San Jon drops Lady Rattlers

By TV Hagenah The San Jon Lady Coyotes came into the Rattler Gymnasium on Friday evening with thoughts of taking down the Lady Rattlers, and when the dust had settled, take them down they did 60-44. Early on it looked as if it would be a decision in Tucumcari’s favor as the Lady Rattler’s jumped [...]

Dec. 10 obits

Frances Sandoval Frances Sandoval, 75, died at her home in Tucumcari Dec. 6, 2003. She was born Jan. 29, 1928 in Tucumcari. She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church and member of the Mt. Carmel Society, the Rosary Society and the Christian Mothers. She served in the past as president of DOES [...]

Suspected killer has Quay County ties

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By Ryan Lengerich A man suspected of killing two Oklahoma residents on Saturday is known to have frequented eastern New Mexico in recent months, officials said on Wednesday. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple inside their home in Depew, Okla., officials with the Creek County (Okla.) Sheriff’s Department said. Eizember [...]

San Jon finds strength in height

By Ryan Lengerich San Jon opened the 2003 volleyball season with a 3-1 victory against Dora High School, a team head coach Clair Rachor said he doesn’t remember ever defeating. The Lady Coyotes are coming off a rebuilding year and return all but one player, Gwen Martinez. San Jon also returns three all-district performer in [...]

Obits 8/27

Charles Haldane Charles Haldane died Aug. 23, 2003, at his home in San Jon. He was born April 2, 1936 in Franklin County, Indiana. Mr. Haldane joined the Air Force at the age of 18 and proudly served his country for 22 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He then went to work for Lockheed [...]

Two county schools under new leadership

By Angela Peacock Going the extra step to ensure students are developing the skills they need to function in every day life is the main goal for two new superintendents at House and San Jon schools. Art Brokenbek, House superintendent and Joel Henry, San Jon superintendent believe education doesn’t just happen in the classroom. They [...]

Family honors man with hand-dug grave

Dave Gragg Family members say Clarence Fought was a cowboy at heart. And he took the cowboy code to heart. Out of respect for that code, his family decided they would pay him one final tribute. “He was an old cowboy and old cowboys buried each other,” said son Dale Fought of Buckeye, Ariz. His [...]