State police officer retires after 21 years of service

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By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN Nathan Wallace may have been surprised that about 100 people came to the San Jon Community Center to congratulate him on his retirement Sunday. When his family suggested the idea of having a party, Wallace joked that the two people who would come may not be able to make […]

4/6 Community Notes

€Tucumcari Schools Superintendent William Reents is having surgery to repair a broken foot, officials said. Bertha Garcia, Reents¹ secretary, said Reents is expected to return to work on Thursday. Reents, one of five finalists for Clovis¹ superintendent¹s position, has been in a cast for several weeks. Reents is scheduled to interview with the Clovis school […]

Lions sweep Rattlers in two close games

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Santa Rosa Lions swept a doubleheader Tuesday from the Tucumcari Rattlers (3-5) on a chilly, blustery evening in Tucumcari. Rattler coach Anthony Alarcon said his Rattlers are still a good, solid team despite their 0-2 district record. Game 1 It took eight innings for Santa Rosa to finish […]

4/6 Calendar

Today New Mexico Agriculture Keys to Survival Conference ‹ 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Mexico Tech¹s Macey Center. Registration is $20. Information: 983-4615 or 852-2668 Arch Hurley Concervancy District Board Meeting ‹ 9 a.m. at the district office, 901 E. High St. Friday Infant and Preschool child find and kindergarten registration ‹ sponsored […]

Hearing will give residents chance to talk about landfill

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun This is the first of a three-part series about the proposed Tucumcari Landfill. In upcoming papers the arguments for and against the landfill will be flushed out in more detail. Area residents will soon have an opportunity to share their opinions on the proposed new landfill in Tucumcari with […]

Area church recites rosary for dying pope

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By William Thompson: Quay County SUn More than 30 local residents attended a special saying of the rosary Friday evening at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Those who attended gathered in prayer for Pope John Paul II as he lay near death in Rome. Benito Ramirez, new to the Catholic faith, said he was […]

Golf tourney to benefit THS golf team

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course is hosting a tournament Sunday to benefit the Tucumcari High School golf team. About 40 golfers have already signed up and the course’s golf pro Howie Tucker said he welcomes more participants. “It will be an 18-hole tournament with a four-person scramble,” Tucker said. […]

Rattlers lose two at Santa Rosa Invite

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari vs. Estancia The Rattlers baseball team lost 8-1 Thursday morning to the Estancia Bears at Santa Rosa field. Rattler Coach Anthony Alarcon said Tucumcari was in good shape until the fifth inning. “It was snowing when we started playing. It was a pitcher’s duel until the fifth inning,” […]

Performance tonight will feature traditional New Mexican music

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Jerry Dean will perform his unique brand of traditional New Mexican folk music at the Tucumcari Convention Center tonight. Dean said his music is great for dancing. “We tell the people to expect to come out and dance and have a good time,” Dean said. “We’ve been on the […]

Terri Schaivo case and coverage brought out best and worst of us

4/2 Editorial Terri Schiavo’s case was one that received a tremendous amount of judicial and media attention and forced America, and perhaps the world, to ponder life and death and the complexities of relationships. Schiavo died on Thursday morning. Her burial will not end the debates. Some people called it a killing, a murder. Others […]