Cowboy songs flavor Heritage Dayze festival

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In the same year that Jack Thorp was having his cowboy songs printed in Estancia, Tucucmari was incorporated as a city.The year was 1908. It is not known if Thorp was ever in Tucumcari, but Colorado historian and musician Mark Gardner said Thorp traveled all over the state collecting range ballads. So, it is possible […]

Hazel L. Cochran

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Services: At 2 p.m. Monday services will be at the Tucucmari Memorial Park Cemetery. Hazel L. Cochran, 97, of Hobbs and a former resident of Tucumcari died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, in Lovington. Mrs. Cochran was born May 19, 1920 in San Jon. She is survived her daughter Sandra Spurgers of Monument, grandsons, Billy Dean […]

Troy J. Thomas

Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Troy J. Thomas, 91, died Friday, July 13, 2007 in Muleshoe, Texas. Mr. Thomas was born Oct. 17, 1915 in Abernathy, Texas, to Reba and William J. Thomas. He grew up in Abernathy and graduated from Abernathy High School.  While in school, ran track […]

Torch relay for Special Olympics

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2007 Law Enforcement Torch Run passed through Tucumcari on Monday to call attention to the 2007 Special Olympics New Mexico Summer Games this weekend in Albuquerque. Carried by Tucumcari’s Special Olympians, the torch traveled across Tucumcari’s Route 66 from Kmart to ALCO in a relay with a police […]

9/24 Obituaries

Glenn Gardner Services: 11 a.m. on Monday at Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Glenn Ray Gardner, 61, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, in Tucumcari. He was born January 31, 1944, to Clifton and May Bridges Gardner in Tucumcari. He was retired from the Arch Hurley Conservancy District and member of Tucumcari’s Trinity Baptist Church. Family […]