Local LDS branch changes leadership

The Tucumcari Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted stake officials who visited from Amarillo to release Hoyt Skabelund as Branch President and install new leadership at the Tucumcari church. John H. Yearout was sustained as the new branch President and he selected Freddy W. Curnutt as first counselor and Kim [...]

Presidential politics – TV style

TV Hagenah I admit I am not too politically savvy. I mean you’re reading the column of a man who picked Herbert Hoover to win the last Presidential election and he had been dead for 60 years. Generally that’s how my political acumen has been going for the last few years – OK, OK, the [...]

FFA begins chili sales

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School FFA has begun selling chili and according to FFA President Brandon Sower those people who want roasted chili should contact an FFA member or call the high school FFA building to order their chili. “But we’re not just selling them privately,” said Sower about the roasted vegetables, “but we’ll also [...]

Chamber gets new officers

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce recently chose new officers. Chosen to take over the direction of the Chamber were Will Cantrell, of the First National Bank of New Mexico as president, Paula Chacon of DCC Interiors and Daniel Construction as first Vice President and Debbie Lafferty of Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital [...]

Bank donates check

According to Mesalands Community College President, Phillip O. Barry, the Mesalands Community College Foundation has received a donation of “over $10,000” from the Tucumcari branch of First National Bank of New Mexico. Barry said the gift is part of a pledge made to the community college five years earlier by the bank that it would [...]

Area group names ‘Woman of the Year’

The Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari held their Installation of Officers, May 18, at the La Cita Restaurant. Glenda Reid presented the “Program of the Year” awarded to Doris McCoy and the Vocational Committee for their program presented by Nate Allen, of Mesalands Community College in January of 2004. Glenda Reid was chosen the 2003-2004 [...]

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. [...]

Madrid to run

Grace E. Madrid declared her candidacy for reelection for the position of District 1 County Commissioner. Madrid has served for the past four years as District 1 Commissioner. Madrid is a retired State of New Mexico employee with 26 years service. She has served as president of the League of United Latin-American Citizens and is [...]

U.S. Representative visits city

TV Hagenah United States Representative Tom Udall traveled to Tucumcari Monday and found a small group of people there to greet him. The 6 p.m. Town Hall meeting saw under 20 people gathered in the lobby of the Tucumcari Convention Center to visit with their U.S. Representative and hear his opinions on a variety of [...]

Reflections on military service

TV Hagenah There has been a lot of discussion lately about our President and his military or lack of military experiences during the Viet Nam War. In fact, it has risen to levels of scandal. And let me be the first to say, I am very happy about it. The last Presidential scandal we had, [...]