Vandals rock city

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By William Thompson More than a dozen windows have been shot out, kicked out or bashed with a rock or a bat since late May, according to Tucumcari police reports, and some area business owners are growing frustrated. Tee Pee Curios owner Mike Callens, whose business lost a large front window to vandals recently, vented […]

Foster grandparents get chance to help

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By William Thompson Josephine Martinez decided to become a foster grandparent because she “just got tired of being at home all the time.” Now she works about 20 hours a week at the Eastern Plains Community Action Agency’s Early Head Start classrooms. “All of the kids here are special,” Martinez said. “We play, we talk. […]

Teacher to add sculpture to exhibit

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QCS Staff The prestigious Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts has an exhibition of bronze sculptures by the French artist Edgar Degas. Displayed with the Degas works are bronze pieces from New Mexico sculptors, including a piece from Tucumcari artist D’Jean Jawrunner. Jawrunner, an art instructor at Mesalands Community College, said the exhibition of her […]

House native never strays from job

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By Marlena Hartz CLOVIS — A complete living room set, with patterned pillows placed across a coordinating couch, graces the entrance of Roden-Smith Village. The cozy setting is enhanced by Cleo Mullis, an 80-year-old associate who approaches her work like a grandmother approaches homemaking, fussing over shelves, dusting and rearranging, and greeting customers like old […]

Obituaries, June 15

Jeff Ellis Jeff Ellis, 93, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Tucumcari’s Laurel Hills Health Care following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 17, 1911, in Altus, Okla. He was a retired Church of Christ minister, serving churches in the Tucumcari area for many years. He is survived by his son, Arthur Ellis (and […]

Calendar, June 15

Today The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meets at Portales city hall, 10 a.m. Altrusa will hold a business meeting at Bambino’s Restaurant, noon. Friday-Sunday — Mother Road Rally. Call 461-8669 for information. Sunday – The Amistad All-School Reunion will be held at the Amistad school. Registration at 3 p.m. (MDT). Call (806) 384-2374 […]

Police Blotter, June 15

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • About 7:30 a.m., a computer was reported taken from Versatile Construction. • About 4 a.m., an employee of Hampton Inn called in reference to a suspicious subject. The subject was later issued a […]

Book of Jude warns of false teachers

By Leonard Lauriault There’s some speculation about who wrote the book of Jude (a fairly inconspicuous treasure hidden between 1, 2, & 3 John and Revelation; go ahead and read it, it‘s only 25 verses). Some believe the author is Judas, son of James, the apostle also known as Thaddeus (Luke 6: 12-16; Mark 3: […]

City to honor former commissioner

By William Thompson City honors former county commissioner By William Thompson Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission unanimously approved a proposal Thursday to designate North Side Park “in memory of Grace Madrid.” Friends and family members of Madrid, the Quay County commissioner who died May 18, had asked the city to rename the park […]

Lawsuit winner graduates from academy

By William Thompson Vivian Martinez, the former exotic dancer who won an $80,000 lawsuit settlement against the Tucumcari Police Department in August, has graduated from the Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Hobbs. Martinez, now a sheriff’s deputy with the Lea County Sheriff’s Department, was previously denied employment by the Tucumcari Police Department. She […]