Football team takes on ropes course

TV Hagenah Six Tucumcari High School football players from the class of 2005 and two coaches traveled to Las Vegas Thursday to learn a bit more about teamwork and themselves, and according to everyone involved, it worked. The six, John Sewell, Nick Weigel, Chris McCasland, Justin Garcia, Nemi Salvador and Steven Taylor along with coaches […]

Police controversy continues

TV Hagenah Complaints against city police dominated Thursday’s Tucumcari City Commission for the third session in a row. And a former Quay County Sheriff’s Department Deputy offered to take citizens’ complaints against police and forward them to the city commission. “I have a bunch of people who are scared of the police,” said Wayne “Charlie” […]

Middle school football begins

All middle school football players will meet Thursday, Aug. 12 in the middle school gym at 5:30 p.m. Practice starts Monday, Aug. 16 at 3:30 p.m. All physicals must be taken before players will be allowed to practice. For more information call Coach Encinias at 461-2294 or 487-7613 or Coach Dunlap at 461-9898.

Charley Neely, Irene Rush King

Charley Neely Charley Neely, age 82, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Charley Neely was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Troup County, Georgia, to Emmett Madison and Edna Iola Martin Neely. He married Helen Politiski Nov. 11, 1944, in Moorhead, Minn. As a young man, he served […]

Quay County buys buildings on Main Street

TV Hagenah On Monday, the Quay County Commission agreed to purchase two buildings for the county’s ASAP and DWI programs in order to save money. According to County Commissioner Grace Madrid the buildings which the two substance abuse programs are currently housed in at 109 and 113 East Main St. came available earlier this summer, […]

Swimming lessons end

William Thompson Dozens of Tucumcari youths recently completed swimming lessons at the municipal pool. Six lifeguards were on hand to teach swimming fundamentals. Lifeguard Andrea Garcia said that for many of the preschool children, the first task was to get them comfortable with the water. “The first day we showed the kids the pool rules […]

Xcel employees rodeo

TV Hagenah Two Tucumcari natives traveled to Lubbock last week and took part in a rodeo, but it was unlike most rodeos. There were no horses to be ridden, no steers to be roped and no bulls to be survived. The reason for the lack of animals was that the two competing, Joe Barnett and […]

Rattler reunion rousing success

TV Hagenah An estimated 700 people attended the 2004 edition of Tucumcari’s biggest public event, the Rattler Reunion. “I think it went great,” said co-Rattler Reunion Parade Marshall County Manager Terry Turner. “It’s one of those things that makes Tucumcari very special.” The director of the annual event, Norma Redhage Crellin agreed with Turner as […]

School’s not really so awful

TV Hagenah The other day I came out of the Quay County Sun office and found a youth of about 10 years old sitting on the curb clearly dejected about something. I sat down next to him as the cars whizzed by and asked, “What seems to be the problem? Wife kick you out of […]

Development head leaves early

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Economic Development Director Ben Kendrick who was scheduled to finish up his job with the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation on Sept. 31 and take a similar position in Hobbs has left the Tucumcari job early. “As of today (Thursday, Aug. 5) the GTEDC and I have severed all connections,” said Kendrick […]