Blood given because ‘people need it’

TV Hagenah According to Tim Gutierrez, the chairman of the Tucumcari Community Blood Drive held at Rhodes Gymnasium Saturday, the drive was a “great success.” “I think everything went well,” said Gutierrez of the Tucumcari High School Student Council sponsored drive, “We had a good turnout and we had a steady flow of people who […]

Thanksgiving dinner shared by more than 150

William Thompson FIrst Baptist Church opened it’s Fellowship Hall Thursday to around 150 Tucumcari residents looking for a hearty meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a variety of salads and desserts. Pastor Benny Hipps said giving people the opportunity to share a free meal with others was all the church […]

THS teachers get turkey early

TV Hagenah It was a week early, but teachers at Tucumcari High School got a Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings which they said was “as good as it gets.” The dinner which was prepared by the high school’s culinary arts students under the supervision of their teacher Gail Balzano was served to […]

Baptists host Thanksgiving

TV Hagenah The First Baptist Church will be hosting their fifth annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Tucumcari community on Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day. The event will go from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m and will feature the standard Thanksgiving fair of turkey and all the trimmings including dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet patatoes, cranberrys and giblet […]

Veterans honored in Logan

TV Hagenah The Logan’s American Legion Post 77 will be honoring America’s veterans Saturday, Nov. 13 with a special Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner at the Post’s bingo hall. “We think these people are our nation’s heroes,” said Arlin Cordova, one of the organizers of the annual event from the Logan American Legion Ladies Auxiliary”. “These veterans […]

Volunteers to serve ‘Pasghetti’ Thursday

TV Hagenah Preparations for the annual St. Anne’s “Pasghetti” Dinner are already in high gear. Bill Wilson who, along with his wife Direen, is the music director for St. Anne’s Catholic Church, said the dinner is the one of the prime money makers for the music department of the church. “More than that, though, it […]

Methodists host enchilada dinner

William Thompson Martha Waters, of Center Street United Methodist Church, said about 40 volunteers will be on hand at the church Saturday Oct. 9 to serve up a traditional enchilada dinner. “The enchilada dinner has been an event at least since the 1950’s,” said Waters. “It’s the church’s biggest fundraiser of the year. I remember […]

Route 66 Festival to feature dinner show

William Thompson The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and the New Mexico Route 66 Association are bringing a nationally known comic, Ruby Ann Boxcar, to Tucumcari for the Route 66 Festival. The event’s dinner show is set for 7 p.m. July 9 in the Tucumcari Convention Center Ballroom. Boxcar, a male, portrays a female in his […]

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 […]

Baptists end century celebration

TV Hagenah A century ago, the First Baptist Church of Tucumcari began and during the last five months in Tucumcari the most modern edition of that church has been celebrating those 100 years of existence. On Sunday, the church took part in the last part of that celebration which included not only the regular services […]