2/4 Calendar

All month: The Bookmobile will not be making any stops in February, but will run again in March, according to a release from Rural Bookmobile East. The service automating its collection and will have a database that includes all Bookmobile collections and the Books-by-mail, the release said. Call 461-1206 for details. Today: The Girl Scouts […]

Quay may expect $33 million, statesman said

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County will be rolling in the money — nearly $33 million — if the request from State Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, comes through as he said he expects. This one-time capital investment fund from the state will go to help pay for a number of projects throughout Quay County, according […]

Livestock judging comes to college

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS While many college students may trudge to class with visions of algebraic equations in their heads, those who attend Mesalands Community College have the opportunity to think of bull. And cattle. And sheep and swine. Livestock judging will soon be offered as a discipline at the two-year college, the only institution […]

2/4 Notable notes

Voters’ registration deadline Tuesday Tucumcari residents need to be registered by Tuesday to be eligible to vote in the city’s municipal elections on March 7, according to a release from the city clerk. For information, call the clerk’s office at 461-3451. Changes and registration can be done at the following locations: Quay County clerk’s office […]

Adversity peaks in the water trough

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS managing editor My dog has a new chew toy. Unfortunately it’s my goat. Lulu, an approximately 500-pound puppy who likes to snore and jump on strangers, surely has the upper paw against her nemesis, an approximately 2-ounce pygmy goat named Doug. Lulu didn’t pick on the other three goats, of course. […]

2/4 Editorial

President Bush played Jekyll and Hyde in his State of the Union speech Tuesday. For each small-government conservative idea — making tax cuts permanent, for example — he offered at least one awful statist proposal — new subsidies for alternative-energy research. The pattern was no more apparent than in what he called his American Competitive […]

Cowboy boots make the sale

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist These are the boots of a salesman, specifically an ag sales rep. And they’ve taken me a million miles sellin’ to people who feed the world. Which makes me part of somethin’ good, somethin’ bigger than myself. Everybody’s good at somethin’; farmers, vets, cowboys, dairymen — and me. I can […]

2/4 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Biscuit, sausage and gravy, cereal, juice and milk; Lunch — Pizza, pepperoni or supreme, green beans, fruit, salad bar, soup and a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Hot cereal, cereal, juice and milk; Lunch — Tacos, refried beans, Spanish rice, fruit, salad bar with soup and a variety of milk. […]

2/4 Senior citizen menus

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Honey dijon chicken, salad with dressing, asparagus, whole wheat roll with margarine and apple cobbler. Tuesday: Pork posole, salad with dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread and pumpkin spice cookie. Wednesday: Chicken fajita, pinto beans, flour tortilla, mandarin oranges and gelatin. Thursday: Baked fish with tartar sauce, carrot raisin salad, broccoli with cheese sauce, […]

Patience learned in the classroom

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist While a good friend and I were discussing possible and printable topics for this column, she decided I should write about patience and then left the area because she could see I was about to lose what little patience I had taken to the coffee table. However, after doing a […]