Obits Oct. 15

Susie Alice Smart Susie Alice Smart, 99, of Amarillo died Oct. 14, 2003, in Amarillo. She was born in Clarendon, Texas on July 17, 1904 to Maggie and William Johnston. they moved to Tucumcari in 1908, along with her six brothers, Frank, Sam, Jack, Robert, Homer and Milton Johnston. Mrs. Smart went to grade school […]

Police Blotter (Oct. 9-12)

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 12 • About 8:30 p.m. a female reported that a BB from a BB gun or a rock hit the window of her residence on the 1000 block of S. First Street. • A female requested […]

Logan rolls over house

By Ryan Lengerich The House Cowboys had never beaten rival Logan entering Saturday afternoons district showdown — and nothing changed. The Logan Longhorns overpowered House 64-16 on a blustery afternoon at House. The mercy rule was enacted late in the fourth quarter. “The couldn’t stop our power offense,” said Logan head coach Billy Burns. “We […]

‘The most important ballgame’

1066245023-rattlers15.jpg

By Ryan Lengerich For the Tucumcari Rattler football team the season starts Friday. “This is the most important ball game we play since the state championship last year,” said Rattler head coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers (5-2) make the 114 mile journey to Clayton (6-1) Friday for the district opener at 7 p.m. Both teams […]

Local teens to compete at national tournament

1066244579-ballers.jpg

By Angela Peacock Three Tucumcari teens will make a two-day Greyhound bus trip to South Carolina, but not for vacation — for basketball. Tim Roybal, Feliman Chavez and Justin Galvin qualified to play at the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball All-World Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Friday and Saturday, after taking first place during Tucumcari’s annual […]

Prostitution trial put on hold

QCS Reports The four woman arrested in a prostitution ring at a local truck stop had their preliminary trial continued Tuesday. Young Carpinello, 44, of Tucumcari, Jane Y. Yoh of California, Wu S. Yoo, 51, of Los Angeles and Myung H. Choi, 49, of Diamond Bar, Calif. were arrested Sept. 17 and charged with promoting […]

Freedom won’t be sold, agrees to partnership

Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications Inc., whose fractious family owners have been bitterly divided over how to let some of their shareholders cash out, said Tuesday its board of directors has endorsed a plan that will leave intact the libertarian legacy of company founder and patriarch Raymond C. Hoiles. Irvine, California-based Freedom, […]

Pharmacy hit by burglary attempt

1066243775-bobs-broken-window.jpg

By Angela Peacock A Tucumcari pharmacy fell victim Monday night to what police are calling an attempted burglary. Bob McClelland Jr. was called to his fathers drug store, Bob’s Budget Pharmacy on Second Street, when a backup store alarm system was initiated at about 10:20 p.m. According to a police report, an operator with Central […]

Rattlers fall to rival

By Angela Peacock Tucumcari Lady Rattlers went into Thursday’s third district game against Santa Rosa knowing communication at the net and on the floor is what it would take for them to earn a victory against their biggest rival. Mental preparation and the will to beat Santa Rosa just wasn’t enough for the Lady Rattlers […]

House survives thriller

1065918545-house-vball.jpg

By Ryan Lengerich The House Cowgirls took Logan for a ride Thursday night in a five-game cliff-hanger. The Cowgirls battled back from a two-game deficit to beat the Longhorns in a district game 25-27, 12-25, 25-16, 25-15, 15-13. “That was a great win for us — unbelievable— that was a big red monkey off of […]