City seeks bid to demolish Sands Dorsey

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari city commissioners are debating what to do with the Sands Dorsey building. The debate Thursday is the latest chapter on centered on either tearing down all the building or leaving some portions. It’s a question lingering now two years. “Public safety is the most important,” Commissioner Robert Lumpkin [...]

Press Release: Foundation for Rural Service Offers $75,000 in College Scholarships

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) will award 30 – $2,500 scholarships to qualified rural students in May 2010 – one per geographic region of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and one to a student sponsored by an NTCA associate member. The remaining 19 awards will be distributed proportionate to the number of applications [...]

Read their lips: There is no state money

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico There is no money. The message was plain and simple Wednesday morning as area legislators listened to the wish lists of community leaders. “There isn’t any money, there really isn’t,” a somber Sen. Clint Harden of Clovis told a group gathered at Wells Fargo Bank for the 2010 annual [...]

12-9 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Wednesday • At 11:55 a.m., a woman reported a domestic dispute at a residence on the 300 block of East High Street. • At 2:59 p.m., a man went in to the [...]

12-9 Community calendar

Thursday • City Commission, 6 p.m., City Hall.

12-9 Senior menus

Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Sausage and biscuit sandwich, grape juice, milk Lunch: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, whole-wheat rolls, orange slices, milk Friday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, orange juice, milk Lunch: Pizza, garden salad, ranch dressing, fruit, milk Monday Breakfast: Hot or cold cereal, graham, crackers, bananas, juice, milk Lunch: Steak fingers, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, [...]

12-9 School menus

Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Sausage and biscuit sandwich, grape juice, milk Lunch: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, whole-wheat rolls, orange slices, milk Friday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, orange juice, milk Lunch: Pizza, garden salad, ranch dressing, fruit, milk Monday Breakfast: Hot or cold cereal, graham, crackers, bananas, juice, milk Lunch: Steak fingers, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, [...]

Spending holiday with good friend leads to many fun events

By Lynn Moncus Since retirement, this woman from Ima has taken very few vacations, but that changed recently when Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson invited me to spend a week with her in Edmond, Oklahoma. Being with such a special friend on Thanksgiving surely made that an outstanding day–a real holiday for a change. She took me [...]

Parade of Lights contest winners

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Residential 1. Greg & Lois Sappingto, 1705 S. 5th 2. Kenneth & Lucy Fernandez, 911 E. Evans St. 3. Kim Garcia, 2101 S. 5th

Stay faithful during marriage

By Chris Schmaedeke: QCS managing editor One of the biggest news stories of late has been the circus that has followed golfer Tiger Woods getting in a car accident in the early hours of the day after Thanksgiving. But that was only the beginning of it. Since the car crash, a lot of stories have [...]