By Leonard Lauriault From my younger years, I remember hearing, “Right is right and left is wrong.” While I grew up during the Cold War and many communist groups were called, “Leftist,” and many today refer to more liberal, egalitarian philosophies as being to the left, this saying had nothing to do with politics, economics, […]

Bowling Notes

Here are the Oct. 8 results for the

School Menus for Oct. 20-23

The following are the menus for October 20-23 for schools in Quay County. There is no school on Friday. LoganMondayBreakfast-Applesauce cup, juice and milk.Lunch-Hot dog or chili dog, macaroni and cheese, salad or veggies, fruit and milk.TuesdayBreakfast-Breakfast burrito, juice and milk.Lunch-Pizza, salad or veggies, breadsticks w/sauce, dessert and milk.WednesdayBreakfast-Breakfast pizza, juice and milk.Lunch-Beef or chicken […]

Turf grass workshop set for Oct. 29-30

The Tucumcari Turf Grass Workshop is being offered on Oct. 29-30 at the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course. The workshop is for all athletic field managers, landscape experts, golf course managers, city park managers and school maintenance personnel.

10-18-2008: Library Books

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library.

Cast iron skillet still a favorite in her kitchen

By Lynn Moncus An article in the Albuquerque Journal about cast iron skillets and their continued popularity certainly caught my attention because I rarely cook a meal without using one. Several of my friends have teased me about my clinging to those special utensils and guarding them as if they were of great value. Well, […]

10-18-2008: Calendar

Today: 5 p.m., Tucumcari Farmers’ Market, Wailes Park on Route 66 Blvd. at Date Street. Call 461-0562.Today: 7 p.m., regular monthly gathering, Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Association, Quay County Exhibit Hall, fairgrounds.

10-18-2008: 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. Tuesdayl At 12:52 a.m., a female on south Fourth Street reported an unwanted subject knocking on her front door.l At 10:50 a.m., an anonymous caller reported a suspicious vehicle […]

Ministry of H.O.P.E. feels economic strain

By QCS Staff Economic turmoil often hits the poor the hardest. “It’s affected us all,” said Paula McAfee who manages the Ministry of HOPE, which provides assistance to those who are in crisis.And providing food for those in crisis has become more expensive, she said. “Gas prices are going down, and groceries hopefully will come […]

Bad economy good for thrift business

Chelle Delaney On Friday, Charlie Thibodeaux traded a coffee pot for a dozen tortillas. Thibedeaux said barterning is not a routine part of his business at the Canal Trading Mall. In fact, he said, he likes to have cash-only transactions. But, “She only had $3 and she said her coffee pot had quit on her,” […]