‘Undocumented’ Americans face identity crisis

Call it hippie abuse. We’ve all heard about undocumented immigrants and their absurd connundrum: They cannot get documents, in part, because they lack documents that are needed to get documents. Duh. Our economy wants them, needs them and taxes them. Meanwhile, the law makes certain they live underground without the licenses and insurance they would […]

Hung jury in Martinez trial

Thomas Garcia A Quay County jury was unable to reach a verdict after two days deliberating in the trial of a Tucumcari man charged with child abuse resulting in the death of a 2-year-old Tucumcari boy. Marcos Martinez, 22, sat in the 10th Judicial District Court Thursday as the jury declared they were unable to […]

United Way gets set for annual auction

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The United Way of Quay County is gearing up for its annual auction on Monday. On Tuesday, it had counted up 143 items which will be up for auction. The items range from a deluxe model lawnmower to loads of gravel in different grades to an autumn place setting […]

April 19, 2006 Notable Notes

Scholarship available from wool growers May 15 is the deadline for students to apply for the New Mexico Wool Growers Inc. annual scholarship. All 4-H and Future Farmers of America members graduating from New Mexico High schools are eligible for the annual $750 scholarship. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning to major in […]

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 […]

Local coalition aim to stop drug abuse before it starts

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS With products that include marijuana-flavored lollipops and the Japanese-made Kidsbeer, a soft drink that mimics the real thing and is advertised with the slogan “Even kids cannot stand life unless they have a drink,” it may be no wonder drug abuse starts early. The New Mexico Department of Health reports that, […]

Program seeks volunteers

William Thompson Susan Lease, project director for the Quay County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention coalition, is looking for volunteers to serve on the program’s steering committee. Lease said the steering committee will work closely with her in the decision making process. “Although the steering committee members do not actually decide which programs will be […]