March, services honor Martin Luther King

TV Hagenah On a cold Monday morning, almost 50 people gathered at the southwest corner of Tucumcari’s Northside Park to pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King by marching a short distance and then attending a brief service in his honor at a nearby church. The people, ranging from youths to senior citizens, walked approximately [...]

MLK march planed

By TV Hagenah As part of the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day on Monday Jan. 19, Tucumcari area residents will be holding a march to salute the Nobel Peace Prize winner. According to Deacon Paul Bell of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church which will be the ending point of the march, the march [...]

TMS messages those fighting for America

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By Angela Peacock Mission Merry Christmas in the Middle East is currently underway. In a few short days troops overseas will receive a personal card containing a letter of blessing and thanks courtesy of Patti Bell’s seventh grade language arts students at Tucumcari Middle School. “I’ve thought about going into the military after high school [...]

Police: Bad decision cause of Ute Lake drownings

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men who drowned in Ute Lake last August made a “bad decision” to leave their boat and try to swim through unfamiliar waters in the dark, a state police official said Monday. Toxicology reports released Monday show small amounts of alcohol were present in the bodies of both victims, but [...]

Just Passin’ Through: Internet meeting leds to wedding

By Angela Peacock Strapping a tarp over a trailer full of furniture, Dell Parker and his wife Cherokee didn’t mind helping Dell’s little sister Paulette Bell move from Fresno, Calif. to Oklahoma to be with her fiancee. The Parker’s, retired newlyweds, said despite a blowout on their trailer they’ve had an enjoyable trip because of [...]