Year in review: February 2005

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. February 2005 contained the following news. Feb. 1: Election day for school board members. San Jon Schools had already decided they were keeping Superintendent Craig Stockton for three more years. Feb. […]

Fire on Quay range

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A Wednesday morning grassfire raged for about eight hours and wiped out approximately 1,500 acres of hay and grassland, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. He said no one was injured in the blaze, which happened 11 miles southeast of Tucumcari, but it had power enough to annihilate the landscape and […]

Tucumcari club gathers TLC

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Brittany Rodgers said she couldn’t even imagine what it would be like to not have everything one needs at Christmas. This is one of the reasons she said she is participating a holiday donation project. The other reason is because she is state president of Tucumcari’s Business Professionals of America […]

12/3 Police blotter

Monday At 10:09 a.m., vandalism was reported at a government building. Police arrived to find a window shot out with a BB gun. At 11:16 a.m., an unknown male reported a dumpster fire on Third and Dohoney. At 2:13 p.m., a male called to report a burglary on East Center. A report was filed. At […]

Class trains to spot a meth lab

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Many people would not even know if they walked into a meth lab –not even those who were looking for it, according to New Mexico State Police Lt. Frank Musitano. That was exactly the reason Musitano was on hand in Tucumcari from his post in Las Cruces – to give a […]

12/3 Senior citizen menus

Senior Citizen Menu Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Beef fajita, pinto beans, tortilla, apple cobbler, milk. Tuesday: Lasagna, California veggies, spinach, corn bread, pineapple, gelatin, milk. Wednesday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, potluck roll, margarine, apricot cobbler, milk. Thursday: Barbecued chicken, coleslaw, corn, biscuit, chocolate pudding, milk. Friday: Baked pork chop, glazed carrots, au gratin […]

12/3 School menus

school menus /3 House Monday: Breakfast — Cinnamon toast, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch —Hot chicken sandwich, tater tots, hominy, cinnamon rolls, fruit, salad bar,soup, a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Omelets, salsa, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, French bread, corn, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Wednesday: Breakfast […]

Mystery box solved

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George Moon of Spokane Valley, Wash., took the mystery out of the mystery box that appeared on the cover of an August issue with the Route 66 flea market story. Moon said the box was, in fact, a nail stripper, as surmised by the box’s owner Kelli Goldsmith. He said he used one for years […]

The January that was

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. To begin at the beginning, it’s time to tromp through January 2005. Jan. 1: Police said the previous evening’s activities didn’t even raise an eyebrow. “There were hardly any cars out […]

Mariachi music back for navidad

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By Ryn Garguilnski: QCS When Donna Garcia first met Reynaldo Maestas while they were classmates at Mesalands Community College, she said she had no idea she would one day be organizing his annual mariachi Christmas show for Tucumcari. In fact, she said she didn’t even like him. “I was ready to hate him,” Garcia said, […]