see no chance of it eliciting any change. Cue the “Barbie Bandits,” who became a media […]

Anticipation of history talk evokes rodeo programs

By Lynn Moncus Because we are going to be privileged to hear much about the history of Tucumcarl Monday night when Dr. David Stratton presents the program for Tucumcari Historical Research Institute, I decided to do a little extra reading in order to be slightly prepared for some of the research he plans to present. […]

Author set to talk about railroads, Route 66 in Tucumcari

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Author, historian David H. Stratton, Ph.D., will be the featured speaker on Monday at this year’s annual meeting of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute. “Railroads and Route 66 in the Life of a Western Town,” will be the topic of his presentation. It’s a subject he’s familiar with and the working title of a book […]

Community Notes: Gayle to sing at Methodist Church, Schultz to talk at Presbyterian, Udall seeks student artwork

April 1: Deadine for candidates to withdrawCandidates for the Primary Election are reminded that April 1 is the last day to withdraw their candidacy from the June 4, Primary Election. Gayle set to sing at Methodist ChurchFour-time female vocalist of the year and 2007 female vocalist of the decade, Suzy Gayle, will present a concert […]

Aim for selecting leaders after His own heart

By Leonard Lauriault It’s a Presidential election year; our senior U.S. Senator is retiring, as is our State Legislator, and several are vying for local offices. We’re likely, therefore, to hear much double talk from those campaigning as well as the news/entertainment media about what America needs. Many promises won’t be kept, sometimes because they […]

Card talk is faux talk

By Lynn Moncus Trying to keep up with the times is a most difficult task for some of us and often seems more than a little unnecessary. For instance, I recently received a collection of “Conversation Cards” and wondered just what to do with them. Their purpose seems to be to give families and friends […]