Leroy Sena

Leroy Sena Leroy Sena, 61, died at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo , Friday morning, Oct. 15, 2004 following a brief illness. Leroy Sena was born June 3, 1943 in Santa Rosa. He has been a heavy equipment operator for the state of New Mexico. He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. […]

Commissioner recall petitions come up short

TV Hagenah There will be no recall of Tucumcari City Commissioner Jim Witcher. In the Thursday evening meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission, city clerk Rachel Hicklin presented her report on the results of her examination of the signatures on recall petitions submitted late last month to her by George Aragon. In her report to […]

Rainfall good for local wheat crop

William Thompson The Quay County area has received above average rainfall this year, especially this fall. Wheat farmers are happy, but they still want more rain this winter and next spring. David and Jerri Rush have a moderate-sized wheat operation south of Ragland. Jerri Rush said they are grateful for the recent rains. “We just […]

FFA kids head to convention

TV Hagenah According to Tucumcari High School FFA Sponsor Glenda Sours, members of the Tucumcari FFA Floriculture Career Development Team are ready to go to Louisville, Ky and compete in the FFA national floriculture competition at the National FFA Convention being held there Oct. 27-30. Sours said that the four FFA floriculture team members competing, […]

United Way sets plans for numerous activities

TV Hagenah United Way Auction Chairman Amanda Hammer announced recently the annual United Way Auction will be Monday, Nov. 1, at the Well Fargo Bank in Tucumcari from 5:30-9 p.m. According to Hammer, the event will be also be broadcast on KTNM AM/FM radio. Hammer said area merchant’s donations were what made the event possible. Local […]

Does collect to fight MS

TV Hagenah According to Jessica Braziel, the local Order of Does are going all out to combat Multiple Sclerosis this year. Braziel, the secretary of the local Does organization, said her group will be raising money during the week of October 17 throughout the area. “One of our big activities is to raise money for […]

Senior Center needs drivers

The Pioneer Senior Center on South Second Street is in need of volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program. Drivers are needed Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. according to Tara Hatfield, site manager for the senior center. “We really need somebody to drive the Meals on Wheels. I’ll take someone […]

Rattlers fall to Yellowjackets, 38-19

William Thompson The Clayton Yellowjackets had a big second half to defeat the Tucumcari Rattlers 38-19 at Rattler Stadium Friday night. Rattler quarterback Chris McCasland went down in the first half with an apparent rib injury and did not return to the field for the second half. Rattler Head Coach Dub Smith did not mention […]

Items stolen from local charity

William Thompson Tucumcari residents routinely drop off large amounts of clothing and other items in front of La Casa de La Hope food and clothing bank on South First Street. Bea Laredo, La Casa’s director, said certain greedy individuals have been coming by and stealing those donated clothes. “Several people have told me they dropped […]

Edna Crisp Bass

Edna Crisp Bass Edna Crisp bass, 93, died Oct. 8, 2004 in Tucson. Bass was born April 10, 1911 in Wardville, Okla. She was a log-time resident of Tucumcari. Bass is survived by her daughers, Doris Sparks (Sparky) and Joyce Poulsen (Ray) of Tucson, her son, Spencer Bass of Sterling, Alaska and one sister, Catherine […]