St. Anne’s holds church retreat

TV Hagenah St. Anne’s Catholic Church will be holding a “Weekend of Christian Living” retreat Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23-24 at Hammond Hall in Tucumcari. According to the event coordinator, Clara Rey, the purpose of the activity is to reaffirm religious ties within believers. “It’s a Catholic faith-based retreat,” said Rey about the purpose of […]

Methodists host enchilada dinner

William Thompson Martha Waters, of Center Street United Methodist Church, said about 40 volunteers will be on hand at the church Saturday Oct. 9 to serve up a traditional enchilada dinner. “The enchilada dinner has been an event at least since the 1950’s,” said Waters. “It’s the church’s biggest fundraiser of the year. I remember […]

Bill Parish, Raymond Andrada

Bill Parish Bill “Billy Joe” Parish, 71, died at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Amarillo Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 following an extended illness. Billy Joe Parish was born Feb. 14, 1933 in Santa Anna, Texas. He had been a resident of Tucumcari for the past 42 years. He had been in retail sales for […]

Tucumcari travels to Dester Friday

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team hopes to spoil the Dexter Demons’ homecoming Friday night. Dexter, at 2-4 on the season, may seem a welcome relief to the Rattlers after losing their past two games. Still, Dexter cannot be overlooked “We’ve got a very athletic quarterback with a great arm,” said Dexter Coach […]

Election causes run on clerk’s office

TV Hagenah It has been a busy few days for Quay County Clerk Jeanette Maddaford and her staff in the county clerks office as hundreds of people have registered to vote in the upcoming general election and already a good number have voted either by absentee ballot or by early ballot in person at her […]

Not a flying kind of guy

TV Hagenah Now that the air show has come and gone, I feel I can now admit it. I don’t like flying. It just doesn’t seem natural to me. I mean airplanes are big pieces of metal that are expected to go up into the air. Metal doesn’t stay in the air. Balloons filled with […]

Old ways still work fine

Lynn Moncus While many people these days communicate via email, this woman from Ima continues to enjoy writing letters and sending them via snail-mail. Obviously, a number of friends still use that venue because I can look forward most days to receiving letters from them and can just sit back to read at leisure and […]

Margaret Bryant

Margaret Shannon Bryanat Margaret Shannon Bryant, 70, died Sept. 18, 2004 in Albuquerque. She was born May 6, 1934 in Seneca, New Mexico. Bryant moved to Tucumcari in 1937 and graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1953. She was an employee of Perfection Bakery and First National Bank. Bryant is survived by her son Michael […]

Pilots enjoy Tucumcari show

TV Hagenah Often, after a decade, the luster of an annual event fades. According those at the 12th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show, that is definitely not the case with the air show. According to pilots taking part in the show it appeared from the air that over 700 people had parked their vehicles […]

Young, old like local air show

William Thompson The Rotary Club Air Show attracted many onlookers Wednesday to Tucumcari Municipal Airport. The crowd’s attention was riveted to the skies above Quay County as a number of historic and contemporary planes flew loops and death-defying stunts. Tucumcari Middle School student Michelle Fazekas said she would not mind going for a spin at […]