4/30 Calendar

Today Bobs’ Budget Pharmacy Open House and Robot Dedication — from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the pharmacy, 511 S. Second St. The Robot Dedication will be at 1 p.m. Information: 461-1200 Monday Advanced Health Care Directives (Living Will) Seminars — two sessions at 4 p.m. in the dining room of the Pioneer Senior […]

4/27 Calendar

Thursday Route 66 Mural Dedication — 11 a.m. at the east wall of Lowes, 105 W. Rt. 66. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V. P. to the Chamber of Commerce at 461-1694. City of Tucumcari — housing authority meeting at 5 p.m. at City Hall. City Commission meeting — 6 p.m. at City Hall. Saturday Bobs’ […]

4/13 Calendar

Today “ A Taste of Culture — Native American Day,” — in Building A Commons area at Mesalands Community College. The even will include exhibits, food, Navajo dancers, and guest speaker. The community is welcome. For information contact D’Shannon Mendez at 461-4413 ext. 189. Public hearing on the Tucumcari Landfill — 6:30 p.m. at the […]

4/9 Calendar

Today Tucumcari Arts Festival Exhibit open to public — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tucumcari Convention Center Beginning machine quilting class — offered by the QuayZ Quilters. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norton Road Fire Station. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $30 per person plus $10 for supplies. The […]

4/6 Community Notes

€Tucumcari Schools Superintendent William Reents is having surgery to repair a broken foot, officials said. Bertha Garcia, Reents¹ secretary, said Reents is expected to return to work on Thursday. Reents, one of five finalists for Clovis¹ superintendent¹s position, has been in a cast for several weeks. Reents is scheduled to interview with the Clovis school […]

Officials say needle exchange program effective

By William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Public Health’s syringe exchange program is gaining acceptance in Quay County. The program is designed to prevent the spread of blood-borne pathogens, including HIV, by offering intravenous drug users, and anyone who uses needles on a regular basis, proper disposal of dirty needles. Dee Reed, nursing director […]

Additional vaccine reaches county

TV Hagenah Dee Reed of the Quay County Public Health Office announced Friday that the public health office had received flu vaccine for “at risk” adults and it has already been distributed to the different physician’s offices in the county. “At this time,” said Reed, “the public health office will not be giving flue shots […]

Lack of vaccine affects Tucumcari

TV Hagenah Like many communities in the United States, there is almost no influenza vaccine in Quay County this year and that is causing problems for many people in the area. “Almost nobody has any (vaccine),” said Bobbie White of the Quay County Public Health Office. Some of the doctors have some, but I can’t […]

Local man contracts West Nile

William Thompson According to the New Mexico Department of Public Health, a 45-year-old Quay County man contracted the West Nile Virus sometime in August. Beth Velasquez, a spokesperson for the health department, said it is likely the man has already recovered from mild symptoms. “The man had ‘West Nile fever’,” said Velasquez. “It is a […]

Quay County Public Health gets needle drop

TV Hagenah Those people who use syringes to administer medicine to themselves now have a safe way to dispose of those syringes and needles in Tucumcari. “This is a very important innovation for Tucumcari and Quay County,” said Quay County Commissioner Jeff Lewalling about the placement of a collection box for needles and syringes at […]