Tucumcari attracts all kinds (of travelers, that is)

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Not everyone who rambles across the country along Route 66 does so in their car. Sure, there are always several motorcycles out there — but two men in recent days went one step further, one of them literally. Here are their stories: Bicycle man Eric High was coming from […]

Barbara Johnson, John Branden Melton, Jane Sanderson

Barbara Johnson Barbara Dwan “Sug” Johnson, 71, died at Laurel Hills Health Care Center Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 following an extended illness. Sug Johnson was born February 24, 1927 in Lela Lake, Texas. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Tucumcari. She was a retired junior high school teacher having taught ninth […]

San Jon Coyotes crushed by Floyd Broncos 66-8

Dave Wagner FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos overwhelmed San Jon 66-8 on Thursday, improving to 6-0 for the season in a game called by the state’s 45-point lead rule which goes into effect in six-man games at that point. By the end of the first quarter, it was 33-0 and the only question was the […]

Five Rattlers named as all district

William Thompson The 2003-2004 District Four Class A-AA All-District Baseball Team was announced recently and five Tucumcari High School players made the list. District coaches voted for the players they thought were the best in district play. Two seniors, Ray Johnson and A.J. Molinas, made the team. Molinas put up big numbers in district competition. […]

Three locals graduate from Amarillo College

Three Tucumcari students graduated recently from Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. Susan Marie Lincoln received an Associate of Science degree. Lee A. Aragon and Tifany Maria Johnson graduated with a certificate of completion. 2004 Spring Commencement ceremonies were held yesterday at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum

House FFA wins two at State

The House FFA Chapter traveled to Las Cruces to participate in the State FFA Career Development Event Contests last week. Over 1450 FFA members from across the state competed in the 28 various contests that ranged from Agricultural Mechanics to Wool Analysis. The House FFA Chapter , under advisor Tony Johnson was, said Johnson, “very […]

Nine from THS to all-district lists

William Thompson The 2003-2004 District 6-AA All District basketball teams were announced recently, and members of the Tucumcari boys’ and girls’ varsity squads were selected. For the boys, Ray Johnson and Chris McCasland made First Team All-District. Johnson said he was happy to make the team for the second straight year. “This being my senior […]

Alta Gay Johnson, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Benedicto Lucero

Alta Gay Johnson Alta Gay Johnson, 65, died in Shreveport, La. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004. She was born Dec. 2, 1938 in Tucumcari. Johnson spent most of her adult life in Shreveport, La. where she was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her husband, Shorty Johnson, of Shreveport as […]

Rattlers fall to Clayton

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers could not overcome Clayton’s size advantage as they lost 75-43 last night. Clayton had three players over six feet tall. The Rattlers’ Justin Galvan battled the three giants under the basket, getting rebounds and cleanly blocking at least one shot. However, the Clayton big men wore down the Rattlers as […]

House native loved billiards

Freedom Newspapers Lucille Powell proved it’s never too late to take up a new hobby. Powell’s hobby was playing pool and her billiards home was the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Clovis. She took up the game in 1966, when she was 55 years old. Powell, a native of House, died Aug. 13 at age […]