Pleasant reunion clears slate for 2010

Lynn Moncus Last year ended on a very high note for this woman from Ima. Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson, her son, Jamie, his wife, Susan, and their sons, Bryan and Aaron invited me to spend a few days with them in Edmond, Okla. Being with such good friends was a major privilege. Of course, Kathryn and […]

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 […]

May 1962

Fishing was closed for the year at Tucumcari Lake so the state could kill the unwanted fish and restock the lake with 350,000 game fish. … Bob Fife’s western band played at the Stadium Park recreation building for a dance sponsored bt the 4-H Wranglers Club. … A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Mountain States […]

03-08-08: Calendar

Today: 7 p.m., Santa Cruz River Band performing Southwestern Folk Music, Tucumcari High School Auditorium, 1100 S. Seventh St. presented by the Quay Arts and Humanities Council. Tickets are $10 per person or two for $15.

County native recognized with state music award

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Based upon the recommendations of people from the Portales and Clovis area and across New Mexico, the Kene Terry Band has been chosen as the April Artist of the Month by the New Mexico Music Commission. “It’s pretty cool,” said Logan High School graduate and lead vocalist Kene Terry, on […]

January 1960

Tucumcari’s Safeway grocery store brought in the new year with a contest to win 100 silver dollars to be given away three times on Jan. 13, 20 and the 27th. … The first winter band concert by the juniors and seniors of the Tucumcari High School Band featured the trombone trio of James Whetstone, Nelson […]

New Logan Schools band to play for area teams

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By Martha Frost: QCS staff Logan Schools got a brand new band — and they want to be playing Tucumcari’s song and House’s song and the songs for Santa Rosa and San Jon — as well as their own. That’s right, band leader Andrea Rinestine is asking all the schools Logan competes with to send […]

8/24 Education Update

Area school board meetings this month were brief but beneficial to students and school spirit, according to school officials. The Logan Longhorns will be restarting their band program after almost two decades of no live music during games and other school activities, according to Connie Jackson, administrative secretary at the school. Jackson said the new […]

Rattler reminisces about band director

After hearing that Jamie Stephenson of Tucumcari High School Class of 1975 would be participating in the program Saturday night at the Rattler Reunion Banquet, I began to recall the many years during which his father, Mr. R.G. Stephenson, was Band Director at THS from c. 1939 until 1954. During those years, he directed the […]

Performance tonight will feature traditional New Mexican music

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Jerry Dean will perform his unique brand of traditional New Mexican folk music at the Tucumcari Convention Center tonight. Dean said his music is great for dancing. “We tell the people to expect to come out and dance and have a good time,” Dean said. “We’ve been on the […]