May 24, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department in the last few days: Thursday • At 12:32 p.m., a female reported a reckless driver at a school. The caller advised there was a driver in a black truck throwing water balloons at kids. Officers spoke with the subject. • At […]

May 24, 2006 Notable Notes

Guitar lessons offered The Quay County ASAP Coalition will offer guitar lessons for children ages 12-18 every Tuesday and Thursday in June from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. There is no charge for the lessons, but students must supply their own instrument, strings, picks and any other supplies. The lessons will be at the ASAP […]

May 24, 2006 Obituaries

Agustin Montiel Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Agustin “Augie” Christopher Montiel, 12, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, in Tucumcari. Agustin was born May 16, 1994, in Tucumcari. He was a student at the Tucumcari School System and a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Agustin was preceded in death by his […]

May 24, 2006 Calendar

Wednesdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Wednesdays ongoing: Vintage Quilting Society meets 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Citizen’s Building on Third Street. There is no cost. For information, call 461-6186 or 461-2342. Thursday: The Quay County ASAP Coalition is offering ceramics […]

May 24, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

Youth lessons School is out and the golfing season is here. Junior lessons for youths will be starting 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course. There will be 90-minute classes for children ages 7-17. Classes will cover the basics of the game of golf. Children are advised to wear light clothing, proper shoes […]

Remember heroism on Memorial Day

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee. Deuteronomy 32:7. A couple of weeks ago, Mark and I sat on our friend’s boat out at Ute Lake spending leisurely day fishing. […]

Canal accident claims life

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Dive teams found the body of a 12-year-old boy Friday night after nearly 24 hours of searching in a Tucumcari irrigation canal. Residents of Tucumcari hoped and prayed for the best, but feared the worst with every passing hour that Agustin “Augie” Montiel, a fifth-grader at Tucumcari Elementary School, […]

Seniors say goodbye at graduation

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The pair of cooling fans by the doors of Rattler Gym did wonders for the crowd as scorching heat pushed into Friday evening’s Tucumcari High graduation, but it wasn’t much help to graduating seniors who tried to keep their caps, sashes and gowns presentable when they walked by the […]

Commission concerned about trash dumping

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun As the city of Tucumcari awaits approval on a new landfill, the outlying communities of Quay County are showing concerns that illegal trash dumping may turn into a problem beyond their reach. Logan City Manager Larry Wallin addressed the problem to the Quay County commissioners during Friday’s regular meeting. […]

Rolling Thunder arrives tonight

QCS Staff Tucumcari is set to hear Rolling Thunder tonight, with a 7 p.m. performance set for the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. The group is on the way to Washington, D.C., with the aim of highlighting the plights of prisoners of war (POWs) and those missing in action from current and previous military services. “Our […]