Bike run to benefit Toys for Tots

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Russell Anglin The First Assembly Church of God in Tucumcari will hold its first “Love for the Little Ones” Toys for Tots motorcycle run Saturday. Jaime Olivas, First Assembly congregation member, proposed the bike run as a way for bikers to socialize with one another while contributing to the needs of area children. “The money […]

Last of Conchas Dam builders to be honored

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun When Earl Flint was a boy, his toys all had wheels. “I was all about machines and how they would change the world,” he said. And they did change his world 75 years ago when he was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help build Conchas […]

Local business’ complaints due to dispute with Albuquerque company

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari playground equipment builder who came under fire over consumer complaints said much of the problem stems from a dispute with an Albuquerque company with a similar product. Dome Climber owner Rodney Ward said Tuesday he was never an employee of Zia Toys as claimed by Zia Toys Inc. President Wendell […]

Teambuilders shares in the gift of giving

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Staff at the Teambuilders Counseling Center and the High Desert Family Services gathered toys for children enrolled in the Teambuilders program. Toys were also collected for the

Toys for Tots

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By QCS Staff This past week the Rural 1 Fire Station has been a staging ground for toys for about 60 families. Hundreds of toys, donated by the community, were collected and brought to the station to be delivered Friday. Sorting toys by age group are, from left, Kinley and Rahea Jaynes, Scot Jaynes, Brittni […]

Getting Santa’s attention …

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Letters to Santa can take all shapes and forms. Nowadays, they can be emailed, sent in a text message or snail mailed. But when you�re two or three years old, it�s good to have mom or dad help with your letter to Santa. That�s what parents did for their children who attend the Early Head […]

Ills of winter are cabin fever, yearning for spring

By Aggie Moncus Because the slave is pretending to be ailing, I decided to do the writing in order to prevent your having to hear all the whining I have had to listen to. She really likes to put on a show, but if we just ignore her, she’ll take a nap and stay out […]

Dog toys: You’re on notice

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist The other morning’s meditation was blanketed with its usual soothing lulls, but it was also punctuated by a new sound — a sickly, squeaky noise. My dog was eating my pet rat! As I bolted out of the semi-lotus position, nearly knocking over the Chinese red spice incense, I hurled […]

Holidays as hard for dogs as for humans

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist I, Aggie am writing this column because the slave claims to have frost bitten hands and says her cold fingers won’t work on this computer. Well, I think her mind is iced over also as she has been trying to tell me that Santa Claus won’t be coming this year. […]

Daughter’s memory motivates Mom to help

By Marc Schoder: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS For some, it’s just a good way to clean out the garage. For one Tucumcari woman, it’s a labor of love for a good cause. “I am not doing this garage sale for profit. I am doing it to benefit kids who have cancer in local (Albuquerque area) hospitals,” said […]