Teacher of the Year

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Glenda Sours encourages her Tucumcari High School students to read the newspaper — in class. The idea is for students to become aware of local events and issues and to increase their reading skills. Sours, an English and communications teacher, was presented Monday with the local Newspapers in Education […]

God gives his people what they need to live

Leonard Lauriault I’ve heard that preachers eat fried chicken to get even with the rooster for reminding Peter he hadn’t been faithful in keeping his promise to always stand by Jesus (Matthew 26: 31-35; 69-75). Learning from the rooster incident, Peter determined to keep Christians (including us) reminded of the unchanging value of knowing Jesus […]

Calendar 5/18

Today Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meeting —10 a.m. at the Logan Civic Center. Distribution of USDA commodities — 9 a.m. at the Quay County Fairgrounds West Entrance. Thursday Tucumcari Future Farmers of America banquet — 7 p.m. at the Tucumcari Convention Center. PTSD month meeting — 11 a.m. at the VFW Post. Friday […]

Quay deputy arrested

QCS Staff Quay County Sheriff’s Deputy Leonard Garcia was arrested Friday on a criminal trespass charge after walking uninvited into his ex-wife’s residence, police records show. Garcia entered a plea of not guilty Monday and posted $1,000 bond in Quay County Magistrate Court. Tucumcari Police Officer Pedro Bolin responded to a call Friday at 1424 […]

Local VFW raises money for Quay County vets memorial

Quay County Sun Staff Quay County veterans are one step closer to being memorialized in granite. VFW Post 2528 members Tony Apodaca and Lydia Fazekas on Friday presented a check to Diane Morton, the local office manager for Glaze Monument Company. The $5,625 check will cover the cost for a veterans monument at Veterans Park […]

Principal position filled

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Floyd language arts teacher to start in Tucumcari soon. Tucumcari will soon have a new high school principal. Susan Montoya, a language arts teacher at Floyd High School, was notified Saturday of her selection. She succeeds Gary Salazar, whose resignation takes effect after this school year. “She has an […]

Four-day school week survey to be studied

By William Thompson:Quay County Sun Survey leads school officials to continue research on issue. Tucumcari wants a four-day school week. At least that’s the overwhelming viewpoint of more than 200 residents who’ve returned surveys on the topic. Tucumcari school officials sent out 736 surveys earlier this year asking students’ families and school staff how they […]

Elementary students participate in a Pee Wee Track Meet

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun SAN JON — More than 100 elementary-school students from San Jon, Grady, House and Amistad competed in the annual Pee Wee Track Meet on Friday at San Jon High School. Parents cheered their children on to the finish line in events that included the 100-yard dash and relay races. […]

Rattlers go to state

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team (13-7) faces the Tularosa Wildcats (16-5) at 1 p.m. Monday in the first round of the state tournament at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. The two teams have a couple of shared opponents in Estancia and Lordsburg. The Rattlers lost to Lordsburg […]

Scholarships awarded

Seniors, parents, teachers and organization representatives gathered at Tucumcari High School Auditorium Thursday night to present scholarships to outgoing Rattlers. From teary-eyed presenters giving in memory of family to long lists of graduates given scholarships to state colleges, the senior class was offered a total of $352,808. “It’s a time that we’re able to honor […]