Limbaugh’s words hurt conservative cause

The language wasn’t the worst part about Rush Limbaugh’s tirade last week, in which he called a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” because she wants contraception to be a requirement of health insurance. Limbaugh’s decision to target a private citizen, rather than, say, President Obama who has championed the idea, wasn’t […]

House FFA students use their brains at competition

Blake Moon On Feb. 11, the House FFA left for an exciting trip to the Noodle Making Lunch Club. The NMLC is a thrilling get together in which everyone is taught the basics in noodle making. OK, it wasn’t really the Noodle Making Lunch Club. The NMLC actually stands for New Mexico Leadership Conference, and […]

Attorney recalled for compassion

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Kevin Wilson Fred Tharp spent years learning the law, and decades more applying it. But he tried to live his life by a law that wasn’t in any courtroom. “When we stop caring about our neighbor, we’re in trouble,” said his son, Ken Tharp. “That was really how he lived.” Ken Tharp, born July 31, […]

Small town Iowa frozen in time

By Karl Terry: Guest columnist It wasn’t hard to find the house, but when we got there the Duke wasn’t home. I’m talking about none other than star of the silver screen John Wayne and my recent search for the home where he was born in Winterset, Iowa, which occurred somewhat by accident. Iowa is […]

Practicing what God preaches

By Leonard Lauriault Read the 23rd chapter of Matthew. Wasn’t that about the most uplifting passage in the New Testament (sarcastically speaking)? Jesus acted like an Old Testament prophet, chastising Israel’s leadership (remember, Jesus lived and died under the Old Testament and the new covenant didn’t take effect until after he fulfilled the former with […]

Delinquent property tax auction results in sale of 30 properties

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun John Cullum had just spent $400 for some land, but he wasn’t sure exactly what he had bought. Cullum and the Quay County Clerk hunted Thursday through county plat books to see just where the properties were. Some people could easily spend $400 at a gambling outing and “not […]

01-12-2008: Book Reviews

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295. Fiction Death Song by Michael McGarrity. The bushwhack killing of a deputy sheriff in Lincoln County and the brutal murder of the deputy’s wife in Santa Fe bring Police Chief Kevin Kerney and his Mescalero Apache son, Sergeant Clayton Istee, […]

Afternoon outing puts her sanke alert

By Lnn Moncus While Aggie and I were taking our walk in the country Sunday, one of us had a major nervous breakdown. Yes, we ran head on into a snake, thus scaring the daylights out of me and making Aggie wonder why her leash had become so short. Fortunately, I saw it before she […]

Concert unique to area residents

Before trombones or saxophones, and way before acoustic guitars and electric keyboards, people relied on voices as their main musical instrument. Taking an estimated 175 audience members back to the 16th and 17th centuries, Musica Antigua de Albuquerque’s Saturday performance of “The Changing of the Guard” was a musical concert with more than one antique […]

Comments from the Canyon

Thanks to Joan Vance we now have water lilies in the tank at Tucumcari Historical Museum. She supplied a whole heard of gold fish last year and bothered to mention that show also had water lilies. Of course, this woman from Ima was delighted because both donations revived many fond memories of the childhood in […]