History: July 1968

Carol Jean Rowse was crowned Miss Tucumcari. She was honored before a crowd of 350 people and went on to represent Tucumcari in the Miss New Mexico Pageant at Hobbs. Runners-up were Donna Briscoe and Linda Purcell. … Quay County Butane & Tire Co. Held its grand opening. … Grady Huffman resigned as an employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad to take over the operation of the Dairy Queen in Tucumcari. … James Sanders was appointed as the Sears