Floeck, Southerland

Southerland Ray Southerland, 90, died at the Laurel Hills Health Care Center in Tucumcari on Monday, March 22, 2004. Ray Southerland was born April 25, 1913 in Watonga, Okla. For many years, he owned and operated, with his brother, the Southerland Brothers Petroleum Wholesale and Service Station in San Jon. Ray Southerland is survived by [...]

Tracksters do well in Dexter

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School thinclads traveled to Dexter on Friday to compete in the Demon Relays in Dexter and according to head track coach Wayne Fergerson, his track and field people did well, all things considered. “Well, it’s spring break and we have some people gone and injured, but overall, I’d say we did [...]

Golfers win tournament

William Thompson The Tucumcari Varsity Golf team finished its invitational tournament Monday with a score of 330. Las Vegas-Robertson came in second with a 333. Raton had a 356 while Clayton shot a 395. Josh Hurley, an assistant coach for the Rattler team, said his players felt comfortable on their home course. “We hit our [...]

Candidates file for county positions

TV Hagenah Of the four positions that are up for election this year, County Commissioner, District 1, County Commissioner District 2, County Clerk and County Treasurer, two will have contested races; the two county commissioner positions. Democrat Ellen White, who is currently the assistant County Clerk for Quay County will be running unopposed for the [...]

City gets mayor – no commish

TV Hagenah Tucumcari has a mayor at least until July, but it still has no commissioner from District 3 despite three people filing for the position since the last commission meeting. In a special meeting on Monday, the current four commissioners on the Tucumcari City Commission Christopher Maestas, Betty Ditto, Antonio Apodaca and Mary Mayfield, [...]

Locals stumble in tourney

William Thompson Tucumcari vs. Estancia The Rattlers’ baseball team lost 15-4 to the Bears of Estancia, ending the Rattlers’ hopes of winning their home tournament. Estancia had 18 hits for the game and Rattler Coach Mike Russell said he might know why. “It looked like the Estancia batters were reading our pitchers’ mail,” said Russell. [...]

Fairboard to sell brisket

The Quay County Fairboard will once again be selling briskets for Easter Dinner. The briskets will be $34 each and are 10 to 12 pounds each before cooking. Supplies are limited to 100. The briskets are marinated in a special sauce and then wood smoked. Individuals must place their order by April 8. Contact Nick [...]

FCCLA students excel at districts

TV Hagenah By TV Hagenah Quay County Sun The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America had their district competition on Saturday, March 20 at Melrose High School at which 41 middle and high school students competed in 12 events. In the competition the students compete against a set of standards and are awarded stars [...]

Artists pour iron

TV Hagenah The scene on the south side of the Mesalands Community College art room on Friday afternoon and evening looked more like some sort of post-apocalyptic film rather than a place of art. One almost expected to see Mad Max step out from the shadows as fire belched toward the sky and people ran [...]

Logan, Tucumcari get big projects from pipeline deal

Jack King FREEDOM COMMUNICATIONS MELROSE — The board of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority voted Wednesday to add three more construction efforts to the Ute Water Project, raising the cost of the project by $10 million. The additions bring the total construction cost of the project to $263 million, said ENMRWA Project Manager Scott [...]