Phi Theta Kappa more than just a fancy name

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mesalands Community College students who belong to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society do more than just sit around with a fancy title, said new member Jinnah Bates. She said they go out and actively do things, with activities like their upcoming cancer awareness campaign, and the goal of developing leadership […]

Country rocks plant world

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School senior Nikki Harman found southwestern folks aren’t the only ones who thrive on country music. Plants like it, too, she said, as her award-winning science experiment found bushy bean plants subjected to the twangy tunes grew better than those that listened to other types of music. Harman’s other […]

Conchas club’s holidays full of activity, excitement

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Local shoppers, businesses and residents aren’t the only ones feeling the frenzy of the holidays, said Conchas Extension Club’s Carol Berryhill. In fact, she said their club is busier than ever – but more excited than overwhelmed. “Christmas is just around the corner and a lot needs to be done before […]

Goofy gifts galore

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The holiday countdown is on. Not for the lighting of New Mexico’s tree that made it to Washington, D.C. (that already happened). Not for the number of hours left before those pesky New Year’s resolutions kick in. But for the number of shopping days until Christmas. Some folks may already have […]

Year in review: May 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. May 2005 was rife with the following news. May 1: Despite the cooler than usual spring temperatures, County Extension Agent Pete Walden said it was time to start planting and offered some […]

12/10 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Wednesday At 9:30 a.m., a female reported vandalism on South Second. Police arrived to find her car had been spray painted and had a window busted out. At 11:39 a.m., a female called to […]

School drug policy progressing

QCS staff Tucumcari High School will soon have a new drug testing policy for its students, one that randomly tests not only athletes but any student involved in any type of activity, not just those sanctioned by the New Mexico Activities Association, school officials said. This increases the pool of possible testing candidates from 122 […]

12/10 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Biscuits, jelly, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Pepperoni or supreme pizza, corn, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Waffle sticks, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Taquitas, refried beans, Spanish rice, chips, salsa, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Scrambled eggs, sausage, cereal, […]

12/10 Senior citizens menu

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Baked chicken, scalloped potatoes, corn, potluck roll, margarine, pumpkin spice cookie, fruit cocktail, milk. Tuesday: Green chile cheeseburger, lettuce, tomatoes, ranch beans, onion rings, applesauce, milk. Wednesday: Hamburger steak, brown gravy, mushrooms, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, roll, milk. Thursday: Baked ham, pineapple, pea salad, canned sweet potatoes, whole wheat roll, margarine, pumpkin […]

Year in review: March, April 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. This year’s March and April kicked off the spring with the following news. March 1: Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar resigned after 13 years of service. “It’s just time for […]