Teaching with gingerbread

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Kindergartner Travis Kostedt wouldn’t call it Christmas magic – no many how many times he was prompted – but he did say he was in awe about how the gingerbread dough turned from a soft gooey mass into a thick pasty substance. “I like mixing it when we put it in [...]

Year in review: September 2005

In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. The air show flew high in September, along with the following 2005 news. Sept. 2: Thank God It’s Friday, a program held for kindergarten through fifth grade students who no longer had school on Friday’s, [...]

New Mexico to join the Rose Bowl parade

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari residents who spot a caravan of classic cars hauling down old Route 66 on Tuesday and Wednesday need not be alarmed. Unless, of course, one is alarmed by the thought of New Mexico being a part of this year’s Rose Bowl Parade. New Mexico’s Classic Car Caravan, comprised of nearly [...]

12/24 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 11:35 a.m., a female called to report criminal damage to property on South Fourth. Police arrived to find the grill and radiator on the woman’s car had been damaged. They told her [...]

12/24 Quay County critter

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Name: Puppy one, puppy two, puppy three, and so on, all babies from Labrador parents Osito and Osita. Owners: Tucumcari’s Norma and Mike Romero. Claim to fame: In addition to producing adorable offspring, dad dog Osito spins in circles when Mike Romero is around and is fond of Frisbee, Norma Romero said. The puppies themselves [...]

12/21 Obituary

Juan Maestas Services: Have been held. Juan L. Maestas, 76, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Tucumcari. He was born on Sept. 9, 1929, in Mills, N.M. A member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, he was retired from the auto body repair industry, having lived in Santa Rosa and Clovis before moving to Tucumcari. [...]

Mariachi in Tucumcari

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What: The annual Christmas Mariachi concert, headlining Reynaldo Maestas with special guest Romano Enrique, a professional mariachi from Spain who is Reynaldo’s cousin, along with Mariachi Tenampa, New Mexico’s premiere mariachi group, and the Baila, Baila Dancers. The show was sponsored by Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, Mesalands Community College and the Elks’ Lodge. [...]

To recall the real meaning of Christmas

By Debra Whittington For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6. During this season of the year one of my favorite pastimes [...]

12/21 Notable notes

Tipsy tow at it again During the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, AAA New Mexico’s Tipsy Tow program will again be available for a free tow and ride home for the intoxicated driver, according to a release from AAA. The release said service will run from 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 1, and can [...]

Motor lodge declared a landmark

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Cactus Motor Lodge may look like one of Tucumcari’s average RV parks – parking spaces, electric and cable hook-ups, an office with a sign that asks patrons not to steal the TV guide. But upon closer inspection, and a chat with the motel’s current owner Andy Patel, one begins to understand [...]