Altrusa makes donations

ALTRUSA International of Tucumcari recently made two philanthropic donation. On May 24 they donated $1,700 to Presbyterian-Trigg Hospital for lighting and baby furniture on that same day they also donated $600 to the City of Tucumcari Fire and EMS for a portable suction unit.

Football begins practice Aug. 9

William Thompson Tucumcari High School football coach Dub Smith said his 2004 Rattlers will begin practice Aug. 9 and a time has been scheduled for all players to get their physicals next Wednesday morning at Rattler Gym. “Players can get their physicals from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4,” said Smith. “They will need […]

Girls Scouts learn of emergency careers

TV Hagenah Thursday morning a group of Girl Scouts listened to Quay County emergency and law enforcement personnel talk about their professions while the local Girl Scouts took part in a special career day set up in conjunction with Mesalands Community College. The program called Girl Scout College – Focus Technology has been in the […]

Woman maintains treasure of post cards

William Thompson FORREST – Judy Rush may have one of the more unique collections of post cards in New Mexico. Many of her post cards date from the early 1900’s and were sent to and from locations in what is now Quay County. Rush said she and her sister, Diana Rush, found two large vintage […]

Recalling the feeling of a memorable week

Lynn Moncus The hours many of us spent in watching the funeral services for President Reagan were mentally and emotionally exhausting, and we can’t even begin to imagine how they affected Mrs. Reagan as we saw her become more frail and weary each day. We did realize, however, how fortunate we were to be able […]

D-Day anniversary reaffirms belief in prayer

Debra Whittington “Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18. “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Render therefore to all their […]

Neighbors help San Jon family

William Thompson Around thirty San Jon residents came to the aid of Corky Howe and his family recently by holding an old-fashioned barn raising on the family’s property. Howe suffered four massive heart attacks in May of 2002 and was unable to complete construction of the barn that he had begun prior to the heart […]

‘Mother Road Rally’ revs up

William Thompson The Mother Road Rally will be roaring into town June 18 for a weekend of fun for everyone, according to rally organizers. Sherry Anaya, the woman who initiated the idea of a biker rally for Tucumcari, said local motels are already seeing advance reservations. “Local motels have told me they already have three-day […]

Rattler golfers falter at state

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School golf team, Nick Wiegel, Larry Roybal, Matt Smith, Aaron Peacock and Brian Lopez, did not do as well as expected at the state golf tournament recently. The tournament was held on a course near Farmington, and Rattler Coach Charlie Maciel said that it was one of the toughest courses […]

April showers bring spring sights

Lynn Moncus Not long ago, we visited about the beauty of Quay Valley and the plains after the rain fell, leaving the roaring creek and filled water holes. Now is the perfect time to tour those areas again in order to see the changes. Aggie and I took a most pleasant drive last Sunday afternoon […]