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  • Care bags filled

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Sep 18, 2012

    On Monday a community came together at the Quay County Fair Barn to help fill "Care Bags" for those people who are going through treatments for cancer and other devastating disease. A hundred bags were sewn together by the Forest Extension Club and hats were crocheted together by the Conchas Extension club. The items will be put in bags along with non-slip socks, notepads, lip balm, calendars, pens, gloves, game books and more. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Tucumcari residents work to fill "care bags" for cancer patients during an event at the...

  • Inmate briefly escapes from county jail

    Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer|Sep 18, 2012

    A local man led Quay County Sheriff's deputies and Quay County Detention Center guards on a short foot chase after escaping custody Thursday. Jessie Garcia, 55, slipped one hand out of his handcuffs kicked the door of deputy Bill Anderson's patrol unit, striking Anderson and proceeded to run out of the Sally Port at QCDC, said Undersheriff Larry Cooksey. Cooksey said Anderson had grabbed Garcia but lost his balance and fell. He said QCDC Administrator T.J. Rich and other QCDC personnel were near that area started chasing Garcia. Garcia Cooksey...

  • My first ... celebrity encounter

    Sep 18, 2012

    • Richard Randals, 56, New Mexico Property Group: "Warren Oates and James Taylor. Back in 1971 they were here in Tucumcari filming the movie, "Two-Lane Blacktop." • Lynn Hudson, 61, Car Quest Auto Parts: "My first celebrity was Dottie West. I met her here in Tucumcari when I was about 10 or 11 years old." • Ruben Dominguez, 32, Cornerstone Deli: "Mike Ditka back in 2006 at his restaurant in Chicago. There were 10 of us out for a bachelor party and Ditka came over to our table." • Aaron Little, 38: "Mick Mars from Motley Crue. I met him at (Hud... Full story

  • Thursday to feature water forum

    QCS staff|Sep 18, 2012

    An open forum and panel discussion will be held on Thursday about the Ute Lake Reservoir at the North American Wind Energy and Research Center. The event is being put on by the Mesalands Community College's Small Business Development Center and the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce. The event will be free to the public and doors will open at 6 p.m., with the forum beginning at 6:30 p.m. The panel will consist of Arch Hurley Manager Franklin McCasland, Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation Director Patrick Vanderpool, Quay...

  • Mesalands adding solar energy class

    Special to the QCS|Sep 18, 2012

    The North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College will be offering a new course, Introduction to Solar Energy, this semester. The course will allow the college, internationally known for its wind energy technology program, to expand into other renewable energy fields. Introduction to Solar Energy is a 3-credit course and will be instructed by Robert G. Hockaday, president and founder of Energy Related Devices in Tucumcari. Energy Related Devices is a new business in Tucumcari that builds solar electricity... Full story

  • Realtor receives award

    Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer|Sep 18, 2012

    Realtor Richard Randals of Tucumcari was recently presented the Peggy Comeau Leadership Award by the Realtor Association of New Mexico. I am very humbled by this, it is a great award," said Randals. Randals Randals, the qualifying broker at New Mexico Property Group, was supposed to be honored on Sept. 14, at the RANM Annual Conference in Albuquerque. However, Randals said he was ill and not able to attend the conference. He said it was the first time in 10 years he missed the conference. Randals said he was contacted by Debbie Rogers, RANM... Full story

  • Commission approves auction

    QCS staff|Sep 18, 2012

    The Tucumcari City Commission met Thursday at City Hall and took the following action: l Accepted from James Adams an American flag off of the ship "Arizona," which was donated to the Historical museum in honor of Billy Waters, who served in WWII. l Mayor Amiel Curnutt signed proclamations declaring Columbus Day and Constitution Week. l Approved Resolution 2012-36, an Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan to be forwarded to the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration. l Approved Resolution 2012-37 to sell surplus equipment. City...

  • Sept. 19, 2012 Our Page

    Sep 18, 2012

    Birthdays Montano Frankie Joe Montano celebrated his first birthday on July 9. His parents are Gary and Debbie Montano. — Submitted by Gary Montano Anniversaries Shetter Bill and Rosemary Shetter are celebrating their 50th anniversary, having been married September 21,1962, in Albuquerque. It is through the Grace of God, lots of love, and humor that they have sustained 50 years of marriage. They will celebrate with their two daughters and their families, Jimmy and Alice Arguello, of San Jon, grandson Danny and Alora Shetter (Hayden and J... Full story

  • Ima better for Shoemaker's presence

    Lynn Moncus QCS columnist|Sep 18, 2012

    Last week, the Ima community lost an outstanding member: Hazel Shoemaker. Funeral services were held for her in Clovis, a family meal was held in House at noon, and graveside services were then held at the Hassell Cemetery. A large group of relatives and friends gathered at the cemetery for the services and for some quiet visiting. Standing there amid the group, I was much aware of my heritage and of my great good fortune at having discovered the world at lma. Memories of times spent with Shoemaker and her family surely came to the surface and...

  • God gives us all peculiar talents

    Leonard Lauriault QCS religion columnist|Sep 18, 2012

    Most people have a fairly unique talent that may be viewed by others as particularly odd. At least, I hope that describes most people because of a peculiar talent I have. I try to keep my little stretch of road clean by picking up the trash several times each year. Some travelers are just trashy and I find a lot of trash, even if I'd just recently made a pass. Over the years, this has helped me develop a keen eye for trash. Even a small piece sticks out like a sore thumb. Often, while walking across the right-of-way to pick up something I saw...

  • Sept. 19, 2012 Fishing Report

    Sep 18, 2012

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed May 14 and will stay closed for about six months while the dam is being rebuilt. Charette Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week. Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake...

  • Sept. 19, 2012 School Menus

    Sep 18, 2012

    The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. House Monday Breakfast: French toast sticks, variety of cereal, muffins, juice, milk. Lunch: Beef stew, cornbread, salad bar, fruit, variety of milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, variety of cereal, muffins, juice, milk. Lunch: Grilled cheese sandwich, potato chips, fruit, variety of milk. Wednesday Breakfast: Assorted muffins, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch: Frito pie, Spanish rice, salad bar, fruit, milk. Thursday Breakfast: Oatmeal, variety of cereal, muffins, juice, milk. Lunch:... Full story

  • Sept. 19, 2012 Calendar

    Sep 18, 2012

    Monday Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Library Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., library Tuesday City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall Sept. 27 Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Service clubs Altrusa Club of Tucumcari: First and third Wednesday of each month, noon, Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Route 66. Call 461-1377. American Legion Auxiliary: Bingo, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Bingo Hall, 100 S. Eight St., Logan. Call... Full story

  • Sept. 19, 2012 Police Blotter

    Sep 18, 2012

    The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday - At 12:56 a.m., a woman reported a domestic dispute at a residence on the 500 block of S. Eighth Street. - At 3:46 a.m., an alarm was reported at a business on the 6200 block of Quay Road AP.6. - At 6:07 a.m., an alarm was reported at a residence on the 1900 block of S. Third Street. - At 1:14 p.m., a woman reported a domestic on the corner of S. Seventh Street and W. Laughlin Avenue. A man was... Full story

  • Sept. 19, 2012 On the Shelves

    Sep 18, 2012

    The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information call 461-0295. Fiction "Charon's Claw," by R. A. Salvatore. Full of excitement. Salvatore has mastered the art of showing a beautiful fight scene, and he is at the top of his game in this one. "Time Untime," by Sherrilyn Kenyon. The Mayans aren't the only ones with a 2012 prophecy. "Sweet Talk," by Julie Garwood. Olivia isn't intimidated by his partner's bullying because she's something even scarier …… she's IRS. "Broken Harbor," by Tana French. That's wha...

  • Sept. 19, 2012 Community Briefs

    Sep 18, 2012

    County holding voter registration A voter registration drive is being conducted by the Quay County Clerk and will continue through Oct. 9. Anyone who will be 18 years of age before the general election Nov. 6 is eligible to register and vote. Absentee voting by mail and in person will begin Oct. 9. Voters can request an application to vote by mail at this time by contacting the Quay County Clerk or by accessing the Quay County webpage and filling out the application on the county clerk link, print it and mail it. Information: 461-0510 or...

  • Column business teaches lessons

    Karl Terry CMI columnist|Sep 18, 2012

    Some days I make this columnist business look easy. Other days I wonder what I was thinking when I decided writing my thoughts down for a public consumption on a weekly basis would be a good thing to do. I think I started doing a column back about 1988 or 1989. I've had a few short breaks since then but for most of the last quarter of a century I've managed to scrounge up a weekly topic. Some of those years I was writing two or three columns or editorials a week. The ideas flow like a fast river at times and other times the pipeline slows to a...

  • Mesalands athletes wins international crown

    Special to the QCS|Sep 18, 2012

    Bailey Bates, 19, a member of the Mesalands Community College rodeo team, was recently crowned the 2012 International Indian World Champion Breakaway Roper at the 8th Annual International Indian Finals Rodeo (IIFR). The rodeo was part of the New Mexico State Fair and was held Sept. 14-16, in the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. Bates is starting her second year on the Mesalands Rodeo Team and is majoring in liberal arts. In July, Bates competed at the 2012 CNFR in Casper, Wyo., and finished 13th in the nation in breakaway roping. She also... Full story

  • Rattlers look to stay perfect on season - 8 Man - 6 Man

    Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer|Sep 18, 2012

    The Tucumcari Rattlers will be on the road again when they match up with the Dexter Demons at Dexter, and hope to improve to 4-0. "We can not afford to make the same mistakes or have as many turnovers against a team like the Demons," said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Last week, the Rattlers won 55-6 against the West Las Vegas Dons in Las Vegas. The Rattlers were able to take advantage of numerous Dons turnovers. Ferguson said the Demons are 1-2 on the season, but should not be taken lightly. He also noted their losses are to 2A powers...

  • Rattlers clobber error-prone Dons

    QCS staff|Sep 18, 2012

    The Tucumcari Rattlers took advantage of Don miscues throughout Friday night, including two defensive touchdowns in a 55-6 rout Friday night in Las Vegas. Tucumcari (3-0) posted 288 yards of offense, 230 on the ground, in a contest that gave Tucumcari plenty to cheer about but a few things to learn from as well. "We won the turnover battle tonight," Tucumcari coach Wayne Ferguson said, "though we'd prefer not to have any turnovers." In addition to the defensive scores, the Rattlers also scored four other touchdowns indirectly off of turnovers,... Full story

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