School board candidates announced

Ellen White Tuesday was the last day for filing for Quay County school board candidates. Belowis a list of those candidates. Only one race is contested; however, all districts have a bond question so there will be an election Feb. 1.

St. Nick actually existed

Thomas Garcia Merry Christmas, or — if you prefer — Season’s Greetings or even Happy Nondenominational Holiday.

Senior menu — Dec. 22

The following are the lunch menus for Dec. 23 – 29 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Steak and stuff, spinach, parmesan potato rounds, wheat roll and margarine, lemon bar Friday Closed for Christmas Monday Closed for Christmas Tuesday Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, wheat roll and margarine, tropical fruit salad Wednesday Dill baked fish, [...]

Police blotter — Dec. 22

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 11 a.m., an anonymous caller reported a domestic dispute at a residence on the 700 block of Sunset Avenue. The officer advised all was OK. • At 12:53 p.m., [...]

Wrestlers wrangler multiple medals

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers used Saturday’s wrestling tournament as a way to gain much needed mat time for their team. “We had nine wrestlers medal,” said Rattlers coach Eddie Encinias. “We should have done better, though.” Encinias said the team matched up head-to-head against the tough competition which, included wrestlers from Amarillo High, Robertson, [...]

Logan elementary holiday program creates big buzz

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Thomas Garcia “Christmas is a time meant for sharing” was the message the Logan Elementary students kept bugging their parents about during Monday night’s program. Bumblebees, lady bugs, fireflies and termites joined together to spread the message of “A Bug’s Christmas.” The preschool, kindergarten and first grade students opened the program with a few bug-themed [...]

Christmas brings back memories

Lynn Moncus By the time this is printed, we should have most of the major Christmas tasks completed and should be thinking about plans for Christmas Day. Remember when we were children and these last days went by so very slowly? Our excitement would build as those seconds ticked by, and we would be so [...]

Looking back — Dec. 22

December 1952 The Furr’s food store held its grand opening and customers registered to win a new universal gas range stove. Customers also received a free Coca-Cola six pack with a ten dollar purchase. The stores managers were

Community calendar — Dec. 22

Tuesday Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall. Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Thursday Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall. City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Service clubs Altrusa Club of Tucumcari: First and third Wednesday of each month, noon, Pow Wow Restaurant, [...]

Iraqi Christians face persecution

Freedom New Mexico One of the more unfortunate consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq has been the virtual decimation of the already-small Christian community in Iraq. Christians were hardly immune from persecution under Saddam Hussein, but since they constituted less than 3 percent of the population and were not a threat to the regime, [...]