8/6 Community Notes

Thank God It’s Friday The program Thank God It’s Friday (TGIF) is coming to Tucumcari starting Sept. 2 to offer activities to Tucumcari students who no longer have school on Fridays. TGIF will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Fridays the Tucumcari Public Schools are closed, except for the holidays, according […]

7/23 Calendar

Wednesday through July 31 — Montosa Camp meeting begins Wednesday at 6 :30 p.m. at the campsite 3 miles east of Datil, N.M. The event will include family camping, church services, and activities for children and youth. For more informaation, call 535-2409 or 866-1217. Today — Bluegrass Music Program, Quay County Exhibit Hall, 7 p.m., […]

June 25 Calendar

Tuesday — The Quay County Democratic Party will meet at El Toro restaurant, noon. Tuesday — The Tucumcari Planning Commission meets at city hall, 5:15 p.m. Tuesday — The Tucumcari schools board of education will hold a special meeting to vote on a four-day school week, administration building conference room, noon. Wednesday — USDA food […]

4/32 school menus

San Jon Schools Monday: Breakfast — Bagels, cereal, fruit, milk. Lunch — Chili cheese fries, carrots, fruit, salad bar, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast – Hashbrowns and eggs, cereal, fruit, milk. Lunch -Salsbury steak, rice with gravy, rolls, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast – Waffles, cereal, fruit, milk. Lunch – Pizza, mixed veggies, fruit, salad bar, ice cream, […]

Children enjoy weekly stories

QCS staff It’s story time again. “It is so much fun,” said Erica Lopez of Tucumcari Public Library, where the children’s activities take place. “All of the library staff take turns at (the weekly) storytellers.” Lopez said story time will be held every Wednesday from Jan. 19 through April 6. It’s open to children from […]

Advent lunches held for local food bank

TV Hagenah Three more Advent Lunches exist to help raise funds for La Casa de la Hope. The churches that remain are the First Assembly of God on Monroe Street on Wednesday, Dec. 8, the Center Street Methodist Church on Center Street on Wednesday, Dec. 15 and finally the First Christian Church on Fourth Street […]

John S. Upton

John S. Upton John S. Upton, 90, died June 27 at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari following an extended illness. Upton was born Oct. 21, 1913 in Roswell. Upton was a rancher in Roswell and also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upton is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. […]

Trucker’s Spa prostitutes receive probation

William Thompson Three women formerly employed at the now defunct Trucker’s Spa, ten miles west of Tucumcari, were each given six months probation in Quay County Magistrate Court Wednesday. Jane Yoh, Myung Choi and Woo S. Yoo each had entered pleas of no contest to charges of prostitution. If any of the women violate their […]

Mayor dies

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Mayor Calvin Litchfield, 60, died at home early Wednesday morning. Tucumcari Emergency Medical personnel responded to a call from the Litchfield residence on Sixth Street Wednesday at 6:36 a.m. for an individual apparently suffering from a heart attack. He was pronounced dead at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital from natural causes by […]

Organizers: Air show will go on

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By Ryan Lengerich The Thunderbirds won’t fly — and that’s no big deal. The 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air show will go on as planned and organizer Bob McClelland Jr. expects an excellent show despite its original main attraction, the Air Force Thunderbirds, canceling their flight eight days before the event. “We have such […]