Bikers come through

TV Hagenah Earlier this week roughly 70 bicycle racers shot through Tucumcari on Route 66 in a special race from San Diego to Atlantic City. The cross-country race used Tucumcari’s Traveler’s One-Stop on East Tucumcari Blvd. as their local base of operation and timing station. The owner of Traveler’s One-Stop, Larry Bond, said he enjoys […]

San Jon chief keeps busy

William Thompson Ben Gates is not only the Chief of Police for San Jon, he is also that city’s entire police force. Chief Gates said sometimes life as a small town police officer is very slow and sometimes it is quite hectic. “Sometimes it seems that one police officer is one too many for this […]

Book helps writer find purpose

Debra Whittington “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 Last week, the Lord was silent as I sought to write a column. I prayed and prayed and nothing would come. I tried sitting down and writing on […]

Looking toward another great century

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And […]

Just Passin Through: Across America to visit family

By Angela Peacock Editor’s note: Just Passin’ Through is a weekly feature profiling the interesting people who stay only briefly in the community. Traveling across America to spend time with family isn’t anything new for John and Jean Miller of Derby, Vt. or for Linette and John Winsler of Salina, Kan. The Millers and Winsler’s […]

Just Passin Through: Clergyman heading west for winter

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By Ryan Lengerich Editor’s note: Just Passin’ Through is a weekly feature profiling the interesting people who stay only briefly in the community. —————- For the past five years, Clergyman Les Niemi and his wife Marsha have made a night stay at the Holiday Inn on Tucumcari Blvd. a routine on their way to their […]

Just Passin’ Through: Trip turns rotten for W. Va. hunters

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By Angela Peacock Traveling 66 hours round trip to hunt elk has been a tradition for three West Virginia men since 1999. Wayne and John Williams made their biannual trip to Dolores, Colo. from Beckley, W. Va. with their uncle, Ernie Thompson, who said he enjoys spending quality time with his family. “I love the […]

New MBA program offered by Eastern

By Angela Peacock Beginning Oct. 21 Eastern New Mexico University will offer a Master of Business Administration program through Mesalands Community College. Lee Weyant, assistant professor of management and graduate coordinator for Eastern’s MBA program, said the MBA program is designed for working adults with or without an undergraduate degree in business. Courses will be […]

Seek comfort from Lord in rough times

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die Ecclesiastes 3:1-2. When someone we know is going through a crisis there are times that all we can do is pray for […]

When times get rough, never forget to call upon the Lord

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. Psalms 119:50 “And, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world”. I’m glad you are here with me Lord; I can’t make it without you. It hurts so much […]