April 1969

The Tucumcari High School Safety Club set up a display on the west side of town on Gaynell Street. It featured a wrecked car and sign that read “Drive Carefully.” … The Big O Tire Store had its grand opening on West Gaynell Street. Store manager Dale Titus cut the ceremonial ribbon with Chamber of Commerce president Damon Kvols. … Tommy Bauler of Tucumcari won a $100 Easter wardrobe from the C.R. Anthony Co.. … The Tucumcari Camp Fire Girls took over the city of Tucumcari as part of a special program to help explain the workings of a city government. Mayor Kenneth Schlientz handed over temporary power to Teresa Mares. Several other city officials turned over their positions for the program, including: Jolene Broce who acted as police chief and Marolyn Kvols as acting city engineer. … Workers began clearing the site where the Quay Apartments would be built. The 64-unit apartment complex was sponsored by the New Mexico District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America, AFL-CIO.