School menus — May 4

House Monday Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, variety of cereal, juice, milk. Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce, French bread, green beans, salad bar, peaches, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Quesadillas, variety of cereal, juice, milk. Lunch: Frito pie, corn, Spanish rice, salad bar, peaches, milk. Wednesday Breakfast: Biscuits, jelly, variety of cereal, juice, milk. Lunch: Tuna casserole, peas, biscuits, […]

Blotter — May 4

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

Catching up can be great fun

Lynn Moncus On Easter Sunday, Aggie and I headed for “the canyons of home” to find some necessary solitude and time to clear a few cobwebs from the mind. We hadn’t been there for a couple of years and just needed to look into those canyons to appreciate the beauty and to realize once again […]

Judds announce daughter’s engagement


Delton and Mary Catherine Judd of Nara Visa announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mettie Ileena Judd of Dallas, to Sean Jeffrey Taylor of Lubbock, Texas. The groom is the son of Teri and Michael Taylor of Salado, Texas. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 17 at Tenroc Ranch in Salado in […]

Letter to the editor: Conservacare unsustainable

This is an attempt to analyze some points that are pursued in various editorials and conservative articles. “Representative Paul Ryan’s, R-Wis., budget would reduce the deficit.” The CBO (Congressional Budget Office) says it would increase. His expense cuts, at the expense of the most vulnerable, will go largely for more tax cuts for the wealthy. […]

Looking back — May 4

May 1967 Eight-year-old Tony Collins of Tucumcari won his weight in pennies in a contest held by Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan Association Bank. Collins won 57 pounds of pennies, which equals $83.50. New Mexico State Police stationed in Tucumcari arrested a 25-year-old Iowa man on I-40 for transportation of dangerous drugs and a federal […]

Calendar — May 4

Friday Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Monday Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., EDC May 12 City Commission work session at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall May 18 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., […]

Senior menu — May 4

The following are the lunch menus for May 5 – 11 for the Tucumcari Senior Center.

Leona Smith turns 89


Leona “Onie” C. Smith celebrated her 89th birthday on April 27 with family and friends at Quail Ridge. Onie was born in 1922. She has five sons and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Area youths win essay contest


The Tucumcari chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was honored to have two state essay winners. Kamelia Lamm’s essay on Paul Revere was the fifth-grade winner of the American History Essay Contest. Kamelia and her mother, Jodie Lamm, were able to attend the state conference, where Kamelia read her essay. Blake Moon, junior […]