April 1955

The County Board of Education and rural school district directors met in Tucumcari to discuss a proposed merger of the Forrest district with the McAlister and Fields schools. … “The Beauties and Cultures of the Iris” was discussed by Lillian McIntosh at the meeting of La Esperanza Club in the home of Mrs. Bennie F. […]

August 1960

Ed Potter of McAlister was accidentally shot through the wrist while he and his bother, Frank, and Deeway Beavers were shooting at birds. … Mrs. N. C. Jordan, owner of the Tucumcari Motel, was appointed chairman of the Tucumcari chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business. … The county bought a motor grader with […]

H. J. “Jake” Lee

Services: 2 p.m. Friday at the House High School Gym H. J. “Jake” Lee, 90, of Clovis died Monday, March 5, 2007. at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born February 8, 1917 in McAlister, N.M., to W. C. and Laura Hogue Lee. He was raised in the McAlister and House areas and […]

Kay Noland

Services: 2 p.m. on Wednesday at House High School Gym. Kay Noland, 62, of McAlister, N.M. died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She was born Jan.13, 1945 in McKinney, Texas to Howard and Faye Mitchell Allen. Mrs. Noland graduated from R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas in 1962. […]

McAlister inaugurates new postmaster

TV Hagenah McALISTER – As communities with post offices go, they don’t get much smaller than McAlister, and according to their newest Post Master, Rachelle Moon, that’s fine by her. Moon will be officially sworn in on Tuesday, but she has been active with the Post Office since the mid-1990s starting out as the substitute […]

Agriculture chief water user in area

By Tony Farkas Agriculture is the foundation for eastern New Mexico’s economy. The cotton gins that didn’t stop production even on Thanksgiving Day, the farm implements seen along the roads and highways every spring and fall, and the aroma from the local feedlots and dairies offer plenty of physical evidence to support the statement. Statistics […]