8/20 Calendar

Today — Family Day at the Quay County Fair. Call Brenda Bishop at 461-0562 for more information. Today — At Conchas Lake Park, Mary Whitmore, president of the Native Plant Society, will give a talk and take the group on a native plant walk and workshop. Meet at the visitor center from 5 p.m. to […]

Snake sighting in kitchen leads to leaping, panic

Throughout most of the summer, Aggie and I have avoided wandering around in pastures because one of us has heard too many stories about the plethora of rattlesnakes throughout the county. Despite taking all sorts of precautions, I found a snake slithering across our own kitchen floor and am now ready to move to the […]

8/20 Letters to the Editor

Monthly fee should produce regular collection of trash I’m writing in regard to the garbage service. I pay $28 per month for service and have to constantly check to see if it’s picked up. Each time it’s not, there’s always an excuse — new driver on route, driver injured, some relative died, etc. And yet […]

8/20 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Wednesday • At 10:31 a.m., two unknown males reported an unattended child walking around on South Adams. The 18-month-old girl had followed the dog out the front door, according to the babysitter. Police on the […]

8/20 Quay Personalities

Who: Rosalyn Nguyen She’s a Tucumcari native, daughter of Thanh Van Nguyen and Jan (Huong) Nguyen, and graduate student at the University of New Mexico. What that means: Lots of stuff, since the Board of Regents is a powerful governing body of the university with appointments made by the governor, whom Nguyen got to meet […]

School Lunch Menus

House Monday: Breakfast – Cold cereal, cereal bar, milk or juice; Lunch – Roast beef sandwich, chips/carrot sticks, pudding sticks, milk or juice. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cold cereal, cereal bar, milk or juice; Lunch – Turkey sandwich, lettuce/carrot sticks, fruit cup, milk or juice. Wednesday: Breakfast – Cold cereal, cereal bar, milk or juice; Lunch […]

8/20 Tuck’s Turf

August started with a bang when the annual Rattler Reunion Scramble was held on Aug. 5 with players from way back showing they still have the talent to get it into the hole. That reminds me of something important for all of the young players in Tucumcari. A good number of the players returned to […]

Rattlers kick off Aug. 27

By QCS staff In prepartation of their season’s opening game Saturday in Mora, the Tucumcari Rattlers scrimaged in their purple versus gold glory. Head couch Couch Dub Smith said the scrimage, held Aug. 12, has been a tradition for the past five years. Not only does it wrap up the two-a-days in a, shall we […]

Some Tucumcari folks have fun with the often mundane

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun For most, going to get the mail is no big deal. But not so for some folks in Tucumcari who have jazzed up their curb with a splash of daisies, a hint of mint or a flash of John Deere green. City residents will also find a Harley-inspired whip […]

Some local women take on less than traditional roles in the community.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Qauy County Sun They may not have grown up to be cowboys, but two Tucumcari ladies did end up in roles a tad less than traditional. One works construction while the other hauls broken-down cars. Tow girl Jinnah Bates said her grandfather always told her “women don’t drive trucks.” She began driving […]