May 20, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of recent calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department: Tuesday • At 3 p.m., a female reported a shoplifter at a grocery store. The call resulted in the arrest of a 46-year-old man. • At 3:02 p.m., a female visited the police department to report damage to a vehicle. The […]

May 20, 2006 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction Everyman by Philip Roth. A man grapples with aging, physical decline and impending death. Chasing Destiny by Eric Jerome Dickey. When a Los Angeles biker beauty discovers she is pregnant, her married boyfriend is not happy. The Debutante Divorcee by Plum Sykes. […]

MCC program sets standard

Special to the QCS General Education Development (GED) has become an important part of the services provided by Mesalands Community College. And the program at Mesalands has become a model for all other institutions in New Mexico to follow. New Mexico Adult Education Association (NMAEA) has bestowed its highest honors upon Mesalands Community College for […]

A tragic tale of two sites

By Kevin Wilson This is a story of two sites — Web Site A and Web Site B. I’m not going to identify A or B, because I’m guessing there are a lot of Site As and Site Bs on this particular topic. Site A, updated by somebody I would consider a friend, contains a […]

Nothing beats memories of school days

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Recently, Bill Stratton gave me a postcard with a picture of the first large high school in our town, located on S. Third Street at the site on which Granger School now stands. His mother, Winnie Stratton, attended school there in 1918 and had saved that card among her treasures. […]

New Mexico dog has unclear future

By Ryn Gargulinski:QCS Columnist The New Mexico dog that has been perpetually running away for more than a year to find a girlfriend has taken off again. When he was gone a week we formulated a theory. He found a girlfriend. When his absence stretched to 14 days we got a new theory. He up […]

May 20, 2006 Calendar

Today: Logan High School graduation, 7 p.m., Logan High School. 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: Planning […]

Seniors make their marks


By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun With spare paint and brushes and a black canvas that stretched a city block, Tucumcari High School’s outgoing seniors made one of their final marks on the place they’re preparing to leave behind. A long-standing Rattler tradition continued Tuesday morning as seniors spent a little more than three hours […]

School board disagrees on personal days

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun A decision on personal leave days created sharp differences in opinion during Tuesday’s meeting of the Tucumcari Public Schools board. Many of the items on Tuesday’s agenda were tabled until the next meeting due to the unexpected absence of Superintendent William Reents. Reents missed the meeting after suffering a […]

Water plan meeting focuses on law

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Adherence to statutes on all levels of government took center stage during Monday’s Northeast Regional Water Plan meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The meeting was the final public meeting in preparation for a draft of the plan from the Northeast Region, one of 16 regions in New Mexico […]