County fair gets rolling

The Quay County Fair, which many have waited for all year, has begun. Activities have hit high gear today at the Quay County fair grounds as the demonstrations begin taking place. Booth exhibits, both commercial and educational, along with animals and skill displays were set up at the fair Monday and Tuesday. Judges examined the […]

Rattler Reunion entertainer set

TV Hagenah When the Alumni gather for the Rattler Reunion Banquet Saturday evening, Aug. 7, they will be entertained by musician and impressionist Damon Whaley of Dalhart, Texas. “I’m really looking forward to being in Tucumcari this weekend,” said Whaley about performing at the Rattler Reunion on Friday and Saturday. “For one thing, I’ve never […]

Local blacksmith wins in Canada

William Thompson Local blacksmith and farrier artist Jim Keith finished eighth overall at the World Championship Blacksmith’s Competition in Calgary, Alberta recently. Keith and his helper, Mark Milster, also took top prize in the creative forging category at the international competition. Keith said the creative forging category was divided into two parts. “First of all […]

Reading program begins

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Summer Reading program, Readiscover New Mexico, will begin June 21 at Tucumcari Public Library on Second Street, and according to Assistant Librarian Dainetta Kroeker, it promises to be a fun time for the young people taking part in it. “We’re going to have a number of different activities aimed specifically at children,” […]

Youth learn about agriculture

TV Hagenah Fourth graders from Tucumcari, Logan and House learned about agriculture Tuesday at a special program put on by the extension services of New Mexico and Texas, and by Mesalands Community College. The program called “Kids ‘n’ Cows” came to Tucumcari and was housed in the MCC Ag Sciences building and corrals and it […]

Museum educates, entertains

TV Hagenah A museum dealing with dinosaurs is, by definition, something dealing with very old things. But according to those involved with Mesalands Dinosaur Museum the young are what make it fun. “It is so much fun when these groups come in here,” said museum director Craig Currell about groups of students from near and […]

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, […]

Community church service set for Sunday

QCS Reports The sixth-annual Community Church Service is scheduled to take place at the Tucumcari Convention Center Sunday, and according to Rev. James Witcher of Tucumcari he is expecting a good turnout. “Well, we had over 400 people last year,” said Witcher, “and we’re putting out more than 450 chairs this year. And we can […]

Blood brings Tucumcari out

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By TV Hagenah For many, losing blood usually brings to mind thoughts of Dracula and his minions. But for some people in Tucumcari on Saturday at the blood drive being sponsored by the Tucumcari city government, the possibility of losing some of their life-supporting fluid was a pretty good feeling. “It’s important to give blood,” […]