Bikers run on common ground with our pioneers

By Lynn Moncus Last Sunday evening, Mr. Bill Kinder, owner of the Blue Swallow Motel, invited me to have dinner with a group of bicycle riders and to talk to them a little about the history of Tucumcari. Of course, I was thinking about Mrs. Lillian Redman, the former owner, and of the times she […]

It ‘was like a dream,’ says train accident victim

Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by phone […]

Seeds of friendship blossom years later

By Lynn Moncus Often we visit about renewing friendships during Rattler Reunion and how very fortunate we are to know so many people of all ages who attended our schools. For some reason this year, I spent much time with members of the Class of ‘45 even though I didn’t graduate until ’52. Obviously, I […]

Contrary to Wolf’s declaration, you can go home again

By Lynn Moncus Members of Tucumcari Historic Research Institute were treated by the presence of two favorite Quay County natives at our annual dinner Monday evening at the Elks Lodge. Dr. David Stratton, Professor Emeritus of History at Washington State University was met by his high school English teacher, Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson who now lives […]

FCCLÃ… gains awards at state

The Tucumcari Middle School and High School chapters of FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) did very well this year at their state meeting and competition, which was held March 13-15 in Albuquerque, according to a press release from the Tucumcari’s FCCLA chapter Nineteen students, 12 from the high school and seven from […]

‘Older’ students closing age gap

By Lynn Moncus Valentine’s Day was made very special with an early-morning call from Jim Nelson, one of my first students to start me on my lengthy teaching career. Through the years, we have visited about the special bond and love between students and teachers, and you have read much about my feelings for my […]

Pearce talks Cannon, immigration

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., stopped in Clovis on Tuesday on his campaign trail through eastern New Mexico. In his sixth year as a representative, Pearce is running for the Senate seat held by Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Domenici will retire at the end of his term this year. […]

Ditto remembered as savvy, stylish entrepreneur

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By QCS Staff Tucumcari and Bettie Ditto were a good pair. The Midwestern gal seemed to thrive in the hot New Mexico sun. For nearly 60 years, her business interests grew and spread beyond the city. In return, she appreciated the town and worked tirelessly to help develop and improve Tucumcari. What follows are remembrances […]

Russell Lynn Hedgecock

Services: At 10 a. m. today at the First Baptist Church, San Jon. Russell “Russ” Lynn Hedgecock, 45, of Farmington died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, in Farmington. He was born Oct. 5, 1962 in San Diego, California to Charles and Patricia Terry Hedgecock. Mr. Hedgecock graduated from Farmington High and went on to West Texas […]

Quay County hosts some valuable friendships

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who call Quay County home are among the most privileged people in the world because we have such a wealth of good friends who just naturally know how to step in when tension is a bit much and to show their friendship by sharing it. Dorothy and Jimmie Randals […]