New program helps with child support

By WIlliam Thompson: Quay County Sun A pilot program offered by the New Mexico Human Services Department will offer assistance to non-custodial parents who are behind in child support payments. Child Support Enforcement Division director Stephanie Gonzales said in a press release that the “Fresh Start” program will help get the non-custodial parent on a […]

Vets urge owners to get pets rabies shots

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN Area veterinarians want pet owners to get their animals vaccinated against rabies. Upcoming rabies clinics in Quay County will provide the opportunity. Dr. Jim Alexander, director of the Texas Public Health office in Canyon, said there has been an increase in rabies-infected animals in the Texas panhandle. “Right now […]

Star-crossed couple to marry

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Howard Littell said when Michelle Wright passed through town March 6, he knew he wanted to marry her. When Wright saw Littell that day, she felt he was the answer to her prayers. Littell left a sign on his shop window Sunday to let customers know he had important […]

County commissioners express concern about underage drinking

QCS Staff County Commissioners spoke candidly with attendees about underage drinking and how to solve the problem after seeing a presentation on the issue at the meeting Monday. Noreen Hendrickson, the area DWI coordinator, and high school students gave a presentation on the problem of underage drinking. Hendrickson presented statistics about the prevalence of underage […]

Rattlers beat Coyotes in back-to-back games

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN The Tucumcari Rattlers won two games at San Jon Tuesday. The Rattlers, (7-5), won the first game 10-6 and the second game 10-7. Game 1 The Coyotes (5-5) started off on the right foot with a three-run first inning. Will McEntire doubled, Jonathan Brashear singled and Danny Shetter singled. […]

Art Festival features local artists

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN The Tucumcari Art Festival is back at the Tucumcari Convention Center for the third year, with more than 30 artists participating. Everything from watercolors to bronze sculptures can be purchased from the artists. A bronze armadillo can be had for $325. A large painting by local artist Doug Quarles […]

4/9 Calendar

Today Tucumcari Arts Festival Exhibit open to public — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tucumcari Convention Center Beginning machine quilting class — offered by the QuayZ Quilters. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norton Road Fire Station. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $30 per person plus $10 for supplies. The […]

4/9 community notes

• Altrusa International of Tucumcari and the BPO Elks Lodge No. 1172 will be presenting “The Second Chance Life Values Program” to Quay county high schools from 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. The program is part of the Alternative Sentencing Programs and Educational Networks of New Mexico, or […]

Tucumcari has always been my home

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon A friend from down south continues to express her amazement that I chose to return to Quay County after retiring from the English department. She was sure that I wouldn’t last a year before returning to live in a place in which I could associate with “degreed” people […]

Nona Moore Lizut

Nona Moore Lizut, 81, died April 6, 2005 in Albuquerque. Lizut was the youngest of seven children born to Charles “Doc” Moore and Alba Smith in Quay. Her parents homesteaded in Dobson in 1919 and moved to Quay in 1921. Lizut graduated from Tucumcari High School and moved to Santa Fe and married Charles Price, […]