The medal doesn’t make the champion

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”. Philippians 3:13-14 Every […]

Feb. 22, 2006 Notable Notes

BPA chapter to work at gas station The Tucumcari High School chapter of Business Professionals of America will participate in a car wash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Conoco station, located at 4002 E. Tucumcari Blvd. Fuel will be pumped and windows will be washed by BPA members. All work […]

Feb. 22, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Friday • At 5:24 p.m., a female called in an accident at a gas station. There was a minor accident and the drivers had exchanged insurance information. • At 11:30 p.m., a femal ecalled […]

Feb. 22, 2006 Calendar

Wednesdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Wednesdays ongoing: 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. Wednesdays and Fridays ongoing: “La […]

Blue Swallow to get new owners

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Its sign is a screaming neon blue. People passing through have gotten tattoos of the little bird on their ankles. It’s most likely the most photographed motel in Tucumcari. And now it’s got new owners. Route 66’s infamous Blue Swallow Motel – that’s been featured on Web sites, field […]

Students getting fix by helping people

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College diesel instructor Jerry Welch said it’s not odd to fix a car or two even though his class is geared for big trucks. Nor is it odd, he said, for students to bring in their own cars once in a while when they need something tinkered […]

Four Rattlers advance to state wrestling semis

QCS Staff Bryan Lopez, a state runnerup last year, is one of four Tucumcari wrestlers who advanced to today’s state wrestling semifinals. Lopez, who won his second-straight district championship last weekend in Santa Fe, advanced to the semifinals in the 215-pound weight class. Rattler coach Eddie Encinias said he was pleased with the performance from […]

Family of four gets loud addition

By Ryn Gargulinski My four goats were on fire. Or dying. Or on fire and dying. There would be no other way to explain the mind-splitting bleats coming from the goat pen that sunny New Mexican afternoon. Being the good goat mom, I immediately ran outside with a bucket of water and that mini fire […]

Local fire crews fight grass fires

By Kevin Wilson: QCS Interim Managing Editor Local fire departments spent most of Thursday afternoon fighting a pair of grass fires, with one burning approximately 1,800 acres but causing no injuries or major structural damage. Units were dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. about five miles south of Tucumcari near state highway 209. A grass fire […]

Feb. 18 Notable Notes

Class of 1976 to meet The Tucumcari High School class of 1976 is having a meeting Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Elks Club. Water meeting set for Feb. 27 A five-county citizen steering committee guding the Northeast New Mexico Regional Water plan will wrap up outstanding water issues at its next meeting, scheduled […]