A marriage made in Tucumcari

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When Tucumcari Middle School eighth-grader Cece Garcia went to the Odeon Theater she got more than a bag of buttered popcorn. She found a husband. She cannot recall what movie was playing that day some 30 years ago, but she remembers she sat in the balcony, started talking to the projectionist […]

Walking for pain


Dennis Kinch not only walks despite being in constant pain — he walks because of it. And it’s not like this Massachusetts-born man is taking a simple trek to the corner store. Kinch is walking the 2,400 miles of the infamous Route 66 to raise awareness of chronic pain. He made a pit stop in […]

2/11 Senior citizen menu

Monday: Ranch chicken, vegetable pasta salad, beets, potluck roll and cherry cobbler. Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, whole wheat roll with margarine and white cake. Wednesday: Green chili enchilada, Spanish rice, salad with dressing, crackers and peanut butter cookie. Thursday: Baked pork chops, stuffing, California veggies, black eye peas, whole wheat […]

2/11 School menus

Logan Monday: Breakfast – Cinnamon biscuit, juice and milk; Lunch – Green chili slide, french fries, salad or carrots, apple crisp, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast – Muffin, juice, milk; Lunch – Fried rice, egg rolls, salad, fruit, fortune cookie, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast – Granola bar, juice, milk; Lunch – Steak fingers, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn […]

2/8 Honor roll

Disclosure Statement:The following student names are listed as their respective schools have submitted them. Names may have been withheld in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Tucumcari A honor roll Seniors:Deanna Alvarez, Brandi Arenas, Jessica Barton, Clay Beevers, Brittany Rodgers. Sophomores:Taylor Cordova, Ariel Crocker, Andre DeBord, Michael Martinez, Wesley Martinez, Caitlyn […]

Annual Quay County 4-H awards

Honorary 4-H member awards: Danny Estrada, Danny Garcia, Diane Davidson Meritorious service awards: Great Plains Electric, Steel Electric Friend of 4-H awards: Nate Allen, Roy Davidson “I dare you” leadership awards: Wayce Waller, Lisa Chesher Cloverbud record book awards: Jordan Runyan, Ashlee Bradley, Wyatt Bishop, Dillon Massy, Peyton Ray Leader awards First year leaders: Robin […]

County elections on the way for Quay

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It’s time for Quay residents who want to run for county office to start stamping out some election promises and campaign buttons. The date to file for candidacy with the county clerk is March 21. Six seats are up for grabs in Quay, according to the state’s 2006 Candidate Guide. These […]

Talent show expects high turnout


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School ninth-grader Will Bason said he once played the guitar so long that his fingers bled. He said it was at last summer’s Quay County Fair where he strummed in nearly every set on every day of the fair. “My fingers at first were pitch black,” Bason said, “and […]

Mental health center moving


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The Monroe Street building that housed the recently closed Laurel Hills Nursing Home won’t be standing vacant for long, officials said. By the end of the month, it will be the home of a resource center that serves an average of 250 folks in the community and has been kicking around […]

2/8 Police blotter

Here is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 7:59 a.m., an unknown female reported a theft at the bus stop. Police discovered her cell phone had been taken. • At 11:46 a.m., a female called to report four-wheelers on the city […]