Meetings watch: Tucumcari City Commission

The following items were before the Tucumcari Commission on Thursday: An executive session was held during Thursday's rescheduled regular meeting to discuss limited personnel matters — the city manager's contract. Commissioners re-entered open session and approved Mayor Amiel Curnutt to negotiate the contract extension with Powers. The previous contract was for one year at a [...]

Meetings watch: Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees

Mesalands Community College held a special meeting of the board of trustees on Wednesday to discuss quarterly financial statements filed with the New Mexico Higher Education Department. Highlights of the report: Total assets — $22,698,853 Total liabilities — $919,684 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year — $1,731,525 Cash and cash equivalents at end [...]

Local briefs – March 6

Altrusa distributes scholarship applications Applications for the Altrusa International of Tucumcari scholarship are now available. One $400 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior from House, Logan, San Jon, and Tucumcari High Schools. One $400 scholarship will also be awarded to a deserving student who is currently enrolled, or plans to enroll at Mesalands [...]

Menus – March 6

Menus for area schools and senior citizens for March 7-13: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Biscuit, sausage, fruit, milk Lunch: Hot dog, fries, spinach salad, cauliflower and celery sticks, dressing, peaches, milk Snack: Peanut butter, pretzel sticks Monday Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, fruit, milk Lunch: Pizza burger, sweet potato puffs, salad, cucumber slices, orange, milk Snack: [...]

Lauriault: Jesus our only ticket to eternal life

I attended a fundraiser recently that included a silent auction (several pictures of that event were in last week's Quay County Sun). For each bid a ticket was given toward a drawing for a GPS unit. I had bid a couple of times each on several items and had eight or ten tickets. When the [...]

Comments from the canyons: Cattle branding glimpse of history

A few days ago, some travelers asked if I knew any history of this area, and I had to admit I had lived a large part of it. They were particularly interested in learning a little about ranching. I had the feeling that they thought they were in the Wild West and expected to see [...]

One needs not be Catholic to pray for Pope

Well, color me surprised! I went home at noon to get a sandwich; what I got was a ringside seat at a historical moment. I don't need 24-hour news, and I think our world and our society in particular would be better off without the endless repetition. We talk too much anyway. But I'd flipped [...]

Three area teams playing for district championship

Three Quay County high school basketball teams are set to play for a district championship. QCS Photo:James Lout The (11-16) (3-4) Tucumcari Lady Rattlers will play at 6 p.m., Friday against the (18-7) (6-0) Lady Wolverines for the district 4 2A championship at Texico. The Lady Rattlers advanced to the championship game by beating the [...]