Turnouts steady for retailers

Staff photo: Thomas Garcia
Several residents took advantage of the sales Thursday night at K-mart retail store in Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Black Friday turnouts have been steady, showing an increased effort by the community to buy locally, said local retail store managers. “We have had a steady crowd since the three days of sales began Thursday night,” said Caesar Martinez, K-Mart store manager. Martinez said the items being purchased by […]

Generosity makes holiday happen

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Ministry of Hope Director Doyle Fraiser, center, lets people know they have a choice of turkey or ham in their Thanksgiving meals. The MOH gave 130 meals to local families.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The generosity of local agencies helps those in need have a happy Thanksgiving. The Ministry of Hope along with the Salvation Army and donations from local organizations helped provide a holiday meal for 130 local families. “This would not have been possible without the help of so many generous […]

Meet Your Neighbor: Dancing, happiness among instructor’s favorite things

Hannah Mericle

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series of introductions to our neighbors in Quay County. What is your idea of a perfect day? I wake up feeling good; I’m able to tackle everything on my to-do list. What’s your greatest fear? I have an irrational fear of spider webs. What’s on your bucket […]

Menus — Nov. 30

The following are the menus for the senior centers for today through Dec. 7: Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday: Chalupa, fiesta salad, salsa, fruit cocktail Friday: Chicken spaghetti, beets, salad, garlic bread, peaches Monday: Sloppy Joe, parsley potatoes, mixed vegetables, cottage cheese, pineapple salad Tuesday: Chicken fajita, chili beans with cheese, […]

Pages past — November 1971

November 1971 • Tucumcari High School students Janet Batie and Mary Helen Betts won their fifth first-place award for their duet baton twirling routine at the southern district marching band contest in Hobbs. • Bill Aten of Tucumcari was promoted to the rank of Lt. Junior Grade. Aten had been in the United States Navy […]

Tucumcari teams sweep Floyd

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Tucumcari Lady Rattler Alyssa Martinez shoots the lay-up during Tuesday’s 72-13 routing of Floyd at the Snake Pit.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers swept Floyd in their home openers Tuesday at the Snake Pit. The Lady Rattlers’ game was never in doubt, as they forced 38 turnovers in a 72-13 rout. The boys claimed a 59-49 victory in the nightcap. “I’m proud of our team and […]

Hopes high for Rattlers wrestling

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Tucumcari Rattlers wrestler Antonio Norton Jr., left, takes down Xavier Garcia during Wednesday’s practice.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The outlook for this season is high for both coach and the athletes of the Tucumcari Rattlers varsity wrestling team. “I have high expectations for the team this year, but my expectations don’t matter,” said coach Eddie Encinias. “The only thing that matters is how hard they are willing […]

Garcia: Family, friends make for good Thanksgiving

Thomas Garcia

There is something about the smell of turkey and the gathering of family and friends that make you appreciate the holidays. Even a normal conversation can seem like you’re retelling a great novel. My friends brought their twin sons to visit for Thanksgiving. While most of the family was busy trying to get a new […]

Quay earns Work Ready Community status

Staff Report Tucumcari — On Nov. 14, Quay County became the second county in New Mexico to earn a Work Ready Community designation from ACT, a non-profit testing company. “Our Work Read Community status will encourage businesses to expand or locate operations in the county,” Patrick Vanderpool, executive director of the Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation, […]

City negotiates for water main

By Steve Hansen Corrrespondent It’s a deal. The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday agreed to trade $220,000 in water and utility service to a motel builder in exchange for a 10-inch water main. The water main will allow further business expansion in the area of Mountain Road and Interstate 40, officials said. Love’s Hospitality is […]