Birthday bulletin reinforces knowledge

By Kevin Wilson Like every third person in the United States, I have a blog filled with trivial details about my life. What makes mine different from the others is this: I know it’s trivial. Nowhere else can you see dumb thoughts like mine, treated with such seriousness. (If a 5.5-ounce can of V8 advertises [...]

May 27, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department in the last few days. Wednesday • At 12:22 a.m., an unknown female reported juveniles messing around on a motorcycle on Date Street. An officer went to the location and advised them to go home. • At 1:23 a.m., a female came [...]

San Jon grad set to fine tune car crafting

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the third story in a series about graduating seniors in high schools around Quay County. By naming their son Chaz and their daughter Sahara, Bert and Kathi Sherwood ensured their children would have unique names growing up. Likewise, Chaz is working toward a career where [...]

May 27, 2006 Notable Notes

District sets meeting The Arch Hurley Conservancy District will hold a meeting 10 a.m. June 14. The topic of the meeting is the district’s irrigation canal and ways to improve safety around the area. The meeting will take place at the district’s office at 101 E. High Street. For information, contact the district at 461-2351.

May 27, 2006 Library Books

The following items are available at the Tucumcari Public Library Fiction Beach Road by James Patterson.   An East Hampton lawyer becomes involved in a highly publicized trial. I Say a Little Prayer by E. Lynn Harris.  As a gay singer struggles with homophobia in the black church, he must come to terms with his past. [...]

May 27, 2006 Calendar

Saturdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Saturdays ongoing: Narcotics Anonymous Roadrunner Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 306 W. High St., in the Madonna room. Tuesday: The Quay County ASAP Coalition is offering ceramics painting classes to [...]

In aftermath, many have questions

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun On the city block adjacent to First Street and Charles Avenue lies a fence enclosing an irrigation canal. Many in Tucumcari now think of it as the place where they came to hope and pray Agustin “Augie” Montiel would survive. In the place of those people are now flowers [...]

Child remembers as generous, humorous

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun When Maria Yvarra thinks of her boyfriend, she doesn’t think of Agustin Montiel, the 12-year-old who died late last week in an irrigation canal accident. She thinks of Augie, her boyfriend who joked when he said he was “too cool for school” and was serious when he said he [...]

Days at Logan started, ended with Dowell

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This story is the second in a series of stories about graduating seniors in Quay County high schools. It wasn’t a normal school day at Logan High School if it didn’t start with his voice, or end with the aural evidence of one of his pranks. Denton [...]

United Way pleased with local funds

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Informally, United Way of Quay County members are going into a summer break. Formally, the members are pleased with the way individuals and businesses in the county have supported them throughout the fund-raising effort. As of Monday, the charitable organization reported that $23,470 in funds have come in — [...]