1/28 Calendar

Today: Monthly birthday meeting of Narcotics Anonymous from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 306 W. High St., in the Madonna room. Sunday: Floyd Lions Club Jamboree 2006 auditions for singers and special acts at 1 p.m. in the old gym of the Floyd School. For information call Noel Rippee at 274-6370 […]

1/14 Calendar

Saturdays ongoing: N.A. meetings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 306 W. High St., in the Madonna room. Call 449-7409 for information. Monday: Quay County courthouse closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Monday: Regular monthly meeting of the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District at 7 p.m. in […]

12/14 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Saturday At 8:12 a.m., a male reported a burglary on South Third. Police arrived to find electronic equipment taken and put a special watch on the location until further notice. At 9:22 a.m., a […]

County detnetion center undergoing expansion, renovation


By Ryn Gargulinski It may not be the Grand Hyatt, but the Quay County Detention Center is undergoing renovation and, with the removal of the juvenile section, an expansion. Center Assistant Administrator T.J. Rich, who is manning the ship while Administrator Anthony Elebario has been deployed for at least a month to assist victims of […]

Flood turned home into Noah’s Ark

By Ryn Garguilnski: QCS Managing Editor The recent rainstorm not only flooded our yard, our goat pen and part of my car since someone left the passenger window open, but turned our home into a Noah’s Ark of sorts. That is, if you’ll accept Noah as a bald-headed, tattooed man in the form of my […]

Overdose suspected in man’s death

A Missouri man died Sunday in Tucumcari following an apparent overdose of medication, police said. Police responded to a call from the Hampton Inn early Sunday morning, a police press release showed. Matthew Mummert, 25, of Oak Grove, Mo., was having seizures and was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. He died in the […]

Man becomes familiar with emergency room

Baxter Black It has not been a good year when the nurses in the emergency room call you by your first name. As in, “Roll on in here, Lee, what did ya do this time?” Judy was talking to her grown daughter on the phone Sunday morning.  “Yep, I’ve finally talked your father into going to […]

Pets teach lesson about new friendships

By Tova Fruchtman I’ve learned a lot about making friends while moving from place to place of late. I’ve learned about meeting people who are quite different from you and people who are almost the same and how either can end up as your friend. Perhaps I learned the lesson first from my pets — […]

2/23 Calendar

Today La Casa de La Hope fund-raising dinner —11:45 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church. Bible study — 2 p.m. at La Casa de La Hope. Thursday Presentation on drugs and alcohol — for parents by Tucumcari police from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the administration office conference room. County Commissioners meeting — 8 a.m. […]

2/19 Calendar

Monday President’s Day. Canadian river soil and water conservation district meeting — 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, 706 S. First St. Tucumcari school board meeting — 6 p.m. in the administration office conference room. Tuesday City Planning Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m. at Tucumcari City Hall. Tax Help […]