Rattlers trounce Mora Rangers

William Thompson An explosive first half by the Tucumcari High School football team was too much for the outmanned Mora Rangers Friday night at Rattler Stadium as Tucumcari won easily 42-6. Head Coach Dub Smith was pleased with the Rattlers’ first-half play. “I think we have the makings of a really good football team,” said […]

Rattler volleyball team set to start

TV Hagenah It could be a very good year for the Tucumcari High School Volleyball Team. Head volleyball coach Alicia Trujillo said she thinks that the 2004 volleyball season could develop into a strong year for the team she coaches. “We’re still young and we are still rebuilding,” said Trujillo, “but we could surprise some […]

Rattler reunion rousing success

TV Hagenah An estimated 700 people attended the 2004 edition of Tucumcari’s biggest public event, the Rattler Reunion. “I think it went great,” said co-Rattler Reunion Parade Marshall County Manager Terry Turner. “It’s one of those things that makes Tucumcari very special.” The director of the annual event, Norma Redhage Crellin agreed with Turner as […]

Summer reading program goes well

TV Hagenah Few things are more natural during a long summer day than settling in with a good book and the Tucumcari library’s system Readiscover New Mexico helped over 200 young people in Tucumcari do just that. The program under the direction of librarian Dainetta Kroeker ended Thursday with a final entertainer, Sid Hausmon from […]

Chamber gets new officers

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce recently chose new officers. Chosen to take over the direction of the Chamber were Will Cantrell, of the First National Bank of New Mexico as president, Paula Chacon of DCC Interiors and Daniel Construction as first Vice President and Debbie Lafferty of Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital […]

Tucumcari civilian heads to Iraq

TV Hagenah A civilian employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Conchas Lake will be heading to Iraq on Sunday, and she is proud to say she volunteered to do it. “I thought about it for quite a while,” said De De Pacheco of Tucumcari. “And it’s something I want to do.”Pacheco said […]

Rosebud holds reunion

The Ninth Annual Rosebud Homecoming Reunion will be held in the Old Rosebud School House on Saturday, July10 beginning at 10 a.m. According to one of the organizers, Rose Mary Girard of Nara Visa, individuals should bring any “special dishes” that think would make good dining. “Afterwards,” stated Girard, “We’ll all joing together for a […]

Chamber Rodeo set for June 25, 26

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Fourth Annual Rodeo is set to go said Virginia Wright and according to her and others involved with putting on the event everything is looking pretty good for another good year. According to First National Bank vice president Will Cantrell, one of the driving forces behind the […]

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 […]

Talks more powerful than pamphlet

Lynn Moncus Although my parents and grandparents have been dead for many years, I tend to think of them on a daily basis and frequently wish I could ask just a few more questions even though I think I know some of the answers. I become particularly frustrated while watching or listening to ads telling […]