School menus — Dec. 1

House Monday Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage, variety of cereal, muffins, yogurt, juice, milk Lunch: Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, hot rolls, fruit, soup and salad bar, variety of milk Tuesday Breakfast: Sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, variety of cereal, muffins, yogurt, juice, milk Lunch: Tuna casserole, peas, biscuit, fruit, soup and salad bar, variety [...]

Police blotter — Dec. 1

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.

County dogs in need of home

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Russell Anglin Two Quay County residents are looking for homes for a number of dogs under their care. Frank William Coles and Dorene Clark currently have 17 stray dogs living in their front yard. Coles and Clark said dogs are frequently dropped off on their county road by previous owners. Clark and Coles provide food [...]

Holiday meals impede ideals

Russell Anglin As I stumbled around from place to place these last few days trying to shake off a Thanksgiving-induced food coma brought about by my cousin Jody Burrage and her signature “What is in these and why can’t I stop?” mashed potatoes, I realized the holidays are a terrible time for vegans. I’m not [...]

Nativity event to raise food

The Mission of Tucumcari presents The Nativity, a display of old and new nativity scenes, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. at 220 S. Jackson at the intersection of Jackson and Aber streets. The entrance fee per person is one or more non-perishable food item which will benefit the Ministry of Hope.

Looking back — Dec. 1

December 1966 The Forrest Currell Lumber Company was building the new Elks Lodge that holds a swimming pool, dinning room, lodge room, sauna, small gym and a kitchen. The cost of the project was $172,000 … Five Tucumcari High School band members were chosen to participate in the New Mexico All State Band competition held [...]

Senior menu — Dec. 1

The following are the lunch menus for Dec. 2-8 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Hamburger stroganoff, egg noodles, spinach, cauliflower with cheese, cottage cheese, pears. Friday Barbecue sandwich, pickle and onion, pasta salad, green beans, peanut butter cookie. Monday Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, green beans, wheat roll and margarine, strawberry shortcake. Tuesday Pork ribs, corn, [...]

Comments from the Canyons: Missing purse teaches lesson of patience, compassion

Lynn Moncus Today, we are visiting with those of you who carry purses and who might become a bit careless. Yes, this woman from lma became careless and left her purse on the checkout counter in a local business. In other words, I placed temptation in the way of an individual who was having a [...]

Cattle operation comes with catch

Baxter Black As many of you regular readers might guess, people tell me their stories — stories about horse wrecks, cow wrecks, sheep wrecks, dog wrecks, financial wrecks, any kind of wreck you can think of. I met JW in Tennessee. He’s a regular reader of my column and thought his story would fit. It [...]

Collectible cars cruise memory lane

Karl Terry At one time I had a long list of fabulous vehicles in my collection. Ferrari, Camaro, Mustang, GTO, Willys Jeep, and a Ford roadster or two were just a few of the many items in the Matchbox collection that belonged to my brother and me. A recent question that popped up on my [...]