Logan family celebrates first Mother’s Day together

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tamie Russell will have three more children calling her “Mom” this Mother’s Day. Kanyesha, 14, Ashley, 13 and Pete, 9, joined the Russell family about two months ago as foster children. Russell will spend this Mother’s Day with them, her adopted daughter Tanesha, her husband John — who returned […]

5/7 Community Notes

• The New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance and New Mexico State Parks will co-host “Live from the LRC,” a teleconference seminar on advanced outdoor lighting, from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 18 in Santa Fe. The event is open to everyone, but addressed specifically to lighting professionals, electrical utilities providers, facility managers, architects […]

Studies at U.S. Air Force Academy prolonging time until change

Just what this country needs — another task force study of what’s already been studied, analyzed and debated to death. Off we go, once again, on a prolonged orgy of navel gazing that won’t do a thing to hasten the speed with which we address the problem at hand. The problem being studied to death […]

Mothers know true potential, hope

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Behind those eyes there shines a light That’s guided me from my first step Down life’s highway through thick and thin So I could tell the wrong from right. Behind those eyes there beats a heart That taught me love is what you feel And to […]

Grad school should be simple as preschool

By Helena Rodriguez: FreedomColumnist My 3-year-old niece Marissa wants to bypass Head Start and go straight to graduate school. Unlike her mom, Julie, who marched into the principal’s office in Head Start at age 4 and announced she was quitting school, Marissa simply wants to jump ahead. Marissa is in training right now — potty […]

5/7 Calendar

Saturday “The Bread Lady,” — Mary Jane Edakke and family, will be holding a demonstration and sale at Tucumcari Historical Museum, 416 S. Adams St. Bread, Indian tacos, fry bread and pastries will be available from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Information: 461-4201 Junior Golf Clinics — from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. for children […]

Clayton blanks Rattlers in District 3 final: Rattlers still have a shot at state tournament

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team had only one hit against the Clayton Yellow Jackets Wednesday as Clayton won the District Three final at Rattler Field, 1-0. The Rattlers will play at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rattler Field against the winner of the Pecos – Navajo Prep game. Pecos […]

Mother’s Day honors memories

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon Mother’s Day is one of the most special days of the year because it gives us a chance to honor one of the most special people in our lives. Even though some of us have been without our mothers for many years we still enjoy memories of the […]

County agent gives lawn and garden tips

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It has been a cooler than normal spring so far, but experts say now is the time to put away fears of a killer frost and get busy with spring planting New Mexico State University County Extension Agent Pete Walden said gardeners begin digging this weekend. Walden offered area […]

Mesalands Rodeo Team makes TV debut

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Fans of the Mesalands Rodeo Team won’t have to wait until next season to see them preform again. In June, they can watch them in the comfort of their own home. About 20 students and coach Danny Garcia had roles in the Turner Network Television’ 12-hour six-part series “Into […]