United Way auctions goods for community

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County’s United Way Secretary Pat Sparks said their annual auction on Tuesday will even include the proverbial kitchen sink – well, almost. “We’ll have kitchen faucets, microwaves, dinners, artwork, services, CD players – we run the gamut,” Sparks said of the biggest fund-raiser Quay’s United Way sees all year. “For […]

11/5 Senior citizen menu

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Salisbury steak, buttered peas, broccoli/rice/cheese casserole, white cake, strawberries, roll, milk. Tuesday: Pork butt roast, black-eyed peas, beets, corn bread, margarine, vanilla pudding, apricots, milk. Wednesday: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuit, margarine, peaches, milk. Thursday: Honey dijon chicken, salad, asparagus, whole wheat roll, apple cobbler, milk. Friday: Beef round steak, au […]

11/5 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — American toast sticks, syrup, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Beef patties with cheese, tater tots, peas, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Biscuit, egg, sausage, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Italian melts, baked potato, green beans, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Wednesday: Breakfast […]

A church called home

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By Martha Frost: QCS staff The First Baptist Church at Logan celebrated its 100th anniversary recently with a program that was a year in the planning, according to Centennial Chairman Sandy Charles. The celebration included words from the current pastor, Steve Kulback Jr., and church historian, Lester Parrish, plus hymns and a good old-fashioned church […]

From wall to wall, she’s all dolled up

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Jean McCluer said it started innocently enough – the first Barbie doll that entered her house was a toy for her 7-year-old daughter. It was the original Barbie back in 1959, complete with blond ponytail, striped one-piece swimsuit and legs that didn’t bend. McCluer still has that original Barbie doll […]

Tucumcari gets crafty this weekend

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tow truck driver Jinnah Bates said she remembers Tucumcari’s annual C.R.A.F.T. Arts and Craft Show quite well. After all, it’s where she bought the denim embroidered shirt adorned with horses she wore to business dinners – and then to an emergency call. “I was having coffee with five of my girlfriends […]

11/2 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 1:57 a.m., an unknown female reported a possible domestic violence situation on East Harmon. Police arrived and found only two males, one of whom surmised the call had been a prank to […]

No more sweet surrender

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Having diabetes should not mean being forced to endure a limited litany of tasteless food — especially during the holidays, according to Brenda Bishop, home economist from the Quay County Extension Service. In honor of November’s claim as National Diabetes Month, Quay County will be cooking with two workshops and a […]

Cowboy finds haven

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mississippi cowboy Clifford Bowden said he went from having nothing in the hurricane ravaged town of Poplarville, Miss., to having a home, a job, a car — and even a girlfriend — after several weeks in Tucumcari. “I like this town,” Bowden said. “It’s really going good.” Bowden, age 24, said […]

Volunteers revamp library

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The proverbial librarian who hushes the masses may have pulled her hair out at all the noise Saturday in the library at the Pioneer Senior Center. But the noise wasn’t a bunch of kids wreaking havoc or belittling Shakespeare, it came from the Altrusa club and area volunteers who were revamping […]