2/1 Notable notes

Tax help available Low-income people can get TAXHELP now through April 17 from a program offered by Eastern Plains Community Action Agency, according to a release from the organization. TAXHELP is available from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the release said, asking people bring their […]

Jailed for a good cause

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Several Quay County business people spent part of Thursday behind bars. They weren’t guilty of any seedy or illegal practices, however — they were raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc. (MDA). K-Bob’s Steakhouse was the scene of the “lockup” where 17 local business members donated one hour each to […]

College offers summer Spanish in Mexico

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Hola! If that seems to be the extent of your Spanish but there’s a desire to learn more, this summer offers an opportunity to learn the language — and test it on native speakers in Mexico. A two-week immersion course, worth up to six college credits, is being offered by Mesalands […]

1/28 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • At 5:05 p.m., an unknown male reported a viscious dog attempting to get into his fence on South Fourth. The man said it was a pitbull who, after failing to break down […]

1/28 Notable notes

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Anybody seen Maggie? Maggie, the part English Setter, part pointer puppy who appeared as the Quay County critter on Jan. 18, has gone missing, according to owner Danford Cross. He said she was last seen about 3 p.m. on Jan. 12 near his music shop near Main Street, the location of the old Lena’s Café. […]

1/28 Senior citizen menu

Monday: Sloppy Joes, baked French fries, pork and beans, gelatin and mandarin oranges. Tuesday: Spiced beef over noodles, broccoli and cheese, peanut butter cookie and apricots. Wednesday: Lasagna, garden salad, dressing, green beans, garlic toast and apricot cobbler. Thursday: Chicken roll-up, oriental blend vegetables, whole kernel corn, roll with margarine and lemon pudding with topping. […]

1/25 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Friday • At 1:38 p.m., an unknown female called to report subjects with guns on Eighth Street. Police on the scene found two juveniles with a BB gun. • At 7:49 p.m., an unknown […]

Officials say nursing home closure final

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Laurel Hills Nursing Home closed its doors on Dec. 31 for financial reasons, officials said, leaving behind critics and supporters. “It was a rural area and was not really financially viable,” said Shirley Ghattas, Laurel’s public relations director. “We put a significant investment into the home when we purchased it […]

Commission approves development funding

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Imagine Quay County a thriving hub of successful business, new high-paying jobs and a fully stocked 650-acre industrial park. Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp’s Pete Kampfer has that vision. But he also knows the adage says it takes money to make money. Thus he was on hand at a special City […]

Combined resources

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Money was a hot topic between Tucumcari’s City Commission and the Board of Education at their special meeting on Thursday. The meeting, which Mayor Mary Mayfield said was called for the purpose of “what I hope is the continuation of a working relationship,” also included talks about preparing a city street […]