Shopping locally benefits locals, those beyond

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who have lived here for a few days recall the many stores we could choose from when we wanted to go on a shopping spree. We had but to park on Main Street in then decide which direction we wanted to go from there. Little did we dream that […]

Anybody seen my car?

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My dad always wanted me, his “spotter,” along on deer hunts because in the woods I’m the one who sees the deer first. Also, if we park our vehicle and walk awhile I’m the one who knows which ridgeline we hunted and even what tree we parked beside. But I cannot find my car, even […]

Small college home to great professors

By Lynn Moncus Because of the recent deaths of a couple of my college professors, I began to reflect about some of the outstanding professors I was fortunate enough to have at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now known as New Mexico State University. Although we took pride in being known as […]

Tucumcari homicide suspect nabbed in Washington state

By Paula Horton: The Daily World What started as a traffic stop by Grays Harbor Sheriff’s deputies in Washington state may have ended up nabbing a New Mexico murder suspect who’s been on the lam for eight years, according to Undersheriff Rick Scott. When a man was stopped for DUI just after midnight on Oct. […]

Soldier from Clovis loses life in Iraq

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. had already earned a Purple Heart when he returned to Iraq for a second tour of duty in July. Returning to the war-ravaged country just six months after his first tour was difficult for his son, Leroy Segura Sr. said. He was tired and wanted some […]

Graduation Reflections

Lynn Moncus Graduation from high school is often an emotional event for both students and parents, It is a time of sadness and happiness because it represents the ending of one era and the beginning of another. It can also be just a little frightening as rather sudden changes in life styles occur almost as […]

Thanks for a great visit

My mom and I visited Tucumcari recently and we had a great time. I have never visited such a friendly town. Our family homesteaded in Quay County back in 1906 and mom wanted to see the place again. We had planned to stay two days but extended it to seven. Everyone we talked to was […]