Tucumcari topped by Elida

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Rattler basketball Coach John Span said his varsity team’s first game was a good fight – right up until the last second when Elida captured the ball and won by a free throw 54-51. It was a mere 3 points that did it, Span said, after a strong three quarters for […]

Examining unconditional eternal security

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist Overheard once after a funeral: “He went to church when he was younger, so he’ll be alright.” Such statements are based in the un-Biblical philosophy that once one becomes a Christian, he cannot lose his salvation. John 10:28, 29 and Romans 8:38, 39 (read those verses) are commonly misused to […]

Mystery box solved

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George Moon of Spokane Valley, Wash., took the mystery out of the mystery box that appeared on the cover of an August issue with the Route 66 flea market story. Moon said the box was, in fact, a nail stripper, as surmised by the box’s owner Kelli Goldsmith. He said he used one for years […]

The January that was

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. To begin at the beginning, it’s time to tromp through January 2005. Jan. 1: Police said the previous evening’s activities didn’t even raise an eyebrow. “There were hardly any cars out […]

Mariachi music back for navidad

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By Ryn Garguilnski: QCS When Donna Garcia first met Reynaldo Maestas while they were classmates at Mesalands Community College, she said she had no idea she would one day be organizing his annual mariachi Christmas show for Tucumcari. In fact, she said she didn’t even like him. “I was ready to hate him,” Garcia said, […]

Motorcycle club gets toys for tots

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A new motorcycle club just rolled into town – but they’re not the average biker club, said the organization’s Sgt. at Arms Jim McElroy. Yes, they do ride motorcycles. Yes, there are a bunch of them – 43 to be exact. But rather than merely rev down highways with their hair […]

11/30 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Thursday At 9:56 p.m., a search warrant on South First resulted in the arrest of a male for trafficking a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and his second offense of possession of marijuana. […]

11/30 Obituaries

Ruth Hodson Services: Have been held. Audrey Ruth Hodson, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, in Redlands, Calif. She was born on Oct. 13, 1921, in Tucumcari. After her father died, she helped her mother run a local hotel that housed mainly railroad engineers, and later they ran a boarding house. She graduated from Redondo […]

Beware the silent killer

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It’s sneaky. It’s silent. And it kills – especially in winter when people crank up their heaters. Known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide poisoning causes death, injury or disability to an estimated 10,000 people every year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In […]

11/26 Senior citizen menu

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Chicken fingers, honey mustard, gravy, broccoli, black-eyed peas, potluck roll, chocolate chip cookie, pear, milk. Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, whole wheat roll, white cake, milk. Wednesday: Red chili enchilada, pinto beans, salad, dressing, apple cobbler, milk. Thursday: Ham and lima beans, spinach, sliced tomatoes, corn bread, margarine, banana pudding, […]