Arizona man remembers city before I-40

By Angela Peacock The last time Scott Lane visited Tucumcari he traveled Historic Route 66 because Interstate 40 wasn’t complete. Not only was Lane in complete amazement that Tucumcari was still in exsistance he was blown away at hotel prices. Paying $74 dollars a night wasn’t anything Lane had seen since he left the east [...]

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 [...]

World War II hero is never on time; his wife hates to be late

By Angela Peacock Whenever the Reynolds travel Shirley does all the driving due to her husband Homer’s vision disability. While Homer sits in the passenger seat observing the highways for any potential road hazards he has learned how much better off he’ll be if he remains silent instead of trying to navigate for the woman [...]

Mesalands meets blood drive goal

QCS Reports Using the theme “Blood donors are heroes,” Mesalands Community College saw several heroes participate in their weekend blood drive. “We are very pleased with the results, especially for a first-time drive at the College, said Dianne Griego of United Blood Services. “The surroundings, location and environment were perfect and our coordinator at the [...]

What teachers did on their summer vacation

By Stewart Truelsen Sometimes it is just too far to bring urban school kids out to a farm and get them back to school before the end of the day. Yet, an understanding and appreciation for agriculture and how it affects their daily lives is incredibly important for children. The Illinois Farm Bureau has one [...]

Being Christian requires maintenance

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady “Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalms 16:11 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and [...]

God awaits move from his people

By Pastor Lendy Borden, Abundant Life Church How many times have Christians prayed for a moved of God? If you’re like me, you’ve been believing for a long time for God to move in our community. We long to see people come to know Jesus, to get healed, to be set free from problems, marriages [...]

Schwarzenegger still needs the right

We were wondering how long Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rags-to-riches immigrant story, his engaging personality and celebrity aura would carry him as a candidate for California governor. Well, judging by a Field Poll over the weekend that shows Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante eking out a lead in the race to potentially replace Gov. Gray Davis, not much [...]

City says ambulance does well in first year

By Dave Gragg City officials say they have been able to run the ambulance service cheaper without sacrificing quality after taking over the service from a private company last year. The city had contracted with Tucumcari EMT for four years to run the ambulance service for $89,500 a year. The company was owned by Tucumcari [...]

Tucumcari way station for caravans

Dave Gragg Old ’vette, new ’vette; red ’vette, blue ’vette. Not to mention yellows, oranges, blacks and silvers. In fact, there were more than 200 Corvettes in Tucumcari on Monday and Tuesday as they headed east in a cross-country caravan. Most of the Corvette owners who arrived Monday night were part of the Southern California [...]