NARFE convention off and running

TV Hagenah The New Mexico Federation of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will hold their 43 annual convention in Tucumcari April 15-17. State Federation President Jerry Makowsksi of Roswell reported that roughly 180 members from 20 chapters throughout the state were expected to attend the convention in Tucumcari. According to Makowsksi, one of […]

Local man sentenced to 36 years

William Thompson A Tucumcari man last week was sentenced to 36 years in prison for criminal sexual acts involving a juvenile female. Richard Taylor entered an Alford plea in 10th Judicial District Court on Wednesday. An Alford plea enables the defendant to maintain innocence while admitting sufficient evidence exists to convict. Donald Schutte, Quay County’s […]

Education secretary visits area

William Thompson Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, New Mexico’s Secretary of Education, concluded a whirlwind visit of Quay County Schools Thursday. Garcia visited Logan, San Jon and House schools all within a 24-hour period. Additionally, Garcia met for two hours with Tucumcari’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. William Reents, Wednesday evening. Reents said he discussed President Bush’s […]

Banquet scores solid success

TV Hagenah Over 200 people gathered in the Tucumcari Convention Center Ballroom Thursday evening for the annual Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Banquet which featured music, food, a guest speaker, drawings and a silent auction. According to Kim Gray of the Chamber of Commerce, the evening which had as its theme, “Campaign for Tucumcari/Quay County” […]

Muddy roads slow but don’t stop county

TV Hagenah For Quay County Road Superintendent Harry Heckendorn has mixed feelings about the four inches of rain that hit Quay County in the past week. On one hand, he knows how much the parched land of the county needs the moisture that the clouds provided, but on the other hand the rain played havoc […]

Generations join for Easter

TV Hagenah Easter came a bit early for the residents of the Quail Ridge Assisted Living Center. In fact it came four days early as sixth-grade students from Tucumcari Middle School traveled to the center to visit the residents there. 20 students left their school early to get a chance to get to the assisted […]

Officers honored

Recently area law enforcement personnel were honored by the DWI organization with their Law Enforcement Appreciation Night. The organization honored 20 officers from the New Mexico State Police, the Tucumcari Police Department and the Logan Police Force.and the Motor transportation division. New Mexico State Police receiving certificates of appreciation for DWI included – Paul Bell, […]

Shrimp boil raises $11,400

Preliminary numbers show the net proceeds for the Fifth Annual Mesalands Community College Shrimp Boil Scholarship Fundraiser to be about $11,400, a 7% increase over last year’s event. A popular part of the event is the raffle of a chance for a cruise to Burmuda. This year the raffle and the auction of a king […]

FFA team does well at state

William Thompson Tucumcari High School’s Future Farmers of America chapter had six teams finishing in the top seven during the state championship held in Las Cruces last week. The four-member Floriculture team won the state championship and will compete in national competition in Louisville. Ky. next October. Alisha Craine, a member of the championship Floriculture […]

Circus offers fun for all

William Thompson Nearly 300 Tucumcari area residents enjoyed an evening performance of the circus Wednesday at the fairgrounds. The Culpepper-Merriwether Combined Circus had all the trappings one would expect from a traveling circus. Two male clowns, Doodles and Melvino, strolled about the circus grounds prior to the show, playing tricks and making children and parents […]