Bike run to benefit Toys for Tots

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Russell Anglin The First Assembly Church of God in Tucumcari will hold its first “Love for the Little Ones” Toys for Tots motorcycle run Saturday. Jaime Olivas, First Assembly congregation member, proposed the bike run as a way for bikers to socialize with one another while contributing to the needs of area children. “The money […]

District judge protects rights by blocking law

I n Mexico they call it “la ley del odio” — the law of hate. Indeed, President Felipe Calderon had publicly condemned the act and Mexican border governors had said they would boycott a planned conference before it was moved from Arizona to New Mexico. To many people, Arizona’s anti-immigration law that went into effect […]

Stock contractors rowdy behind scenes

Baxter Black Bennie Beutler got inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame this summer. He’s one of a good handful of stock contractors that have been so honored. Stock contractors are an odd lot. They’re not smilers. They’re always on the job … sort of a cross between a prison guard and the captain […]

Town bustles with big-city energy

This sure is a fascinating town we live in. From the population marker I saw on the way in from Lubbock, I did not expect to see the bustle of activity that I have seen every day. I would hardly call Tucumcari a “small town.” In fact, on my way to work this very Monday […]

County fair nearing

Special to the QCS The Quay County Fair will be here in just one week and now is the time to start preparing your entries for the Home Arts departments. Fair books are available at businesses around the county and at the Quay County Extension Office. The fair has been shortened by one day. We […]

Fishing report — Aug. 4s

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers.

On the shelves — Aug. 4

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information, call 461-0295. Fiction “Sizzling Sixteen” by Janet Evanovich. The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum comes to the aid of a cousin with gambling debts. “Family Ties” by Danielle Steel. A woman who raised her deceased sister’s three children must juggle their needs, her business […]

Conservation farming techniques featured at field day

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Most NM schools fail to meet AYP status

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say New Mexico students have improved their performance in math, reading and science during the past six years, but about three-fourths of schools missed this year’s goals for boosting student achievement. Grady, Logan, Melrose, San Jon and Texico schools did meet AYP status, state officials said. Clovis, Portales, […]

Sports Physical Wednesday at Rattler Gym

QCS Staff Tucumcari Schools