March 1965

The new building added to Tucumcari Junior High School opened after being built by the Ballard and Bates of Carlsbad. … Tucumcari Junior High student Rena Mae Bonem took the top prize at the annual science fair with her booth “New Mexico During the Cretaceous Period.” She was then eligible to enter the regional science fair at Las Vegas where her exhibit won the New Mexico Geological Society’s outstanding award. … The Tucumcari Police Department bought four new patrol vehicles from the Tucumcari Motor
Co. One was an unmarked unit for the chief. The cars were 1965 Chevrolet Biscaynes.