Wellness fair coming Saturday

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By all accounts, the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council is ready for its bi-annual Community Wellness Fair, and it hopes for the biggest one in its short history. The fair, which began as a women’s wellness fair, expanded to a community-wide fair in 2000. The 2004 […]

March 18, 2006 Letter to the Editor

Dogs deserve our best Next month, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) turns 140. In that time, numerous states and cities have made great strides in making this nation a better place for our animal companions to live. Yet, I wonder where Tucumcari has been. Nowhere else have I seen […]

Obesity big concern in New Mexico

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Obesity is huge in New Mexico — and it’s growing, according to the state’s Department of Health. Statistics state more than 20 percent of all adults in the Land of Enchantment can be classified as obese, up from less than 10 percent in 1990. Those who are overweight constitute about 30 […]

KFC manna from heaven — for goats

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Just as the food of the gods is billed as ambrosia — whatever that is — I recently discovered the food of the goats. Contrary to the months of sweet grain, hand-fed and carefully sliced carrots side-dished with fresh corn tortillas, this breakfast had them licking their chops from […]

Year in review: September 2005

In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. The air show flew high in September, along with the following 2005 news. Sept. 2: Thank God It’s Friday, a program held for kindergarten through fifth grade students who no longer had school on Friday’s, […]

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 […]

Turkey on the house

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS One needn’t grab an ax and a turkey to find a feast this Thursday. Tucumcari’s First Baptist Church is offering a free Thanksgiving meal — and everyone is invited, said church member A.J. Williams, who coordinates the event’s committee. “We encourage people who are alone, or couples who don’t want to […]

Not just oil-for-food but U.N. itself needs reform, accountability

QCS editorial Some of the words were stern. Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker lectured the U.N. Security Council, and Secretary-General Kofi Annan in particular, that Annan and members of the entire organization need to change the way they operate or face a worldwide loss of support from the public. If Kofi Annan had any […]

Cafeteria food fails inspection

QCS staff Tucumcari Middle School’s Mesa Cafeteria was shut down briefly on Tuesday and food already distributed was thrown away, according to a letter sent to parents from Summit Food Service Management. The letter states the New Mexico Environment Department found the food was not in compliance after an inspection. “The serving temperature was below […]

No loafing around done here

By Marlena Hartz: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Some detention centers in America are trying a new menu item called prison loaf — that day’s meal ground up, floured, baked, and served in a bread-like form. The idea is to curb food fights or make them less of a mess. Clovis jail officials have tried the prison loaf, […]