Events scheduled for Veterans Day

By Angela Peacock Show a sense of patriotism and join Tucumcari residents in paying respects to the men and women who have fought to keep this country safe and free. Tucumcari Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2528 will hold their annual Veterans Day ceremonies at11 a.m., Tuesday at Veterans Park on Main and Third Street […]

Championship comes with baggage

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Entering the 2003 playoffs as defending state champions, the Rattlers have big game experience, but they also have a target on their back. “I think it gives us a little more pressure,” said junior quarterback Chris McCasland. “Everybody wants to beat the defending champion, that is their goal.” The Rattlers will meet Tularosa Saturday in […]

Longhorns take down House

By Ryan Lengerich HOUSE — Logan captured its third straight district volleyball championship on Saturday night. But it had to come from behind and overcome a No. 3 seeding. “It gets a little tougher every year because the teams just keep getting better,” Logan head coach Bridget Rea said. Logan, the third seed in the […]

House season season ends with loss to Melrose

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By Ryan Lengerich MELROSE — On any other day, Harvey Parks would have had to share the spotlight. But this wasn’t any other day. Parks caught three touchdown passes in Melrose’s 65-6 win over House in Saturday’s state six-man quarterfinal game. He tied the National High School Federation six-man record for most touchdown receptions in […]

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 […]

Educators want parental involvement

By Angela Peacock A family affair, in which parents get involved to help their children receive the best education possible, is the mission behind Mesalands Community College’s Family Academy. The college has been working with Tucumcari schools and local parents to design the after-school program to assist children with special academic needs. Teachers refer the […]

City QB makes first cut

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By Ryan Lengerich Tucumcari police officer Milton Brown survived the first cut at a tryout Saturday for the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League. The 28-year-old competed against 20 other quarterback candidates. He estimated 500 players attended the tryout at Texas Stadium, home of pro football’s Dallas Cowboys. “The talent level was what I […]

obits Nov. 5

Helen Eschenbrenner Helen L. Eschenbrenner, 77, a homemaker, died Tuesday Oct. 28, 2003 at Trigg Memorial Hospital. She was born June 5, 1926 in Plattville, Colo. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Eschenbrenner of Tucumcari; two sons, Henry Eschenbrenner and wife Pat of Perry Ville, Miss. and Jim Eschebrenner and wife Janice of Albuquerque; one brother […]

Rattlers ready to repeat

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By Ryan Lengerich When the defending state champions meet the 2001 title winner Saturday, Rattlers head coach Dub Smith said the Rattlers’ fate may depend on big plays. District 2 champion Tucumcari (7-2) will meet District 3 runner-up Tularosa (5-4) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rattler Stadium in the first round of the state playoffs. […]

Just Passin Through: Clergyman heading west for winter

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By Ryan Lengerich Editor’s note: Just Passin’ Through is a weekly feature profiling the interesting people who stay only briefly in the community. —————- For the past five years, Clergyman Les Niemi and his wife Marsha have made a night stay at the Holiday Inn on Tucumcari Blvd. a routine on their way to their […]