Planning helps officials to combat potential agroterrorism

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Chelle Delaney They picked a worse case scenario. A FAD, or foreign animal disease, that could possibly be introduced into the U.S. and more specifically into Quay County. They were the local, state and neighboring livestock, law enforcement and emergency responders who might be called into action if a FAD such as foot and mouth, [...]

Del’s wins hot award

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Del’s Restaurant has picked up a 2008 Scovie Award for second place in the canned salsa – hot category for its Salsa de Del’s. Some 783 products from around the world competed for top honors. The awards were created by Dave DeWitt, editor of Fiery-Foods &BBQ Magazine. Wilber Scoville pioneered the rating scale for spicy [...]

Cleanup peaks school spirit

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS They may not have been whistling while they worked, but the group of seventh graders outside Tucumcari Middle School on Wednesday afternoon was sure talking and laughing while they picked up trash. Yes — they were laughing while they picked up trash. “They’ve picked up everything from cigarette butts to paper [...]

Assistant’s day doesn’t end at 5

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By William Thompson Many Tucumcari residents have gone to Clara Rey in search of information. Rey worked more than 20 years at the Tucumcari Public Library and for the past three years has been the administrative assistant to City Manager Richard Primrose. “Working at the library was a lifesaver for my current job,” Rey said. [...]