Man walks the nation, with cross, to carry his message

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Traveling man Chuck Johnson said it sometimes may feel as if he has the weight of the world on his shoulders – and with good reason. This chap has been walking back and forth across America for the last six years – carrying a giant homemade cross. “Every time I have […]

Tucumcari to be sculpted as next artist haven

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Taos and Santa Fe are both renown for their art and artists – and Tucumcari may not be far behind, according to Small Business Development Center Director David Buchen at Mesalands Community College. Buchen said the city is implementing an art incubation project, with help from the Small Business Development Center, […]

11/16 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 1:14 a.m., a male reported a suspicious subject on Fifth Street. Police arrived to find the subject had knocked on the caller’s door and ran away. They were unable to locate such […]

Rattlers fever pitched high for Saturday

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QCS staff Tucumcari dominated the line of scrimmage on Saturday and the Rattlers are headed for the state-championship football game for the second time in four years. The Rattlers rolled up 330 rushing yards, limited Lordsburg to 29 yards on the ground, and upended the Mavericks, 19-6, on Saturday at Rattler Stadium. Tucumcari will play […]

Rattlers headed for state-title game

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QCS Staff Tucumcari dominated the line of scrimmage on Saturday and the Rattlers are headed for the state-championship football game for the second time in four years. The Rattlers rolled up 330 rushing yards, limited Lordsburg to 29 yards on the ground, and upended the Mavericks, 19-6, on Saturday at Rattler Stadium. Tucumcari will play […]

The slave slithers back home

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist While the slave was down south becoming an Ancient Aggie from NM A & MA, I, Dame Agatha Christie, aka Aggie, was suffering in jail for a few days and am still more than a little miffed about being left. Believe me, she has suffered for that kind of mistreatment […]

11/12 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Omelets, salsa, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch —Goulash, French bread, corn, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Biscuit, egg, sausage, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Chalupas, Spanish rice, chips, salsa, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Muffins, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — […]

11/12 Senior citizen menus

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Steak, stuffed potatoes, margarine, sour cream, peas, carrots, lemon bars, milk. Tuesday: Barbecue bonanza: sausage/brisket/chicken, coleslaw, pinto beans, whole wheat bread, peanut butter cookies, milk. Wednesday: Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, biscuits, cherry cobbler, milk. Thursday: Turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, pumpkin pudding, topping, milk. Friday: Baked white […]

11/12 Calendar

Today — A Christmas Bazzar will be held at the Clayton Civic Center, corner of Broadway and Front streets, downtown in Clayton, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (MST). At 1:30 p.m. a free military program and display will be at the Herzstein Memorial Museum, at the corner of South Second and Walnut streets. Monday […]

11/12 Obituaries

L.H. McElroy Services: Have been held. L.H. McElroy, 83, died on Nov. 7, 2005, in Portales. A resident of Portales and formerly of Amarillo, he was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Shamrock, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy McElroy, on January 23, 1992; his son, Bobbye Joe McElroy on August 28, […]