Who I am — Dec. 8

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I used to drive a truck for Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory … I sometimes hang out at the Lizard Lounge … I completed a truck driver’s course at Mesalands Community College three or four years ago … Doug Gough

Drive uncomfortable for couple, piglet

Baxter Black I worked for a big cattle company in the northwest and we kept “cookhouse pigs” for the crew. Every spring, 30 or so little weaner pigs were brought from the sale barn and put in our pig facility, a long steel Quonset hut. I knew enough to vaccinate them for Erysipelas, but I […]

Friend’s spirit felt at cattle drive

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Dear Norm, I just wanted you to know we’re still punchin’ cows here on the S X. Not much has changed. The Beacon well is working again. It’s opened up the west side for us. We’re trying to get the stragglers all into the Kline pasture […]

County clerk hosting voter registration drive

QCS staff A voter registration drive is being conducted by the Quay County clerk’s office through May 4. Anyone who will be 18 before the primary election on June 1 can register to vote. New Mexico requires voters be registered with a major political party to be eligible to vote in the primary election. A […]

Remembering mother’s calmness

Have you noticed that as we grow older, our memories tend to jump around rather randomly and can land on subjects we haven’t thought of in years? For no known reason, I landed in the early ’40′s and relived a sort of frightening experience. A local woman asked Mother to accompany her to lma so […]

Voter registration drive continues

By QCS Staff A voter registration drive

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 […]

December 1941

The last six miles of Highway 18 (now Highway 209) were completed. … State Police officer Jimmy Clark warned that all motorists were to have a 1942 driving licenses by Jan. 1; those found without would be arrested and prosecuted to the full limit of the law — no exceptions. … All knitting groups met […]

Try backing into idea of angle parking

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun What should we do about parking in downtown Tucumcari? Right now, it’s pretty various. Parallel parking, where the cars line up along the curb, is pretty much the recent historical norm. But early in Tucumcari’s history and in cities around the country, hungry to produce more parking space in […]

Thanksgiving holiday driving tips

By QCS Staff State police have launched a DWI blitz in an effort to keep New Mexico’s roads safe, and alcohol free, during the Thanksgiving weekend. The New Mexico State Police will be conducting DWI checkpoints in Quay County from Thursday through Monday, said Lt. Cleo Baker. The checkpoints are part of the annual New […]