Mark Armenta becomes Eagle Scout

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Mark Armenta, right, of Troop 88 in Parker, Colo., grandson of Tony and Ida Macias of Tucumcari, earned the highest rank in Boy Scouts of Eagle on Dec. 30, 2010. Presenting his Eagle Patch is Joe Skalisky, Scoutmaster of Troop 88. Mark’s Eagle project consisted of coordinating and supervising a drive for the Denver area […]

May 1953

City Police Court Judge J. Wylie Parker collected $825 in fines in one week. … The Princess Theatre was showing “Road to Bali” with Bob Hope, and the Canal Drive-in featured “Flying Leathernecks” with John Wayne. … Robbie Wellborn passed the written test and reported to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. … Seventeen Explorer […]

Heath Wesley Parker

Services: Have been held. Heath Wesley Parker, 27, of Lovington, N.M., died on Sunday, March 29, 2007, in a drowning accident in Eugene, Ore. Mr. Parker, who was born in Clovis on March 25, 1980, had most recently lived in Juneau, Alaska. Mr. Parker is survived by his parents, John and Connie Parker of Lovington, […]

Quanah Parker Reid

Services: 2:30 p.m., Thursday in the Dunn Memorial Chapel, Tucumcari. Quanah Parker Reid, 92, died on Satruday, March 3, 2007, at his home in Tucumcari.  Mr. Reid was born  Feb. 22,1915 in Bovina, Texas to Oscar S. and Oma Reid and came to Tucumcari with his family.  He attended and graduated from Tucumcari High School. […]

Elks year end funding information

Elks give funding info… Each year, Tucumcari ‘s Elks Lodge 1172 BPOE steps forward to assist many efforts in Tucumcari and Quay County, said Raymond Parker, chairman of the Elks Board of Trustees. Many are in the area of youth programs that range from sports to library resources. The Elks programs are funded, in large […]

Louise Jane Dibble Parker

Louise Jane Dibble Parker, 89, died at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis, on May 1, 2005. Parker was born on July 19, 1915 at Quay New Mexico. She was a long time resident of the San Jon community. She was a member of the San Jon First Baptist Church, where she was the custodian for […]

Elks help Tucumcari Rattlers

William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1172 has donated more than $20,000 in 2004-2005 to various Tucumcari Middle School and Tucumcari High School youth activities. The lodge’s chairman of the board of trustees, Raymond Parker, said helping those in need is what being an “Elk” is all […]

Eggs over Internet

By Leslie Radford These days one can find just about anything a person needs on the Internet. The Internet has become an increasingly popular way to do business as well. Floeck’s Country Ostrich Ranch northeast of Tucumcari has recently started selling ostrich eggs on eBay. “We were looking into a new way to market our […]

Ostrich recipe wins contest

By William Thompson The Holiday Inn’s Branding Iron Restaurant held a cooking contest Saturday, and Gigi Parker’s “Ostrich Diane” won first prize and will appear on the restaurant’s menu. Five area residents entered the restaurant’s first-ever cooking contest. Peter Kampfer, Tucumcari’s new economic development director, was on hand to judge entries along with Mayor Mary […]

Aaron Sanders Parker

Aaron Sanders Parker Aaron Sanders Parker, 89, of Tucumcari died Wednesday, July 28, 2004. He was born March 29, 1915 in Quay County at the Quay Valley ranch home of Sanders Ewell Parker and Myrtle Evelyn Peggram Parker. A 1933 graduate of Tucumcari High School, he graduated from New Mexico A&M College in 1938 with […]