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Articles from the October 30, 2012 edition

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  • 'Stuff Nancy's Truck' campaigns receives more than 8,000 pounds of donations

    Traci Tuttle CNJ Staff Writer|Oct 30, 2012

    After 10 days of 'Nancy's Truck' driving through Clovis and Portales collecting nonperishable goods, the campaign was declared a success by the organization. The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico celebrated a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, and dedicated 'Nancy's Truck' to Nancy Taylor, 70, who died in August and serving as the director of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico for 29 years. After the "Stuff Nancy's Truck" campaign was complete, it was announced that they had more than 8,000 pounds of... Full story

  • Fall asserting itself on High Plains

    Karl Terry CMI columnist|Oct 30, 2012

    Fall was asserting itself on the High Plains as I drove to Lubbock early in the morning. Dead calm when I left with an obvious frontline painted across the sky to the northeast, it didn't stay that way for long. Soon, in the pre-dawn light, I could see tumbleweeds the size of small cows racing across the road in front of me. Occasionally, a smaller specimen flung itself out of the ditch at my vehicle but none made contact with the paint. The tumbleweeds were coming at a monotonous rate when suddenly a dark shape bounded across the highway into... Full story

  • Rural water authority approves resolution

    CMI staff|Oct 30, 2012

    The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has approved a resolution affirming commitment for the operation and management of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The authority took the action at a special meeting Friday held in Clovis City Hall. It is applying for $5 million from the water trust board. The resolution, Project Manager Paul van Gulick said via teleconference, is a new requirement from the state water trust board. He called it a, "minor item," with, "no effect over and above anything we've approved in our financial...

  • Senior menus - Oct. 31

    Oct 30, 2012

    The following are the menus for schools in Quay County for Nov. 1-7: Tucumcari Breakfast daily: Cereal, graham crackers, yogurt parfaits, bagel and cream cheese, fruit, juice, and milk Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza Lunch: Hamburger, baked fries Snack: Garden vegetables and crackers Monday Breakfast: Waffles Lunch: Smothered burrito and salad Snack: Cheese and crackers Tuesday Breakfast: Breakfast taco Lunch: Tamale pie and refried beans Snack: Bagel and juice Wednesday Breakfast: Homemade muffin Lunch: Chicken A la King and mash potatoes...

  • City manager receives honor

    Jerrene Bradley QCS Staff Writer|Oct 30, 2012

    Tucumcari City Manager Doug Powers was presented the Joe Guillen Award on Oct. 25 at an Infrastructure Finance Conference in Taos. The award recognizes individuals who have had a long term impact in their community. Powers said the award is a great honor for him. "It is nice for Tucumcari to finally be recognized," Powers said. City Commissioner Robert Lumpkin said Powers is always trying to be ahead of the times and is striving for the future of Tucumcari.... Full story

  • Special meeting planned

    Oct 30, 2012

    A special meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Today at City Hall. The two items to be voted on by the commission are: - Resolution 2012-43 which will allow the City's Community Development to submit a application to the New Mexico Finance Authority for the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund. - A $50,000 Communinty Development Block Grant with a local match of $1,500 for city infrastructure upgrades....

  • Early voting ends Saturday

    QCS staff|Oct 30, 2012

    The final day for early voting is Saturday at the Quay County Clerk's office in the Quay County Court House, 300 South Third St. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The election is Tuesday and polls are open from 7 a.m., to 7 p.m. with Tucumcari precincts voting at the Tucumcari Convention Center....

  • Red Ribbon carnival draws hundreds

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Oct 30, 2012

    The Red Ribbon carnival was held Saturday with a lot of the community coming out to support the cause. QCS photo: Thomas Garica Dressed as his favorite superhero, Jacob Olivas knocks a golf ball through the pumpkins mouth to win a prize Saturday at the VFW Post 2528's fall carnival. Susan Lease, coordinator of the event, said she estimated there were 750 to 1,000 children that participated in games set up at the carnival, according to the amount of treat bags that were given away. Lease said many of the businesses in town made donations to... Full story

  • Rattlers beat Clayton; improve to 2-1 in district

    Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer|Oct 30, 2012

    The Tucumcari Rattlers move to 2-1 in District 2-2A standings Friday night with a 27-15 win over the (5-4) Clayton Yellowjackets. QCS photo: Thomas Garica Rattlers Mark Preciado forces Yellowjackets running back Nick Wiseman out of bonds short of the first down. The Rattlers beat Clayton 27-15 Friday night at Rattlers Stadium. The (7-2) Rattlers capped the game with a 5-yard rushing touchdown by Jeffrey Cordova, part of a 424-yard night on the ground and a 21-9 second half effort. The Tucumcari defense, meanwhile, held the Yellowjackets... Full story

  • Rattlers prepare for 8-0 Santa Rosa

    Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer|Oct 30, 2012

    Friday night's District 2 2A matchup with the (8-0) Santa Rosa Lions is just another game for the (7-2) Tucumcari Rattlers, said Wayne Ferguson, head coach. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Tucumcari's Dillon Wood secures the football making sure not to fumble during Friday night's District 2-2A game against the Clayton Yellowjackets. "This is just another step to where we want to go this season," Ferguson said. Ferguson said this week, practices for the Rattlers are going to be the same. He said they are going to prepare for the Lion's strengths,...

  • Community education classes offered

    Special to QCS|Oct 30, 2012

    Mesalands Community College is offering "Fix It Yourself" community education classes this fall. It's a chance to learn more about home weatherization, car maintenance, solar energy opportunities, and much more. Classes are Nov. 10 through Nov. 29. Bill Menges, former building trades Instructor at Mesalands, will be teaching weatherizing Your Home." Learn simple and easy tricks to save money on home weatherization. Menges will also teach "Home Maintenance 101," which addresses specific needs individuals have in regards to fixing items around...

  • New Mexico state police joining inter-state seat belt crackdown

    Special to the QCS|Oct 30, 2012

    The New Mexico State Police will team up Friday, with law enforcement agencies in seven other states in the "Get Your 'Clicks' on Route 66" seat belt crackdown. The quarterly mobilization began in August 2010 with a handful of law enforcement agencies in central Oklahoma, but now has expanded to include highway patrol troopers, state police officers and other agencies in eight states along the famed "Mother Road." The crackdown will run for 24 hours, starting Friday from midnight to midnight Saturday. "We're really excited to be taking part in...

  • Editorial: Country's leaders playing dangerous game

    Albuquerque Journal|Oct 30, 2012

    One thing all sides appear to agree on is that sequestration, like the use of nuclear weapons, was never supposed to happen. The word sequestration entered today's popular lexicon during the summer of 2011 in the midst of budget battles between Congress and the White House. A so-called congressional supercommittee that couldn't agree on a deficit-reducing budget instead voted on a package of $1.2 trillion in "across the board" cuts that will go into effect next year unless Congress can reach a new deal by Nov. 23. Social Security and some... Full story

  • Police blotter - Oct. 31

    Oct 30, 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 12:36 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on the 600 block of East McGee Avenue. - At 2:24 a.m., a woman reported a fight on the 2300 block of South Second Street. - At 3:57 a.m., a man reported an unwanted man at an office on the 900 block of South Date Street. - At 5:25 a.m., an alarm was reported at an office on the 200 block of West Aber Avenue. - At 7:50 a.m., a woman reported a fight at a...

  • Comments from the Canyons: College memories remain pleasant

    Lynn Moncus QCS columnist|Oct 30, 2012

    Last weekend was a great one for this old Aggie. One more time I drove to Las Cruces to attend homecoming at New Mexico State University — my 57th — and to visit with some friends. Of course, my first trip along University Avenue caused a major shock because of the heavy traffic, the many new buildings, and the thousands of students wandering around. Just inching my way down that avenue was a chore for the now small-town driver. As always, I was remembering the early years; the wide open spaces, the few cars, students and faculty, and the rel...

  • Xcel Energy upgrades system

    Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer|Oct 30, 2012

    Xcel's back up generator installed earlier this week could prevent the kind of long losses of power Tucumcari experienced in June 2011. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Crews work Saturday to prepare the mounting brackets which will hold the diesel powered turbine which will act as a back up system for Tucumcari in the event of an extended outage. A generator was installed Monday by Xcel power company's crew as part of a back up power system for Tucumcari. Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves said transmission lines between Clovis and Tucumcari are exposed and... Full story

  • Hospital offering senior program

    Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer|Oct 30, 2012

    A new Medicare-based program at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital will focus on improving the quality of life for senior citizens in Quay County. Senior Solutions is a program designed to help senior citizens cope with loss, life and suddenly finding themselves living alone, said Rhonda Gutierrez, program director. Gutierrez said the program is open to those who qualify, ages 55 and over. She said seniors can be referred to the program by a doctor, friend or even themselves. Gutierrez said the program began Sept. 19 and consists of three-hour...