Police blotter — Jan. 26

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

Senior activities – February

Monday Billiards: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wii: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Dominoes: 1-3 p.m. Bridge: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. First Monday of the month: Feb. 7 Canasta: 1-3 p.m. Ceramics: 1-3 p.m.

Senior menu — Jan. 26

The following are the lunch menus for Jan. 27 – Feb. 2 for the Tucumcari Senior Center.

Interrogated interviewee illustrates ignorance

Baxter Black An interviewer asked me how one can make a living in the cow business. Actually he said, “As we’re heading into the next couple years with declining cattle numbers and steady prices, how do you think you should position yourself to take advantage of the market?” I assume he’d mistaken me as an […]

Virtual border fence shows government waste

The Obama administration finally has pulled the plug on the ambitious “virtual” border fence that quickly turned out to be a big waste of money. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Friday that the SBInet project was being terminated, saying that a thorough review made it clear that it simply can’t meet its […]

Actions express love better than words

Leonard Lauriault During the movie “On the Waterfront” (1954), Edie Doyle says to Terry Malloy, “I didn’t say I didn’t love you. I said to stay away from me.” Then there’s this guy whose wife complained that he never said he loved her. His response was that he’d told her he loved her when they […]

Closure causes concern

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Thomas Garcia The closure of the Circle K Shell gas station on the corner of South First Street and Route 66 may hinder attempts to revitalize the famed strip in Tucumcari. Crews fenced in the gas pumps at the convenience store Thursday morning. A Circle K company spokesman refused to make any comment about the […]

Mesalands offers new courses

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Russell Anglin Dean of Student Services Aaron Kennedy addressed a crowd of 15 new Mesalands Community College students Wednesday afternoon. He emphasized to the group, which included teenagers, young adults and middle-aged students, the importance of turning work in on time. “This is for community colleges, four-year colleges, graduate schools,” Kennedy said. “Know when your […]

Comic book hero provides insight on real existence

Thomas Garcia One random night I was talking with a friend about the dynamics of super heroes and villains. I myself am a comic book junkie. Everyone has a favorite comic book character. Heroes have long held the spotlight in the eyes of the readers, who could blame them. They are strong, resilient, fearless and […]

Rattlers hold down hardwood at Snake Pit

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Thomas Garcia The Rattlers came away with a pair of big wins against East Mountain Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. It was an offensive showcase for the Rattlers as their perimeter shooters lit up the scoreboard with nine 3-pointers in their 70-44 win over the Timberwolves. “We needed this win,” said Rattlers head coach […]