Mesalands rodeos with high school, college athletes

Kimberly Hanna The Mesalands Community College rodeo team recently claimed the team championship title at the New Mexico High School/College Challenge in Lovington. The Mesalands team ended New Mexico State University’s five-year winning streak by earning 872 points as a team and seized the men’s all-around event championship title. The Mesalands team gave a strong [...]

December 1953

Santa arrived in a parade accompanied by bands from Tucumcari, Grady and Forrest high schools. … Tucumcari Rattlers, tackle Wayne Gares and guard Ray Arce, were named to the A division, all-state football team. Center Bob Paulson was nosed out for the first team by a Lovington player. End Don Carver and Jolton’ Joe Wood [...]

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 [...]

Heath Wesley Parker

Services: Have been held. Heath Wesley Parker, 27, of Lovington, N.M., died on Sunday, March 29, 2007, in a drowning accident in Eugene, Ore. Mr. Parker, who was born in Clovis on March 25, 1980, had most recently lived in Juneau, Alaska. Mr. Parker is survived by his parents, John and Connie Parker of Lovington, [...]