Community church to be held Sunday

TV Hagenah Last year the annual Tucumcari Community Church Service held at the Tucumcari Convention Center pulled around 450 people to the services. This year Rev. Jim Witcher of First Christian Church said he thinks there could be even more people out on Sunday. “Weather permitting, I think it is a real possibility that we […]

Juanita McCasland

Juanita McCasland Juanita McCasland, 83, died in Durango, Colo. Monday, Nov. 29, 2004. Juanita McCasland was born Feb. 8, 1921 in Eastland, Texas. She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church of Tucumcari. For many years she was a teller at the First National Bank, now Wells Fargo Bank of Tucumcari. She […]

Veterans get tax break from election

William Thompson On Tuesday, New Mexico voters approved an amendment to the New Mexico State Constitution which will allow a property tax exemption to all honorably discharged veterans. The tax exemption was formerly available only to veterans of foreign wars or conflicts. Janie Murray, chief deputy assessor for Quay County, said the tax exemption currently […]

Program offers heating help

William Thompson Quay County residents who need help with their utility bills this winter can find some relief at the New Mexico Human Services office on West Route 66 Boulevard. The state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is in operation, offering eligible residents a one-time payout. Esther Blea, handles the applications for utility bill […]

Mesalands Community College gets new dean

TV Hagenah Greta Estes, formerly of Sweetwater, Texas, has been named Dean of Student Services at Mesalands Community College. Estes said that she has already established a fondness for the Tucumcari and the Quay County area. “I love it,” said the new dean of student services. “I grew up in a small town and this […]

Sharon Voeller, Duane Verchelde, M.O. Bain, Bettye Felker

M.O. Bain M.O. “Jack” Bain, 77, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004. Jack Bain was born March 30, 1927, in Claude, Texas. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Sunray, Texas and was a veteran of World War II. He was a long-time County Commissioner in Moore County, Texas where he was also a […]

Mate, Bell, Coughenour, Meeks, Budley, Garcia

Shirley Bell Shirley Bell, 67, died at Trigg Memorial Hospital Tuesday, May 11, 2004 following a brief illness. Shirley Bell was born Feb. 7 1937 in Burleson, Texas. She had been making her home in Tucumcari for 25 years. She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church of Tucumcari. She had been […]

Students gain literacy, GED at Mesalands

Joyce Ransom, a Literacy student at Mesalands Community College is finding out that it is never too late to get more education. Last August Ransom decided it was time to take the advice she had been given to improve her reading and writing skills. At 62 and with a third-grade education, she enrolled in the […]

Baptists end century celebration

TV Hagenah A century ago, the First Baptist Church of Tucumcari began and during the last five months in Tucumcari the most modern edition of that church has been celebrating those 100 years of existence. On Sunday, the church took part in the last part of that celebration which included not only the regular services […]

New Mexico Arts to meet at Holidady Inn

New Mexico Arts, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, will be holding a public input session Monday, May 3 from noon – 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. According to representatives of New Mexico Arts, the purpose of the session is to gather public input about, “the needs of New Mexico […]