Our page: Aug. 5, 2009

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Meet your neighbor Name: Tara Marie Hatfield Profession: Water and land management clerk for Arch Hurley Conservancy District Born: July 1, 1979 Hometown: Tucumcari of course. Because sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Family: Four kids — three girls and a boy ranging in age from 15 to 7. Tell us […]

Shooting victim dead

QCS Staff The victim of a June 1 shooting in Tucumcari died Monday night following weeks in intensive care. Howard Russell King, 45, died at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, said Donald Schutte, family attorney. Schutte said King was in an Amarillo hospital soon after the shooting, then moved to a rehabilitation hospital in Albuquerque. He […]

City commission approves $13 million budget

QCS staff The Tucumcari City Commission approved a $13 million budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year at a special meeting Thursday night at City Hall. “This does not include all of the funds from capital improvement projects,” said Marty Garcia, the city’s finance officer. “Those amounts will be added in later.” Garcia said once the […]

Global positioning not for everybody

Singing church hymn all about effort

By Karl Terry: Local columnist To the youngster two rows in front of me, it sounded beautiful. To his embarrassed father, it likely sounded like a mad tomcat trapped in a sack. On a recent Sunday morning in church the little guy — probably about 2 and likely not even talking real well — joined […]

Obama showing he’s human like the rest of us

Freedom New Mexico Every new president gets a “honeymoon” period when most Americans, even those who didn’t support him, wish him well and hope for the best, almost always followed by a certain disillusionment as it becomes apparent the problems facing the government — usually created by previous government actions — are beyond the capacity […]

Class book priceless gift to former teacher

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist The 2009 Rattler Reunion has taken its place in the 39-year history of the gathering and was just as much fun as that first one so long ago. Of course, as we grow older, each reunion becomes more priceless because we tend to grow closer to each other. We have […]

Time most precious gift to fellow man

By Debra Whittington: Local columnist Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. — James […]

Senior menus

Here are upcoming lunch menus for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Wednesday: Beef tips, broccoli, salad, rolls, pears, milk. Thursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, roll, peach danish, milk. Friday: Pork chops, wild rice, carrots, bread, peanut butter cookie, milk. Monday: Green chile beef enchiladas, pinto beans, salad, breadstick cantaloupe, milk. Tuesday: Chicken and […]

Four Quay schools fail to meet AYP standards

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By Thomas Gracia: : QCS staff writer All of Quay County’s public school districts met Adequate Yearly Progress standards for 2009, but four of the county’s schools did not meet standards, according to the New Mexico Public Education Department. The report shows four of six Quay County schools — Tucumcari High School, Tucumcari Elementary, House […]