Resident thanks senator for visit

Resident thanks senator for visit I just wanted to say thanks to Sen. Jeff Bingaman for his recent visit to Tucumcari. Even if it was a short visit, he met with several people about the expansion for the wind farms and about different ideas for bringing new jobs to Quay County. Jeff had the opportunity […]

Animal wordplay

Since my (pig’s) ear was chewed off when I mistakenly referred to a sow as “he” last week, I will clear up some animal terminology. Not only does it show I admit mistakes, but it also means I can share the great wisdom of animal references, those most people know as well as little-known terms […]

Anna Mae Hughes

Anna Mae Hughes Services: were held on Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Logan. Interment to followed in the Logan Cemetery.  Anna Mae Hughes, 94, died on July 22, 2006 in her home at Autumn Blessings in Logan. Mrs. Hughes was born Nov. 1, 1911 in Devol, Okla. to Wesley and Ocie  Parsons Stewart. […]

May 20, 2006 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction Everyman by Philip Roth. A man grapples with aging, physical decline and impending death. Chasing Destiny by Eric Jerome Dickey. When a Los Angeles biker beauty discovers she is pregnant, her married boyfriend is not happy. The Debutante Divorcee by Plum Sykes. […]

All activities can teach about God

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist The accomplishments of our school’s athletic teams are readily acknowledged, with trophies finding a place of honor in the halls of academia. This is good because individual and team sports help develop good citizenship including community involvement and service to others. Athleticism also should be supported as a means […]

Aging not a popular thought

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Aging seems to have taken its place along side the seven deadly sins these days. We are battered by all sorts of information about products that will prevent it and are learning that the young fear even the thought of growing old. Of course, to them old may be 25, […]

Musician staging benefit concert

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Musician Jared Young said he is from a small town and adores small towns, though he never wrote a song about small towns. “I think John Cougar (Mellencamp) did it best,” he laughed. But that does not bar Young from putting small towns on the list of stops during his tour. […]

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 […]

Foster grandparents get chance to help

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By William Thompson Josephine Martinez decided to become a foster grandparent because she “just got tired of being at home all the time.” Now she works about 20 hours a week at the Eastern Plains Community Action Agency’s Early Head Start classrooms. “All of the kids here are special,” Martinez said. “We play, we talk. […]

Richard Byrd

Richard Byrd, 62, died in Presbyterian Hospital on April 3, 2005 following an extended illness. Byrd was born on March 31, 1943 in Rome, Ga. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tucumcari. He was owner/ operator of Byrd Truck Services. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Myrtle […]