Woman killed in rollover

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A woman died Tuesday when a pickup truck packed with illegal immigrants from Mexico rolled over twice on U.S. 54 near Quay Road AI, officials said. New Mexico State Police said the male driver and two females fled the scene and were still at large on Friday. The male driver, possibly […]

Rattlers split two with Clayton

William Thompson:Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team found it slow going in the first game of a doubleheader against Clayton, losing 5-2 at Rattler Field. In the second game the Rattlers had a little more electricity, winning 9-7 in a game called in the sixth inning due to lightning. Game 1 Clayton […]

Landfill hearing ends, decision awaited

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Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun City officials, the state Solid Waste Bureau and area residents each had an opportunity to share their views on whether Tucumcari should receive a permit for a new landfill on Wednesday and Thursday. Technical testimony by engineers and other experts representing the city of Tucumcari, the Solid Waste Bureau and Pickett […]

Super search winding down

By David Irvin: FREEDOM NEWSPAPER Clovis Municipal Schools have scheduled a special board meeting for April 21 to discuss the five superintendent finalists and, hopefully, come to a consensus, Board President Terry Martin said on Monday. Board members are finishing their interviews with the candidates this week. “I am impressed with each one that we […]

4/13 Calendar

Today “ A Taste of Culture — Native American Day,” — in Building A Commons area at Mesalands Community College. The even will include exhibits, food, Navajo dancers, and guest speaker. The community is welcome. For information contact D’Shannon Mendez at 461-4413 ext. 189. Public hearing on the Tucumcari Landfill — 6:30 p.m. at the […]

4/13 Community notes

• Friday is the deadline to enter the Cowgirl Ranch Rodeo that will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 4 at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo. Entry is open to women who live on a ranch, work on a ranch or are ranch raised and spend extra time working on a […]

4/13 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: April 10 • About 9:30 p.m. a woman in the 600 block of South Sixth Street called in reference to “problems with a juvenile.” A juvenile male was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts […]

A.F. Frankie Flint Sr

A.F. Frankie Flint Sr., 96, died at his home in Tucumcari on April 9, 2005. Flint was born on the family farm on May 17, 1908 in Bard. He was the oldest child of Martenia W. Flint and Edna (Marrs) Flint. In 1930 he married Addie Lee Whately. Together, they traveled and volunteered time with […]

God gives roots that help to stand strong in hard times

By Debra Whittington: Notes from a Church Lady But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. […]

Students spread anti-smoking message

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari high school student Erica Sandoval was awarded third place in the state health departments “Youth Kicking Tobaccos Butts Youth Advocate of the Year award.” Sandoval, president of the Tucumcari High School chapter of Distributive Education Clubs of America, said she has organized events to spread the anti-smoking message. […]