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Articles from the October 24, 2018 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    October 24, 2018

Tentative date set for racino announcement

Those wondering when the New Mexico Racing Commission might decide whether Tucumcari is awarded a horse-racing license now can circle a tentative date — Dec. 6. “I emphasize the word...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 24, 2018

School board puts tax on ballot

The Tucumcari school board on Oct. 15 approved two resolutions that would place renewal of the existing “Two Mill” property tax on a February special-election ballot. Unlike previous elections,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 24, 2018

Locals may be waiting a little longer for Amarillo stations

Quay County UHF Association users in Tucumcari waiting for Amarillo television stations to come back on the air may wait a while longer. A nonprofit group that runs a UHF signal-booster on Tucumcari...

 

Calendar - Oct. 24

Friday — Trunk or Treat. The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department is partnering with local law-enforcement agencies and other community partners to make this a "spooktacular" event....

 

Menus - Oct. 24

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Sausage and cheese breakfast bagel, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Roast turkey with turkey gravy, peanut...

 

Journalists in for fight of our lives

In public relations, our job was to make the company look good, to cast the company in a good light. When I worked for “house organs” — or employee publications — I learned they gave the...

 

The best month of the year? It's October, of course

We don’t often editorialize strongly on behalf of green grass, sunshine or happy faces. Everybody loves those things, so there’s no reason to start a discussion on such topics in hopes of...

 

Do your homework before voting

Here we are, on the verge of one of the most important mid-term elections in American history, and Russian meddling is being charged. Guess it never really stopped. Last week, Elena Alekseevna Khusyay...

 

Tucumcari quakes don't kill people

We don’t know much about Charles Franklin Petitt. He was from Cleveland, Tennessee, he’d apparently gone to Tucumcari, and his mother was worried about him in the fall of 1937. Ray H. Smith was...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 24, 2018

Cattle guard issue still contentious

A weeks-long impasse over who is responsible for upkeep on a Quay County Road AF cattle guard on state right-of-way has ended, but issues that emerged from it have not. County commissioners at their...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 24, 2018

School, hospital major focus of bond questions

Renewal of a gross-receipts tax to support Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital has received the most attention from Quay County voters for the Nov. 6 election. But state bond questions will prove...

 

Exodus conflict continues to rage

In the book of Exodus, we see the clash between the God of the Hebrews, Yahweh, and all the gods of Egypt. God sends Moses as his reluctant spokesman....

 

Police blotter - Oct. 24

The following are calls made to the Tucumcari-Quay County Regional Emergency Communications Center from Oct. 15 to Sunday: Monday • 1:24 a.m.: A prowler in the 1900 block of South Seventh Street....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 24, 2018

Health officials urge enrollees to update info

The six-week enrollment period to the New Mexico health-insurance exchange for 2019 begins next week, and officials urge those who enrolled last year to update their information for possible cost...

 

Jail log - Oct. 24

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Oct. 16-22: • William Archuleta, 26, Tucumcari, court order. • Peter Thomas Briones, 21, Tucumcari, battery on a househo...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 24, 2018

Districts to get security grants

Tucumcari and several other area school districts soon will receive grants from the state for security improvements. The security upgrades can include new doors and locks, hand-held radios, fencing...

 

Pages past - Oct. 24

On this date ... 1968: U.S. Rep. Thomas G. Harris was among the dignitaries speaking during a dedication of a $500,000 expansion of Tucumcari's...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 24, 2018

Rattlers fall to Tularosa

Many mistakes were made during host Tucumcari's 34-21 district loss Friday night to Tularosa, but one stood out early in the fourth quarter. Trailing...

 

San Jon/Grady closes regular season with victory

San Jon/Grady on Friday closed its regular season of six-man football with a 45-26 district victory at Floyd. The victorious Coyotes, which moved up Sunday in the state rankings from eighth to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 24, 2018

Lady Rattlers triumph in district play

The Tucumcari volleyball squad emerged triumphant in its first district game of the season Thursday by defeating a young and inexperienced Dexter...

 

Logan defeats Melrose

Logan on Saturday defeated No. 1-ranked Melrose on the road 25-22, 24-26, 25-23, 22-25, 15-12 in an epic clash of regional volleyball powers that undoubtedly will shake up the state rankings. The...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 24, 2018

Logan FFA picked for national convention

The Logan FFA chapter recently was chosen to compete this week at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The Logan chapter is sending several...

 

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