Setpuagenarian gets high school diploma

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By Ryn Gargulinski It may have taken 56 years, two wars and five children for him to do it, but Tucumcari resident Joe Valverde finally got his high school diploma — at age 73. “I made the military my career,” Valverde said, “and I never finished high school.” Although one cannot say he did not […]

4-H offers wide education

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By Ryn Garguilnski: QCS Quay County’s Jordan Runyan, 11, said she never imagined her photographs would be nabbing top honors in the New Mexico State Fair. But then again, she said she never expected to be shooting arrows, either. “In 4-H I learned a whole lot of different hobbies and stuff I really didn’t know […]

Best friends share Homecoming court

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School seniors Kevin Garza and McKayla McKinney said they have been best friends for years. Now, in addition to sharing snickers, sodas and secrets, they get a chance to share the glory of being Tucumcari’s Homecoming King and Queen for Friday’s game and parade. In addition to the Rattler […]

Treasure hunting

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Live parakeets and Rattler-hued gold and purple scarves were just a couple of the items that dappled Tucumcari’s first Route 66 flea market on Saturday. The convention center parking lot was also strewn with a handful of vendors and dozens of treasure hunters for the all-day event. As with most flea […]

10/5 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Thursday • At 2:23 p.m., a male called to report shoplifting at a local supermarket. Police arrived to arrest two subjects for stealing laundry soap. • At 2:41 p.m., a female reported a burglary of […]

10/5 Just passing through

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Who: Stony Davis — yes, it’s on his ID — and his friend Tyler Smith from Wheatland, Wyo. Where they’re going: Davis said they were trekking to Fort Worth where some relatives of his promised them a job. He also said this was their first lengthy trip in the car they were driving, which had […]

Commissioners held a taxing meeting

A new county tax assessor was the main point of the most recent Quay County Commissioners meeting. Chief Deputy Assessor Janie Murray beat out four other applicants to nab the position; her experience includes six years working directly under former assessor. Murray was already onto the details at the Sept. 26 meeting. Upon reviewing the […]

10/1 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch — A variety of deli meats for sandwiches, salad bar, fruits, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch — A variety of deli meats for sandwiches, salad bar, fruits, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch […]

10/1 Senior citizen menu

Senior Citizen Menu Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Chili relleno, tossed salad, dressing, pinto beans, Spanish rice, bananas, strawberries, milk. Tuesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuit, margarine, peaches, milk. Wednesday: Roast beef, brown gravy, apple crisp, cheese casserole, buttered carrots, whole wheat roll, margarine, milk. Thursday: Barbecued chicken thighs, coleslaw, corn, biscuit, margarine, chocolate pudding, milk. Friday: […]

Mesalands wind project Web poll results

The QCS online reader poll recently asked if the addition of the North American Wind Research and Training Center will make for more students flocking to attend Mesalands Community College. Here are the results: Yes – 53.19 percent, or 25 votes No – 10.64 percent, or five votes Enrollment may not increase, but the college’s […]