Why disasters happen

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist Several times since shortly after Hurricane Katrina, I’ve heard comments that it and other natural disasters were the hand of God punishing evil men. Even some in the Christian community make such statements whenever natural disasters happen. That’s really sad because it’s faulty theology from a Christian standpoint for a […]

Rattlers face equally undefeated Lions on Friday

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff This week introduces the Tucumcari Rattlers’ (8-0) biggest challenge in the 2005-06 season so far — the Santa Rosa Lions (7-0). Both teams have survived unscathed and will be going head to head Friday at the Tucumcari home field. This will be the second district game for the Rattlers, after […]

10/19 Calendar

Today — Rural Bookmobile East provides public library service at Amistad School from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; at Nara Visa Post Office from 12:30 to 2 p.m. (CST) and at Logan Community Center from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Call 461-1206 for more information. Today — The Library Board meets at the Tucumcari Public Library at […]

Beware of the sheep who’s all wolf underneath

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor It started with a teddy bear and ended in a pair of handcuffs. The teddy bear was plush and fuzzy with a heart-shaped orange nose. The handcuffs were probably silver. Maybe I should start at the start. I met a guy who, at first glance, did not seem my […]

West Nile claims life in Quay County

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Alan Bugg lived through a simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant in June — but family members said he succumbed to the West Nile Virus on Oct. 7. Bugg is New Mexico’s second West Nile fatality of the year and wife Catherine Bugg said she is angry that the state’s Department […]

Altrusa car party drives it home

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Bobby Dominguez said he did not foresee himself driving away the grand prize winner in Altrusa’s annual car party — but his wife certainly did. “My wife never prays for material things,” Dominguez said, “but she kept saying I was going to win the truck. She said she was sure […]

Making a difference from Quay to the Middle East

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Making a difference could be as easy as opening a door or carrying some groceries. Or, as Tucumcari’s Altrusa is planning this year, be as involved as revamping the entire library at the Pioneer Senior Center. These are just some of the ideas for Saturday’s Make a Difference Day, which was […]

10/19 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Friday At 2:28 p.m., a weapon was reported found at a local motel. Police on the scene logged the handgun into evidence. At 2:35 p.m. a female called to report a male lying on […]

Rattlers blank Clayton in district opener

By Paul Lyon CLAYTON — The first district game of the season for the Tucumcari Rattlers was a success as they shut out the Clayton Yellowjackets 63-0 and maintained their top ranking in Class 2A. It was up to Josh Benavidez, Adrian Jones and the rest of the team to make sure the Rattlers (8-0) […]

10/15 Senior citizen menu

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Baked pork chops, stuffing, carrots, green beans, roll, margarine, apple slices, milk. Tuesday: Burrito, lettuce, tomato, onion, salsa, cheese sauce, pinto beans, green chilies, gelatin, apricots, milk. Wednesday: Barbecued beans and wieners, coleslaw, whole wheat bread, margarine, pineapple upside down cake, milk. Thursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, buttered peas, biscuit, margarine, […]