Quay County Extension offers free wheat production workshop

Special to QCS TUCUMCARI, N.M. – The Quay County Cooperative Extension Office is offering a free workshop on Sept. 8 to help area producers grow healthy wheat crops. The workshop targets small-grain feed producers and dry-land producers in Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. “Small-grain crops are a big agricultural commodity in our area,” said Tom […]

Senior menu 7-11

Here are lunch menus for the Tucumcari Senior Center: Monday Baked ham, broccoli with cheese, whole-wheat roll, pineapple upside-down cake, milk.

Senior Center Menu for July 6-10

The following are the lunch menus for July 6-10 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Monday Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes, peas, whole-wheat roll, pineapple, milk.

Drought takes its tolls on wheat crops

By Chelle Delaney The hard red winter wheat that Quay and neighboring counties are known for growing has been one of the slimmest crops since the 1950s, said Johnny Beevers, manager of the Melrose Grain and Elevator Co., Inc. “Last year, which was a good year, we had 40 million pounds. This year we’ve got […]

Wheat harvest looks promising

By Rex Kirksey: Guest Columnist As the wheat harvest approaches, we are all hoping the threat of hail holds off for at least a few more weeks. But, even before this year’s wheat crop is out of the field, planting plans for next fall should be well under way. Proper variety selection is one management […]

2/11 Senior citizen menu

Monday: Ranch chicken, vegetable pasta salad, beets, potluck roll and cherry cobbler. Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, whole wheat roll with margarine and white cake. Wednesday: Green chili enchilada, Spanish rice, salad with dressing, crackers and peanut butter cookie. Thursday: Baked pork chops, stuffing, California veggies, black eye peas, whole wheat […]

2/4 Senior citizen menus

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Honey dijon chicken, salad with dressing, asparagus, whole wheat roll with margarine and apple cobbler. Tuesday: Pork posole, salad with dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread and pumpkin spice cookie. Wednesday: Chicken fajita, pinto beans, flour tortilla, mandarin oranges and gelatin. Thursday: Baked fish with tartar sauce, carrot raisin salad, broccoli with cheese sauce, […]

Whole grain as wholesome choice

The new Food Guide Pyramid encourages consumers to “get half from whole” by consuming whole grains for half of their daily grain intake. Research shows whole-grain foods are associated with lower rates of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers and may help with better weight control. Despite these well-documented health benefits, Americans average less than […]

12/24 Senior citizens menu

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Closed. Tuesday: Spiced beef over noodles, broccoli with cheese, peanut butter cookies, apricots, milk. Wednesday: Hamburger, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, potato salad, cherry cobbler, milk. Thursday: Baked chicken nuggets, sauces, baked potato wedges, broccoli, whole wheat roll, margarine, mixed fruit, milk. Friday: Beef steak, brown gravy, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, whole wheat roll, […]

11/12 Senior citizen menus

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Steak, stuffed potatoes, margarine, sour cream, peas, carrots, lemon bars, milk. Tuesday: Barbecue bonanza: sausage/brisket/chicken, coleslaw, pinto beans, whole wheat bread, peanut butter cookies, milk. Wednesday: Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, biscuits, cherry cobbler, milk. Thursday: Turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, pumpkin pudding, topping, milk. Friday: Baked white […]