Kendrick-Mercer Honors 7/30

Myashia Kendrick-Mercer of Clovis was among 220 graduates of Lubbock Christian University who participated in commencement exercises in May, according to a university news release. She graduated with a Master of Education degree in administration. She is the wife of Jason J. Mercer.

James Woodrow Lee, Louis Kendrick

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. James Woodrow Lee Date of birth: Sept. 30, 1916 Dates of service: January 1943 to June 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Portales Theater and […]

Tucumcari economic director relocating

By TV Hagenah: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Ben Kendrick, director of the Tucumcari/Quay County Economic Development Corporation, submitted his resignation Thursday morning. Leo Thrasher of Citizens’ Bank of Tucumcari said Kendrick has accepted the position as the director of the Hobbs Economic Development Corporation. His new duties will begin in Hobbs on Sept. 1. Kendrick, […]

Tucumcari hoping for race track, casino

By David Arkin: CNJ CORRESPONDENT Tucumcari may soon be gambling on its location as a way to boost tourism. Ben Kendrick, director of the Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., said officials are in the early planning stages of landing a racetrack and casino in the area. Few details are available about the specifics of the plan. […]