Death notice: Russell King

Russell “Red” King, 45, of Tucumcari, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, in Albuquerque. He was born Aug. 19, 1963, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a truck driver. Survivors include one daughter, Twyla Deshazo; and his father, Howard King. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Information: 461-3815.

God left behind instructions for following plan

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Men have disagreed about humankind’s role in salvation since before the reformation began in the 1550s. The reality, according to Scripture, lies between the extremes of faith and works. It’s likely more on the side of faith than works because there must be some level of faith causing us to […]

Political battles resemble child’s squabbles

Freedom New Mexico We’re vastly pleased that American journalist-adventurers Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been freed from a kangaroo-court 12-year sentence to hard labor in North Korea and returned to their families in the United States. The episode is no doubt a testament to assiduous back-channel negotiations between the United States and the communistic/dynastic […]

Food one less thing to worry about

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Michelle Obama’s organic gardening is good for all of us involved in agriculture. So few citizens have the time or interest or space to grow anything they eat, that they have no way to relate to the land and what it takes to make it fruitful. Even fewer know how […]

Being frugal not working out so well

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Cheap never seems to work out for me. I should know better than to try and save on eyewear. A little bit of personal history is in order here I think. I’ve been wearing glasses about 38 years now. I first learned my eyesight wasn’t so great after an exam […]

Aug. 12 – police blotter

Following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesday • At 12:49 a.m., an officer reported a male subject on the ground at a hotel on East Tucumcari Boulevard. The officer advised that all was OK. The man was taking a […]

Aug. 12 — Events calendar

Today • Tucumcari Mainstreet Master Plan Meeting, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 215 E. Center. Thursday • City Commission regular meeting, 6 p.m., City Hall, 215 E. Center. Monday • Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education, 7 p.m., Administration Building Board Room, 2400 S. Eighth St. Call 461-3910. Aug. 21 • Library Advisory Board, noon, Library, […]

Who am I

I was born and raised in Quay County. …. I enjoy a good game of golf. … I have no indoor pets but some outdoor animals. … My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate. Send your guesses to or call him at 461-1952. Last week’s answer: Yvette Fazekas was born in Tucumcari, the second […]

Aug. 12 — school menus

Tucumcari Monday Breakfast: French toast sticks, blueberries, juice, milk Lunch: Cheeseburger, French fries, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, juice, milk Lunch: Tacos, beans, salsa, apples, milk. Wednesday Breakfast: Sausage and cheese biscuit, juice, milk Lunch: Baked chicken patty, mashed potatoes and gravy, roll, grapes, milk. Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, juice, milk Lunch: Pepperoni pizza, salad, […]

Tucumcari Historical Research Institute planning field trip

QCS Staff Tucumcari Historical Research Institute has scheduled a field trip for members to the Park Springs Ranch and Hatch Ranch south of Las Vegas, N.M. The trip is scheduled for Aug. 22. The group will leave the Tucumcari Historical Museum at 7 a.m. Participants should bring a picnic lunch. Non-members who would like to […]