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Annual writer’s seminar The Amarillo chapter of the Inspirational Writers Alive annual seminar will be held on April 22. Registration is at 8 a.m. at Kingwood United Methodist Church, 4801 S. Austin in Amarillo, according to a release from the organization. A preview meet-the-speakers dinner will be held at the same location on April 21. [...]

Quay may expect $33 million, statesman said

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County will be rolling in the money — nearly $33 million — if the request from State Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, comes through as he said he expects. This one-time capital investment fund from the state will go to help pay for a number of projects throughout Quay County, according [...]

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Tax help available Low-income people can get TAXHELP now through April 17 from a program offered by Eastern Plains Community Action Agency, according to a release from the organization. TAXHELP is available from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the release said, asking people bring their [...]

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Anybody seen Maggie? Maggie, the part English Setter, part pointer puppy who appeared as the Quay County critter on Jan. 18, has gone missing, according to owner Danford Cross. He said she was last seen about 3 p.m. on Jan. 12 near his music shop near Main Street, the location of the old Lena’s Café. [...]

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Mental health legislation backed Treatment for mental illness in New Mexico got another boost when U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., backed legislation that would help those with serious mental illnesses receive the care they need before their illness drives them to commit a crime, according to a release from the legislator’s office. Domenici backed the [...]

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Prairie chicken festival set Although the sign-up deadline for the fifth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival is April 1, early registration is urged because space is limited for the Milnesand event from April 7-9, according to a release from the state’s Department of Game and Fish. Cost is $80, which includes all field trips, [...]

Meslands growing in all directions

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mesalands Community College is getting bigger, thanks to two recent developments that mean expansion, innovation and economic growth for the community, according to college Public Relations Director John Yearout. First up is a massive grant — $63,000 — that was awarded to Mesalands for its North American Wind Research and Training [...]

Invasive plants suck New Mexico dry

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It may not be an invasion of leaf-eating beetles or the body snatchers, but conservationists say the influx of salt cedar trees in New Mexico may be equally as dangerous. Perhaps for indigenous plants the body snatcher allusion is not too far off, according to experts from New Mexico State University, [...]

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Jamboree time The Floyd Lions Club will be holding auditions for its Jamboree 2006 at 1 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the old gym of the Floyd School, according to a release from the organization. Singers should come with two traditional country or Gospel songs, knowing the words and the key in which they will [...]

Voters get ready with updated information

QCS staff Voters need to update their registration now, with any change of addresses and other information, according to a release from the Quay County clerk’s office. The deadline for state or county candidates to change their party affiliation is Jan. 30; the deadline for other voters to change their party affiliation is May 9 [...]