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Articles from the October 16, 2012 edition

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  • Military families not deterred

    Karl Terry CMI columnist|Oct 16, 2012

    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 young man in shorts and a long sleeve T-shirt. We all have differing tolerance to cold and heat and it doesn't become obvious until that first cold snap of the year. Putting on Cannon Appreciation Day in Portales with the Portales Military Affairs Committee during that first cold snap of the season proved a little nerve wracking for those of us plan... Full story

  • Slots available for Tucumcari Olympics teams

    QCS staff|Oct 16, 2012

    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 register for $20 to compete in games including; Tug a war, horse shoe toss, egg run, water balloon toss and much more. For more information contact Charlie Morrison at KTNM/KQAY 461-1400 or Thomas Garcia at 403-7050....

  • Our page - Oct. 17

    Oct 16, 2012

    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 Tucumcari. Those who attended enjoyed spending time with Anita and listening to live music from the Skyliners. Anita is thankful for all of her family and friends who helped to make her centennial celebration so special. She would also like to thank the Elks' Lodge, Gino Otero, Joann Marquez, Andrew, Ruby and Denise Hendren and Lorenzo Emilo and... Full story

  • No one will enter heaven on another's coattails

    Leonard Lauriault QCS columnist|Oct 16, 2012

    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 church twice every day. Drive-by shootings have occurred at last since shortly after cars came into mass production. But I've never heard of drive-by church attendance before. As it turns out, my friend attends (yes, that's present tense; remember that) a church that happens to also be on her way to work. While I'm pretty sure my friend attends...

  • Local Church raises money for school teachers

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Oct 16, 2012

    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 essential in teaching the children, said First Baptist Church Pastor John Hinze. Nicole Bright-Lesly said it was a very generous gift and it was very emotional and touching for the teachers when they received their money. Hinze said that in August he was home recovering after knee surgery, watching a program and when it was over the people were talk...

  • Editorial: Voters should support Bond C question

    Clovis Media Inc|Oct 16, 2012

    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 the state to issue $120 million in general obligation bonds for capital improvements at New Mexico's universities and colleges. The cost breaks down to about $6 a year for the owner of a $100,000 home. But taxes would not increase because this "GO" bond actually replaces a retiring bond by the same amount. Locally, Bond C would funnel almost $11...

  • Quay County resident named pioneer woman of year

    QCS staff|Oct 16, 2012

    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 Lily "Joy" Moon receives the Pioneer Woman of the Year Award. Moon was nominated for the award by the Forrest Everybody's Extension Club and the Extension Association of Quay County for being a pioneer in the Forrest Community. Moon was raised in Quay County, but left for a short time while her husband was in the military. They moved to Forrest in... Full story

  • County continues legal battle with developer

    Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer|Oct 16, 2012

    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 Corporation, and DVR. LLC, on May 12, 2011, by Donald Schutte, a Tucumcari attorney representing the commission, according to court documents. Schutte declined to comment. The injunction asks the court to prohibit Ute Lake Ranch Inc., from selling, leasing or otherwise conveying any interest in real property encompassed in Ute Lake Ranch's subdivision...

  • Udall: Area has growth potential

    Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer|Oct 16, 2012

    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 Tucumcari officials Monday afternoon about the future of economic growth in the area and the development of renewable energy locally. "I am looking forward to working with Tucumcari leaders," Udall said during a recent visit to Tucumcari. "I want to help them build a stronger economic base for the community." Quay County Commission Chairman Bill Curry... Full story

  • Surgeon disputes suspension

    Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer|Oct 16, 2012

    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 Joan Huff, left, said she has had two surgeries performed by Dr. Sitarama Krishna Kothalanka and if she needed another she would prefer he be the one to perform the procedure. "It's a sad and dangerous situation that a patient who comes in with an emergency condition requiring surgery must be flown out when there is a local surgeon," said Dr. Sitarama...

  • Mesalands women take reserve title at home rodeo

    Special to the QCS|Oct 16, 2012

    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 last weekend at the Quay County Rodeo Arena. The women scored 385 points and the men's team earned titles in bull riding, bareback riding, and in team roping. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley A Mesalands barrel racer makes the approach on the first barrel during the Mesalands Community College Rodeo over the weekend. David Gonzalez of Chihuahua, Mexico,...

  • Local briefs: Oct. 17, 2012

    Oct 16, 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 is $5 per shooter for at least 20 targets twice. No prizes. Participants are asked to bring their own snack and chair. A raffle of a new 3-D target will be held during the shoot. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. All proceeds go to the Quay County 4-H Shooting Sports Programs. If you are in need of an auxiliary aid to participate contact Brenda...

  • Calendar: Oct. 17, 2012

    Oct 16, 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 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Oct. 29 Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Recreation advisory board at 6 p.m., Recreation Center Service clubs The Tucumcari Public Library announces the enrollment for Story Time has begun. The first session will be held every Wednesday from Oct. 10- Dec. 12 and is open to... Full story

  • Looking back: Oct. 17, 2012

    Oct 16, 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. Mcausland. The new building contained an office, waiting room, work room, two refractory rooms and a frame room. • • • Fourth graders from Tucumcari's public schools paraded downtown to promote fire prevention and safety. • • • An U.S. Army Sikorsky H-37 helicopter landed at Tucumcari's municipal airport to refuel while en-route to Fort Sill, Okla.. The... Full story

  • "Stuff Nancy's Truck" campaign starts today

    CMI staff|Oct 16, 2012

    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 truck will be traveling to various locations in Clovis and Portales, where individuals may drop off non-perishable food items. Organizations and businesses throughout Clovis and Portales will have drop-off sites as well. Taylor, who died Aug. 2 at age 70, was executive director of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, for 29 years. "I can't think...

  • Local menus: Oct. 17, 2012

    Oct 16, 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 Snack: Snack crackers, juice Monday Breakfast: French toast Lunch: Baked chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, salad Snack: Bagel, apple juice Tuesday Breakfast: Homemade Muffin Lunch: Taco salad, spanish rice Snack: Banana, grahams Wednesday Breakfast: Breakfast taco Lunch: Corn dog, baked beans Snack: Pretzels, oranges Logan Thursday Breakfast:...

  • Old friend's humor still strong

    Lynn Moncus QCS columnist|Oct 16, 2012

    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 remained in contact with friends and relatives throughout the years. They have also attended many of the Rattler Reunions and have shared many of their memories as they have visited with other alumni. Pat and I first met in 1940 when we attended Central School, now Tucumcari Historical Museum. We talked about that long-ago time and laughed as we recalled...