November 1968

Randy Block, 16, attended the National 4-H Congress in Chicago. … Future Teachers of America elected Jody Lafferty president. … Altrusa honored Josephine Snyder as Retired Business Woman of the Year. …Janina Akin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Akin of Jordon, won first place in the junior category: Make-It-Yourself-With-Wool contest. …The state’s conference of [...]

November 1945

November 1945 Jim Burns, cashier of the First National Bank of Nara Visa, reported that the community had invested a total of $27,018.75 in Victory Bonds. … Orville I. Croft, acting regional director of the Bureau of Reclamation, said water flow into into the first unit of the Tucumcari Irrigation Project would be postponed until [...]

November 1950

W.T. Williamson, city manager, reported the city’s power plant had doubled its electrical output in the last five years. …Adoph Kappel, 36, twice convicted of the ax slaying of his wife in Tucumcari and sentenced to life in prison, escaped from the state penitentiary work gang riding a prison mule and wearing prison denims. Kappel, [...]

November 1930

November 1930 Members of the Coterie Club used election day to raise funds for winter fuel. …One of the outstanding events of the Halloween season was a turkey dinner served in the home of Mrs. W.F. Bonds, with Lydia Willis, Lillian Bess and Nell Houser as assistant hostesses. …D.R. Burnham, superintendent of the Tucumcari Experiment [...]

Sonic to open new location by end of November

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The new Sonic restaurant under construction on South First Street is expected to open by the end of November, said a Merritt Group spokesperson. “The company did a review of traffic in Tucumcari and found that a location along First Street would be optimal,” said Donna Volz, regional marketing [...]

Phyllis Allen

Services: Have been held. Phyllis Allen, 95, died June 14, 2006 at Elizabeth Jane Bivins Home for the aged in Amaraillo. Mrs. Allen was born November 9, 1910 in Bellview to John and Agnes Phillips. She worked as a nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband Jesse F. Allen in 1986, a minister [...]

Quay County winter is just around Tucumcari Mountain

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The worst Quay County winter Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson said he recalls was a blustery blizzard about eight years ago that knocked out power in some areas for more than a week. “There was a lot of snow on the highline wires and it kept weighing them down,” Watson [...]