Prayer can prevent hasty decisions

Debra Whittington “Trust in the LORD… he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Best football nicknames stick in memory

Karl Terry I think maybe I watch too much football. The other night while watching the Arizona Cardinals and listening to the announcers call running back “Beanie” Wells’ name, I proclaimed that was a great football name. Definitely not the best, I said to myself, thinking “Mean Joe” Greene, but good. I assumed “Beanie” was […]

Letter to the editor: Elks Club display amazing

I would like to say a big thank you to the Elks Club for the great display of fireworks for the Fourth of July. It was an amazing show and hats off to the guys that set them off. They do such a professional job and really know what they are doing. We are so […]

Obesity matter of personal responsibility

Baxter Black Many of us in the food producing business are watching with a suspicious eye Michelle Obama’s pending federally funded efforts to combat obesity in children. Our skepticism is justified because every special interest group from global warming to UFO conspirators somehow wind up casting blame on modern agriculture. Nevertheless, obesity apparently is a […]

Watching nature come to life exciting

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon All that snow melting into the ground surely is giving us a colorful spring. As we drive around town, we can admire various fruit trees in bloom and can really enjoy the lilac bushes. The latter have more clusters of blooms than usual and need to be seen […]

Tolerance for bullying upsetting

By Geraldine Marquez: Guest columnist I woke up recently with a heavy heart, and shortly into my daily routine, our beautiful Tucumcari sunrise was covered by a looming rain cloud. I was watching the “Today” show. Meredith Vieira recited the story of a teenage girl severely beaten over a text message, and Vieira and the […]

City watching its dollars, tabs clean up as priority

Chelle Delaney Tucumcari should be closely watching its dollars because funds from the state and federal government are being squeezed in the economic downturn, said several city commissioners at a regular meeting Thursday and a goal-setting work session on Friday. Other cities are having tough times and Tucumcari should watch its finances, Mayor Antonio Apodaca […]

Spring rains bring flood of memories

Lynn Moncus Last Sunday afternoon was a most special time in which to drive to Quay Valley to enjoy the wonderful rain and to admire the greening of the pastures. Natives just automatically head into the countryside to do a lot of checking, more especially after such long periods of drought. Of course, Aggie accompanied […]

Support local museum

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon If you missed the events at Tucumcari Historical Museum last weekend, you missed one of the most exciting times we have had there this century. The New Mexico Archaeologists were there en masse and had more to tell us than we could possibly begin to learn. Just viewing their […]