Route 66 Festival to feature dinner show

William Thompson The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and the New Mexico Route 66 Association are bringing a nationally known comic, Ruby Ann Boxcar, to Tucumcari for the Route 66 Festival. The event’s dinner show is set for 7 p.m. July 9 in the Tucumcari Convention Center Ballroom. Boxcar, a male, portrays a female in his […]

Woman maintains treasure of post cards

William Thompson FORREST – Judy Rush may have one of the more unique collections of post cards in New Mexico. Many of her post cards date from the early 1900’s and were sent to and from locations in what is now Quay County. Rush said she and her sister, Diana Rush, found two large vintage […]

Bikers come through

TV Hagenah Earlier this week roughly 70 bicycle racers shot through Tucumcari on Route 66 in a special race from San Diego to Atlantic City. The cross-country race used Tucumcari’s Traveler’s One-Stop on East Tucumcari Blvd. as their local base of operation and timing station. The owner of Traveler’s One-Stop, Larry Bond, said he enjoys […]

Joe Wayne Wallace, Robert and Mary Jane Steiner

Joe Wayne Wallace Joe Wayne Wallace, 54, of Las Cruces, died Thursday, June 17, 2004. He was born Jan. 27, 1950 in Tucumcari. He was the owner/operator of Wallace Construction. He was also an outdoors man, farmer, gardener and fisherman. He is survived by four children: Shane and Kristy of Albuquerque, and Casey and Tammy […]

Because we’re shallow, that’s why

TV Hagenah The other day I was visiting with a woman and she said something to the effect that she didn’t understand men. At first I thought I was mumbling again, but then I realized that she wasn’t talking about me specifically but my gender in general. I just shook my head. She is another […]

Old friends visit ‘Woman from Ima’

Lynn Moncus As several of you have discovered, Harold and Kathy Nichless have arrived from their home in Keosauqua, Iowa to spend a few months in town to visit with friends and to cause this woman from Ima more problems. Harold was the cause of my purchasing a computer and the necessary gadgets a few […]

4-H’ers compete in Quay County contest

Quay County 4-Hers competed in their County 4-H Contest on Saturday June 12.  Novice and Junior 4-H members qualified to go on to District 4-H Contest June 23 and 24 in Portales.  The Senior 4-H members qualified to go to state conference in Las Cruces in July.  Cloverbuds participated for the sake of competition and […]

City practices for terrorists

In recent years, terrorism and terrorist have become the worry of the United States and because of that, more and more communities have had training programs to learn how to deal with the possibility of terrorist related actions. Wednesday, Tucumcari took part in a special exercise to test the city’s, state’s and nation’s capability of […]

Moore, Sandoval

Ben Frank Moore Ben Frank Moore, 97, a former Tucumcari resident, died Wednesday, June 16, in his home in Port Isabel, Texas. Ben Moore was born November 25, 1907 in Utopia, Texas, the son of Lewis G. Moore and Ollie Stone. He graduated high school in Alpine, Texas. After high school, he moved with his […]

Rally ends

William Thompson The Mother Road Rally ended Sunday and many visitors enjoyed the weekend, yet attendance figures fell short of projections touted by marketing surveys. Sherry Anaya, a chief organizer of the rally, said on Sunday that nearly 500 people had paid admission, but rally organizers revised that figure later to a little over 1,200 […]