From one generation to another

Baxter Black Grandpas have a special job and have since days of yore To teach his children’s children things his parents might ignore. Like how to spit and whistle, carve initials on a tree The value of an empty can and why some things aren’t free. Why dogs get stuck, how birds can fly, why […]

Cell phones make life easier

Grant McGee I don’t like answering the phone. The phone ringing always means bad news.” I can’t remember who told me that. It’s one of those sayings that are kind of closed minded, no room for negotiation. But I kind of/sort of agree with my long-forgotten acquaintance about the telephone. I’m really not fond of […]

Church Lady

Debra Whittington It was originally known as Decoration Day and later called Memorial Day. The date for this day of remembrance was set for May 30 until it was changed in 1971 to the last Monday in May to give people a longer holiday. What was known as a solemn observance was changed into a […]

Obits 5/28

Herman Joe Carlson Herman Joe Carlson, 67, died Friday, May 27, 2005, following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 26, 1937, in Fort Madison, Ill. He had been a resident of Tucumcari since 1945. He graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1956 and was a member of the Rattler Hall of Fame, family members […]

Calendar 5/28

Today Bluegrass music program – 7 p.m. at the Quay County Exhibit Hall. Call 461-1457 for details. Forrest School and Community Reunion – 10:30 a.m. at the Forrest Fire Department. Registration with lunch is $10. Information: Mary Sours at 458-6635 Sunday The VFW Post and Auxiliary flag placing – Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery. Those wishing to […]

Court compliance program approaches anniversary

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Quay County Misdemeanor Court Compliance Program is approaching its first anniversary. In effect since July 1, 2004, the program has monitored more than 100 individuals convicted of misdemeanor offenses. The purpose of the monitoring is to keep offenders from returning to jail, program supervisor Noreen Hendrickson said. “The […]

Local canals receive water

QCS Staff QCS Staff The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Conchas Dam, in conjunction with the Arch Hurley Conservancy District, released irrigation water Tuesday. The water will flow in canals throughout Quay County and the Tucumcari area, according to Joe Martinez, a corps of engineers maintenance work leader. “We released 200 cubic feet of […]

City offers incentives to trucking company

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Employees’ funds would be for real estate. The city of Tucumcari is offering Interstate Distributor Company incentives totaling $60,000. The incentives for the trucking firm, which has a working terminal in Tucumcari, come in the form of real estate vouchers. Tucumcari’s economic development director Pete Kampfer explained how it […]

Around Town 5/28

Carlos Ortiz of Tucumcari recently won a team roping competion in Albuquerque sponsored by Booger Barter Productions, according to Booger Barter officials. He was the high-point individual and named the team Roping champion. He won a 2005 Dodge four-door pickup for his efforts. Tucumcari’s Fred Ortiz placed ninth in the average of three steers and […]

Help wanted

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Department of Labor says summer jobs available for teenagers and adults in Quay County. Tucumcari’s economy is a service economy, according to New Mexico Department of Labor employment representative Bill Griffin. Griffin tries to find jobs for Quay County residents who come into his office on West Route 66 […]