County talks trash

By Dave Gragg Quay County government sent out solid waste bills just over a week ago, County Manager Paula Chacon told the commissioners Monday morning. Since then, she’s gotten nearly 50 calls per day from people with questions or complaints. The bills had two years worth of charges on them, because the county had not [...]

New center looks for family involvement

By Dave Gragg There is one goal for the new Success Center: Get more students through school and into college. To do that, the program will work to make learning a family affair, Director Beth Sisneros said. In addition to tutoring students from kindergarten to 12th grade, the program’s three academic coaches will work with [...]

Notes from the Church Lady

Debra Whittington “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his [...]

Church of Christ

Leonard Lauriault ( Read Luke 9: 57-62) In Luke 9: 62, Jesus said that his disciples were to be forward-looking. But, there are some things we must take care of to do that. First, we must know our destination. In Luke 9: 58, Jesus said that he had no place to lay his head (Luke [...]

4/30/03

Loren Scott Loren Scott, 64, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, in the Van Ark Care Center following an extended illness. Born March 8, 1939, in Liberal, Kan., he had been a rancher in the Newkirk area. He is survived by two daughters: Tammy Lee Jackson and Melisa Lyn Sandoval, both of Albuquerque; two sons: Lanie [...]

Obituaries

Dolores Stallard Ramsey Dolores Stallard Ramsey, 53, died April 9, 2003, in Ames, Iowa, after fighting multiple sclerosis for many years. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Stallard, she was born April 13, 1949, in Tucumcari. She graduated from the University of Illinois and later served as an electronics specialist for the U.S. [...]

Voting begins Wednesday for city gross receipts tax question

By Dave Gragg Early voting begins Wednesday for a quarter-cent gross receipts tax in Tucumcari, the proceeds of which will go to pay for a water pipeline from Ute Lake. When the Tucumcari City Commission called for the May 20 election, the resolution they passed said the money would be used solely for the “acquisition, [...]

Romanian heads across Mother Road

By Dave Gragg Vasile Stoica hopes it will take 66 days to do what no one has done before: Go from Santa Monica, Calif. to Chicago on the famed Route 66 — by wheelchair. A challenge? Yes. But not as big as others he has already overcome. And this time, he has more motivation — [...]

‘Roadies’ to gather for Route 66 celebration

By Dave Gragg Ask Bob Moore what “Roadies” are, and he’ll tell you they’re a group of sometimes fanatical aficionados of Route 66, especially those who have traveled the Mother Road from Chicago to Los Angeles or vice versa. And in July, thousands of them will descend on Tucumcari like a plague of locusts, eating [...]