Ventilation for frustration

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Volcanoes don’t spew fire, tsunamis don’t drown nations and earthquakes don’t wreck tall buildings in San Francisco due to some logical, scientific explanation that usually involves tectonic plates. The earth does these things because it’s frustrated. Years of misuse, abuse and potholes on East Rankin lead our dear planet […]

Publicity of any kind for animal rights group

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The animal rights group PETA has based its advertising on outrageous things. They attract the media attention posing as a news item, and thus spend very little on advertising. Past examples include comparing serial killer/cannibal Jeffery Dahmer to slaughtering pigs, equating butchering chickens to the Jewish holocaust and parading nude […]

10/22 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Hot cereal, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, french bread, corn, fruit, cookie, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon toast, cereal, juice, milk ; Lunch — Hamburgers with cheese, tater tots, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast […]

10/22 Senior citizen menus

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Beef round steak, au gratin potatoes, salad, dressing, broccoli, apricots, roll, margarine, milk. Tuesday: Chalupa, salsa, lettuce, tomato, onion, Spanish rice, chocolate chip cookie, milk. Wednesday: Beef brisket, potato salad, baked beans, biscuit, margarine, blueberry muffin, milk. Thursday: Chicken roll-up, Oriental blend vegetables, whole kernel corn, whole wheat roll, margarine, lemon pudding, topping, […]

Those were the (school) days

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist As you are well aware, all this woman from Ima has to do is to hear some conversations about the present and then to head into the past to recall the times that were and to feel ever more privileged to have grown up when and where I did. Recently, […]

10/22 Obituaries

Michael Ross Services: Have been held. Michael H. Ross, 71, died on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, in Tucumcari. He was born on July 19, 1934, in New York to Herbert and Beatrice Ross. He attended Fishburn Military Academy in Virginia and graduated from high school in Washington, D.C. He attended the University of Maryland where […]

Fire safety for all ages

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Never mind the sirens, the ladder or the fire truck itself, most of the preschoolers outside Tucumcari Elementary at Thursday’s fire department demonstration said they were enamored with the hose. “They like the water,” preschool teacher Sandy Bowen said while kids lined up for a chance to hold and spray the […]

10/22 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday At 1:52 a.m., an unknown caller reported shots fired on East Heman. Police found none. At 10:17 a.m., a female called to report a dispute at a local charity. Police arrived to remove […]

Cleanup peaks school spirit

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS They may not have been whistling while they worked, but the group of seventh graders outside Tucumcari Middle School on Wednesday afternoon was sure talking and laughing while they picked up trash. Yes — they were laughing while they picked up trash. “They’ve picked up everything from cigarette butts to paper […]

Local man lassos in annual cowboy award

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By Martha Frost: QCS staff Richard Clyde Shepherd Jr., may not have walked those proverbial 10 miles to school uphill and barefoot — but he said he did ride a horse to his Buffalo Flats, Texas, classroom. He also said the roof was so leaky in the small, two-room Texas house in which he grew […]