Ralph Morris Bell

Ralph Morris Bell, 82, died at the Trigg Memorial Hospital on April 5, 2005 following an extended illness. Bell was born on Dec. 28, 1922 in Tucumcari. He was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church. He served his country during World War II with the U.S. Navy Seabees. He was a member […]

Major wind center may come to Mesalands

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun There has been a whirlwind of activity at Mesalands Community College recently. The stir is about a proposed project called the Mesalands Wind Center. The plans for the wind center are to create a hands-on learning facility to train students and workers from Quay County and around the country […]

Combining recipes make good creations

By Tova Fruchtman My mom never cooked with a cookbook. She always just added a little bit of this or that, tasted it, added a little more of this, tasted it again, added a little more of that. So, with that model I have never been one to follow recipes very well. We have about […]

U.S. Supreme Court decision may make it harder for older workers to get jobs

It would be ironic if it weren’t so sad. Just as market conditions are making older workers more attractive to an increasing number of employers, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down a decision that is likely to make older workers less attractive. That wasn’t the intention, of course, but sometimes the law of unintended consequences […]

Rodeo head marshal comes with fun, work

By Baxter Black The Tucson Rodeo Parade committee, numbering in the thousands as far as I could see, chose me to be their grand marshal. I was humbled and excited! It was like being nominated Secretary of Commerce or having Reggie Jackson ask for my autograph. In the interest of public disclosure, they informed me […]

Virginia Solano Sisneros

Virginia Solano Sisneros, 73, died in Amarillo on March 21 following a long illness. Sisneros, a former Tucumcari resident, was a homemaker. She was born on Oct. 1, 1931 in Amarillo. Survivors include her husband of 52 year Tony of Amarillo; her children, Anthony Sisneros (and wife Ausgustina) of Amarillo, Blasie Sisneros (Yvette) of Tucumcari, […]

Tucumcari superintendent interviews with Clovis, withdraws Los Lunas bid

QCS Staff William Reents has not withdrawn his name as a candidate for the Clovis superintendent position, and said he never intended to. “I just believe the Clovis position is one that is of interest to me and I am interested in pursuing it,” Reents said. Reents said he withdrew as a contender for the […]

Iraq war veteran visits Tucumcari students

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN Students’ eyes were fixed on the army captain in his desert fatigues as he described a bomb exploding near his Humvee on the streets of Baghdad. Capt. Calvin Kroeger said his driver and gunner were seriously wounded and he took some shrapnel. Kroeger, who returned from a year-long stint […]

Officials: Landfill will save money

By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN Editors note: This is the third of a three-part series about Tucumcari’s proposed landfill and the upcoming public hearings on the issue. This story lays out the argument of those who support the landfill. The others explained the public hearings and told the other side of the story. All […]

Lucia N. Montoya

Lucia N. Montoya, 91, died in Amarillo on April 2, 2005. Montoya was born on January 16, 1914. She was preceded in death by her husband Ignacio Montoyo in 1983. Survivors include two sons, Ernest Montoya of Amarillo and Edward Montoya of Placenta, Calif.; two sisters, Eumulia Sanchez of El Paso, Texas and Emma Martinez […]