2/11 Calendar

Saturdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Saturdays ongoing: Narcotics Anonymous Roadrunner Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 306 W. High St., in the Madonna room. Sunday: Tucumcari Business Professionals of America fiesta dinner from noon to 2 […]

A marriage made in Tucumcari

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When Tucumcari Middle School eighth-grader Cece Garcia went to the Odeon Theater she got more than a bag of buttered popcorn. She found a husband. She cannot recall what movie was playing that day some 30 years ago, but she remembers she sat in the balcony, started talking to the projectionist […]

Walking for pain

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Dennis Kinch not only walks despite being in constant pain — he walks because of it. And it’s not like this Massachusetts-born man is taking a simple trek to the corner store. Kinch is walking the 2,400 miles of the infamous Route 66 to raise awareness of chronic pain. He made a pit stop in […]

Treat someone special this Valentine’s Day

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor When you are trying to quit smoking, everyone lights a cigarette. When you’re on a massive diet, the only trucks that ramble by are owned by Sara Lee. And when, like I am, you are moving 1,942 miles to the West Coast and leaving behind five goats, a dog […]

For the love of alpacas

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist She was an authentic animal lover. Dee grew up on a western cattle ranch. After she moved away, her suburban neighborhood prevented her from raising cows. “They are so bulky,” she said. But her need to “shepherd” was not satisfied by dogs, cats or even a gerbil. One day she […]

2/11 Editorial

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended that an over-the-counter asthma inhaler sold as Primatene Mist be taken off the market. The stated reason is not that the product has harmed any asthma patients, but that the inhalers are propelled by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the compounds that allegedly destroy the Earth’s […]

2/11 Senior citizen menu

Monday: Ranch chicken, vegetable pasta salad, beets, potluck roll and cherry cobbler. Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, whole wheat roll with margarine and white cake. Wednesday: Green chili enchilada, Spanish rice, salad with dressing, crackers and peanut butter cookie. Thursday: Baked pork chops, stuffing, California veggies, black eye peas, whole wheat […]

2/11 School menus

Logan Monday: Breakfast – Cinnamon biscuit, juice and milk; Lunch – Green chili slide, french fries, salad or carrots, apple crisp, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast – Muffin, juice, milk; Lunch – Fried rice, egg rolls, salad, fruit, fortune cookie, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast – Granola bar, juice, milk; Lunch – Steak fingers, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn […]

Rattler punts off to college

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Tucumcari senior Eric Holt will continue his notable football career at Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) in Goodwell, Okla. Holt was a member of the 2002 state championship and 2005 state runner-up teams for the Tucumcari Rattlers. “The feeling is fabulous, great — a once in a lifetime opportunity that I […]

Tucumcari players culled for All-State team

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The All-State football teams for 2005 will soon be in a huddle, with the Class 2A including several Tucumcari Rattlers on the squad. Three Rattlers were selected for the first team on offense and two players on defense. Tucumcari also had two players make the second team offense and three make […]