Fair comes to close

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff So what was your favorite part of last week’s Quay County Fair? The frequent live bluegrass music? The curly fries? The rides? For Megan Thompson, it may have been the four belt buckles she received for her fine array of livestock, namely a heifer named Muffin. Not only did Thompson, […]

8/20 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Wednesday • At 10:31 a.m., two unknown males reported an unattended child walking around on South Adams. The 18-month-old girl had followed the dog out the front door, according to the babysitter. Police on the […]

Law requires booster seats

QCS Staff A new law took effect in New Mexico on Friday that requires children who have outgrown child safety seats to ride in booster seats if they are too small for adult safety belts. According to an American Automobile Association (AAA) press release, the new law states that children through 6 years old, regardless […]

New program helps with child support

By WIlliam Thompson: Quay County Sun A pilot program offered by the New Mexico Human Services Department will offer assistance to non-custodial parents who are behind in child support payments. Child Support Enforcement Division director Stephanie Gonzales said in a press release that the “Fresh Start” program will help get the non-custodial parent on a […]

3-9 police blotter

Police blotter The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past week. According to the reports: March 8 € About 10 a.m. a woman in the 900 block of East Hancock Avenue reported vandalism to her vehicle. An officer advised four tires were cut on the vehicle. March 7 € […]

Area schools begin mandatory federal testing with mixed feelings

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It’s testing time again for area public school students: Time to put the books away, take a deep breath and attempt to show education officials in Santa Fe and Washington, D. C. how well students are learning math, science, English and social studies. Students will be taking the Standards […]

Couple jailed with child abuse, drug charges

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Two children are in the custody of New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department after Tucumcari police found drug paraphrenalia in one of their bedrooms, according to a police report. Police responded to a call for assistance about 9 a.m. Thursday from an Adult Parole Office (APO) employee at […]

Gifts bought for children of inmates

William Thompson Dozens of children in the Quay County area and surrounding counties will be receiving Christmas gifts in the mail from their fathers. The fathers of the children are incarcerated in prisons throughout the U.S. Judy Scott, a volunteer for Prison Fellowship Ministries, said two gifts for each child were purchased by volunteers as […]

Parenting classes to begin

William Thompson A series of parenting classes, including nutrition and life skills information, will begin Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Children Youth and Families Department office. Brenda Bishop, of the extension service, said parents will receive a prize for pre-enrollment. The classes are provided by New Mexico State University’s Strengthening Families Initiative. “The […]

Woman arrested on drug charges

William Thompson Donna Romero, 35, was arrested Saturday afternoon inside her home at 520 S. Seventh St. and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, child neglect, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police Cpl. Darrick Shaw said in his report that he found small baggies of a substance inside a tin box as […]