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 […]

A man who is shopping impaired

TV Hagenah Generally speaking my wife doesn’t let me shop alone. Actually, my wife, as a solid rule of thumb, doesn’t let me go into stores at all. I am what experts on shopping call an “impulse shopper.” My wife takes it a step further and refers to me as a “bad impulse shopper,” but […]

Talks more powerful than pamphlet

Lynn Moncus Although my parents and grandparents have been dead for many years, I tend to think of them on a daily basis and frequently wish I could ask just a few more questions even though I think I know some of the answers. I become particularly frustrated while watching or listening to ads telling […]

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 […]

My war with income tax

TV Hagenah Well, Income tax day has come and gone and once again my wife has sworn not to let me near our income tax forms next year. In the past the members of the Internal Revenue Service have requested much the same. Back in the 1990s they suggested that their computers were not up […]

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 […]

Students to perform melodrama

Rehearsals are well underway for Tucumcari High School’s spring production of “Someone Save My Baby Ruth” or (“Foil the Villain”). Under the direction of drama instructor Peggy Szaloy. Szaloy said the play is a melodrama which takes place in Boston in the late 1800 with most of the action going on in two sweet shops […]

Melodrama scheduled for city

TV Hagenah Rehearsals are well underway for Tucumcari High School’s spring production of “Someone Save My Baby Ruth” or (“Foil the Villain”) under the direction of drama instructor Peggy Szaloy. Szaloy said the play is a melodrama which takes place in Boston in the late 1800s with most of the action going on in two […]

TV Time: Questions about winter sports

TV Hagenah Most people thse days know what an oxymoron is, but for hose who don’t, it is two words or phrases that seemingly don’t go together. Things like jumbo shrimp, athletic scholarship, government tax cut, things like that. For me, I think the biggest oxymoron of all is “winter sports.” I am not talking […]

Local pens area history book

TV Hagenah The newest book to hit the bookshelves in Quay County has the words “Quay County” in its title. Lynn Moncus’ book “Quay County, New Mexico 1903-2003: A Pictorial History” has just been released by its publisher the Donning Company. “To tell you the truth,” said the Tucumcari native, “Just to watch them unload […]