Rita L. Smith, Frankie Joe Padilla

Rita L. Smith Rita L. Smith, 84, died Saturday morning, July 31, 2004 following an extended illness. Rita Smith was born July 15, 1920 at Paducah, Texas. She was a member of the Logan First Baptist Church. She had been a homemaker. She was preceded in death in 1997 by her husband W.J. Smith. She […]

Woman stranded at Ute Lake

William Thompson Rodney Paris, Park Manager for Ute Lake State Park, said alcohol contributed to an argument among friends at the park Sunday evening which left a young Albuquerque woman stranded at the park with no money, no possessions, clad only in her bikini. “Alcohol most definitely contributed to the situation,” said Paris. “She and […]

Rattler Reunion entertainer set

TV Hagenah When the Alumni gather for the Rattler Reunion Banquet Saturday evening, Aug. 7, they will be entertained by musician and impressionist Damon Whaley of Dalhart, Texas. “I’m really looking forward to being in Tucumcari this weekend,” said Whaley about performing at the Rattler Reunion on Friday and Saturday. “For one thing, I’ve never […]

House class holds reunion

William Thompson Eight graduates of House High School, class of 1974, reunited at the school Saturday July 31 for an evening of storytelling and catching up. Marrion Hudson, one of their former teachers, went to the reunion and said the students were doing well with their lives. “The girls were all so smart in school. […]

End Ministries Church holds annual yard sale

Winnie Hagenah Friday morning will see a great deal of activity around the End MInistries Church at 424 S. Monroe, as the church kicks off their annual yard sale at 8 a.m. Aug. 6. In addition to traditional yard sale items such as clothing and kitchen gadgets, church members will also be selling tamales for […]

Bus tour showcases salt cedar removal methods

New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a bus tour Thursday, Aug. 12, to explore various eradication programs working to rid northeastern New Mexico of the salt cedar. Quay County Extension agriculture agent Pete Walden said the tour is designed to portray the actual spraying and let everyone see what is working in […]

Altrusa makes donations

ALTRUSA International of Tucumcari recently made two philanthropic donation. On May 24 they donated $1,700 to Presbyterian-Trigg Hospital for lighting and baby furniture on that same day they also donated $600 to the City of Tucumcari Fire and EMS for a portable suction unit.

Cheerleader named as all-star

William Thompson Rhea Jaynes, 11, enters Tucumcari Middle School this year where she has already won a spot on the cheerleading squad. Jaynes recently was named to the Universal Cheerleaders Association’s New Mexico middle school all-star cheerleading team and will march in Houston’s Thanksgiving Day parade. “I had to compete against 15 other cheerleaders to […]

Charity softball on tap

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Love’s Country Store will be sponsoring their first ever Charity Co-ed Softball Tournament which, according to Love’s Country Store Manager Jamie Shaw, will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Shaw said that the Children’s Miracle Network is a group of hospitals that help children and get ill or injured children in need […]

Teachers return to school as students

TV Hagenah Elementary school teachers became students for two days this week as they went back into the classroom Monday and Tuesday not to serve as the mentor, but instead as the mentored. The reason that the desks were turned on the 33 Tucumcari Elementary School teachers was that a new math program is being […]