Motorcycle club gets toys for tots

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A new motorcycle club just rolled into town – but they’re not the average biker club, said the organization’s Sgt. at Arms Jim McElroy. Yes, they do ride motorcycles. Yes, there are a bunch of them – 43 to be exact. But rather than merely rev down highways with their hair […]

11/30 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Thursday At 9:56 p.m., a search warrant on South First resulted in the arrest of a male for trafficking a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and his second offense of possession of marijuana. […]

Beware the silent killer

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It’s sneaky. It’s silent. And it kills – especially in winter when people crank up their heaters. Known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide poisoning causes death, injury or disability to an estimated 10,000 people every year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In […]

11/26 Senior citizen menu

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Chicken fingers, honey mustard, gravy, broccoli, black-eyed peas, potluck roll, chocolate chip cookie, pear, milk. Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, whole wheat roll, white cake, milk. Wednesday: Red chili enchilada, pinto beans, salad, dressing, apple cobbler, milk. Thursday: Ham and lima beans, spinach, sliced tomatoes, corn bread, margarine, banana pudding, […]

11/26 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Pancake, sausage, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Pepperoni or sausage pizza, green beans, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Scrambled eggs, sausage, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Nachos with chili, refried beans, cheese sauce, Spanish rice, chips, salsa, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. […]

11/26 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). Honor Roll Tucumcari High School “A” Honor Roll: Seniors: Clay Beevers and Shane Vigil Juniors: None listed. Sophomores: Ariel Crocker, Andre DeBord, Bryce Kirby, […]

Year to end in blaze of creativity

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS January through November Herman Lopez’ tractor is, well, a tractor. But come December, specifically for the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce annual Parade of Lights, this Tucumcari man’s tractor is transformed into Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer – complete with a red blinking nose. It’s been such a hit, in fact, Lopez […]

Callie’s Christmas looking good

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Callie Rae Frost, age 3, made it home from the hospital in time for Christmas last year – but only by a scant three days. Her weeks leading up to last year’s big holiday were spent in Galveston’s Shriner’s Hospital burn unit after a household accident on Dec. 6. Grandmother Vicki […]

Elks lodge together to help local students

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Elk’s Club members may have been out of school for a little bit, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know the importance of education, according to San Jon Student Council Advisor Peggy Gates. In fact, their support has been so stringent, said Gates, the San Jon Student Council recently awarded […]

Educational scholarships help pave the way

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mesalands Community College student Ona Padilla said she wouldn’t be attending college — and racking up achievements like being part of Phi Theta Kappa, a member of the Honor Society and a mentor in the Blazing Trails program — if it weren’t for financial help, which includes one of Mesalands’ scholarships. […]