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Senior Citizen Menu Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Spiced beef over noodles, broccoli, cheese, peanut butter cookie, apricots. Tuesday: Green chili chicken enchilada, tossed salad, Spanish rice, baked apple slices, crackers. Wednesday: Rio Grande pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, potluck roll, margarine, spice cake. Thursday: Pepperoni pizza, salad, dressing, whole kernel corn, chocolate pudding, topping. Friday: Hot ham […]

Board discusses senior week dilemma

By Martha Frost: QCS staff writer Next year’s Tucumcari High School seniors and their parents showed up in such large numbers at the Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education meeting Monday that the subject of Senior Week was moved to first on the agenda, according to Trudy Bauler, the school’s business manager. Bauler said senior […]

Senior gets birthday surprise

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By William Thompson Ray Firestone, 82, got a surprise on his birthday Friday when youth from American Legion Post 77 in Logan showed up at Autumn Blessings assisted care center with a handmade blanket and a pound cake. Firestone, who has difficulty speaking, managed to say how nice it was to receive a birthday surprise. […]

Seniors find companionship through program

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By William Thompson Tucumcari resident Marina Valverde, 88, gets a visit from Dora Anaya, 66, two hours a day, five days a week. Anaya enrolled in Quay County’s Senior Companions program four years ago. Valverde was her first client. “Dora is like a relative to me now,” said Valverde. “We crochet together, we sing old […]

THS senior week events

l Tucumcari’s Senior Week activities begin this weekend with the following events: Saturday Family softball and family picnic at 6 p.m. at the softball field. Call 461-1291 or 461-3658 for details. Must bring own glove and bat. Sunday Hamburger fry at 12:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall. Call 461-3090 for details. Baccalaureate at 5 p.m. […]

Senior centers to get new sponsors

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners met with city officials on Tuesday to discuss the prospect of taking over sponsorship of area senior citizen centers. A letter signed by the Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose and Quay County Manager Terry Turner was sent to the Eastern New Mexico Area Agency on Aging […]

House opens its doors

By William Thompson Long time House resident, Darryl Petrak learned something new about his hometown Wednesday. At the House Community Empowerment Day, attendees had the chance to view local arts and crafts after seeing presentations about services available for senior citizens. Petrak, who just stopped in on his way to work, was surprised how many […]

Senior Center holds party

According to members of the Pioneer Senior Citizens Center on South Third Street, the center is hosting a Halloween party at 2 p.m. Friday. Ruby Bonds, one of the party’s chief organizers, said a fun time is guaranteed for all. “We will have games, costume contests and refreshments including a ‘ghoulish’ punch.,” said Bonds. “The […]

Senior Center needs drivers

The Pioneer Senior Center on South Second Street is in need of volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program. Drivers are needed Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. according to Tara Hatfield, site manager for the senior center. “We really need somebody to drive the Meals on Wheels. I’ll take someone […]

Horse show, rodeo end

While the rodeo arena that the 4-H rodeo and horse show competitors used over the weekend looked more appropriate for mud wrestling than rodeoing and horse showing, the show and the rodeo went on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. According to Quay County Extension Agent Pete Walden, despite the terrible conditions everything went off with little […]