Local firm garners national attention

QCS Reports All Rite Towing and Repair, Inc. of Tucumcari has received national recognition from the trade publication American Towman Magazine. The area towing a repair firm has been included in Towman 500 — The Most Progressive Towmen in America. “I am ecstatic about the honor,” said All Rite Towing and Repair owner Linda Unruh. [...]

Community church service set for Sunday

QCS Reports The sixth-annual Community Church Service is scheduled to take place at the Tucumcari Convention Center Sunday, and according to Rev. James Witcher of Tucumcari he is expecting a good turnout. “Well, we had over 400 people last year,” said Witcher, “and we’re putting out more than 450 chairs this year. And we can [...]

Mayor proclaims MLK day official

QCS Reports During the second December meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission, Mayor Calvin L. Litchfield has officially proclaimed that Monday, Jan. 19 will be declared Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the City of Tucumcari. “I urge all citizens to join me in the celebration thereof and to take this opportunity to reflect upon [...]

City hires new economic leader

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari has a new economic development director and he has big plans for the community. Executive Director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation Ben Kendrick has moved into his office in “C” building of Mesalands Community College where he hopes to be directing the development future of Tucumcari for the next [...]

Mesalands names All-State Academic Team members

QCS Reports Joyce Runyan and Reynaldo Maestas have been selected as Mesalands Community College’s nominees for the 2004 New Mexico All-State Academic Team. Sponsored annually by USA TODAY, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of two-year colleges, nominees must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of [...]

Looking back, then forward to 2004

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Just as we almost become accustomed to one year, we rush right into the next. As a result, each year seems to blend into the next and leaves us wondering what happened when. If we listen to the news or read it, we might get the idea that each [...]

Obits Dec. 27

Mary Ruth Bishop Mary Ruth Bishop, 76, of Tucumcari died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003. She was born in McNairy County, Tenn. in 1927. She had been a home maker and a member of the Baptist Church. For many years she lived in Clovis with her late husband Hulen. After his retirement from the US Air [...]

Girls finish fourth

By TV Hagenah The success the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers had on Thursdays in their defeat over Lake Arthur did roll over into Friday and Saturday as they dropped both their next two games to their opponents. They lost 52-32 to Floyd and 45-36 to Monte Vista. In the Friday game against Floyd in the first [...]

Rattlers boys take tournament

By TV Hagenah A good way to end a year for a sports team is to win and to win your own tournament is even better still. For that reason, The Tucumcari boys basketball team is a happy group of athletes. This year their stockings held the championship trophy for the 2003 Route 66 Holiday [...]

Area children write letters to Santa Claus

Some of these letters came from classes and some from individuals. We are firmly convinced that Santa reads the Quay County Sun and hope that everyone receives what they want. Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a pit bull dog that I can train to do tricks and a play station too and [...]