Clovis fifth-grader wins bee

By Andy Jackson/Freedom Newspapers Stephanie Stancell did the prerequisite work on “prerequisite,” studying the word and practicing its spelling, she said. But when her chance came to win the 2006 Regional Spelling Bee, she left off the “e” at the end of the word. Zia Elementary School fifth-grader Lucas Donaldson of Clovis pounced on the […]

Shrimp boil makes huge dollars for foundation

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The shrimp were big, the sauce was hot and the checkbooks were open as Mesalands Community College notched another successful Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil. The event, in its seventh year, is the bigger of two annual fund-raisers for the college’s foundation, which provides scholarships to students and has […]

Most capital outlay projects survive veto stage

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun While some projects were reduced or cut entirely from the budget, Quay County didn’t suffer nearly as much as other counties after Gov. Bill Richardson used his line-item veto power on potential capital outlay projects. “To balance a budget, tough decisions have to get made,” said James Jimenez, cabinet […]

Spellers descend on Clovis for annual bee

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The fate of the young contestants hinge on words that are rarely used in daily speech and rarely seen in ink: “Samovar,” a metal urn; “nisse,” a friendly goblin of Scandinavian folklore that frequents farm buildings; “torrenticole,” an organism that lives in swiftly flowing water. But it isn’t the […]

March 11, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 9:12 p.m., a female reported an open door at a restaurant. The building was secured. • At 10:48 p.m., a female reported an injury at Third. Her husband, who was intoxicated, […]

March 11, 2006 Notable Notes

Route 66 Celebration committee to meet The Route 66 Celebration committee will have its next meeting at noon Monday at the Chamber office. Anyone interested in volunteering to help plan, organize and set up the activities is welcome. This year’s celebration will be July 6-9. Anyone interested in being a food vendor or vendor at […]

March 11, 2006 Menus

Logan Monday- Breakfast, Churros, juice, milk. Lunch- Nachos, ranch style beans, salad or carrots, dessert, milk Tuesday – Breakfast, Breakfast burritos, juice, milk. Lunch-Pizza, cucumbers or okra, bread sticks/ sauce, fruit, milk Wednesday – Breakfast, Quesdilla, juice, milk. Lunch- Hamburgers, lettuce, tomatoe, cheese, onion, pickles, green chili, tator tots, oranges, milk. Thursday- Breakfast, Sausage egg […]

Mayfield wins re-election, Lafferty joins commission

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The last 20 minutes were the hardest for James Lafferty and Mary Mayfield, as four-year City Commission terms hung in the balance of absentee votes. Things got easier with each vote total read from those final categories. Mayfield won a three-person race to retain her District 4 commission spot […]

March 8, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Sunday • At 4:18 a.m., an officer reported an open door at a city building. The building was secured. • At 5:59 a.m., a female reported a possible DWI at a hotel. Somebody was found […]

March 8, 2006 Notable Notes

Hunters can apply for public lands license New Mexico hunters have until April 8 to apply for 2006-2007 public-land deer, elk, antelope, ibex, javelina and bighorn sheep licenses. The 2006 deer season will be the second in which hunters must enter a public drawing to be eligible to hunt on public lands. Applications can be […]