Route 66 by the numbers

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QCS Staff The Best Little Festival on Route 66 hits its stride today with activities ranging from vendor and food booths at Tucumcari’s Convention Center to a rodeo at the fairgrounds. Here’s a quick look at the happenings, by numbers: • 1 — murals dedicated to the Mother Road painted on the side of Lowe’s [...]

Route 66 Festival kicks off Thursday

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Every year, cities along “The Mother Road” embrace the rich history that built Route 66 with festivals focusing on the highway’s past and purpose. This year marks the fifth annual “Best Little Festival on Route 66” happening in Tucumcari on Thursday, Friday and Saturday hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. [...]

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 [...]

Hybrid cars save gas, pollution, rights

Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun As gas prices take an upward swing once again and foreign policy remains dependent on non-friendly oil sources, I stare at my fuel gage happily. I am happy that instead of purchasing the Toyota 4-Runner I thought I had my heart set on, I got the Toyota Prius. The Prius [...]

Car hits Lowe’s Grocery

TV Hagenah Clovis businessman Lynn Berry had just entered Lowe’s Grocery and was walking east in front of the cash registers when all of a sudden cans, bottles, six packs and cases of beer came off the south wall of the liquor portion of the grocery store. “It was unbelievable,” said Berry. “My first thought [...]

Say, what’s the name of your car?

TV Hagenah Many psychologists say that in America our cars define us – which when you think about it, is kind of frightening. I mean, look at the car names for heaven’s sake. Do you remember the “Gremlin”? Cars don’t have enough little problems that they had to call one a “Gremlin”? Personally, I would [...]

Annual Altrusa ‘Car Party’ set for Saturday

TV Hagenah The annual Car Party will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Tucumcari Elks Lodge. This year’s car for which the $100 per ticket raffle was held is a sport metallic red pontiac Grand Am which has been parked in front of the Wells Fargo Bank for a number of weeks. According [...]

Sick tire interrupts Sunday journey

Lynn Moncus Although Aggie wanted to write this column, she lost the battle because she is still storming around expressing her disgust over our Sunday drive and hasn’t begun to get her vocabulary under control sufficiently to avoid censorship. Besides, she’s making life miserable for a turtle in the backyard and doesn’t have time to [...]

hundreds view festival show cars

William Thompson The Rotary Club’s Route 66 car show offered a variety of quality cars and trucks for the viewing pleasure of hundreds Saturday afternoon at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The 60 cars and trucks on display spanned generations, from a 1930 Model “A” coupe to a 2004 Chevy SSR convertible truck. Antonio Rodriguez, 10, [...]

Aggie takes over column writing

Lynn Moncus As you have discovered, the slave has kept me away from the computer for ages and would keep me away today if she weren’t otherwise occupied. When I say she is occupied, I really mean she is taking a nap and won’t be in here to bother me for the rest of the [...]