Library Books, June 11

The following titles are available at the Tucumcari Public Library:                    FICTION The Closers by Michael Connelly. A detective looking into unsolved cases for the Los Angeles Police Department probes the mysterious death of a 16 year-old girl in 1988.   Double Homicide by Faye Kellerman. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman team up to deliver the launch book […]

Summer lunch program available

QCS Staff Tucumcari youth, ages 1 to 18, can get a free lunch Monday through Friday until Aug. 5 at six local parks. The Eastern Plains Community Action Agency is facilitating the free lunches, according to its director of the summer lunch program, Cece Arias. “The program is federally funded,” Arias said. “It’s really a […]

Altrusa picks president as woman of year

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Altrusa club, a women’s organization dedicated to community service and charitable causes, recently named Quay County Clerk Ellen White its 2004-2005 woman of the year. White was the club’s president from June 2004 to May 31. Altrusa member Glenda Reid said club members often vote for the […]

Tucumcari gets permit for new landfill

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Environment Department has approved a permit for the city of Tucumcari to construct and operate a landfill about three miles northeast of town. Tucumcari’s finance director, Marty Garcia, said he expects the new landfill to be operational sometime this fall. “We put a lot of effort […]

Hay cutting begins

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Some area farmers say rains have hindered crop. Quay County alfalfa hay farmers began cutting recently, with results varying widely. Donald Carter, who farms about 120 acres of alfalfa 23 miles west of Tucumcari, said he had no luck at all with his alfalfa. He wound up shredding […]

Museum to offer barbecue

By William Thompson The Tucumcari Historical Museum hosts a chuck wagon barbecue at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Duane Moore, head of the museum’s research institute, said it’s a good chance for the museum’s 90 or so members to socialize and for non-members to find out what museum membership offers. “Members of the museum and research […]

Classes offered for youngsters

By William Thompson Want to go on a dinosaur dig or learn to paint a mural on a wall? Then you may want to go to “summer camp” at Mesalands Community College. The college is also offering science and cheerleading classes for area youth, in addition to other summer activities. Beginning Monday, Mesalands paleontology student […]

New facility approved for college

QCS Staff The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees has approved a plan to build a 2,400 square-foot training facility, expected to be completed by July 2006. The facility will house a lab for the college’s new building trades program and a lab for business office technology training. “In the building trades program, students will […]

Perfect attendance awards

Perfect attendance Here is a partial list of Tucumcari Elementary School students who achieved perfect attendance for the fourth nine weeks of the 2004-2005 school year. (Some students are not listed because of parents’ privacy concerns.): Preschool Mrs. Bowen — Cheyenne Horne, Rod Dunlap, Xavier Garcia, Sam Nemrow, Caleb Nemrow, Gavin Pate. Mrs. Buxton — […]

Police Blotter, June 8

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • About 8 p.m., a woman in the 300 block of East Turner Street reported an unwanted male subject was in the area. Officers arrived and arrested a man on outstanding municipal warrants. • […]