Mother Road Rally set for June 17

William Thompson Organizers are already busy planning for the second annual Mother Road Rally, set to take place at the Quay County Fairgrounds June 17-19. Lynn Hudson, committee chairperson for the Mother Road Rally board, said the board is meeting formally every other week. “Community members can contact one of the board members and ask […]

Senior Center holds party

According to members of the Pioneer Senior Citizens Center on South Third Street, the center is hosting a Halloween party at 2 p.m. Friday. Ruby Bonds, one of the party’s chief organizers, said a fun time is guaranteed for all. “We will have games, costume contests and refreshments including a ‘ghoulish’ punch.,” said Bonds. “The […]

Trucking jobs come to Tucumcari

William Thompson Interstate Distributor Company, a Tacoma-based trucking firm, is currently installing a working terminal in the 1600 block of Camino Del Coronado on the west side of town. George Payne, executive vice president of the company, said the company hopes to hire many new drivers from the Tucumcari area. “We hope to hire as […]

Altrusa donates art to elementary school

TV Hagenah The Altrusa organization and Tucumcari Elementary School got together recently and the result was art and literature. Altrusa members Glenda Reid and LInda Donwerth went into the elementary art class of Andrea Hodge Oct. 21, and presented the class with art books to help celebrate Altrusa’s “Make a Difference Day” project. According to […]

Hospice eases pain of dying

William Thompson Jerry Klaverweiden, a former United Methodist minister, recently took over as administrator of Helping Hands Hospice. The local hospice provides free care and support to the dying and their loved ones in Quay County and surrounding areas. “The central core of what hospice is all about is ‘No human should have to die […]

Fireworks light Fourth

TV Hagenah Around $5,000 dollars worth of fireworks went into the air over the Tucumcari Elks Lodge Sunday evening for 25 minutes and virtually everyone involved felt the money was well spent. “It went great!” said Doug Powers, one of the Elks Members on the fireworks firing line that set off the 450 pounds of […]

VFW offers free meals

William Thompson The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2528, located at 106 East Main Street will be serving free breakfast and dinner today and tomorrow in support of the Mother Road Rally. Mucio Lopez, quartermaster of the VFW Post, said that many VFW members and their families have donated time and money. ‘We’ve got a […]

VFW to dispose of American flags

Members of the Tucumcari Veterans of Foreign Wars will be holding a disposal ceremony for American Flags on Monday, June 14, Flag Day. The veterans organization will be disposing of the flags in accordance with tradition and United States federal law. For that reason the members of the VFW urge area residents with tattered, torn […]

Jim places in Stevenville

Winston Jim was the only one from Mesalands to make it through the short round at the Stevenville, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo. He did it in steer wrestling by taking fourth place out of a field of 50 in the long round and by taking sixth in the short round and having a sixth place average. […]

Crowd enjoys ‘Historical’ gathering

Lynn Moncus During the evening of April 26, around 100 members of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute gathered at the Elks Lodge for the annual dinner meeting. Three new board members were elected to replace Joanie Vance, Lala Landess, and Sonny Cast during the business session. They are Lucy Nials, Yetta Bidegain, and Danny Wallace. […]