Mayor dies

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Mayor Calvin Litchfield, 60, died at home early Wednesday morning. Tucumcari Emergency Medical personnel responded to a call from the Litchfield residence on Sixth Street Wednesday at 6:36 a.m. for an individual apparently suffering from a heart attack. He was pronounced dead at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital from natural causes by […]

Calvin Litchfield

Calvin Litchfield, 60 died in Tucumcari on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004 unexpectedly. Calvin Litchfield was born March 23, 1943 in Clovis. He attended and graduated from the Clovis School System in 1961. He attend and graduated from McMurry University in 1965. He was a Certified Public accountant who owned and operated the Litchfield Accounting Office […]

Valentine’s Day, rough duty for guys

TV Hagenah Valentine’s Day has finally arrived. I know in my heart of hearts that every year at this time most women remember a special romantic time with flowers, candy, soft music and the one person they love. But with men, I truly believe it is different. Valentine’s Day is generally not a pleasant time […]

Thoughts on store keepers and learning

Lynn Moncus Since the arrival of the book about Quay County’s first hundred years, several people have expressed concern about the temporary office I have set up in the new metal barn on the museum grounds. They just don’t realize what a great place that is in which to spend a couple of hours in […]

Kathleen Whitley, James Rosse

KATHLEEN L. WHITLEY Kathleen L. Whitley, 81, died in Lubbock Feb. 12. She was a resident of Clovis where she was a homemaker. Whitley was born June 19, 1922 in Stanton, Texas. Whitley was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Howard, her parents, two brothers, two sisters and one son, Charles Howard. Whitley Is […]

No one ever – what’s more, it’s gospel

Leonard Lauralt The New Mexico Department of Health sponsors television commercials about the dangers of second-hand cigarette smoke. In one commercial, a glass of milk has lipstick from a previous user at a restaurant, while in the other, a fork is dropped on the floor. In both cases, a replacement is requested. In background, someone […]

Rattlers lose contest to Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari boys varsity missed shots late in the game as Texico held on to a 77-65 victory Tuesday night in Rattler Gym. Coach John Span said it wasn’t for lack of effort that Tucumcari lost the game. “The energy was there,” said Span. “We just couldn’t hit our shots down the stretch.” […]

Girls fall to Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari girls’ varsity played Texico a little closer this time around but couldn’t overcome Texico’s three-point shooting as the Lady Wolverines went home with a 59-32 victory on Senior Night. Lady Rattler coach Alicia Trujillo was pleased with Tucumcari’s first quarter performance. “We played a great first quarter,” she said. “That shows […]

Low precipitation worries ranchers

William Thompson Despite what some local residents might think, the recent snows in the Quay County area have had no appreciable effect in raising water levels, according to Pete Walden, Quay County Extension agent for New Mexico State University. “We are in a severe drought,” said Walden. “It’s been going on for five years. The […]

CAD has students racing in school

TV Hagenah There was a time when students racing toy cars in the halls of a middle school might be considered something other than educational. But at Tucumcari Middle School they might disagree with the more traditional notion since they instigated their Computer Aided Design program more commonly referred to as CAD. “This (creating and […]