Super search winding down

By David Irvin: FREEDOM NEWSPAPER Clovis Municipal Schools have scheduled a special board meeting for April 21 to discuss the five superintendent finalists and, hopefully, come to a consensus, Board President Terry Martin said on Monday. Board members are finishing their interviews with the candidates this week. “I am impressed with each one that we […]

Martin Luther King to be honored with march Jan. 17

TV Hagenah For the second year in a row, Tucumcari will have a tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King to commemorate the civil rights leader. Paul Bell, a deacon of the Saints of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, said the church will be hosting a special march Saturday, Jan. 15 to commemorate the civil […]

County plans to privatize solid waste clean up

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners let it be known Monday they are serious about getting out of the trash business. They held an open meeting to discuss dropping the solid waste collection business. The thing they found was that no one at the meeting disagreed with them. At the beginning of the meeting each commissioner, […]

Pool open for summer

William Thompson Tucumcari Municipal Pool opened June 2, and will be open seven days a week from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until school starts again in late August. Amber Martin, the head lifeguard at the pool, said the first week of the pool’s operation was especially busy. “It’s always busy the first week because […]

Lafferty, Martin, Inman

A. Clyn Inman A. Clyn Inman, 85. of Albuquerque for 49 years, native New Mexican and a resident of Oahu, Hawaii for two years, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004. Clyn Inman was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Nevada and then was the comptroller for Mossman […]

Mrytle D. Byrd, Glynn Burland Martin

Myrtle D. Byrd Myrtle D. Byrd, 81, died Friday, April 23, 2004 in Amarillo at the Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital. Myrtle Byrd was born Dec. 3, 1922 in Vinson, Okla. She had been a long time resident of Tucumcari. She had been the bookkeeper for Byrd Truck Repair in Tucumcari and attended the First Baptist […]

Recent rains help wheat farmers

William Thompson Quay County wheat farmers are hoping for a bountiful wheat harvest this summer in the aftermath of recent rains in the area. Still, more rain is desired according to agriculture experts. Greg Martin, the acting County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency, said that wheat farmers are at a crossroads now. Either […]

Early quarter hurts Tucumcari ladies

William Thompson The Tucumcari girls’ varsity did not get on track until the second quarter as the Lady Jackets breezed to a 67-32 victory Friday at Clayton. No Lady Rattler found the net in the first period until Amber Martin hit a free throw with one minute remaining. By then, Clayton had already scored 26 […]

March, services honor Martin Luther King

TV Hagenah On a cold Monday morning, almost 50 people gathered at the southwest corner of Tucumcari’s Northside Park to pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King by marching a short distance and then attending a brief service in his honor at a nearby church. The people, ranging from youths to senior citizens, walked approximately […]

MLK march planed

By TV Hagenah As part of the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day on Monday Jan. 19, Tucumcari area residents will be holding a march to salute the Nobel Peace Prize winner. According to Deacon Paul Bell of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church which will be the ending point of the march, the march […]