Canine takes over her ‘slave’s’ column

Linn Moncus At long last, the slave is out of sight so I, Aggie, can do some visiting with my fans. As you have discovered, I haven’t been permitted to write for several months, and I surely have appreciated your calls to check on my health. Actually, I have been quite well, thank you, and […]

Hybrid cars save gas, pollution, rights

Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun As gas prices take an upward swing once again and foreign policy remains dependent on non-friendly oil sources, I stare at my fuel gage happily. I am happy that instead of purchasing the Toyota 4-Runner I thought I had my heart set on, I got the Toyota Prius. The Prius […]

Phrases don’t have to change with time

Baxter Black “These are javalina,” pointed out the zoo tour guide. “Tayassu tajacu, the collared peccary.” “Pig family,” I commented, in an effort to dazzle the sixth-graders on the tour. “No,” stated the guide. “A common mistake made by the ill-informed unknowledgeable ranger groupies who cover up their ignorance of the species with self-important and […]

Newspapers offer young people place to gain insight into their communities

It’s hard to think of any ingredient to success as important as a good education. Unique talents, be they athletic, artistic or scholastic, certainly play their roles. Hard work always has its place. Even dumb luck leads some to success. Whatever other factors help a person find success, none has played a leading role for […]

Elks help Tucumcari Rattlers

William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1172 has donated more than $20,000 in 2004-2005 to various Tucumcari Middle School and Tucumcari High School youth activities. The lodge’s chairman of the board of trustees, Raymond Parker, said helping those in need is what being an “Elk” is all […]

Drivers wanted

William Thompson: Quay County Sun Interstate Distributor Company has built a large truck terminal off Camino Del Coronado and now company officials need truck drivers. Paul Smith, maintenance supervisor at the facility, said Interstate officials are meeting with city officials. “We’re looking for ways to get the city involved,” Smith said. “We’re not sure yet […]

Former jailer’s trial ends in hung jury

William Thompson: Quay County Sun Jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict after almost five hours of deliberations following former-jailer Robert Gonzales’ trial on Wednesday. Judge Ricky D. Purcell declared a mistrial. Prosecutor Donald Schutte has six months to retry Gonzales and said he plans on doing so. Gonzales faced two counts of criminal sexual […]

Red-hot Animas eliminates Logan

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By Eric Butler: QCS correspondent BERNALILLO — Logan coach Billy Burns couldn’t help but note the irony after his Longhorns were blitzed out of the Class 1A boys state basketball tournament Wednesday by 3-point-happy Animas. “It’s funny, but I emphasize getting layups to our kids. ‘Get the layup, get the layup,’ I tell them,” Burns […]

3-9 police blotter

Police blotter The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past week. According to the reports: March 8 € About 10 a.m. a woman in the 900 block of East Hancock Avenue reported vandalism to her vehicle. An officer advised four tires were cut on the vehicle. March 7 € […]

3-9 calendar

Today ³On the Road to Living With Diabetes,² ‹ 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Quay County Extension Office. Information: 462-0562 Knights of Columbus Council #6937 Free throw district championship ‹ 7 p.m. in Santa Rosa. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate to compete. Information: 461-7912 Friday The Tucumcari chapter of […]