Rattler Reunion drawing near

TV Hagenah Neon, that electrifiable gas that has become a symbol of Route 66 has also become the theme of the 2004 Rattler Reunion, “Neon Nights.” In fact, the 2004 Rattler Reunion is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5, 6, and 7 and according to Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose, who is, along with Quay […]

Rattler brings back memories, history

Lynn Moncus The Rattler Paper Committee, composed of Marian Farmer Knapp, Norma Jean Redhage Crellin, and Nancy Ward Napier, is most definitely to be commended this year for publishing 56 pages of pictures and reading material. By adding some colored pictures, they enhanced the appearance of their already first-class publication. This is one paper that […]

Young artists finish week of art school in city

TV Hagenah In metropolitan areas, young people may go off to dance camp or music camp or art camp so they can be exposed to cultural experiences that they may not otherwise have in their day-to-day lives. Tucumcari got a bit closer to that concept as the first class of Doug and Sharon Quarles’ Art […]

‘Jackpot’ shows recognize locals

TV Hagenah Lambs and hogs were in the center ring at the Quay County Fair Grounds this week as two different hog and lamb jackpots were held there Saturday. In the morning at the fairgrounds, the Blue Ribbon Classic Sheep and Hog Show was held and in the afternoon, the New Mexico Classic Sheep and […]

East Coast class on Route 66 arrives in city

TV Hagenah Often people come through Tucumcari because of an interest in Route 66, but 13 university students and two professors came to Tucumcari because of a class being offered by the two instructors in Connecticut on the “Mother Road”. It is the second year that the two Central Connecticut State University instructors have offered […]

Artists start class for youths

TV Hagenah If Doug Quarles has his way, in about a month, the Tucumcari area will be overrun with young artists. That is why the area painter and muralist is, with his artist wife Sharon Watson, scheduling art classes at their studio-home west of the city during the early summer. “There are some very talented […]

Grady salutes alumni

Grady will hold their Annual Memorial and Alumni Dinner at the Grady School Cafeteria on May 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cafeteria will be open at 9 a.m. for coffee. All 10 year classes will be recognized, beginning with the class of 1924. Hosts for the program will be the class of […]

Morality tale (tail?) about ditching

TV Hagenah The local school district is attempting to cut down on absenteeism by students. They have found school runs better when students are in class. Conversely, In the seven or eight years I was in high school, as I recall, the administration periodically tried ways of keeping me out of classes. They found that […]

Tucumcari Middle School Students win break

TV Hagenah Even though it was rainy and somewhat cold, eighth graders from Tucumcari Middle School enjoyed standing outside dining on popcorn and soft drinks Friday morning just an hour after school began. The event took place because their class had beaten out all the other classes at the middle school in a competition to […]

Class of ’54 looking for classmates

The class of 1954 is seeking a number of different individuals for the upcoming reunion this summer. If readers have knowledge of these individuals, they should call: 806-244-5519. Sought classmembers include: Ronnie Coate, Geraldine Griffin, Edna Martinez, Josephine Medina, Leo Roybal, Armando Velasco, Dorothy Williams, John Otero, Evangeline Blea, Gloria Baca, Susan Gentry, Sherry Gregory, […]