Articles from the January 9, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    January 9, 2019

Green Book traveling

A guidebook that helped African-American travelers find safe and hospitable services - including in Tucumcari - during the Jim Crow segregation era wi...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 9, 2019

Year in review: Racino dominated 2018's end

Editor's note: This is the final story in a series reviewing 2018 in Quay County. A story covering January through April appeared in the Dec. 26...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 9, 2019

Elementary school's marimba band expanding

Thanks to a craftsman musician from Virginia, the Tucumcari Elementary School Nyoka Marimba Band soon will have more members and a bigger sound....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 9, 2019

County approves EMS Fund Act application

The Quay County Commission somewhat reluctantly approved an EMS Fund Act application of $7,000 for the Forrest Fire District after officials in the district failed to submit required documents and sig...

 

Pages past - Jan. 9

On this date ... 1969: A district-court jury awarded $50,000 to Tucumcari City Commissioner Peter Gonzales, his wife and his son, Peter, against Dr. Ray F. Goddard, Lovelace Clinic and the clinic’s...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 9, 2019

Food manager class being offered

The Quay County Extension Service is offering a Food Managers Certification Class and Exam. The class will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Extension Office at the Terry Turner Building at...

 

Calendar - Jan. 9

• Thursday — Mesalands Community College spring enrollment. Register for spring 2019 classes at the college starting at 9 a.m. Classes begin Jan. 14. For more information, call the college at 575-...

 

US needs to act, not pontificate, on immigration

As the stalemate and partial government shutdown over $5 billion for a border wall/fence/barrier grinds on, the tragedies associated with illegal immigration continue to mount. Unfortunately, both...

 

Wall money better spent elsewhere

As I write this column, President Donald Trump has not yet carried out his threat — he says he doesn’t make threats, but I don’t know what else to call it — to declare a national emergency in...

 

Good or bad, change is coming

Suit up, New Mexicans. Big changes are about to take place. That’s what a commanding majority of New Mexicans voted for — but that doesn’t mean we’re all going to like it. Take gun control as...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 9, 2019

Cooking class to focus on diabetes

Adults with diabetes can learn how to make healthy meals at a Kitchen Creations cooking school next month. The class will begin at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Quay County Extension Office at 216 E....

 

Menus - Jan. 9

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Strawberry yogurt parfait, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Chicken nuggets, egg and cheese chef salad with...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 9, 2019

Tucumcari loses bid to upset Logan

LOGAN - The state-ranked Longhorns boys basketball team repelled Tucumcari's bid for an upset with a come-from-behind 56-54 victory Saturday night....

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 9, 2019

Lady Longhorns defeat Tucumcari

LOGAN — Senior forward Harlie Roach scored 25 points to lead the Lady Longhorns to a solid 60-49 victory Saturday over U.S. 54 rival Tucumcari in a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 9, 2019

Rattler wrestling team finishes sixth

The Tucumcari wrestling team finished sixth at the 15-team Al Salazar Invitational at St. Michael's in Santa Fe over the weekend in a tournament that...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    January 9, 2019

Grady/San Jon/House falls against Springer

A furious fourth-quarter comeback attempt by Grady/San Jon/House boys basketball team fell short during a 54-52 loss Saturday at Grady against Springer. Chisum Rush of the Bronchos scored nine of his...

 

Celebration is good for the soul

It seems unavoidable, this thing with the calendar and the passage of time. My Puritan forebears did their best to break us all of our attachment to h...

 

Think of God's perspective when judging success and failure

Well, the Christmas and New Year's celebrations have passed, including the television shows reviewing the successes, failures and other events taking place in 2018, much of which wasn't newsworthy...

 

Jail log - Jan. 9

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Dec. 31-Jan. 6: • Desiree Dawn Martinez, 23, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Ignacio Robert Martinez, 18, Tucumcari, two counts...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 9

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay Emergency Management Center from Dec. 31 to Jan. 6: Monday • 12:18 p.m.: Child abuse or neglect in 500 block of South College Street, Tucumcari. • 2:02...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 9, 2019

Mesalands offering silversmithing degree

Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari now is offering an associate's degree in cowboy arts/western silversmithing and fabrication. The cowboy...

 

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