2/4 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Thursday • At 12:44 a.m., a female reported a noise disturbance on Whitmore. She said someone was whistling and disturbing the dogs. Police on the scene found no one. • At 7:37 a.m., a male […]

Quay may expect $33 million, statesman said

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County will be rolling in the money — nearly $33 million — if the request from State Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, comes through as he said he expects. This one-time capital investment fund from the state will go to help pay for a number of projects throughout Quay County, according […]

Livestock judging comes to college

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS While many college students may trudge to class with visions of algebraic equations in their heads, those who attend Mesalands Community College have the opportunity to think of bull. And cattle. And sheep and swine. Livestock judging will soon be offered as a discipline at the two-year college, the only institution […]

2/4 Notable notes

Voters’ registration deadline Tuesday Tucumcari residents need to be registered by Tuesday to be eligible to vote in the city’s municipal elections on March 7, according to a release from the city clerk. For information, call the clerk’s office at 461-3451. Changes and registration can be done at the following locations: Quay County clerk’s office […]

2/4 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Biscuit, sausage and gravy, cereal, juice and milk; Lunch — Pizza, pepperoni or supreme, green beans, fruit, salad bar, soup and a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Hot cereal, cereal, juice and milk; Lunch — Tacos, refried beans, Spanish rice, fruit, salad bar with soup and a variety of milk. […]

2/4 Senior citizen menus

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Honey dijon chicken, salad with dressing, asparagus, whole wheat roll with margarine and apple cobbler. Tuesday: Pork posole, salad with dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread and pumpkin spice cookie. Wednesday: Chicken fajita, pinto beans, flour tortilla, mandarin oranges and gelatin. Thursday: Baked fish with tartar sauce, carrot raisin salad, broccoli with cheese sauce, […]

Whole grain as wholesome choice

The new Food Guide Pyramid encourages consumers to “get half from whole” by consuming whole grains for half of their daily grain intake. Research shows whole-grain foods are associated with lower rates of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers and may help with better weight control. Despite these well-documented health benefits, Americans average less than […]

Candidate close-up

By Keith Hayes I was transplanted to Tucumcari via Swickly, Penn., Fort Bragg, N.C., Morgantown, La., and Miles, Texas. I was born in 1942 and my dad was in the military until we settled here in 1947. I attended the Tucumcari schools for 12 years. I went to first grade at Central School, which now […]

At your service


By Clara Rey: Tucumcari city secretary Water bills are due and payable the first of each month, with a $10 late charge penalty if payment is not received by the 21st. If water service is disconnected, there will be an additional $25 fee to reconnect during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. […]

Tucumcari history teacher nabs long-awaited honors


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School history instructor Michael Russell likens himself to actress Susan Lucci. Not because he’s starred in soap operas or even teaches acting, but because he’s been up for Teacher of the Year honors for about a decade and never nabbed the title, not unlike Lucci with her daytime Emmy […]