Year in review: Nov. 2005

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS

In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments.
November 2005 saw the Rattlers get to the state-championship football game, along with the following news.

Nov. 1: This month meant the end of Quay’s juvenile detention center and the beginning of sending the young offenders to Clovis or Texas.
Nov. 1: National Diabetes Month kicked off with a skills workshop by the Quay County Extension Service.
Nov. 2: Tucumcari’s Jean McCluer was all dolled up with a front page feature on her 1,000-plus room full of Barbie dolls.
Nov. 3: Logan First Baptist Church celebrated 100 years of memories on its centennial anniversary.
Nov. 5: Tucumcari’s two-day annual C.R.A.F.T. Arts and Craft Show chocked the exhibit hall full of everything from handmade shirts to finger puppets.
Nov. 6: The Old Farmer’s Almanac weather folklore said “If there be ice in November that will bear a duck, there will be nothing thereafter, but sleet and muck.”
Nov. 7: The Tucumcari High School Science Club recently received a generous donation of $1,000 from the Elks Club bingo committee. The money was slated to be spent on College Book Scholarships for graduating science club members.
Nov. 8: California-born Chuck Johnson passed through town with a giant, white cross on one of his many treks across the nation.
Nov. 8: The United Way auction at Wells Fargo bank raised a total of $5,471, up more than $300 from last year, according to United Way Secretary Pat Sparks.
Nov. 11: Veterans Day was marked with a downtown celebration and flags placed on graves at Tucumcari’s cemetery.
Nov. 12: Football Rattlers were roaring for the title showdown after crushing Lordsburg 19-6 and moving on to the state-championship game against Hatch Valley.
Nov. 12: Quay County folks were girding up for cold weather with winterizing supplies. Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson asked folks not to forget a heater for the dog house.
Nov. 13: The Enhanced 911 was in its first steps of being installed at the Tucumcari Police Department, allowing all calls to be quickly traced to specific locations.
Nov. 14: A new book on the shelf at Tucumcari’s Public Library was former M.A.S.H. star Alan Alda’s Never Have Your Dog Stuffed.
Nov. 15: A Quay County critter was a roadrunner named Rocky who paid a daily visit to Sharon Cardwell at her Timeless Treasures store.
Nov. 16: Tucumcari seventh grade cheerleaders Meagan Cohagen, Rhea Jaynes and Lorri Harman were slated to perform in the televised Houston Thanksgiving Parade as part of the Universal Cheerleaders Association All-Star Cheerleaders.
Nov. 17: Reports said San Jon students raised more than $11,000 in the previous month’s carnival, culminating all their hard work with the crowning of carnival royalty.
Nov. 19: After a fantastic season, according to Coach Dub Smith, the Rattlers fell to Hatch Valley in the state-championship game.
Nov. 19: Helping Hands Hospice held their annual Enchilada Dinner, complete with carry-outs available for folks on the go.
Nov. 20: Word was out an art incubator was coming to Tucumcari to hone area artists in business skills and perhaps renown the town and its artists to those of Taos.
Nov. 21: Callie Frost, age 3, was recovering well nearing her first year anniversary of the accident in which she was severely burned.
Nov. 25: Thanksgiving.
Nov. 26: Tucumcari Historical Museum’s Bruce Nutt graced QCS pages with a guest editorial about the museum.
Nov. 27: It was time to apply to be a part of the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Parade of Lights.
Nov. 28: Motorcyclist were raising toys for tots in their first annual food and toy drive; the bikers were with the newly-formed American Legion Motorcycle Assoc. chapter of Fitzsimmons Legion Post No. 19.