March 1960

Tennessee Ernie Ford presented a silver platter from the city of Tucumcari as a gift to singer Jimmie Rodgers for his song “Tucumcari” that hit the best seller list of popular songs that fall. … Tucumcari students prepared their exhibits for the annual science fair. Larry Kvols and Tom Brunk worked on testing the fractionation […]

Bertie Marie Flint Ragland

Bertie Marie Flint Ragland Services: Have been held. Bertie Marie Flint Ragland, 93, died Friday, Nov. 17, in Clovis, N.M., following an extended illness. Mrs. Ragland was born May 4, 1913 at Bard, N.M. She had been an active member of the San Jon Assembly of God Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher for many […]

2/1 Obituaries

Jack Johnson Services: Have been held. Jack Johnson, 82, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at his home in Bard. He was born April 7, 1923, near Clayton in Thomas. The longtime Bard resident was a rancher and farmer who served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death […]

City seats up for grabs, candidates ready

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Longtime City Commissioner Bettie Ditto will be vacating her seat and two other city positions are also up for grabs in Tucumcari’s municipal election to be held March 7. Filing Tuesday for Ditto’s position as city commissioner for district five were James Lafferty and Norma Jean Crellin. Mary Mayfield filed to […]

1/7 Obituaries

Max Crespin Services: Have been held. Max I. Crespin, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006. He was born July 1, 1934, in Logan, later moving to Tucumcari where he married his wife Mary Garcia Crespin. He was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was retired from the City of Tucumcari Police Department […]

Year in review: June 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. The following events made headlines in June 2005. June 1: Ground was broken on the elaborate and lengthy First Street construction project. June 2: A new 2,400-square-foot training facility was approved […]

Year in review: May 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. May 2005 was rife with the following news. May 1: Despite the cooler than usual spring temperatures, County Extension Agent Pete Walden said it was time to start planting and offered some […]

12/7 Obituaries

James Lowery, Keith Lowery Services: Have been held. James A. Lowery and Keith B. Lowery, newborn infants, died on Dec. 1, 2005, at Northwest Texas Regional Hospital in Amarillo. They were born Dec. 1, 2005, in Amarillo. They are survived by their parents, Brian and Heather Lowery of Tucumcari; grandparents, Jim and Becky Evans of […]

The January that was

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. To begin at the beginning, it’s time to tromp through January 2005. Jan. 1: Police said the previous evening’s activities didn’t even raise an eyebrow. “There were hardly any cars out […]

11/30 Obituaries

Ruth Hodson Services: Have been held. Audrey Ruth Hodson, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, in Redlands, Calif. She was born on Oct. 13, 1921, in Tucumcari. After her father died, she helped her mother run a local hotel that housed mainly railroad engineers, and later they ran a boarding house. She graduated from Redondo […]