Parenting classes to begin

William Thompson A series of parenting classes, including nutrition and life skills information, will begin Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Children Youth and Families Department office. Brenda Bishop, of the extension service, said parents will receive a prize for pre-enrollment. The classes are provided by New Mexico State University’s Strengthening Families Initiative. “The [...]

Lady Rattlers win Route 66 Tourney

William Thompson The Tucucmari High School girls basketball team won twice Saturday as they look more and more like a team capable of success this season. Whitney Spinks and Jamie Jones made the all-tournament team Tucumcari vs. Lake Arthur The Lady Rattlers dominated the Lake Arthur girls Saturday morning, 70-28. They had a 30-point lead [...]

Burn victim in process of recovering

William Thompson John and Vicki Frost, of Tucumcari, said their two-year-old granddaughter Callie Rae Frost is recovering after she was seriously burned Dec. 6 on the entire left side of her head and face, her chest, neck and arms. The young girl was watching her mother fry sopapillas in hot oil inside their home in [...]

Tuesday only filing day for boards of education

TV Hagenah Tuesday, Dec. 21 is the final filing day for Board of Education candidates for Tucumcari, Mesalands Community College, House, Logan and San Jon schools. According to Quay County Clerk Jeanette Maddaford, the only day for filing for a board position is Tuesday. “There is only one filing day for persons to file as [...]

Taste beguiles seventh graders

TV Hagenah Seventh graders at Tucumcari Middle School spent one class period on Thursday in a way that many students and some adults wish they could, dining on food of the Southwest. Social studies teacher Alicia Trujillo had her second annual “Taste of New Mexico Day” at which the students bring foods that are identified [...]

Reality shows hit real world

TV Hagenah “Fear Factor,” “The Real World,” “Survivor,” “Big Brother” and so on and so on. “Reality” shows are all the rage now and to be honest, I have a bit of trouble with them. To begin with, how can you call it “reality”? It doesn’t resemble any reality I have ever seen. I mean, [...]

A visit to Grandmother’s house

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about some days that were just so special they were almost unreal and have commented about our great good fortune to be able to experience such days right here in Quay County. One more special day occurred last Sunday when Aggie and I headed for the canyons [...]

Recount goes against Frost

David Irvin Democratic candidate for state senate Robert Frost will not be heading to the Roundhouse next month according to county clerks who participated in a recount of votes involving Frost and Republican incumbent Clinton Harden from Clovis. State officials said Thursday they’ve not received official results, but the clerks said Harden’s 36-vote lead prior [...]

Water use examined

Tony Parra How much water do you need? That’s the question Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Project Manager Scott Verhines asked ENMRWA members on Wednesday in Portales. Verhines said he wants the information so engineering consultants have an idea on the specifications of the pipes leading to each community involved in the Ute Water [...]

Trinity Baptist hosts dinner

William Thompson Members of Trinity Baptist Church, on South First Street, have already bought turkeys and hams for their first ever free Christmas dinner which will take place Dec. 23 at the church. Tommy Snapp, a church member, said the meal will begin at 11 a.m. and last until the food runs out. “We’ve bought [...]