State centennial celebration kicks off in Tucumcari

QCS staff report A train propelled by a steam locomotive, a hot-air balloon, music, art and food will fuel Fired Up!, the New Mexico Statehood Centennial kickoff event in Tucumcari on Nov. 4. “Tucumcari has the honor of being the first stop for the steam-driven train that will cross the state to launch New Mexico’s […]

Press release: Listeria outbreak tracked to at least one Colorado grower

Jensen Farms, of Holly, Colo., is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The company is working with the State of Colorado and the Federal Food & Drug Administration to inform consumers of this recall. L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate […]

Hunger’s emotional effects on children

Shontaya Moses

Alfred Lubrano Children in poverty are more emotionally affected by a lack of food than was previously understood, new research shows. With food prices up nearly 5 percent over last year and the poor disproportionately hurt, children are noticing their parents skipping more meals to let their youngsters eat. That’s causing kids to speak up. […]

Don’t let your kids become obese: Nutrition program aims to educate parents on healthy foods

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Lynn La In a classroom located in a part of town where a stem of broccoli sells for $2.49 and a pizza costs only three bucks more, parents are trying their best. They want to feed their kids healthier, home-cooked meals but have difficulty finding the time, money or resources to do so. At Kaiser […]

Looking back — June 15

June 1943 Season tickets for the Metropolitan Park swimming pool went on sale. Thirty visits to the pool could be purchased for $5.60. The Spring Flower Show sponsored by the Tucumcari Garden Club was held at the Community House. Furr’s Food Store placed a help wanted ad for a “neat man or woman, fast in […]

Sorghum, butter makes biscuits better

Lynn Moncus During our cold days, many of us tend to spend all too much time searching for food and eating all we can find. We are certainly busy trying to put on that “winter fat” and avoiding thoughts of getting rid of it later in the year. As usual, this woman from lma returns […]

Cattleman dislikes food regulation

Baxter Black What will the Food Safety Modernization Act, if put into effect, do to Ms. Obama’s backyard garden? Congress has taken up the issue of food safety because of the headline-grabbing occurrences of, primarily bacterial, outbreaks of disease in fresh meat and produce. With the exception of eggs, most E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks […]

Agriculture seminar emphasizes food safety, disease prevention

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun The Quay County Extension Service’s 43rd Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar brought area experts out to the Tucumcari Convention Center to address food safety and disease prevention Thursday. New Mexico State University Extension Specialist Del Jimenez addressed a crowd of about 35 people. He talked about […]

Press release: Upcoming seminar addresses food safety

Brenda Bishop The 43rd Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar, hosted by the Quay County Extension Service, will be held Jan. 27 at the Tucumcari Convention Center.

Looking back — Dec. 22

December 1952 The Furr’s food store held its grand opening and customers registered to win a new universal gas range stove. Customers also received a free Coca-Cola six pack with a ten dollar purchase. The stores managers were