March 15, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 3:17 a.m., a female reported dogs barking at a business. The owners said they would keep the dogs quiet. • At 11:50 a.m., a female requested a welfare check at a […]

Marriage is a test of faith

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24 Shirley and R.H. Hale, good friends and mentors of many others, and ours reached a milestone last week as they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. […]

March 15, 2006 Notable Notes

Girls softball registrations coming The Tucumcari Recreation Center is taking registrations for girls softball. Girls age 7 to 16 are eligible to play. Signups are through March 24 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tucumcari Recreation Center, 900 E. Laughlin. For information, call 461-1647. NAYS holding hoops tournament North American Youth Sports announced […]

March 15, 2006 Obituaries

Billie Martin Garrison Services: Have been held. Billie Martin Garrison, 64, died Sunday, March 12, 2006. Mr. Garrison was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Gran Quivera to Joseph Woodrow and Mary C. Garrison. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Cornstock for four years, then returned to settle in Albuquerque. Mr. Garrison held […]

Rattlers ready to run

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun It’s simple math for the Tucumcari High boys track team. After finishing third in the state in 2004 and second in 2005, the Rattlers want to make the final step. “In the last four years, we’ve gotten into the top five every single time,” senior Eric Holt said. “I’m […]

March 15, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker High School results The following are the scores for Monday’s golf meet at Hobbs: Boys: Justin Alvarez 93, Stephen Smith 94, Anas Badshah 96, Qasim Badshah 96, Drew Hale 109, team score (top four scores) 379. Girls: Oliva Mitchell 105. The team resumes play next Monday for its home meet, starting at […]

Logan falls short

By Jesse Wolfersberger/Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — It took until the final seconds of the championship game, but the magic finally ran out for the Logan Longhorns. Down by two with 1.9 seconds left in the game, Des Moines tried to inbound the ball, but Logan guard Josh Franco stole it just inside half court and […]

Fire scorches 8,000 acres in Logan

By Andy Jackson/Freedom Newspapers When O.B. Coffey saw smoke rising south of his home on the south side of Ute Lake in Logan on Saturday afternoon, he took a hose and wet things down around his home. A short while later, a sheriff’s deputy knocked on Coffey’s door. “The sheriff’s deputy came … and said […]

Clovis fifth-grader wins bee

By Andy Jackson/Freedom Newspapers Stephanie Stancell did the prerequisite work on “prerequisite,” studying the word and practicing its spelling, she said. But when her chance came to win the 2006 Regional Spelling Bee, she left off the “e” at the end of the word. Zia Elementary School fifth-grader Lucas Donaldson of Clovis pounced on the […]

Shrimp boil makes huge dollars for foundation

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The shrimp were big, the sauce was hot and the checkbooks were open as Mesalands Community College notched another successful Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil. The event, in its seventh year, is the bigger of two annual fund-raisers for the college’s foundation, which provides scholarships to students and has […]