Domestic violence hits hard

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Every 15 seconds, another victim of an abusive relationship is battered, according to the Web site WomensLaw.org. This isn’t even counting the seconds in between, ones that may contain psychological, economic or emotional abuse. Domestic violence is so widespread and frequently so subtle, said Mesa Counselor Dave Crane, that often victims […]

Kiwanian honored for 51 years of perfect attendance

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari man R.H. Hale has been to so many Kiwanis Club meetings, he could probably tell you what the name “Kiwanis” actually means. In fact, this hale and hearty 81 year old was recently honored at the latest club meeting for his 51 years of perfect attendance. “I started with the […]

Altrusa Car Party revving it up

Rev the engines, for it’s time once again for the annual Altrusa Car Party, happening at 6 p.m. tonight at the Elk’s Club. Altrusa President Glenda Reid is expecting the customary 300 to 400 people for the dining, dancing — and chance to win a brand new car — as the $100 tickets have all […]

10/15 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 12 a.m., a car stopped at a local motel resulted in the arrest of one male for DWI, speeding and driving on a divided highway. At 12:05 a.m., a broken window was […]

Well-coiffed retirement for community icon

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Beverly Currell said she’s never had a bad hair day. Working as a hairdresser for nearly half a century may have had something to do with it. Now the owner of Vanity Villa, a regular icon on South Second Street, is set to retire – after a long braid of […]

Submit holiday cheer from the Land of Enchantment

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Some use salt shakers. Others have fashioned decorated fish hooks to hang around flour canisters. Still more use ceramic molds or clothespins. Hide-A-Way Ceramic owner Karlene Mowles said she’s seen a wide array of Christmas ornaments in her five years in the art business. Now New Mexicans get a chance to […]

Illegal immigration is pressing issue

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It’s not hard to spot illegal immigrants in Quay County, said T.J. Rich, assistant administrator of the Quay County Detention Center. He said they usually have a vehicle with beefed up suspension that is packed full of people. Pointing to a small car, Rich said, “Twenty-five of them could fit in […]

10/12 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 11:12 a.m., a male called to report a problem with his neighbor on Robinson. The male reported the neighbor walked around his yard practically exposing himself and he was concerned about his […]

10/8 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 5:29 a.m. a possible fight was reported in a restaurant parking lot. Police on the scene found none. • At 6:36 a.m., a male called to report a semi hit a sign […]

10/8 Quay County critter

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Name: L.J., a 4-month-old Blue Heeler from somewhere unknown. “We just found him,” owner Merissa Cooper said. Owner: Cooper, of Tucumcari Claim to fame: When asked of his special talents, Cooper said L.J. was still in training. “He’s learning how to sit. He plays with my other dogs. We try to point at him to […]