San Jon Robot best in state


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When San Jon students Porfy Martinez and Ryan Livingston were working on their class’ robot, they said there were times they were ready to throw it out the window. But they said it’s a good thing they didn’t – for what started, essentially, as a pile of debris, ended up as […]

11/5 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 4:21 p.m., a female called to report battery at a school. Police on the scene were told one student was pushed by two others and injured. Police told the parents of the […]

United Way auctions goods for community


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


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


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


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 […]