Mesalands board approves hiring firm for background checks

The Mesalands Community College board on Friday approved hiring an investigation firm to conduct background checks on candidates for president of the college. On the recommendation of Jim Streetman, trustee and presidential screening committee chairman, the board hired Albuquerque-based Rick Foley Investigations LLC to conduct background and credit history checks on all applicants. Streetman said [...]

Distribution center booming

QCS photo: Steven Hansen Carolyn Birch of Tucumcari wheels boxes into place for loading. Blueberries, corn, mangoes, bananas and other fruits and vegetables bound for destinations in the Midwest and Southeast are stopping in Tucumcari twice a week to change trucks at a rate of 10,000 to 15,000 cases a day at the new Kodiak [...]

Birthdays – June 5

Nials Payson Nials will celebrate his sixth birthday on Thursday. Payson is the son of Dustin and Relissa Nials. He is the grandson of Ray and Jo Ann Nials and Robin and Aleta Smith. He is the great grandson of Leona Smith. Payson has two sisters: Rilee and Lilly. Payson loves to ride his horse [...]

San Jon VBS announced

Colossal Coaster World community vacation Bible school will be held 8:30-11:30 a.m., on June 10-14 at the San Jon First Baptist Church.

Weddings – June 5

Yearout Matt Yearout and Julie Payton exchanged wedding vows on April 28 at the Dresser Mansion in Tulsa, Okla. The bride is the daughter of Marion Payton of Tucumcari and the late Allen Payton. Parents of the groom are the late John and Suzanne Yearout, former Tucumcari residents. Julie earned a bachelors degree in chemistry [...]

Tucumcari High athletes recognized

Tucumcari High School's athletes received recognition and awards at THS's annual Athletic Banquet, sponsored by the Rattler Boosters organization. Members of boys and girls football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, cross-country, track and field, and golf teams were called up to receive certificates and prizes. As usual, however, the Athlete of the Year and Academic Athlete of [...]

Softball association starting season June 18

The Tucumcari Softball Association 2013 will start its season June 18. The entry fee is $350 per team. For more information, please contact one of the following: Donnie 403-7215, Hallie 461-2764 or 815-0050, Charlotte 461-7973 or 815-9892. Checks should be payable to Tucumcari Softball Association. Bids are now being taken for the concession stand. There [...]

Quay County 4H winners

Quay County 4-H-ers recently competed in county 4-H contests showing what they have learned during the year. Novice and Junior 4-H-ers earned the opportunity to go on to district 4-H contests in Portales and Senior 4-Hers will compete in Las Cruces in July. Novice 4-Hers are 9-11 years old, Junior 4-Hers are 12-13, and Seniors [...]

Dry dead spirits make me sadder than bone-dry ground

It's hard to believe that we've just blown past another Memorial Day! — Tempus fugit! — Time flies! But since the past decade's years clicked by like stripes on a runway, I shouldn't be surprised at the rate time fugits. My wife and I set out plants on Memorial Day. We figure that even though [...]

Genuine happiness worth some genuine sacrifices

"Happiness is worth a lot to me," a good friend, colleague, and mentor of mine once told his boss as he made a decision that would lead to his leaving the company. "Well, so what? Isn't happiness worth a lot to everybody?" his boss replied. "No," my friend replied truthfully and I think with unusual [...]