TMS excels at FCCLA state

Tucumcari Middle School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter participated in state competition April 29-May 1 in Albuquerque. A number of local students took honors at the competition. In addition to the competition prizes, one student, eighth grader Maria Garcia, was installed as a state officer and will represent New Mexico on the [...]

Rattlers seniors set final week activities

Class of ‘04 readies for festivities Tucumcari High School seniors will begin participating in special events and festivities this Saturday, marking their upcoming graduation. Events, dates and times are as follows: May 22: Elks Trash Pickup, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bowling Night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 23: St Anne’s Catholic Church Mass [...]

Teachers start program

Holli Cantrell and Andrea Hodge, Masters of Education students at Eastern New Mexico State University, implemented a literacy project at Tucumcari Elementary during March and April in coordination with the College of Education at ENMU. “Our ‘Family Bag It’ project, labeled F.B.I., included literacy theme bags, that the children got to take home and read [...]

ENMU prof to speak at House ceremony

Nine House High School seniors will be officially graduating Friday at 7 p.m. A noted professor and TV, radio announcer, Donald “Doc” Elder will deliver a motivational speech to the graduating seniors. Renee Carter, senior class sponsor, said Elder was invited because all the students are familiar with his radio broadcasts. “Doc Elder announces games [...]

Schools focus on renovations

William Thompson Tucumcari Municipal Schools will be spending nearly 2.5 million dollars on a number of construction and renovation projects over the next year and a half. The bulk of the funding will come from the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to Tucumcari Superintendent of Schools William Reents, Phd., said [...]

Author signs ‘Byways’ article

TV Hagenah Pretty much a Who’s Who of Tucumcari gathered at the Tucumcari Convention Center Thursday evening to greet the author of an article of in New Mexico Magazine. The crowd was there because much of the article is centered in the Quay County area. New Mexico author and state employee Laurie Evans autographed copies [...]

Visitors help celebrate Glenrio ‘Tourism Day’

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Tourism held its annual Tourism Day at the Glenrio Visitors Welcome Center Friday. Tourists from across the globe stopped by to sample donated food and some were lucky enough to win door prizes. Items from area businesses were donated for the occasion. By 11:30 a.m. nearly 400 tourists [...]

KC bicyclists tours West

William Thompson Tommy Small, a man who hasn’t driven a car in over five years, left his home in Kansas City May 1 and expects to tour the western United States for the next five months on his bicycle. Small passed through Tucumcari Wednesday afternoon preparing to get on Interstate-40 on his way to Santa [...]

Local graduates from Fort Worth Seminary

FORT WORTH — Tucumcari native Samuel Mitchell earned a Master of Divinity degree with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 7. Mitchell graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1991 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Wayland Baptist University in 1998. He is the son [...]

Nursing home helps residents

Winnie Hagenah Laurel Hills Healthcare in Tucumcari has recently launched a new program that is bringing back local residents who have had to go to Amarillo or Lubbock for their medical needs. Erika Smith, a recent nursing school graduate of Texas Tech University, will be working in Texas as the new “Nurse Liaison” for Laurel [...]