House teams defeat Clovis Christian

By William Thompson Boys The House High School boys basketball team defeated Clovis Christian at home Thursday, 51-42. Cowboy Nathan Foust once again led all players in scoring by knocking down 26 points. Jon Widmark, J. B. Snipes and Kris Foust added seven, six and five points respectively. Clovis Christian held a one-point lead at […]

1-26 calendar

• Jan. 26 – Story time at the Tucumcari Public Library, 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. • Jan. 27 – City Commission meeting, 6 p.m., in the commission chambers, Tucumcari City Hall. • Jan. 27 – Tucumcari Housing Authority, 5 p.m., at Tucumcari City Hall. • Jan. 27 – Tucumcari City Commission, 6 […]

1-26 obits

Minnie Ree Burch Services: Have been held. Minnie Ree Burch, 96, of Tucumcari, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at her home in Tucumcari. She was born on March 9, 1908, in Sweetwater, Ala. She had been a long time resident of Tucumcari. She had been an active member of the Center Street Methodist. She was […]

State curbs sales of decongestant

By William Thompson Over-the-counter sales of popular cold medicines like Sudafed and Claritin-D will soon be monitored more closely by the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy. Bill Weast, a drug inspector with the board said word will get out to small pharmacies in the near future. “Pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in drugs like Sudafed, is […]

Residents upset about proposed pond retention plan

By Leslie Radford Some Tucumcari residents are concerned about a proposed retention pond in the 1100 block of Rankin Street. But Joe Garcia, project manager for the state, told a crowd of about 15 people on Monday the pond will be environmentally safe and they probably won’t notice it once it’s completed. Officials said the […]

Rattlers lose to Clayton Friday night

By William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball is now winless in district play after a 59-43 loss at Clayton Friday. The Yellow Jackets hit a number of three-point shots while the Rattlers went 0 for 13 from beyond the three-point line. Clayton went up 9-0 early but Tucumcari stormed back to take an […]

Lady Rattlers lose to Clayton

By William Thompson The Tucumcari High School basketball team hung tough for two quarters at Clayton Friday, but the Lady Yellow Jackets pulled away in the second half enroute to a 69-39 victory. It was another district loss for the Lady Rattlers who are now a game below .500 with a 7-8 record. Tucumcari stayed […]

‘Ownership’ means taking responsibility

Freedom Newspapers The “Ownership Society” seems poised to make a comeback, just in time for the president’s second term. Some might remember the Ownership Society: It made a brief appearance during last fall’s campaign, as the president and his handlers took a half-hearted stab at what the elder George Bush once called “the vision thing,” […]

Quay Sun introduces interim editor

By Leslie Radford: QCS interim managing editor My name is Leslie Radford. I’m a redneck country girl from Muleshoe, Texas. Most of my family is there, including my mom the truck driver and my two younger brothers: Cody, 21, runs our family farming business and Randall,17, works at a feedyard down the road from our […]

Buffalo make a tough tradition

By Baxter Black The lure to own something of historical significance is strong — Benjamin Franklin’s signature, an arrowhead, Dale Evans’ Chapstick. This connection to tradition is part of the popularity of raising buffalo, I think. However, putting bison on display on your farm is more complicated than parking an antique tractor in your shed. […]