Cattlemen have no business in cologne

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Dear J.D., I just got wind of your latest venture into the entrepreneurial world. It’s odd that if I’d heard you’d merged with Tyson Foods or been arrested transporting Amish across the state line, I’d have shaken my head but taken it in stride. As it was, I sat back […]

1/21 Editorial

Another year, another stab at re-writing the Endangered Species Act. Last year, the House of Representatives actually managed to pass a bill containing some promising provisions, including one requiring that compensation be paid to people whose property values are diminished by a federal listing. Now the action moves to the U.S. Senate — the graveyard […]

E-mail not as good as old-fashioned letter

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Through the years we have visited about the joy of writing and receiving letters. Last week, had I not known better, I’d have thought friends had ganged up on me when I received five wonderful letters in one day. Ordinarily, I receive two or three a week and am delighted. […]

Beef symposium packs Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Longtime Tucumcari veterinarian James Tompkins nodded when the Southwest Beef Symposium speaker talked about BVD, or Bovine Viral Diarrhea — not because the vet of more than 35 years was especially enamored by it, he said, but because he was glad to hear the knowledge shared with Thursday’s crowd. “It reinforces […]

1/21 Obituaries

Kate Griego Services: Have been held. Kate Griego, 80, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, following an extended illness in Clovis. She was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Sambinoso. She had made her home in Clovis for many years due to health reasons. She was a member of the Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was […]

1/21 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 9:11 a.m., a female reported a domestic violence situation on East Laughlin. Police arrived and spoke with the male subject and told him not to return. • At 4:33 p.m., a […]

Ute Lake project may be unwelcome neighbor, say officials

By Tonya Gardener: Freedom newspapers CLOVIS — Officials representing Clovis and Portales voiced their concerns regarding the Ute Lake Ranch project Wednesday during the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission meeting. The Ute Lake Ranch project is under construction near Tucumcari and will feature 733 patio homes, a golf course, marina, equestrian center and a beach […]

Nothing a problem for this 90-year-old Quay lady

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Longtime Tucumcari resident Thelma Fannie Donwerth said she’s never had any problems, really. Sure, she’s lived in a couple of dugouts, had a house burn down, been through three husbands and was born during a covered wagon trip on the way to Quay nearly a century ago — but she says […]

Never stop learning from the Bible

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Psalm 119:105). Once in a while I like to watch a TV […]

January Quay County critter

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Name: Maggie, a part English setter, part pointer from Logan Owner: Tucumcari’s Danford Cross of Danford Dan’s Music Store fame Claim to fame: “She’s a knucklehead,” Cross laughed in describing the store mascot. The 9-week-old puppy he said was a gift from his customer Bob Simpson. “Bob called her a knucklehead when he gave her […]