Hospital gets new top administrator

TV Hagenah As the staff of the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital wished good-bye to administrator Hoyt Skabelund Monday afternoon, they also said hello to the interim administrator for the hospital, D. Rush. “Tucumcari is very lucky to get someone of the caliber of D.” said Skabelund about his temporary replacement who will be holding […]

Thoughts on a moving experience

For those of you contemplating moving in the near future, a word of advice. Don’t! Even if your house is burning down around you and your moustache is getting singed as you stand there (women readers may disregard this last image – well, unless it applies, I suppose). Don’t fall into the moving trap. It […]

Sick tire interrupts Sunday journey

Lynn Moncus Although Aggie wanted to write this column, she lost the battle because she is still storming around expressing her disgust over our Sunday drive and hasn’t begun to get her vocabulary under control sufficiently to avoid censorship. Besides, she’s making life miserable for a turtle in the backyard and doesn’t have time to […]

Billie Evellyn Marie Sanders Selman

Billie Evelyn Marie Sanders Selman, 70, of Clovis died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004 at her home in Clovis. Billie Selman was born on March 29, 1934 in Clovis to Robert Burdette and Dora Marie Bryson Higgins. She married W.A. Sanders at a young age and later She married Donald Ray “Joe” Selman in 1977. A […]

‘Trek for Trash’ set for Saturday

TV Hagenah The heads of the Tucumcari Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Tucumcari are looking forward to next weekend’s Trek for Trash which according to Yvette Fezekas, Beautification Coordinator for the City of Tucumcari, could well be one of the biggest and most successful ones in Tucumcari history with the Keep Tucumcari […]

‘Dayze’ off to good start

TV Hagenah The first day of Quay County Heritage Dayze went well said Tucumcari Historical Museum Director Bruce Nutt, who is also the director of the county’s Heritage Dayze and he feels that Saturday, (Sept. 18) promises to be even better. “We’ve had a very good first day,” said Nutt. “I think our numbers were […]

Local artists paint gourds

TV Hagenah Three area artist traveled to Taos yesterday to submit gourds they had painted for a special benefit art show of nothing but painted gourds called, “Out of your gourd”. The three, Sharon and Doug Quarles and Tom Windem, have spent much of the last week on their small canvases – preparing the surfaces, […]

Organization attempts to curb smoking among youth

TV Hagenah According to high school instructor Antonio Pacheco the Tucumcari High/Middle school organization “Too Smart to Smoke” is off to a good start this year. Group members have high hopes and plans for the upcoming school year. Pacheco said the purpose of the organization is to communicate all of the negative aspects of using […]

Bingaman aide visits Tucumcari

A representative from U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman’s Roswell office will be available in Tucumcari Tuesday to visit with residents in the Quay County area about problems or concerns with federal government agencies. “It will give area residents a chance to meet with a representative from my office to discuss problems they may face, whether it […]

Football standout on sidelines for senior season

William Thompson Nick Wiegel, a 2003 all-state defensive end, and second team all-state tight end for the Tucumcari High School football team, is out for the season due to a knee injury. Wiegel said it has been a difficult adjustment. “I was pretty upset for a long time after I was told I wouldn’t be […]