Cannon Air Force Base lieutenant missing

CMI staff A 31-year-old lieutenant has been missing from Cannon Air Force Base for one week, according to base officials. Lt. Scott W. Lee was last seen at 11 a.m. March 12 at his apartment in Clovis. He was scheduled to report for duty at Cannon on March 13 but never reported. A Cannon press […]

Puppet theater group raises awareness for insomnia

Special to the QCS Last week Mesalands Community College had two performances of “Insomnia: A Dark and Stormy Night” by the M. Loren Kahn Puppet and Object Theatre from Albuquerque. The group has performed this show throughout the state, in Europe and in Canada. “Insomnia” is an adult targeted puppet show geared towards the awareness […]

Police blotter —

A sampling of reports taken from the last few days at the Tucumcari Police Department: Thursday • At 6:34 a.m., a call was received for loose cattle N.M. 552 and the Canadian River bridge. A member of the family that owned the cattle was contacted. • At 9 a.m., a welfare check was requested at […]

Memories, love most important

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico correspondent With a devastating season of fire in the Southwest and a hurricane bearing down on the east coast last week my wife posed the question, “What would you take if you only had an hour to evacuate our home?” I think an hour might or might not be […]

Last chance for your summer vacation

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Kathy Witt The kids have read all their books, played every video game and watched all their favorite reruns – at least a half dozen times. They’ve attended camp and gone on countless play dates, running Mom and Dad ragged in the process. They’ve reached that point of summer break where they claim – loudly […]

Moms Gear: Dig around with gardening gloves that are made to last

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Maggie O’Neill Whether you’re putting new plants in your garden or pulling out stubborn weeds, you’ll find that the Women’s Bionic Blooms Gardening Gloves last much longer than cotton run-of-the-mill counterparts. In all actuality, these fitted garden gloves resemble a fancy pair of driving gloves with their leather cushioning on the palms and Velcro closures […]

College gears up for future

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Russell Anglin Mesalands Community College bade farewell last week to one president while welcoming another just in time for state legislators to pay the college a visit. Mesalands President Emeritus Phillip O. Barry was honored at a retirement ceremony Wednesday. About 100 community members attended the lunch event. Mesalands Board of Trustees Chairman J. Bronson […]

Friend passes, memory stays

Lynn Moncus We visit frequently about our great good fortune of living in a rural area in which we can have so many friends of all ages. Among those many friends, we usually have a few heart’s friends, those who are particularly close and who stand by us no matter what we may do or […]

Modern hero names: Monroe is just the beginning

I was sitting here last week, making a list of what I was thinking of as Modern Hero Names – you know, like Palin and Winslet – when the news came in about the names Mariah Carey had chosen for her newborn twins. She’d given her daughter the Old Man Name of Monroe, she said, […]

Trail riders net $9,000 for cancer

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QCSun staff Quay County horse enthusiasts and businesses helped raise money for cancer research last weekend at the American Cancer Society’s 2011 Ride for Life at the Lazy LB Ranch near San Jon. The yearly event included a trail ride, games and activities, live music and food. According to Ride For Life Captain Amber Workheicer, […]