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Articles from the June 26, 2012 edition


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  • Council works to clear appeal

    Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer|Jun 26, 2012

    The New Mexico Racing Commission's legal council is trying to knock out a final appeal from a group trying to put a race track and casino in Raton, with the aims to make those licenses available again as soon as possible. La Mesa was awarded the state's final gaming and racing licenses in June 2009, but those licenses were nullified by the New Mexico Gaming Control Board the following year. The nullification of the gaming license was upheld June 12 by the New Mexico Court of Appeals, but the nullification of the racing license is still in the c... Full story

  • Our page -¬†June 27

    Jun 26, 2012

    Anniversary Ramsey John Gilman and Nellie Ann Ramsey John Gilman and Nellie Ann Ramsey are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family. They were married on June 9, 1962. Presently, they reside in Albuquerque. John graduated from Logan High School in 1950, and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University at Portales in 1962 and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., in 1964. Nellie graduated from high school from Coffey, Mo. high school and attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Mo., before... Full story

  • 4-H Southeast district contest results

    Special to the QCS|Jun 26, 2012

    Courtesy photo Rifle team team members were from left, Kaleb Hayes, Jonathan Clark and Garrett Bollinger. Courtesy photo Home Ec Bowl team members were, from left, Trestin Peterson, Tianna Peterson, Dyson Clark and Reagan Runyan. Courtesy photo Novice Archery team members were, from left, Jason Knight, Kyle Knight, and Garrett Bollinger. Courtesy photo Entomology team team members were, from left, Dyson Clark, Rebecca Rush and Amber Clark. Courtesy photo Junior Bare Bow team members were, from left, Trestin Peterson, Tianna Peterson and Reagan...

  • Editorial: State deserves transparent government

    Clovis Media Inc|Jun 26, 2012

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has been a loud and proud supporter of government transparency. That's why we're surprised to hear she's been in the middle of recent media reports questioning her actions related to public records. First it was revealed the governor and other high-ranking administration officials discussed state business using email accounts connected to her political action committee, The Associated Press reported. Then, a disgruntled former cabinet secretary claimed the governor's chief of staff, sometime last year, directed... Full story

  • Reading strengthens imaginations

    Karl Terry CMI columnist|Jun 26, 2012

    In my young imagination I used to hunt tigers in the sandhills of eastern New Mexico. I'm pretty sure I never got out of my mother's sight but I still came back from my adventures telling all that had happened as my dog Knucklehead and I pursued the beast. I can only think of one reason for my young fascination with tigers, a storybook my mother read to me where a young boy surrenders his umbrella, shoes and new clothes to tigers to keep them from eating him. The tigers eventually become so obsessed with how they look that they run round and...

  • Christians should recognize twisted scripture

    Leonard Lauriault QCS columnist|Jun 26, 2012

    I often dress in the dark and determine which side of my T-shirt is the back by feeling for the label. That used to be easy because all T-shirts had a tag in the collar and every little boy knew the back of his pants and shirts by the tag. Now, many times, the labels are printed on and you need a strongly functional sense of touch to feel them. That doesn't bother me much since I didn't get into the habit of wearing a T-shirt as an undershirt because the tag bothered the back of my neck. Anyway, I was dressing recently, but couldn't feel that...

  • Officials urge fireworks safety

    Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer|Jun 26, 2012

    City fire officials urge safety and common sense when using fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday during this dry and hot climate. "There are no restrictions on fireworks inside the city, that being said we are stressing residents to be careful when setting off fireworks," said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Fire Planet Fireworks manager Roxanne Howard shows two of the larger arial fireworks available at the store located at the old Hamilton Cross Country Ford lot. Arial have not been restricted inside... Full story

  • Being remembered by former students a treat

    Lynn Moncus QCS columnist|Jun 26, 2012

    Last week, I mentioned I had been a graduate assistant at New Mexico State University in 1963. At the same time, I taught a class in American history at Madonna High School, a Catholic girls school in Mesilla Park. That short chapter in my life was very active, but one that stands out because of the collection of memories amassed in such a brief period. An assistant's salary was barely enough to pay the rent and buy a bean or two', thus when I was offered that teaching position for an extra $30 a month, I jumped at the chance and learned far mo... Full story

  • Fiesta tickets on sale

    QCS staff|Jun 26, 2012

    The St. Anne's Fiesta is planned for the final week of July, with tickets on sale. The fiesta will have 600 tickets available for $100 each. Each ticket includes a dinner for two and a $10 voucher for games at a subsequent game night. Additionally, tickets will give an opportunity for cash prizes, including the top prize of $10,000. Tickets are available at 301 W. High Ave. Information: Yolanda Aragon (461-2260), Lorinda Martinez-Garcia (403-7344) or Clara Rey (461-3319)....

  • Nearly 2,000 books read for program

    Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer|Jun 26, 2012

    More than 300 children have read more than 541 hours totaling 1, 914 books as a part of the Summer reading program at Tucumcari Public Library. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Cisco Martinez colors his cloth dog Fido Tuesday as a part of the Tucumcari Public Library's Summer Reading Program. Martinez said he and his sister Kaylee are reading up to 10 books a week. The purpose is to encourage and excite children about reading, said Dianetta Kroeker, library director. Kroeker said the children have been doing outstanding after the first six weeks of...

  • Week of heat

    Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer|Jun 26, 2012

    With temperatures forecasted to top the century mark going into next week there is a danger of heat exhaustion for Quay County residents. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Diego Sanchez drinks water to cool off Tuesday at the city of Tucumcari softball fields. Even with the sun setting temperatures out side were still in the high 90's. There will be near record-breaking temperatures set in the Quay County area, said Clay Anderson, meteorologist National Weather Service Albuquerque. Anderson said the recent heat can be linked to an upper high system in...