8/20 Quay Personalities

Who: Rosalyn Nguyen She’s a Tucumcari native, daughter of Thanh Van Nguyen and Jan (Huong) Nguyen, and graduate student at the University of New Mexico. What that means: Lots of stuff, since the Board of Regents is a powerful governing body of the university with appointments made by the governor, whom Nguyen got to meet […]

Iraq constitution looks good on paper

Freedom Newspapers After some prodding from U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the new U.S. ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad, it appears that some kind of constitution for Iraq, at least on paper, will be ready by Aug. 15. That will give both the Bush administration and the Iraqi government the ability to say the process of […]

Law requires booster seats

QCS Staff A new law took effect in New Mexico on Friday that requires children who have outgrown child safety seats to ride in booster seats if they are too small for adult safety belts. According to an American Automobile Association (AAA) press release, the new law states that children through 6 years old, regardless […]

‘Age Has Its Privileges’ makes sense

Lynn Moncus Many years ago, one of my mentors gave me some very sound advice about age, long before I even gave much thought to the subject. He told me to remember A.H.I.P. “Age Has Its Privileges,” He explained that we could become eccentric, could behave more strangely with each passing year, and could speak […]

Mounted Patrolman honored

TV Hagenah Eugene Ross joined the New Mexico Mounted Patrol 25 years ago and Saturday to honor that he was presented with a plaque to honor that service at the NMMP annual Convention in Artesia. “It was a lot different then,” said Ross about when he started with the mounted patrol in 1978. “It’s changed […]

City discusses trash

TV Hagenah Taking a page from the Quay County Commissioners’ book, Tucumcari City Commissiones began discussing trash disposal Tuesday evening. Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose explained to the commissioners that that he anticipated that the move by the county towards privatizing trash pick up in rural parts of Quay County would probably impact the ciy […]

Liquor given to minors equals felony

William Thompson Effective July 1, selling or giving alcoholic beverage to minors will become a fourth degree felony in New Mexico. Additionally, anyone charged with selling or giving alcohol to minors can also be charged with “Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor”, another fourth degree felony. The maximum penalty for a fourth degree felony […]

Truancy addressed

William Thompson Gov. Bill Richardson signed into law recently a measure designed to curtail truancy on the part of New Mexico students. Tucumcari High School Assistant Principal , Rex Maddaford, who oversees attendance at the high school, said it was about time. “We have had a real problem with unexcused absences here at the school,” […]

Minister defines equality in God’s eyes

By Rev. Jim Witcher “Equal” is defined as: 1. Having the same quantity, measure, or value as another. 2. Mathematics. Being the same or identical to in value. 3.a. Having the same privileges, status, or rights: equal before the law. Many of you know me as Jim Witcher Minister. Others know me as Trooper Witcher […]

Suspected killer has Quay County ties

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By Ryan Lengerich A man suspected of killing two Oklahoma residents on Saturday is known to have frequented eastern New Mexico in recent months, officials said on Wednesday. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple inside their home in Depew, Okla., officials with the Creek County (Okla.) Sheriff’s Department said. Eizember […]