Cowboys are sacred folk

By Don McAlavy: QCS columnist Burl “Booger” Mullins was a trainer of horses. He taught them to do tricks that included jumping over cars. Back around 1934, Booger appeared as an American Indian on his horse in Tucumcari, and was photographed by Gene Autry’s film crew, as an “End of the Trail” photo. “End of […]

7/16 School News

Triceratops survives Independence Day storm Storm damage not only left its mark at Mesalands Community College but at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees. Although it was not the only topic discussed, damage to the campus kicked off the meeting with building and grounds supervisor Tommy Jones. Dean of Students Greta Estas […]

Teenager killed in I-40 rollover

By QCS Staff A teenage girl was killed after her car rolled over on Interstate 40 near Santa Rosa about 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, according to New Mexico State Police. Natasha Serrano, 16 of Santa Rosa, was heading west near Santa Rosa when she drove off the left shoulder, back into the left lane and […]

7/16 Community Briefs

The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation, Mesalands Community College Small Business Development Center and Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce will be conducting a business expansion and retention survey for the business community, according to a release from the chamber. Call Kim Floyd or Trey Kampfer at 461-4079 for more information or help with filling out […]

7/16 Calendar

Saturday — The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute will have a field trip to Cimarron for its members. They will leave the Tucumcari Historical Museum at 8 a.m. or meet in Cimarron. For information call 461-2773. Monday — The New Mexico State Library rural bookmobile will arrive at Quay at 8:45 a.m. It will arrive at […]

7/16 Obituaries

Ruth Leger Terry Ruth Leger Terry of McAlister, N.M., died on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, with her daughter and granddaughter at her side. She was born in Isador, N.M., to Francisco and Isabel Leger. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first and second husbands, Frank Martinez and Flavious Terry; her grandson, Mark […]

No loafing around done here

By Marlena Hartz: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Some detention centers in America are trying a new menu item called prison loaf — that day’s meal ground up, floured, baked, and served in a bread-like form. The idea is to curb food fights or make them less of a mess. Clovis jail officials have tried the prison loaf, […]

7/16 Around Town

Jennie Marie James of Nara Visa will join Paul James Hodgen, of Roachdale, Ind., in marriage at 4 p.m. on July 30 at the United Methodist Church in Logan. The announcement was made by James’ parents, Louis and Elaine James of Nara Visa. Hodgen is the son of Abe and Shirley Hodgen of Roachdale, Ind. […]

Treasure hunting at garage sales

By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Tucumcari resident Mary Ann Molinas laughs when she admits it, but, yes, she once bought a bed pan at a garage sale. “It was made out of that blue and white speckled tin like they used in old dishes,” she said of her 50-cent purchase. “I was going to […]