Four-day school week approved

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By William Thompson The Tucumcari schools board of education voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a four-day school week. Beginning Aug. 22, students will attend classes four days a week. Middle school and high school students will attend classes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Elementary school students will attend school from 8 […]

County employees to receive pay raises

By William Thompson Quay County employees will be receiving fatter paychecks next month. County Manager Terry Turner said county employees will be receiving an average 5-percent pay raise beginning with the first pay period in July. “We received a letter from the state Department of Finance Authority (on) June 9 approving our 2006 budget, which […]

Weekend set at Logan

QCS Staff A parade through the streets of Logan on Saturday will kick off this weekend’s Fourth of July festivities in Logan and at Ute Lake State Park. A free barbecue and “bean feed” Saturday at the north entrance to the park, followed by fireworks at dusk at the park’s Windy Point entrance, should have […]

Farmers’ market to open

By William Thompson The Quay County farmers’ market opens at 5 p.m. Saturday at Wailes Park with live bluegrass music. The market will open at 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, according to local manager Bobbie Defoor. “The market usually starts out slowly but more people participate as the summer moves along,” Defoor […]

More powder-filled envelopes found

QCS Staff Employees of the Tucumcari Post Office found three envelopes inside the facility Sunday morning containing a suspicious powder. The powder is similar to that found in two envelopes in a June 20 incident, according to FBI special agent and media spokesperson Bill Elwell. Elwell said the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into […]

Overdose suspected in man’s death

A Missouri man died Sunday in Tucumcari following an apparent overdose of medication, police said. Police responded to a call from the Hampton Inn early Sunday morning, a police press release showed. Matthew Mummert, 25, of Oak Grove, Mo., was having seizures and was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. He died in the […]

June 29 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • About 8:30 p.m., a woman in the 700 block of West Evans Avenue reported a stolen bicycle taken some time on June 25. • About noon, a man called in reference […]

June 29 Calendar

Today Altrusa will hold a committee meeting at Bambino’s Restaurant, noon. The Tucumcari Public Library in conjunction with the Altrusa club will host a puppet performance entitled “Quest for the Junkyard Dragon” at the Tucumcari Elks Lodge, 2 p.m. The Tucumcari Housing Authority will meet at city hall, 5 p.m. The Tucumcari City Commission will […]

June 29 District 4-H results

Fifteen Quay County 4-Hers, 9 to 11, ventured to Hobbs last week to compete in the District 4-H contests. Here are results provided by Brenda Bishop of the New Mexico State University county extension service in Tucumcari: • 1st place in Novice Home Economics Bowl Team with members Bethany Bishop, Sid Truelock, Jordan Runyan, and […]

June 29 Obituaries

Lloyd Morrow Mr. Lloyd Morrow, 74, of House, died Friday, June 24, 2005, at Woodmark Hospice in Albuquerque. He was born on Feb. 14, 1931, in House, to C.A. and Pearl Morrow. He was born in the same home he lived in most of his life. He served for several years as a council member […]