Death notice: Judy Lynn Hall

Judy Lynn Hall, 60, of Clovis died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Clovis. She was born April 16, 1953, in Cut Bank, Mont. She was a social worker. Survivors include a son, Jason Hall; and her father, Harvey Hall Jr. Services: 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday visitation with family and friends at Steed-Todd Funeral Home. Information: […]

Federal employees on furlough can apply for unemployment

QCS Staff Federal employees who are laid off, including those furloughed during the temporary shutdown of the federal government, can file for unemployment benefits through the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions , according to a DWS news release. Individuals can apply for Unemployment Insurance by logging in at, Sunday through Friday from 4 […]

Health professionals share ideas on reducing teen pregnancy

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Sunni Loveland, Tucumcari’s school nurse, has heard a few too many 12-year-old girls justify being sexually active “because he loves me.” “If he really loves you,” Loveland said she tells them, “see what happens when you tell him you want to wait until you’re 18 to have sex.” Loveland […]

Quay man one of 10 new West Nile cases

QCS Staff A 62-year-old Quay County man is one of 10 new cases of West Nile virus that have been diagnosed since Sept. 19, the New Mexico Department of Health reported in a news release. The Quay County case reported only “uncomplicated fever” as a symptom. Other cases throughout the state have reported the more […]

Mesalands rodeo team earns titles in contest

QCS Staff The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team competed in its second rodeo of the season last weekend at Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz. The men’s team won two individual titles and earned 260 points, finishing in fifth place. “We improved in events that we struggled in last week,” said Tim Abbott, interim Mesalands rodeo […]

Notes from the church lady: God never forgets even the lowliest

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee”… Jeremiah 1:5 As I walked out the door the cats were waiting for their breakfast. They greeted me with their unique voices that I can distinguish without even looking at them. “Good morning, Momma Kitty, Cinnamon, Lefty, Blondie, Cat, Bear…” I know and call every […]

Healthcare inquiries brisk at some offices

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Early response in the form of inquiries about enhanced Medicaid and the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange in the federal Affordable Care Act has been brisk at Quay County’s Income Support Division office, but light at other ACA information resources, according to agency representatives. Inquiries about Medicaid and the […]

Comments from the canyons: An hour in the country is worth a week in town

If you didn’t drive around in our county Sunday, you missed one of the most beautiful afternoons of the year. The pastures now have grass, wild flowers are blooming, and all mesas are beautiful no matter what. Near Quay, Prissy and I stopped to visit with Jenny, a white donkey, who so proudly carries the […]

Menus — Oct. 9

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Oct. 10-16.   Thursday Beef Stew, cucumber and onion, cornbread, margarine, strawberry shortcake, vanilla ice cream Friday Pork cutlet, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, biscuit, margarine, pears, grape juice Monday Chalupa, onion, green chili, salsa, Spanish rice, green beans, devil’s […]

Police blotter — Oct. 9

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department:   Friday • At 8 a.m., a woman walked into the Police Department on the 200 block of East Center Street to report a theft. • At 11:13 a.m., a woman reported a […]