2007 Basketball homecoming queen to be selected Thursday

The student body of Tucumcari High School will vote for the 2007 Basketball Homecoming Queen on Thursday. The Quay County Clerk, Ellen White, will conduct the election with the help of her office staff. The students will use real ballots for this election. Homecoming queen candidates are Janna Kirksey and Cydnie Rich. • Janna Kirksey […]

MCC has pairs graduate

Special to the QCS Graduation ceremonies at Mesalands Community College class of 2006 could be designated as definitely out of the ordinary. Not only was it the largest ever (76 graduates), but it was the first ceremony where several of the graduates could be classified as being “pairs.” In the graduating class there was a […]

Rancher’s wife has calving problems

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist It is the bad dream of the rancher’s wife during calving season. Not as bad as a blizzard or machinery wreck but worse than having to go to Kingfisher for parts. Hubby’s been gone overnight so Shirla saddles up to go check the new calves in the calving lot. It’s […]

11/26 Obituaries

Gerald Sonleiter Services: Have been held. Gerald Sonleiter, 85, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, in Altus, Okla. He was born March 16, 1920, in St. Charles, Mo., to John and Lillie (Meise) Sonleiter. He graduated high school in Cotton Valley, La., and then joined the U.S. Air Force. He married Kay Wilson in March of […]

10/15 Obituaries

Bruce Jackson Services: At a later date yet to be determined. Bruce Ogden Jackson, 85, died Tuesday, October 11, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born on December 26, 1919, in Electra, Texas. He married Gladys McIntosh in Tucumcari on November 29, 1939, and farmed for many years in the San Jon community. He later worked […]

7/23 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Tuesday • At midnight, a female called to report she was speaking to her daughter on the phone and got cut off. Her daughter was now not answering. Police went to the South First Street location where the woman […]

Daughter’s memory motivates Mom to help

By Marc Schoder: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS For some, it’s just a good way to clean out the garage. For one Tucumcari woman, it’s a labor of love for a good cause. “I am not doing this garage sale for profit. I am doing it to benefit kids who have cancer in local (Albuquerque area) hospitals,” said […]

Around Town, June 18

Eva Romero turned 100 on Wednesday and will celebrate her birthday Sunday with family and friends in Englewood, Colo., according to her daughter Mary Rivera of Tucumcari. Romero was born in Monte Vista. Romero had 11 children. Her grandson, James Padilla, lives in Tucumcari and her great-grandson Mark Padilla and her great-grandaughter Christine Rivera also […]

Joe Liles

Joe Liles, 96, died Tuesday April 26, 2005 in Tucumcari following an extended illness. Liles was born on Dec. 6, 1908 near Altus, Okla. He was a farmer in the San Jon area for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Jon. He married Lillian Dunn in 1930. He […]

Hectic life can have bitter consequences

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Columnist I saw a scary commercial on TV the other day, a Wal-Mart spot showing a woman with a hectic lifestyle who looks into the camera and says: “I like being busy all the time.” Don’t we all? We just love driving around like maniacs, our cell phones glued to our […]