New books available at Tucumcari library

Fiction No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark. A woman who is trying to conceal her past becomes the target of a killer. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd. A married woman is strongly attracted to a monk who is just months away from taking his final vows. The Year Of Pleasures by [...]

Rattlers to play for district championship

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team swept two games at Clayton Friday. Now, the Rattlers (12-6) will play the winner of the Santa Rosa- Clayton game during the district tournament Wednesday at Rattler Field. If the Rattlers win, they will be district champions and gain an automatic berth in [...]

United States should use gentle means to diffuse Asian conflicts

China and Japan have been feuding of late, with an estimated 10,000 protesters surrounding the Japanese embassy in Beijing over the weekend of April 9-10, shouting, “Be ashamed of distorting history.” The ostensible reason for Chinese anger is Japanese textbooks, not yet officially adopted, that downplay Japanese war crimes during the World War II era. [...]

Hay ignites in trailer while on the road

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Jessie Winchester wrote a song called “Mississippi on my Mind.” It contained the line, “Where the dogs are hungry all the time.” The same can be said about team-roping steers. They’re bred to stay thin and rarely are they overfed. Shannon had a little arena and [...]

Hectic life can have bitter consequences

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Columnist I saw a scary commercial on TV the other day, a Wal-Mart spot showing a woman with a hectic lifestyle who looks into the camera and says: “I like being busy all the time.” Don’t we all? We just love driving around like maniacs, our cell phones glued to our [...]

Attorneys offer free living wills

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Local attorneys are banding together Monday to provide free living will or “advanced health care directive” assistance to Quay County residents. Attorney Dean Border said the recent Terri Schiavo right-to-die controversy has put health care directives in the national spotlight. “This has been a hot topic in the national [...]

Logan women sew bibs for veterans

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By WIlliam Thompson: Quay County Sun Amarillo Veterans Hospital recently put out a call for volunteers to sew terry cloth bibs for patients at the hospital and an adjacent nursing facility. A group of Logan women answered, completing 200 bibs and more than 100 lap quilts for injured and sickly veterans. Bea Scott, of Veterans [...]

Chuck wagons roll into Logan

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It looked like the cast of Lonesome Dove had set up camp Saturday at Ute Lake. Five groups with five old-fashioned chuck wagons were on hand as part of the Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Chuck Wagon Cook Off. The smell of apple cobbler baking in Dutch ovens, biscuits [...]

4/27 community notes

• The Quay County Commission held a regular meeting on Monday. County Manager Terry Turner said that the most significant agenda item was the discussion of a Joint Powers Agreement with the city of Tucumcari when it comes to subdivision regulations for areas within 3 miles of the city. Don Schutte, assistant district attorney gave [...]

4/27 Calendar

Thursday Route 66 Mural Dedication — 11 a.m. at the east wall of Lowes, 105 W. Rt. 66. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V. P. to the Chamber of Commerce at 461-1694. City of Tucumcari — housing authority meeting at 5 p.m. at City Hall. City Commission meeting — 6 p.m. at City Hall. Saturday Bobs’ [...]