Eggs over Internet

By Leslie Radford These days one can find just about anything a person needs on the Internet. The Internet has become an increasingly popular way to do business as well. Floeck’s Country Ostrich Ranch northeast of Tucumcari has recently started selling ostrich eggs on eBay. “We were looking into a new way to market our […]

La Casa de La Hope reopens

By Leslie Radford La Casa de La Hope reopened their doors last month after shutting their doors for a month to remodel and restructure the board to provide services once again to needy families in the area. Rev. Sue Mortensen, president of the board and business manager for La Casa, said La Casa is a […]

ALTRUSA RECEIVES GRANT FROM COMCAST FOUNDATION

QCS Staff The Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari Inc. received a $1,710 check from the Comcast Foundation on Dec. 15, 2004. This grant from The Comcast Foundation is in recognition of the 75 local Comcast employee volunteers, their families, and others who volunteered on Comcast Cares Day. Fred Dominguez, manager of the local Comcast Company […]

Unofficial school board election results

Yesterday was election day for school board members in the area. The polls closed Tuesday at 7 p.m. with these unofficial results (winners are highlighted): San Jon- Position No. 1: Frank D. Gibson, 118; Robert L Frost, 65 Position No. 3: Arthur L. White, 90; Ronald L. Stoner, Jr., 89 Position No. 4: Timothy L. […]

New auto shop to open

By William Thompson Don White, a former service manager at Big Country Ford, said he will open a new full-service auto care shop on Route 66 Boulevard by March 1. D & A Auto Care and will have access to a full-line of NAPA parts and warranties for parts and service. “I worked for 14 […]

Commodities distributed in Tucumcari

By William Thompson Wednesday morning approximately 100 area residents showed up at the Quay County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall to receive free U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities. Volunteer Delfinio Garcia, one of 17 volunteers on hand, said he expected around 400 people to visit over the course of the day. “We give out food items once […]

community briefs

QCS Staff Free school lunches continue for now Tucumcari schools announced recently that all students will continue on Provision II “Free” Lunch status until after a school board meeting on Feb. 21. At that time, a final determination will be made for the remainder of the school year. Board members attend training Local school board […]

Ostrich recipe wins contest

By William Thompson The Holiday Inn’s Branding Iron Restaurant held a cooking contest Saturday, and Gigi Parker’s “Ostrich Diane” won first prize and will appear on the restaurant’s menu. Five area residents entered the restaurant’s first-ever cooking contest. Peter Kampfer, Tucumcari’s new economic development director, was on hand to judge entries along with Mayor Mary […]

Clovis man evades police, arrested in Tucumcari after crash

CNJ STAFF A Clovis man who evaded police for days after being accused of shooting a woman in the foot was arrested late Sunday night. Antonio “Tony” Maes, 21, was arrested in Tucumcari on charges that included receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, reckless driving and resisting arrest. He is jailed in Quay County on […]

City schools face lawsuit

By William Thompson Tucumcari public schools have been named in a lawsuit alleging officials failed to properly notify Santa Fe Schools of molestation allegations against a former teacher. Santa Fe attorney Patrick Casey said he represents two elementary school students who claim they were molested at a Santa Fe elementary school by Ernest Dominguez, a […]