2/1 Obituaries

Jack Johnson Services: Have been held. Jack Johnson, 82, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at his home in Bard. He was born April 7, 1923, near Clayton in Thomas. The longtime Bard resident was a rancher and farmer who served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death […]

2/1 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 7:05 a.m., vandalism was reported at a local shop. Police on the scene found a window had been shot out. • At 11:30 a.m., an unknown female called to report disorderly […]

2/1 Notable notes

Tax help available Low-income people can get TAXHELP now through April 17 from a program offered by Eastern Plains Community Action Agency, according to a release from the organization. TAXHELP is available from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the release said, asking people bring their […]

1/28 Editorial

When the Founding Fathers set up our system of government, they didn’t intend for states to be the poor cousins of the federal government. Rather, they were to be independent entities, with the federal government acting as their agent when dealing with other nations or as the arbiter of disputes between states. The attraction of […]

Bedbugs bite for world peace

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor New York City is being eaten alive — literally — with a bedbug epidemic. Yes, those infamous creepy creatures of nighttime rhyme have infested the Big Apple, where they’ve been chewing their way through town worse than those squirmy worms depicted in cartoons. Alas, you may ask, why should […]

Ode to women in chaps

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist There’s something oh, so charming about girl’s basketball Or lawyers wearing pantyhose or sweethearts with a drawl I like doctors with mascara and with painted fingernails And flirty flight attendants with their pretty ponytails There’s school marms in the classroom, some are nice but some are meanies And hurricanes named […]

Jailed for a good cause

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Several Quay County business people spent part of Thursday behind bars. They weren’t guilty of any seedy or illegal practices, however — they were raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc. (MDA). K-Bob’s Steakhouse was the scene of the “lockup” where 17 local business members donated one hour each to […]

College offers summer Spanish in Mexico

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Hola! If that seems to be the extent of your Spanish but there’s a desire to learn more, this summer offers an opportunity to learn the language — and test it on native speakers in Mexico. A two-week immersion course, worth up to six college credits, is being offered by Mesalands […]

1/28 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • At 5:05 p.m., an unknown male reported a viscious dog attempting to get into his fence on South Fourth. The man said it was a pitbull who, after failing to break down […]

1/28 Calendar

Today: Monthly birthday meeting of Narcotics Anonymous from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 306 W. High St., in the Madonna room. Sunday: Floyd Lions Club Jamboree 2006 auditions for singers and special acts at 1 p.m. in the old gym of the Floyd School. For information call Noel Rippee at 274-6370 […]