Police tell signs of drug usage

William Thompson Corporal Darrick Shaw of Tucumcari Police spoke at Tucumcari Middle School for about 45 minutes last week. He was there to give parents information on illegal drugs so parents could look for signs of drug use in their children. Shaw said only one parent showed up at the seminar in addition to Martha […]

Schools invite parents to lunch

William Thompson Tucumcari Public School officials are trying to get the word out to parents that the elementary school cafeteria and Mesa cafeteria are inviting parents to dine with their children at lunchtime. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to the superintendent, said the purpose of inviting parents is two-fold. “We have been looking for ways to […]

Family academy deals with school bullies

Every school has them. Students who want to establish themselves as the “boss” over everyone else on the playground. They are called bullies and they can present problems for the school’s administrators, teachers and the other students. Mesalands Community College’s Success Center recently held an evening workshop entitled “Bullying in School” with David Crane as […]

Police chief gives Halloween advice

TV Hagenah Tucumcari police chief Dennis Townsend said with Halloween parties and celebrations, trick or treating the weekend could promise to be dangerous and they should take certain precautions to keep people safe. “Everyone should remember to not drink and drive and parents should take extra care in preparing for trick or treating,” said Townsend. […]

Youth basketball starts

TV Hagenah According to Scott Simpson of the Tucumcari Recreation Department, the recreation department will be registerning third and fourth grade boys and girls for the local youth basketball league beginning Monday, Nov. 1. Simpson said interested individuals or their parents may sign up at the Tucumcari Recreation Center at 900 E. Laughlin from 3-9 […]

‘Age Has Its Privileges’ makes sense

Lynn Moncus Many years ago, one of my mentors gave me some very sound advice about age, long before I even gave much thought to the subject. He told me to remember A.H.I.P. “Age Has Its Privileges,” He explained that we could become eccentric, could behave more strangely with each passing year, and could speak […]

Confirmattion meeting Tuesday

Representatives of St. Anne’s Catholic Church announced this week that there would be a special orientation/registration meeting for students in grades 10-12 (and their parents) who wish to participate in the confirmation program at St. Anne’s. The meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Madonna room of St. Anne’s School.

Registration set for soccer league

Representatives for the Tucumcari Youth Soccer League announced recently that there will be soccer registration on Aug. 19, 20 and 23. According to Brenda Bishop of the league, there are some changes in soccer this year. The major change is that there will only be a single season, from Sept. 18 to Oct. 23. Bishop […]

City school board Oks free lunches

The Tucumcari Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday to approve participation in the New Mexico Free Lunch Program. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to the superintendent of schools, said she hopes the state program will provide free lunches to all Tucumcari students by late October or early November. “We now need all parents to complete the […]

School set to begin

TV Hagenah Wednesday, Thursday and Friday saw students across Tucumcari registering for classes at Tucumcari Elementary, Middle and High schools which will begin later in the month. At each of the schools, administrators and counselors who were in charge of the registration said things went well, if a little chaotic at times. “But things always […]