Looking back — Dec. 1

December 1966

The Forrest Currell Lumber Company was building the new Elks Lodge that holds a swimming pool, dinning room, lodge room, sauna, small gym and a kitchen. The cost of the project was $172,000 … Five Tucumcari High School band members were chosen to participate in the New Mexico All State Band competition held in Albuquerque. They were: Lynn Parker, Kitty Wheeler, Camila Smith, Karen Carman and Sammy Izard … The federal building on the corner of First and McGee Streets was near completion. It will house the offices of U.S. Representative Tom Morris, Soil Conservation Services and the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation office … Police chief J. Bronson Moore announced that Tucumcari residents had to register their bicycles with the city and have a required license plate fixed to the back of their bicycles …