Rooting for underdogs favorite pastime

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist In the fall of 2008, before the election, as the recession crashed down around us, I gave up on politics. It appeared that no one on either side, on Wall Street, in Detroit or in the media had a clue. It was like listening to a basket of turkeys expounding […]

Veterans’ stories should be kept alive

by David stevens: Freedom editor I never knew Glen Hubbard Stevens. My granddad’s little brother died 15 years before I was born. A newspaper obituary reports Sgt. Stevens was killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and that’s what’s inspired me to learn more about him. A real hero among us Stevens’? Imagine that. […]

Free speech not a bargaining chip in china deal

The Internet behemoth Google announced last week it would stop filtering content for its Chinese-language search Web site in China, a bold decision that could lead to Google being blocked in China. The move hoists a glaring spotlight on Beijing’s ongoing desire to stifle free speech and manipulate Chinese markets. And, while it looks like […]

Easter time to meditate on God’s words

Debra Whittington: The Church Lady “The angel answered and said … Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen…” — Matthew 28: 5-6

Sports brief

All district basketball teams District 4 1A Boys Logan • Brandon Rafool • Rylan Calbert • Truitt Frost • Tanner Sorrels • Blake Strack San Jon • Chase Thompson • Jacob Benally Grady • Dalton Thomas • Jarod Allen • Dustan Provencio

Generation of today more impatient

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Now that spring has arrived, we can hope that the cold weather is just about to end and that snowfall will return next winter. Some of our younger citizens have seen more snow this year than they can remember. Several have asked if those of us in the […]

Day care center set to open

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s newest day care is set to open its doors on April 5. Dana and Patrick Benavidez of Portales have partnered with Daniel Gonzales and Liz Esquibel of Tucumcari to open Tucumcari Children’s Haven at 714 W. Route 66. Teambuilders, at 302 E. Tucumcari Blvd., also provides public day […]

Easter tradition continues

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An area church will continue an annual tradition Saturday by hiding 12,000 plastic eggs for area youth. The First Assembly of God Church in Tucumcari will hold its fifth annual egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Dunn Park. “The eggs come to us unassembled,” said Gail Owen, volunteer coordinator. […]

Vietnam vets honored

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun More than 25 people turned out Monday in Logan to observe New Mexico Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day. “We are very happy with the turnout,” said American Legion Post 77 Commander Bobby Casados. With a police escort, the group marched on the 540 Loop from U.S. 54 to Post 77 […]

Former Tucumcari officer accused of trying to smuggle illegal immigrant

A former Tucumcari police chief was arrested Friday and accused of trying to smuggle an illegal immigrant into the U.S.