Two die in unrelated incidents

QCS Staff Tucumcari police on Tuesday were called to investigate two unrelated unattended deaths. In the first, a man was found deceased at a room at a motel on Tucumcari Boulevard, according to a police report. Lynwood Francis, 54, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. Francis’ sister in Maryland was […]

May 5, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Tuesday • At 7:18 a.m., police found a bike by the canal and it was taken to the police department. • At 11:10 p.m., a […]

Ministry helping with food program

QCS Staff A newly formed Manna Ministries, similar to Angel Food Ministries, is providing food in bulk so that it’s more affordable to area residents, said Cora Lucero, a program specialist with the Community Services Block Grant program in Tucumcari. Programs like this, Lucero said, “Help in the fight against poverty and provide better nutrition.” […]

Tourism council meets Tuesday

The Quay County Tourism Council will meet on Tuesday, for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The meetings are open to anyone who is interested in tourism. For more information contact Brenda Bishop at Quay County Extension Office, 461-0562. 

FEMA services available

QCS Staff As part of the FEMA activation, the State Bar of New Mexico has activated its Disaster Legal Services Hotline. The hotline is coordinated by staff attorney, Rosalie Fragoso, along with the assistance of the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division to provide legal advice, counseling and representation to individuals affected by the disaster. The […]

Children’s jewelry recalled due to lead concerns

QCS Staff The New Mexico Health Department is warning families that children’s jewelry in several New Mexico’s stores have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) due to a lead poisoning hazard, according to a press release. The products include a variety of items from jewelry to key chains and rings. “If you […]

May 5, 2007 Library Books

The following books are available at the Tucumcari Public Library. Fiction I Heard that Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark. A woman marries a childhood acquaintance suspected of several murders. Kingdom Come by Tim LaHaye. The final title in the “Left Behind” series. Obsession by Jonathan Kellerman. The psychologist-detective Alex Delaware investigates a deathbed confession […]

May 5, 2007 School Menus

San Jon Monday Breakfast: Toast and eggs, cereal fruit and milk Lunch: Ham, rice, green beans, fruit and milk Tuesday Breakfast: Waffles, cereal, fruit and milk Lunch: Turkey, rolls, potatoes, gravy, fruit and milk Wednesday Breakfast: Biscuits and bacon, cereal, fruit and milk Lunch: Chicken, bread, fresh veggies, fruit and milk Thursday Breakfast: Cinnamon rolls […]

May 5, 2007 Calendar

Today: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., C.R.A.F.T. Fair, Quay County Fairgrounds, 100 Camino del Coronado. Today: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nara Visa Community Center Garage Sale, Nara Visa Gym. For more information, call Jan Fort 633-2212. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., C.R.A.F.T. Fair, Quay County Fairgrounds. Monday: 3 p.m., Museum Board Meeting, Museum. […]

Is mercury light or silver?

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Let there be (white) light. Wal-Mart made headlines with its sale of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have backed up Wal-Mart. At the Web site – – you’ll find that those two government agencies, the EPA and DOE, […]