Extension service offering program for those with diabetes

By QCS Staff Another series of the Keep Moving Keep Healthy With Diabetes program will begin next week, according to a press release. The Quay County Extension Office has teamed up with the Joslin Diabetes Research center to offer a program for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes. The program focuses on using exercise as a […]

07-05-08: Library Books

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295. FictionBlood Noir by Laurell Hamilton.

Health screenings set to target Quay County’s five leading causes of death

By QCS Staff In this case it is not good to be among the top five. In this case, it is the top five leading causes of death in Quay County. They are: l Heart diseasel Cancerl Respiratory diseasesl Accidents l Tied for fifth place are diabetes and cerebrovascular disease. These were leading cause of […]

Drive to help others motivates blood donors

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Veterans and novices lined up to give blood on Tuesday morning. �I�ve been donating since I was 18,� said Toni Blea, 77. �That�s almost 60 years,� she said. Phlebotomist Tech 1, Samuel Stauffer figured that was at least 10 gallons of blood donated to help others. Blea laughed, adding, […]

Wedding vows, fundraiser, blood drive set, Newman’s back

Vows to be exchanged… Ed and Donna Lafferty of Tucumcari announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lafferty, to Jeffrey W. Jinks, son of Tom and Dana Jinks of Burkburnett, Texas. Jennifer Lafferty is a 2001 graduate of Tucumcari High School and a 2007 graduate of Amarillo College. She is employed by […]

Thomas pleads guilty to open container

By Freedom Newspapers Clovis’ City Manager Joe Thomas has pleaded guilty to an open container violation and prosecutors have dropped a more serious charge of driving under the influence, court records show. District Attorney Ronald Reeves was not available Thursday to comment on why the state dropped the DUI allegation, a staff member from Reeves’ […]

Test shows Thomas under legal limit

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas’ blood alcohol level was half the legal limit the night he was arrested, according to the New Mexico State Police. Thomas was arrested Aug. 3 after failing a series of sobriety tests at a police checkpoint on State Road 469 between San Jon and Logan, […]

March 1976

The New Mexico State Police arrested two men for transportation of marijuana after a routine safety check along I-40. The two men had 64 pounds of marijuana estimated at $32,000. … Many Tucumcari residents showed up at the Allsup’s store for a chance at a free bag of groceries. During a two-day period the store […]

Tucumcari man shot to death

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A martial arts fighter was shot to death on a Tucumcari sidewalk Thursday night, police said. Albert Jason Pacheco Jr., 31, of Tucumcari, was shot near a gym where fighters were weighing in for Friday’s Desert Extreme Blood War cage fight. One man is being held in “investigative detention” […]

01-06-2007: Community Notes

Blood bank’s reserves low, drive coming here Jan. 24 Recent storms have created a shortage in reserves at the state’s blood bank, United Blood Services reported. “We have less than a half day’s supply,” said Lora Uebelhart, donor recruitment representative, who was in Tucumcari to promote the drive here on Jan. 24. “We’ve had three […]