March 25, 2006 Letter to the Editor

First of all, I would like to say how proud I am of the Logan Longhorns. The seniors on our team have been entertaining us for 10 years, and what a great job they have done. To them I say thank you. As fans we are supposed to support our teams, and I guess we […]

March 1, 2006 Police Blotters

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Sunday • At 9:20 a.m., a female called in a welfare check at Crestview Drive. The woman called from Hobbs and said a friend told her a person was at her home. Officers found the […]

Lady Rattlers face trio of losses

The Lady Rattlers varsity had a tough week with three losses. They visited Floyd on Jan. 27 to battle in a non-district ball game where the Lady Broncos prevailed with a 51-46 win. Starting out fast, the Lady Rattlers held a 14-2 lead at the end of the first period. In the second period the […]

12/31 Quay County critter

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Names: Popo and Bobo, two young hair lambs. Owner: Quay County’s Dallas Howard. Claim to fame: Her favorite animals among her large stock of ducks, ducks, horses and geese, Garcia said Popo and Bobo are unique as they have hair instead of wool. The 18-month-old beauties are also quite charming, Howard said, adding she’s always […]

New Mexico to join the Rose Bowl parade

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari residents who spot a caravan of classic cars hauling down old Route 66 on Tuesday and Wednesday need not be alarmed. Unless, of course, one is alarmed by the thought of New Mexico being a part of this year’s Rose Bowl Parade. New Mexico’s Classic Car Caravan, comprised of nearly […]

Mystery box solved

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George Moon of Spokane Valley, Wash., took the mystery out of the mystery box that appeared on the cover of an August issue with the Route 66 flea market story. Moon said the box was, in fact, a nail stripper, as surmised by the box’s owner Kelli Goldsmith. He said he used one for years […]

Surefire cures for the holiday blahs

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Now it’s official. Halloween candy has hardened and most of us have recovered from eating three times our body weight at Thanksgiving. That means we can gallop onward like a Santa sleigh to the very next step. The big stretch of Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza and whatever year-end celebration may abound by […]

Man walks the nation, with cross, to carry his message

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Traveling man Chuck Johnson said it sometimes may feel as if he has the weight of the world on his shoulders – and with good reason. This chap has been walking back and forth across America for the last six years – carrying a giant homemade cross. “Every time I have […]

Cowboy finds haven

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mississippi cowboy Clifford Bowden said he went from having nothing in the hurricane ravaged town of Poplarville, Miss., to having a home, a job, a car — and even a girlfriend — after several weeks in Tucumcari. “I like this town,” Bowden said. “It’s really going good.” Bowden, age 24, said […]

San Jon carnival’s on

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Perhaps it’s hard to forget dressing up as a giant Hershey’s Kiss. But San Jon’s Julie Heddlesten said she recalls it especially well, even though she was only in fourth grade at the time, because it was part of the annual San Jon Carnival Parade and Carnival. This year’s parade will […]