Articles from the October 16, 2012 edition

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Military families not deterred

We got our first blast of winter last weekend and I had to attend two different events that were outdoors. After talking to one young lady with her hoodie up and teeth chattering I shortly spotted a y... Full story


Slots available for Tucumcari Olympics teams

Teams are still needed to sign up for the Tucumcari Olympics, a fundraiser to help the Tucumcari Animal Hospital. The event will be held on at noon on Saturday, at Dunn's park. Teams of six can...


Our page - Oct. 17

Hendren Hendren Anita Hendren celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday with her family and friends at the Elks' Lodge in Tucumcari. Anita, was born on Oct. 14, 1912, and has been a longtime resident of... Full story


No one will enter heaven on another's coattails

I was jesting with a friend recently who made a statement I knew was an exaggeration. So, I told her I thought she needed to go forward on Sunday and repent. My friend let me know that she goes by...


Local Church raises money for school teachers

Tucumcari school teachers received a donation of $220 per teacher from the First Baptist Church. Teachers have been buying supplies out of their own pockets for years to make sure they had the tools e...


Editorial: Voters should support Bond C question

Those supporting taxpayer-funded higher education in New Mexico should take a close look at the Bond C question on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. Voters statewide will decide whether to allow...


Quay County resident named pioneer woman of year

The Extension Association of New Mexico along with NMSU's Family Consumer Sciences Department presented the Pioneer Woman of the Year Award to Quay County's Lily "Joy" Moon on Oct. 11. Courtesy photo... Full story


County continues legal battle with developer

The Quay County Commission continues a civil legal battle with Ute Lake Ranch Inc., in the Tenth Judicial District Court. An injunction was requested against Ute Lake Ranch Inc., a Colorado...


Udall: Area has growth potential

Sen. Tom Udall told local leaders he is excited and has a positive outlook on Tucumcari's potential for economic growth in many areas. QCS Photos: Thomas Garcia U.S. Sen. Tom Udall spoke with... Full story


Surgeon disputes suspension

A local surgeon is alleging his livelihood has been destroyed and the public has been put in danger while his privileges at Dan C. Trigg Memorial hospital are suspended. QCS Photos: Thomas Garcia...


Mesalands women take reserve title at home rodeo

Mesalands Community College's women were named reserve champions and the men's team won four championship titles during their fifth annual rodeo. Mesalands held their annual Grand Canyon Region rodeo...


Local briefs: Oct. 17, 2012

Shootout slated for Saturday Quay County 4-H is sponsoring a pay to play 3-D Archery Shoot at 5 mile Park west of Tucumcari Saturday. Shooters begin at 8 a.m. All cards must be in by 1 p.m. The fee...


Calendar: Oct. 17, 2012

Monday 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 Oct. 25 Housing Authority Board at 5... Full story


Looking back: Oct. 17, 2012

October 1963 The Olympic torch passed through Tucumcari East on Route 66 en-route to Detroit, Mich., promoting the 1968 Summer Olympics. • • • Work continued on the new eye clinic of Dr. J.R.... Full story


"Stuff Nancy's Truck" campaign starts today

In the spirit of honoring Nancy Taylor's legacy, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico invites organizations, businesses and individuals to help "Stuff Nancy's Truck." For 10 days, beginning today, the...


Local menus: Oct. 17, 2012

School menus Tucumcari Breakfast daily: Cereal, graham crackers, yogurt parfaits, bagel/cream cheese, fruit, juice and milk Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza Lunch: Ham/cheese melt, vegetable soup...


Old friend's humor still strong

Pat Schoonover Shockley of Liberal, Kan., called last week to do a little visiting and to catch up on some news of her hometown. She and John, her husband, graduated from THS in 1950 and have...


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