Local man lassos in annual cowboy award

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By Martha Frost: QCS staff Richard Clyde Shepherd Jr., may not have walked those proverbial 10 miles to school uphill and barefoot — but he said he did ride a horse to his Buffalo Flats, Texas, classroom. He also said the roof was so leaky in the small, two-room Texas house in which he grew […]

West Nile claims life in Quay County

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Alan Bugg lived through a simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant in June — but family members said he succumbed to the West Nile Virus on Oct. 7. Bugg is New Mexico’s second West Nile fatality of the year and wife Catherine Bugg said she is angry that the state’s Department […]

Altrusa car party drives it home

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Bobby Dominguez said he did not foresee himself driving away the grand prize winner in Altrusa’s annual car party — but his wife certainly did. “My wife never prays for material things,” Dominguez said, “but she kept saying I was going to win the truck. She said she was sure […]

Making a difference from Quay to the Middle East

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Making a difference could be as easy as opening a door or carrying some groceries. Or, as Tucumcari’s Altrusa is planning this year, be as involved as revamping the entire library at the Pioneer Senior Center. These are just some of the ideas for Saturday’s Make a Difference Day, which was […]

10/19 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 2:28 p.m., a weapon was reported found at a local motel. Police on the scene logged the handgun into evidence. At 2:35 p.m. a female called to report a male lying on […]

10/15 Senior citizen menu

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Baked pork chops, stuffing, carrots, green beans, roll, margarine, apple slices, milk. Tuesday: Burrito, lettuce, tomato, onion, salsa, cheese sauce, pinto beans, green chilies, gelatin, apricots, milk. Wednesday: Barbecued beans and wieners, coleslaw, whole wheat bread, margarine, pineapple upside down cake, milk. Thursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, buttered peas, biscuit, margarine, […]

10/15 School menus

school menus /15 House Monday: Breakfast — Biscuit and jelly, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Corn dogs, tator tots, peas, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Scrambled eggs, sausage, cereal, juice, milk ; Lunch — Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, hot roll, corn, salad bar, soup, fruit, a variety […]

Domestic violence hits hard

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Every 15 seconds, another victim of an abusive relationship is battered, according to the Web site WomensLaw.org. This isn’t even counting the seconds in between, ones that may contain psychological, economic or emotional abuse. Domestic violence is so widespread and frequently so subtle, said Mesa Counselor Dave Crane, that often victims […]

Kiwanian honored for 51 years of perfect attendance

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari man R.H. Hale has been to so many Kiwanis Club meetings, he could probably tell you what the name “Kiwanis” actually means. In fact, this hale and hearty 81 year old was recently honored at the latest club meeting for his 51 years of perfect attendance. “I started with the […]

Altrusa Car Party revving it up

Rev the engines, for it’s time once again for the annual Altrusa Car Party, happening at 6 p.m. tonight at the Elk’s Club. Altrusa President Glenda Reid is expecting the customary 300 to 400 people for the dining, dancing — and chance to win a brand new car — as the $100 tickets have all […]