Fair’s fair at annual gala

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Broadview artist Margaret Mote said she’ll pretty much paint on anything that doesn’t move – a ceiling tile, a skillet, a toilet seat. Yes, she painted on a toilet seat. “It was the same color that matched the bathroom,” Mote explained, “and I painted a windmill on it.” Although Mote didn’t […]

Annual Hispanic Scholarships are again a success

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Conchas Dam mother and son Rita and Mark Martinez said they have a few things in common – like being in the same college class during Mark Martinez’ first semester and being recipients of this year’s Hispanic Scholarships from Mesalands Community College. “It was really an honor,” Rita Martinez said of […]

San Jon Robot best in state

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When San Jon students Porfy Martinez and Ryan Livingston were working on their class’ robot, they said there were times they were ready to throw it out the window. But they said it’s a good thing they didn’t – for what started, essentially, as a pile of debris, ended up as […]

11/5 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday At 4:21 p.m., a female called to report battery at a school. Police on the scene were told one student was pushed by two others and injured. Police told the parents of the […]

United Way auctions goods for community

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County’s United Way Secretary Pat Sparks said their annual auction on Tuesday will even include the proverbial kitchen sink – well, almost. “We’ll have kitchen faucets, microwaves, dinners, artwork, services, CD players – we run the gamut,” Sparks said of the biggest fund-raiser Quay’s United Way sees all year. “For […]

11/5 Senior citizen menu

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Salisbury steak, buttered peas, broccoli/rice/cheese casserole, white cake, strawberries, roll, milk. Tuesday: Pork butt roast, black-eyed peas, beets, corn bread, margarine, vanilla pudding, apricots, milk. Wednesday: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuit, margarine, peaches, milk. Thursday: Honey dijon chicken, salad, asparagus, whole wheat roll, apple cobbler, milk. Friday: Beef round steak, au […]

11/5 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — American toast sticks, syrup, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Beef patties with cheese, tater tots, peas, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Biscuit, egg, sausage, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Italian melts, baked potato, green beans, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Wednesday: Breakfast […]

A church called home

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By Martha Frost: QCS staff The First Baptist Church at Logan celebrated its 100th anniversary recently with a program that was a year in the planning, according to Centennial Chairman Sandy Charles. The celebration included words from the current pastor, Steve Kulback Jr., and church historian, Lester Parrish, plus hymns and a good old-fashioned church […]

From wall to wall, she’s all dolled up

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Jean McCluer said it started innocently enough – the first Barbie doll that entered her house was a toy for her 7-year-old daughter. It was the original Barbie back in 1959, complete with blond ponytail, striped one-piece swimsuit and legs that didn’t bend. McCluer still has that original Barbie doll […]

Tucumcari gets crafty this weekend

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tow truck driver Jinnah Bates said she remembers Tucumcari’s annual C.R.A.F.T. Arts and Craft Show quite well. After all, it’s where she bought the denim embroidered shirt adorned with horses she wore to business dinners – and then to an emergency call. “I was having coffee with five of my girlfriends […]