10/22 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Hot cereal, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, french bread, corn, fruit, cookie, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon toast, cereal, juice, milk ; Lunch — Hamburgers with cheese, tater tots, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast […]

10/22 Senior citizen menus

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Beef round steak, au gratin potatoes, salad, dressing, broccoli, apricots, roll, margarine, milk. Tuesday: Chalupa, salsa, lettuce, tomato, onion, Spanish rice, chocolate chip cookie, milk. Wednesday: Beef brisket, potato salad, baked beans, biscuit, margarine, blueberry muffin, milk. Thursday: Chicken roll-up, Oriental blend vegetables, whole kernel corn, whole wheat roll, margarine, lemon pudding, topping, […]

Fire safety for all ages

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Never mind the sirens, the ladder or the fire truck itself, most of the preschoolers outside Tucumcari Elementary at Thursday’s fire department demonstration said they were enamored with the hose. “They like the water,” preschool teacher Sandy Bowen said while kids lined up for a chance to hold and spray the […]

10/22 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday At 1:52 a.m., an unknown caller reported shots fired on East Heman. Police found none. At 10:17 a.m., a female called to report a dispute at a local charity. Police arrived to remove […]

Cleanup peaks school spirit

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS They may not have been whistling while they worked, but the group of seventh graders outside Tucumcari Middle School on Wednesday afternoon was sure talking and laughing while they picked up trash. Yes — they were laughing while they picked up trash. “They’ve picked up everything from cigarette butts to paper […]

Local man lassos in annual cowboy award

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By Martha Frost: QCS staff Richard Clyde Shepherd Jr., may not have walked those proverbial 10 miles to school uphill and barefoot — but he said he did ride a horse to his Buffalo Flats, Texas, classroom. He also said the roof was so leaky in the small, two-room Texas house in which he grew […]

West Nile claims life in Quay County

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Alan Bugg lived through a simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant in June — but family members said he succumbed to the West Nile Virus on Oct. 7. Bugg is New Mexico’s second West Nile fatality of the year and wife Catherine Bugg said she is angry that the state’s Department […]

Altrusa car party drives it home

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Bobby Dominguez said he did not foresee himself driving away the grand prize winner in Altrusa’s annual car party — but his wife certainly did. “My wife never prays for material things,” Dominguez said, “but she kept saying I was going to win the truck. She said she was sure […]

Making a difference from Quay to the Middle East

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Making a difference could be as easy as opening a door or carrying some groceries. Or, as Tucumcari’s Altrusa is planning this year, be as involved as revamping the entire library at the Pioneer Senior Center. These are just some of the ideas for Saturday’s Make a Difference Day, which was […]

10/19 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Friday At 2:28 p.m., a weapon was reported found at a local motel. Police on the scene logged the handgun into evidence. At 2:35 p.m. a female called to report a male lying on […]