Tucumcari’s standards worth keeping

By David Stevens Greetings. I don’t know many of you, so I’d like to introduce myself. I am the editor for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. That means I oversee the newsrooms at the newspapers in Tucumcari, Clovis and Portales. I work in all three communities, but I don’t live in any of them. I […]

Calendar, June 11

Today The Tucumcari “Wheels for Life” Bike-A-Thon will help fund cancer research for children at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Call Corinne Hayes at 461-1651 for details. Sunday Volunteers are welcome to meet at Five Mile park at 2 p.m. for a cleanup of the park grounds. Bring gloves and eye protection. A hamburger […]

Calendar 6/4

Today Free fishing on all public waters in New Mexico. No license or habitat stamp required. All other fishing rules still apply. Girl Scout paper drive. Bring old newspapers to Mesalands Community College on 11th Street. Look for the big truck between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday Girl Scout registration at the Odeon Theater. […]

Calendar, June 8

Thursday – The Quay County Tourism Council will meet at the extension office in the basement of the Quay County Courthouse, noon. Thursday – Tucumcari City Commission meets at city hall, 6 p.m. Thursday – Tucumcari Historical Research Institute will have a chuck wagon barbecue for members at 5:30 p.m. at the museum. Cost is […]

Calendar 6/1

Today The San Jon Board of Education will meet in the conference room, 2 p.m. with a special work session at noon. Thursday The Quay County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition offers “Make Yours a Fresh Start” training, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 121 of Mesalands Community College. Call 461-4922 for information. […]

Cell phones make life easier

Grant McGee I don’t like answering the phone. The phone ringing always means bad news.” I can’t remember who told me that. It’s one of those sayings that are kind of closed minded, no room for negotiation. But I kind of/sort of agree with my long-forgotten acquaintance about the telephone. I’m really not fond of […]

Calendar 5/28

Today Bluegrass music program – 7 p.m. at the Quay County Exhibit Hall. Call 461-1457 for details. Forrest School and Community Reunion – 10:30 a.m. at the Forrest Fire Department. Registration with lunch is $10. Information: Mary Sours at 458-6635 Sunday The VFW Post and Auxiliary flag placing – Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery. Those wishing to […]

5/22

Today Butterfly exploration — 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Conchas Lake State Park. New Mexico State Parks interpretive Ranger Steve Cary will host. Event is free with regular park admission. Information: 476-3386 or www.nmparks.com. A.J. Moya Little League Day — 9 a.m. at the Little League field in Tucumcari. Buddy Poppy sale — at […]

THS senior week events

l Tucumcari’s Senior Week activities begin this weekend with the following events: Saturday Family softball and family picnic at 6 p.m. at the softball field. Call 461-1291 or 461-3658 for details. Must bring own glove and bat. Sunday Hamburger fry at 12:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall. Call 461-3090 for details. Baccalaureate at 5 p.m. […]

Calendar 5/18

Today Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meeting —10 a.m. at the Logan Civic Center. Distribution of USDA commodities — 9 a.m. at the Quay County Fairgrounds West Entrance. Thursday Tucumcari Future Farmers of America banquet — 7 p.m. at the Tucumcari Convention Center. PTSD month meeting — 11 a.m. at the VFW Post. Friday […]