June 9, 2010 Senior Menus

The following are the lunch menus for the upcoming week at the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday: Chili dog, baked potato wedges, mixed vegetables with margarine, orange Friday: Meatballs, wild rice, carrots and peppers, breadstick, fruit yogurt. Monday: Philly steak sandwich, french fries,broccoli, cantaloupe. Tuesday: Chicken breast, egg noodles with alfredo sauce, carrots with margarine, wheat […]

La Mesa officials file appeal

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Tucumcari officials, hopeful to take advantage of a second chance at a racino, said an appeal filed with the New Mexico Gaming Control Board is simply a delay by Raton-based La Mesa Racetrack and Casino. “They are only putting off the inevitable,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the […]

County canvasses primary votes

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer The June 1 Primary Election results were confirmed Friday by the Quay County Commissioners. “We certify the following candidates from Quay County for nomination in the November election,” said Commission Chair Franklin McCasland. The precinct voting totals were reviewed and confirmed by the commissioners during a regular commission meeting. […]

Annual program aims to curb drunken driving

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico State Police department is undertaking its annual 100 Days and Nights of Summer, but local officers would like to be able to reduce more than just alcohol-related incidents. “It’s not just about drunk driving,” said Lt. Eric Garcia, public information officer for the state police. “It’s […]

Veteran editor joins Freedom board

By Mary Ann Milbourn: Freedom News Service Freedom Communications Inc. announced Thursday that Larry Kramer, a former newspaperman and founder of the online financial website MarketWatch, was elected to the board of directors. Freedom owns the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. “Larry has extensive experience in creating and fostering digital media […]

Press release: Racetrack officials appeal license revocation

ALBUQUERQUE – The La Mesa Racetrack and Casino announced today it has appealed last month’s decision of the Gaming Control Board (GCB) to revoke its gaming license, fighting back by saying that it had complied with all the issues raised by the GCB and that the Board did not give it appropriate legal due process […]

Cage fighting added to Mother Road Rally

Organizers have put together a two-day schedule of events including cage fighting for the seventh annual Mother Road Rally in Tucumcari. “We decided to try something new this year with the cage fighting,” said Melissa Foster, president, MRR board of directors. Foster said on Wednesday most, if-not-all of the ringside seats are sold. She said […]

Our page — June 2

Meet your neighbor Name: James Chester Gurule Profession: Ute Lake State Park manager Age: 29 Hometown: Logan Family: Wife — Lara Corin “Cori” Gurule, 29; Sons — James Chance Gurule, 12; Christopher James Gurule, 10; Daughter — Makayla Rhea Gurule, 6 Your idea of a perfect day: No wind, and spending time with my family […]

High school students place seventh in state contest

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Special to QCS Mesalands Community College’s Dual Enrollment students Cole Cooper and Nathan Andrada recently placed seventh in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition in Albuquerque. The Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition is for high school juniors and seniors interested in automotive technology. Cooper and Andrada were both Dual Enrollment students at Tucumcari High School […]

Jesus’ sacrifice cleansed us of sins

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Most people get the heebie jeebies whenever lice are mentioned, especially if they have children in school. Lousiness is common in cattle, particularly during winter and this past winter, I got to help treat some cattle for lice. During the process, a lice-control product was applied down the center of […]