Logan schools smart phone program worries parent

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Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia tgarcia@qcsunonline.com A parent is voicing concerns over the use of a smart phone system at Logan Schools. “I had no idea these phones were even being given to my son,” said Shayne McSmith of Nara Visa. McSmith said his son came home from school but instead of text books and [...]

Maltese dog returns safely to family

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Thomas Garcia The sound of laughter and barking could be heard over the phone as Monica Benson described Ceaser’s homecoming. Benson said Ceaser’s return on Saturday was one of joy and anticipation. “The kids met him at the front porch,” Benson said. “Ceaser saw the kids and ran over and began to lick them.” Ceaser [...]

Help kids stay safe in the pool this summer

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Niesha Lofing I’ve done it more than once. My two preschool-age children are happily splashing around in the wading pool just outside the screen door to our backyard when something calls me inside. A ringing phone, a buzzing oven timer, a lemonade request from one of the kids. I dart into the house to fetch [...]

God decides how we receive salvation

Replacing my cell phone recently was a traumatic experience because I was still using the penny phone that came with the original contract. It was a simple phone with no bells or whistles. While I was storing a friend’s number, which unlike some other procedures, wasn’t so hard for me to figure out, I was [...]

Sunday outage surprises

Russell Anglin Sunday was an awfully strange day. It started for me at 10 a.m. with the phone waking me up. My editor called and asked me if I had electricity. With my eyes still hazy and without my wits about me, I replied, “Um … I don’t know.” Turns out I didn’t. I threw [...]

Weekend adventures prove fun to remember

Thomas Garcia Well this weekend was a blast. I got to spend time with my brothers, watch them build a trampoline and offer my unique and at times sarcastic suggestions. I have video on my cell phone of their attempts to attach the springs on the trampoline and let’s just say it was as efficient [...]

04-06-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Fridayl At 12:25 a.m., an anonymous caller reported a loud verbal argument at an apartment building on west Sunset Avenue.l At 4:04 p.m., a female on west Sunset [...]

04-08-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Saturday At 4:36 p.m., a male reported an accident with no injuries at the intersection of south Fourth Street and west Barnes Avenue. At 12:30 p.m., the House [...]

Police Blotter: 03-07-09

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Wednesdayl At 1:41 a.m., a male on south Adams Street reported that he was receiving threatening phone calls. An officer advised the party making the phone calls had [...]

Phone scam targeting Quay County residents

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Thomas Garcia A phone scam is targeting the customers of the First National Bank of New Mexico in Quay and Colfax counties. There were 20 suspicious calls reported Wednesday to bank headquarters in Clayton, said Craig Reeves, FNBNM president. This is the second time that FNBNM customers in Quay County have received “vishing scam” calls. [...]