Senior menus — Dec. 14

The following are the lunch menus for Dec. 15 to Dec. 21 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Hoagie sandwich, vegetable beef soup, spinach, sugar cookie. Friday Baked ham, sweet potato/marshmallows, green beans, cornbread and margarine, fruit salad. Monday Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, whole wheat bread, strawberries, vanilla wafers. Tuesday […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction “11/22/63” by Stephen King. An English teacher travels back to 1958 by way of a time portal in a Maine diner. His assignment is to stop Lee Harvey Oswald, but first he must determine if Oswald is guilty. “Hotel Vendome” by Daneille Steel. Surrounded […]

Cullum claims victory at Evolution 2 in Clovis

Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — It took about 90 minutes for Jeremiah Cullum to get from Tucumcari to the Curry County Events Center Saturday night. It took him even longer for what he got before he left. Cullum, 18, went :50 into the second round of his Evolution 2 mixed martial arts fight against Jonathan Lopez […]

Jesus’ birth beginning of fulfillment of God’s plan

In the movie, “A Christmas Carol,” Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future who showed him the bleakness in each stage of his life and that he didn’t have a very bright future because of his past and present course. During this time of year, the Christian world celebrates […]

Education officials visit Mesalands

Special to QCS Jose Garcia, cabinet secretary and Mr. Glenn Walters, deputy cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED), recently visited Mesalands Community College. This visit was to better understand the College’s programs and unique offerings. “I have decided that I needed to visit every single institution of higher learning in the […]

State well prepared to join union

As we continue to look at our county history during the territorial days and the approaching statehood in 1912, we note that much organization had already taken place. In other words, we had been ready for statehood for several years before the date finally arrived. Because we were one of the newer settlements in the […]

Police ‘close’ to arrest on counterfeit money incidents

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Police are investigating three reports of counterfeit money being passed at local retailers. “We are very close to making an arrest,” said Deputy Chief Peter Rivera. Rivera said detectives are close to obtaining a warrant for one suspect believed to be responsible for two of the reports. “We feel the third incident […]

Police blotter —

A sampling from calls placed to the Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office:

Landowner’s associations discuss wind energy

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Thomas Garcia The chairman of a local renewable energy landowner association said projects are under way that would eliminate the stumbling block for wind energy farms in eastern New Mexico — transferring the electricity to national markets. Representatives for these projects spoke at the third annual Coalition of Renewable Energy Landowner Associations meeting Saturday in […]

City takes first step to lower water rates

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission took the first step Thursday to lowering water rates. They approved first reading of an amendment to municipal water ordinance. The commission must publish a notice of the final reading of the ordinance, which will be on Dec. 29 in the Quay County Sun, said city clerk Christine Dougherty. […]