Postcard gives peek into town’s history

Thanks to James Crocker, I am now the proud owner of an early day post card, which contains a picture of the construction gang at work on the new jail here in town. The post card was sent from here on June 22, 1910, to Mrs. L.E. Davenport in Crowell, Texas. In the event any [...]

Senior menus —

The following are the lunch menus for August 25 – August 31 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Baked dill fish, pasta with alfredo sauce, broccoli, garden salad with dressing, dinner roll with margarine, apricots. Friday Hot turkey sandwich, baked sweet potato, buttered green beans, tomato and cucumber slices, chocolate chip cookie. Monday Beef stroganoff, [...]

School menus —

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. House Monday Breakfast: French toast sticks, sausage patty, variety of cereal, muffins, juice, milk. Lunch: Hamburger or cheeseburger, French fries, baked beans, salad bar, soup, fruit, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Cinnamon rolls, variety of cereal, muffins, juice, milk. Lunch: Spaghetti and meat sauce, French garlic bread, [...]

Mind should focus on positive to transcend trials

Remember Job’s wife. That’s not exactly what Jesus said in Luke 17: 32 but it fits because Lot’s wife couldn’t bear the thought of leaving her home town and yielded to the temptation to look back (Genesis 19: 15-26). Recently, I wrote that God doesn’t burden us with more than we can handle in regard [...]

Police blotter —

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 4:34 a.m., a man reported a burglary of vehicle at a hotel on the 2600 block of South Adams Street. • At 7:57 a.m., a woman reported a shoplifter [...]

Tucumcari, Logan start season under new head coaches

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By Thomas Garcia QCS staff writer The Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns start their season Friday night at home under the direction of new head coaches. Wayne Ferguson will handle the reigns this season as the Rattlers head coach. Ferguson starts the season short a quarterback and running back facing off against the 3A Hatch [...]

Tucumcari man found unfit for trial

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari man was found incompetent to stand trial Tuesday by the 10th Judi-cial District Court in connection with a 2009 homicide. District Judge Albert J. Mitchell ruled that Robert W. “Chief” Wynashe, was incompetent to stand trial for the shooting death of Howard Russell King. King was shot June 1, 2009, while [...]

Montana woman acquires Confederate headstone for great great grandfather

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Thomas Garcia A headstone for a Confederate Civil War veteran will be placed at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery 97 years after his death. Alfred Shelby died in September 1914 in Tucumcari. His grave had gone without a headstone until his great-great granddaughter Donna Scott decided to change that. “It made me sad, knowing he had [...]

Xcel customers asked to conserve power until 8 p.m.

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Xcel Energy is asking its New Mexico and Texas customers to reduce electricity usage until 8 p.m., terming the situation “urgent.” Based on high electricity demand and maintenance issues at area generating plants, Xcel issued an energy alert Tuesday morning under threat of controlled outages if electricity demand is not reduced. Demand could exceed the [...]

Last chance for your summer vacation

Disney cruise

Kathy Witt The kids have read all their books, played every video game and watched all their favorite reruns – at least a half dozen times. They’ve attended camp and gone on countless play dates, running Mom and Dad ragged in the process. They’ve reached that point of summer break where they claim – loudly [...]