Going after the Mayor’s Cup

Nine students from the Tucumcari American Karate Studio traveled to Carlsbad last weekend to participate in the 2008 Mayor’s Cup Taekwondo Tournament, hosted by the Elite TKD of Carlsbad.

Birthdays, New Year’s Population, State Beautification

She’s a Christmas presence… Rachel Eve Mardo was born Christmas day in Clovis. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Rachel Eve is the daughter of Laura and David Mardo of Tucumcari. She joins two brothers, Davey, 7, and Nathaniel, 4, and a sister, Sariah, 2. Her grandparents are Joe and Judy Martinez of Tucumcari, Frances […]

March 1965

The new building added to Tucumcari Junior High School opened after being built by the Ballard and Bates of Carlsbad. … Tucumcari Junior High student Rena Mae Bonem took the top prize at the annual science fair with her booth “New Mexico During the Cretaceous Period.” She was then eligible to enter the regional science […]

February 1969

Cipriano Salazar of Tucumcari pleaded guilty to the charge of second degree murder of Fritz Romero. He was sentenced to no less than 10 years and no more then 50 in the state penitentiary at Santa Fe. … Esther Velasco of Tucumcari was one of 14 students to take part in the new certified laboratory […]

June 3, 2006 Obituaries

Dean Vernon Services: Have been held. Dean C. Vernon, Sr., 69, died Friday, May 12, 2006, at his home in Carlsbad. Mr. Vernon was born June 7, 1936, in Caney, Kan., to George W. and Maude Adcock Vernon. His family moved to Tucumcari in 1946, where he graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1955 and […]

10/5 Obituaries

James Willis Services: 6 p.m. on Saturday a celebration of his life at First United Methodist Church in Carlsbad. James Joseph (Joe) Willis, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, in Carlsbad. He was born April 28, 1926, in Nara Visa. He attended Melrose High School where he was a three-year letterman in football, basketball and […]

Sharon Voeller, Duane Verchelde, M.O. Bain, Bettye Felker

M.O. Bain M.O. “Jack” Bain, 77, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004. Jack Bain was born March 30, 1927, in Claude, Texas. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Sunray, Texas and was a veteran of World War II. He was a long-time County Commissioner in Moore County, Texas where he was also a […]