January 1960

Tucumcari’s Safeway grocery store brought in the new year with a contest to win 100 silver dollars to be given away three times on Jan. 13, 20 and the 27th. … The first winter band concert by the juniors and seniors of the Tucumcari High School Band featured the trombone trio of James Whetstone, Nelson Ingram and Harold Partin. … The Tucumcari General Hospital reported admitting 139 patients at the year’s end, including 33 new babies who were all born in December 16 boys and 17 girls. … Fred DeOliviera of Tucumcari retired after 19 years of service with the Bureau of Reclamation and the Arch Hurley Conservancy District.