Wanda Lee Bradford 

Services: At noon Sunday memorial services will be at the Elks Lodge in Tucumcari. Wanda Lee Bradford, 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 in Dalhart, Texas. Wanda Lee Ratliff was born in Flagstaff, Ariz., to Skeets and Dora. A longtime resident of Tucumcari, she was a talented crafts-person, her family said. On Aug. 19, 1992 she [...]

Altrusa Fiesta Cash Party, birthdays

$15,000 is in your future?… Altrusa of Tucumcari will have its “2007 Fiesta Cash Party” on Oct 20 at the Elk’s Lodge. At 6 p.m. a Mexican dinner will be provided by the Elk’s Lodge. After dinner, at 9 p.m. you can dance to the music of Limited Edition. Tickets are $100. The top prize [...]

Virginia Fern Ross

Services: Have been held. Virginia Fern Ross, 84, resident of Lake Hubert, Minn., died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at the Edgewood Vista in Brainerd, Minn. Mrs. Ross was born in Denver, Colo. on Oct. 7, 1922 to Herbert Leland and Emma Elizabeth (Kopf) Kletschka. She had been a Lake Hubert resident since 1926. She married [...]

Altrusa preps for fundraiser: Are you ready to win $

The Altrusa Club of Tucumcari will be holding its annual fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Elk’s Lodge. This year the top prize will be $15,000 in cash instead of a car. Altrusa sells 275 tickets each year for $100; each ticket is numbered and 275 numbered ping-pong balls are put in the [...]

Walter R. Rucker

Walter R. Rucker Memorial services for Walter R. Rucker, who died July 11, 2006 will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Conchas Dam, near the lodge at Conchas Dam. Following his death, Mr. Rucker was cremated. Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

Quay County skies light up for the Fourth

By Chelle Delaney: Phillip Griggs can light up your night — especially on the Fourth of July. Griggs is chairman of the fireworks committee at the Elks Lodge on South First Street. “I’ve been involved in this for years. This will be my 15th year,” he said. He’s been chairman of the fireworks committee for [...]

City OKs fireworks funds

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun City officials have no problem with the July 4 fireworks display scheduled by the Tucumcari Elks Lodge, nor do they have a problem contributing. The key is that the organization, and all citizens, be aware of dangerous fire conditions during the holiday, as Commissioner Jim Witcher said during Thursday’s [...]

Motor lodge declared a landmark

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Cactus Motor Lodge may look like one of Tucumcari’s average RV parks – parking spaces, electric and cable hook-ups, an office with a sign that asks patrons not to steal the TV guide. But upon closer inspection, and a chat with the motel’s current owner Andy Patel, one begins to understand [...]

Elks lodge together to help local students

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Elk’s Club members may have been out of school for a little bit, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know the importance of education, according to San Jon Student Council Advisor Peggy Gates. In fact, their support has been so stringent, said Gates, the San Jon Student Council recently awarded [...]

“Mrs. Tucumcari” celebrates 89 years

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When 39-year-old Bettie Ditto came from Chicago to Tucumcari in 1955, she said she was not intending to stay. She inherited Route 66’s Lins Motor Lodge after her dad’s death and said she planned to sell the place as quickly as possible and make a beeline back to the Windy City. [...]