Mesalands honor society inducts 18

Mesalands Community College released a list of 18 new members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society who have been inducted in a recent ceremony held by the Beta Eta Omega Chapter of Kappa at the college. According to John Yearout, a spokesman for the college, the purpose of the society is to recognize and encourage […]

Rodeo team looks toward spring

Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team finished the fall season with some good results at the Lubbock competition and can now focus on the coming spring schedule that will start the third week of March. There were 170 teams entered in the team roping event at Lubbock. Ropers from Mesalands did well in the long round. […]

Registration for rec youth basketball begins

Tucumcari Recreation Department is currently registering fifth and sixth grade girls and boys for basketball. According to representatives, the fee is $25. Registration is being done at the Recreation center from 3-9 p.m. from Monday, Dec. 13 through Friday, Jan. 7. Representatives of the recreation department said the department is also seeking coaches for the […]

Free lunch program ends

William Thompson According to a press release from Tucumcari Public Schools, the free lunch program will end as of Dec. 21. The schools met the program’s poverty guidelines but only 54.3 percent of students participated in the program. T.J. Riddle, administrative assistant for Tucumcari Public Schools, said the schools needed at least 85 percent student […]

Lady Rattlers win second in two days

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team did something Saturday they failed to do all last season. They put together a two-game winning streak by beating Logan 57-56 at Logan. The hard-fought game came down to the final six seconds. The Lady Longhorns had to bring the ball all the way up court […]

Blood given because ‘people need it’

TV Hagenah According to Tim Gutierrez, the chairman of the Tucumcari Community Blood Drive held at Rhodes Gymnasium Saturday, the drive was a “great success.” “I think everything went well,” said Gutierrez of the Tucumcari High School Student Council sponsored drive, “We had a good turnout and we had a steady flow of people who […]

Hospice Home Tour set for Sunday

TV Hagenah The homes and businesses that will be featured on the 2004 Helping Hands Hospice Home Tour are in the final stages of preparation for their day of presentation Sunday when those who have paid the $10 for the tour will be able to see the different homes and business specially decorated for the […]

Crystal meth a problem in area

William Thompson Recent raids by Tucumcari Police have underscored the crystal methamphetamine problem in the city. Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Schutte explained the easy availability of the addictive drug. “Crystal meth is not hard to obtain based on my experience with the ease that undercover agents have been able to get into a house […]

Homeless man finds hope after rescue

William Thompson A man who had given up on life was found on a ranch near San Jon in May. Eugene Davidson, of California, was found after 21 days of sleeping outdoors with little or no food. Rancher Paul Gibson and helper Trey Rusk found the man clinging to life. Gibson and Rusk were alerted […]

Tucumcari School buildings up for sale

William Thompson Tucumcari Public Schools have decided to put five buildings up for sale. The buildings formerly housed Tucumcari schools. The buildings up for sale are, Granger Elementary and Gymnasium on S. Third Street, Zia Elementary on E. Aber, Coronado Elementary on N. Fifth Street and the “Fifth Street Building” on S. Fifth Street which […]