City representatives in favor of hospital tax

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Members of the city’s economic development arm voted Monday to support the Dan C. Trigg’s efforts to pass a hospital tax. Quay County’s hospital is critical to its economic development efforts and residents’ quality of life, members agreed. Director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., Patrick Vanderpool, outlined […]

Aug. 15, 2007 Around Town

County Fair Schedule.. Today: 7 a.m. Breakfast by Tucumcari Baptist Association 9 a.m. Rabbit Show Poultry Show (Following Rabbit Show) 5 p.m. Fair Anniversary Reception 6 p.m. Swine Show    Thursday 10 a.m. Goat Show 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Watermelon Feed 6 p.m. Lamb Show Friday 4:30 p.m.  Heifer Show 6:30 p.m.  Steer Show […]

Aug. 15, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Friday • At 12:28 p.m., a female reported a drunk driver on South Ninth Street. An officer made contact with the vehicle and one female […]

Aug. 15, 2007 Lunch Menus

Logan Monday Breakfast: Cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Nacho with meat, refried beans, salad, fruit, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Applesauce, graham crackers, milk Lunch: Pizza, salad, cottage cheese, pineapple, milk Wednesday Breakfast: Quesadilla, juice, milk Lunch: Hot dog/chili dog, macaroni and cheese, green beans, fruit, milk. Thursday Breakfast: Biscuits with sausage gravy, juice, milk Lunch: Chicken fajitas, […]

Aug. 15, 2007 Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass was slow this past week. There were a few black bass taken […]

Aug. 15, 2007 Tuck’s Turf

A couple of hot weeks on the course lately. Breen Championship-Rattler Reunion and the Elks C/P Scramble. All of these tournaments couldn’t be successful without the help of the volunteers, sponsors, business’s, players and players families. The number of visitors these events bring into this city is a must for all and greatly appreciated. The […]

Elsie “Ostic” Lerke

Services: At 7 p.m. Thursday a rosary will be recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 10 a.m. Friday a Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s. Elsie “Ostic” Lerke, 80, died on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, in Albuquerque following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Lerke was […]

Test shows Thomas under legal limit

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas’ blood alcohol level was half the legal limit the night he was arrested, according to the New Mexico State Police. Thomas was arrested Aug. 3 after failing a series of sobriety tests at a police checkpoint on State Road 469 between San Jon and Logan, […]

August 1974

National Guardsmen left for their annual camp held at El Paso, Texas. … The class of 1944 was host to the 1974 Rattler Reunion…The Tucumcari Recreation Department sponsored youth motorcycle races at the motocross track in Metropolitan Park. … A 22-year-old Juarez, Mexico man, Marcello Sainz, had both his legs severed below the knee when […]

Rattler foursome mixes it up with Lobos

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Several Rattlers mixed it up with the Lobos this summer for fun and to pick up some tips about court play. Four Rattlers girls attended the 2007 New Mexico Womens Basketball Shooting Camp Aug. 6 – 8 in Albuquerque. They received personal instruction from members of the Lobo women’s basketball team and personal instruction from […]