Reunion ending, but thoughts already turn to next year

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist By the time this appears in the newspaper, Rattler Reunion will be nearing its conclusion for one more year, and we will all be getting ready to attend the banquet to spend our last few hours together. As I mentioned last week, being a Rattler and also a teacher of […]

Community calendar

Today: Rattler Reunion, Tucumcari Convention Center, mixer, golf, social, dinner, dance, parade of classes, pictures, luncheons and banquet. Visit tucumcarirattlers.com. Today: 5 pm, Farmers’ Market, “Grilling Day,” Wailes Park, Tucumcari Boulevard and Date Street. Call 461-8531. Sundays ongoing: 2:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Bingo, Bingo Hall, 100 S. Eighth Street, Logan. Call 487-3910. Mondays ongoing: […]

Timeliness fell by the wayside

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist I honestly can’t remember it ever happening to me in my adult life until this past week. I confess, I overslept on a workday. After some 35 years of getting to work on time — if not a little bit early — I blew it by a little better than […]

Dumb horse at least made profit

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Dave came by. I had seen him a week earlier at the horse sale. “Did you sell that horse you were on? What was his name?” “Dumbo,” he said. “Dumbest horse I’ve ever rode. “I got him from a forest ranger. She gave him to me as a gift. Apparently, […]

Allowing payment for organs more humane option

Freedom New Mexico A Brooklyn man was recently arrested for running a ring that traffics in human body parts, mainly kidneys. Levy Izhak Rosenbaum is accused of bringing people from Israel to the U.S., where one of their kidneys was harvested, and they were paid $10,000. Rosenbaum then allegedly sold those kidneys to desperate patients […]

8-1 Bench warrants

The following are outstanding bench warrants for failure to pay fines issued by the Quay County Magistrate Court: • James Apodaca, 31, driving under influence of liquor or drugs (first offense). Amount due $515. • Robert Harrison, 30, possession of controlled substance (felony) attempt to commit a felony. Amount due $167. • Christopher Murray, 32, […]

Local briefs

QCS Staff State awards high school money Tucumcari Public Schools has received $12.9 million from the New Mexico’s Public School Facilities Authority, school officials said. The money will be enough to complete the second phase of construction on the new Tucumcari High School, Superintendent Aaron McKinney said on Thursday. McKinney said the school’s local match […]

8-1 Police blotter

QCS Staff Following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesday • At 12:49 a.m., an anonymous caller reported juveniles drinking at an apartment on Sunset Avenue. • At 12:54 a.m., a male reported a suspicious vehicle on South Rankin Street. […]

Conchas Dam project receives funding

QCS Staff WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, D-N.M., report the Senate has approved legislation funding New Mexico’s two national laboratories and a variety of key water-related projects. The Senate’s version of the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill cleared the Senate on Wednesday night, according to a news release from both […]

Centurian still rules the roost

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer An 80-year resident of Tucumcari celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, with six generations of family. Margarita Montano Pacheco has lived an interesting life since her birth on July 31, 1909, family members said. So what is the secret to living 100 years? “I never smoked, drank and lived […]