Local law enforcement give Halloween safety tips

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Halloween falls on a Saturday this year and local law enforcement agencies are encouraging kids and parents to enjoy the spooky holiday but also recommending caution and awareness during the late hours. The low temperature forecasted for Saturday night is 42 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Movies usher in holiday

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer As seasons change and holidays approach I often notice the signs or omens if you will of their arrival. Take Halloween for example. You can drive down the street and notice a few houses with decorations in the lawn or in their front windows. In some office buildings decorations [...]

Ghoulies, ghosties are scary for Halloween

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By QCS Staff The house of horrors that the Montano family built in their front yard might have given you the shivers. “It gave me goosebumps,” said Julee Sanchez, 10.

Halloween safety tips

l Tripping and falling in the dark of Halloween night sends most children to the emergency room. Costumes that fit correctly and don’t have billowing skirts or sleeves and shoes that can be walked in comfortably are the best choice. l Make sure the costumes or props, such as swords, don’t have sharp ends that [...]

Dark day of Halloween still enjoyable

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff We still celebrate Halloween today, but the holiday’s (or holy day’s) roots go back to 1,000 B.C. That’s when, historians tell us, the Celtic people began to occupy a good part of Europe and the British Islands. The Celts were not a unified nation, rather they were a number of [...]

Scary setups needed for haunted house

QCS STAFF DECA wants to scare up some friends. And the scarier the better. They need volunteers to take on the decorating of about seven spaces at the haunted Dungeon House. As part of Red Ribbon Carnival and its anti-drug campaign, the group is putting up the haunted house for the community for Halloween, said [...]

Consumed with costumes

TV Hagenah OK, the World Series is over, day-light savings time begins tonight, we are in the middle of one of the most heated election battles in the history of the planet and guess what this column is going to be about today? We are going to try to find me a Halloween costume for [...]

Police chief gives Halloween advice

TV Hagenah Tucumcari police chief Dennis Townsend said with Halloween parties and celebrations, trick or treating the weekend could promise to be dangerous and they should take certain precautions to keep people safe. “Everyone should remember to not drink and drive and parents should take extra care in preparing for trick or treating,” said Townsend. [...]

Senior Center holds party

According to members of the Pioneer Senior Citizens Center on South Third Street, the center is hosting a Halloween party at 2 p.m. Friday. Ruby Bonds, one of the party’s chief organizers, said a fun time is guaranteed for all. “We will have games, costume contests and refreshments including a ‘ghoulish’ punch.,” said Bonds. “The [...]

Avoid Halloween hazards

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By Angela Peacock Anyone not wanting to add a pair of handcuffs to this year’s Halloween costume is urged by local law enforcement to socialize responsibly. Tucumcari Chief of Police Scott Townsend reminds adult care givers who have children under age 18 about their legal responsibility as parental guardians. “If children are out getting into [...]