June 3, 2006 Notable Notes

The Custom Classic softball tournament, in its 23rd year, is accepting team entries. The tournament, scheduled June 23-25 in Clovis, will have five divisions, all USSSA sanctioned — men’s competitive (C and above), men’s D, men’s E, women’s competitive and women’s recreation. The entry fee is $190. The entry deadline is June 19 or until […]

Clovis considered as movie site

Freedom Newspapers Clovis is being considered as a site for a movie called “Seasons of Dust,” Mayor David Lansford said. Set in 1930, the movie will portray an Oklahoma farming family forced to move to the city after being unable to eke out a living due to dust storms. Lansford said Clovis is being considered […]

No goodbyes; instead, thanks

By Kevin Wilson: QCS Interim Managing Editor In this Quay County Sun you’re holding, you see me, Kevin Wilson, as the Sun’s interim managing editor. On Monday, Chelle Delaney will join Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico as the QCS managing editor. In other words, I’m 48 hours away from being demoted. My travels will continue […]

Snake stories always worth hearing

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist Now that hot weather is blasting the High Plains — as if hot weather isn’t usually blasting the Plains — it’s high time for one of the coolest creatures to come lurking from its hole. Welcome the season of the rattlesnake. Perhaps the most regrettable aspect of my leaving New […]

The highway has come a long way

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Those of us who grew up along Highway 66 during its heyday had no idea that it would become Historic Route 66. Nor did we realize when we were swimming at Metropolitan Park, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, that it would fall into such disrepair. We even thought Main […]

June 3, 2006 Obituaries

Dean Vernon Services: Have been held. Dean C. Vernon, Sr., 69, died Friday, May 12, 2006, at his home in Carlsbad. Mr. Vernon was born June 7, 1936, in Caney, Kan., to George W. and Maude Adcock Vernon. His family moved to Tucumcari in 1946, where he graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1955 and […]