White Sox owner splits hairs

Russell Anglin Manny Ramirez, new slugger for the Chicago White Sox, was ordered to cut his hair by Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. Ramirez reportedly had around 4 inches cut from his dreadlocked mane, preserving an abundant follical accumulation reaching the middle of his back. So what’s the big deal? Why is this narrative even playing […]

Jerry Dean Weaks

Services:  2:30 p.m., Thursday, a memorial service will be conducted at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Jerry Dean Weaks, 68, died in Amarillo, Texas. on Sunday, March 25, 2007, following an extended illness. Jerry Weaks was born May 29, 1938 in Tulia, Texas.  He had been a long time Tucumcari/Quay County resident. He was […]

Inner dialogue is always funnier

By Kevin Wilson Have you ever wanted to speak out, but stopped yourself because you knew reality couldn’t quite stand up to what you imagine saying? Yeah, I do that a lot. I was eating at a restaurant, on recommendation from a friend, and felt rather slighted. Since this column goes into newspapers distributed throughout […]

When in doubt, just call me Jerry

By Kevin Wilson My birthday is a little less than two months away. I’m just letting you know now, because I’ve never been an easy person to shop for. If you don’t believe me, I invite you to come along to my family Christmas vacations, which I’ll admit I haven’t always got to do on […]

8/20 Obituaries

Bobbie L. Collins Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dunn Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Bobbie L. Collins, 68, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005. He was born on Sept. 24, 1936, in Clovis. He attended his first year of school in Clovis and later moved to Grady with his family. He graduated from […]

Teachers among Who’s Who

QCS staff Twenty area teachers or instructors were named to Who’s Who among America’s Teachers recently. Students listed in Who’s Who Among American Students were requested to nominate the one teacher from their academic experience they felt made a difference in their lives by “Helping to shape their values, inspire interest in a particular subject […]

CBS controversy touches Tucumcari

Mike Linn The man at the center of CBS’ Reports questioning President Bush’s National Guard service once served as a commander of one of Tucumcari’s New Mexico National Guard Headquarters Battery, said his brother Jerry Burkett who lives in Portales. Bill Burkett currently of Baird, Texas, near Abilene, was born and attended school in Portales. […]