1/28 Obituaries

Kathi Elofson Services: 2 p.m. on Sunday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness (tentative) Kathi Elofson, 48, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, in Tucumcari. She was born Aug. 27, 1957, in Phoenix. She had been an active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Tucumcari where she had been a homemaker who was […]

1/28 Notable notes

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Anybody seen Maggie? Maggie, the part English Setter, part pointer puppy who appeared as the Quay County critter on Jan. 18, has gone missing, according to owner Danford Cross. He said she was last seen about 3 p.m. on Jan. 12 near his music shop near Main Street, the location of the old Lena’s Café. […]

1/28 Senior citizen menu

Monday: Sloppy Joes, baked French fries, pork and beans, gelatin and mandarin oranges. Tuesday: Spiced beef over noodles, broccoli and cheese, peanut butter cookie and apricots. Wednesday: Lasagna, garden salad, dressing, green beans, garlic toast and apricot cobbler. Thursday: Chicken roll-up, oriental blend vegetables, whole kernel corn, roll with margarine and lemon pudding with topping. […]

History book a family autobiography

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Gene Duke stopped at the coffee table recently to do a little visiting and mentioned that he had just published a book called Thirteen Chapters of Dukes. Naturally, I had to have a copy because I have know the Duke family most of my life and was fascinated when I […]

All-star football team announced

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) recently selected the All-Star team and six members of the Tucumcari Rattler State Runner-up team. On the offensive side of the ball, Josh Benavidez was chosen at quarterback and Eric Holt at running back. Defensively, Marc Salas will line up as a down man, Nathan […]

Rattlers upset top-ranked 3A Portales

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Varsity player Nathan McDonald scored 18 points Tuesday, leading the 2A Rattlers in their upset of the top ranked Portales Rams by a final score of 55-48. Action began with the Rams taking an early lead at the end of the first quarter, with 14-12. In the second period the Rattlers […]

Rattlers varsity boys strike Bears

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The Tucumcari Rattlers traveled to Estancia on Saturday afternoon and defeated the Bears, 65-44. Estancia held a 13-12 point lead at the end of the first quarter. At intermission, the Rattlers led 25-23. After the break, the Rattlers picked up the tempo of the game and began to tear down the […]

1/25 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 1:38 p.m., an unknown female called to report subjects with guns on Eighth Street. Police on the scene found two juveniles with a BB gun. • At 7:49 p.m., an unknown […]

Officials say nursing home closure final

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Laurel Hills Nursing Home closed its doors on Dec. 31 for financial reasons, officials said, leaving behind critics and supporters. “It was a rural area and was not really financially viable,” said Shirley Ghattas, Laurel’s public relations director. “We put a significant investment into the home when we purchased it […]

1/25 Calendar

Today: Distribution of USDA commodities at 9 a.m. at Old National Guard Armory, 900 E. Laughlin. Today: Story Time for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 at the Tucumcari Public Library, with registration ongoing. Three sessions will be held on Wednesdays through April 5. Call 461-0295 for information. Today: Reminder — Enrollment deadline for the […]