June 7, 2006 Notable Notes

Summer reading program starts Monday Registration for the 2006 summer reading program, titled “Lasting Impressions,” will begin Monday at the Tucumcari Public Library. The program is for children ages two-and-a-half through eighth grade. The program will give prizes and coupons to young people to encourage reading in the summer months. For information, call 461-0295 or […]

May 31, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

What a fierce couple of weeks for the grass — or for that matter, anything — thanks to the wind. Expensive ace Kenny Kingston made a hole-in-one on the No. 5 hole a couple of weeks ago and eventually had to take on a couple of extra jobs to pay for the party the players […]

Crafts fair set for weekend

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Twice a year, Tucumcari residents get together with visitors from out of town and out of state to celebrate crafts and companions. Today and Sunday will see the Quay County Fairgrounds host the 34th annual Spring Craft Fair, a production of the CRAFT (Craftsmen, Rockhounds and Artists Fair at […]

March 29, 2006 Letter to the Editor

Something has happened over the past several months in Tucumcari — gas prices have gone up and stayed up, even when they have fallen in nearby communities. I moved here from Santa Fe, the land of perpetually high prices. But Santa Feans decided to do something about the local retailers that cried “cost of doing business” […]

Year in review: Oct. 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. October 2005 was crawling with the following news. Oct. 1: The first ever Route 66 flea market was selling out at the convention center parking lot. Goodies for sale included ancient […]

Retired woman of the year

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Who: Diana Beck, longtime Tucumcari resident, supporter and caretaker who said she shocked the nation – or at least local residents – when she retired in July. Claims to fame: Too lengthy to include them all, Beck’s latest award came from the Altrusa club as Retired Woman of the Year. In her introduction, the group […]

Conchas club’s holidays full of activity, excitement

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Local shoppers, businesses and residents aren’t the only ones feeling the frenzy of the holidays, said Conchas Extension Club’s Carol Berryhill. In fact, she said their club is busier than ever – but more excited than overwhelmed. “Christmas is just around the corner and a lot needs to be done before […]

Motorcycle club gets toys for tots

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A new motorcycle club just rolled into town – but they’re not the average biker club, said the organization’s Sgt. at Arms Jim McElroy. Yes, they do ride motorcycles. Yes, there are a bunch of them – 43 to be exact. But rather than merely rev down highways with their hair […]

Everybody’s Club gets wet and happy

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Forrest lady LaNell Leatherwood said there was nothing out of the ordinary at their last club meeting – even though they ended up frolicking atop a fire truck amidst founts of foam and water. “We didn’t get real wet,” Leatherwood said, “but we played, yes.” In addition to the usual club […]

Kiwanian honored for 51 years of perfect attendance

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari man R.H. Hale has been to so many Kiwanis Club meetings, he could probably tell you what the name “Kiwanis” actually means. In fact, this hale and hearty 81 year old was recently honored at the latest club meeting for his 51 years of perfect attendance. “I started with the […]