Posinski named new administrator of Dan Trigg Memorial Hospital

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital (DCT) has named Matt Posinski administrator of its 25-bed hospital. Posinski, who currently serves as director of Rehabilitation Services, begins his new position on Monday. “My role as administrator is to serve employees on the front line, the staff and management so […]

Wanda Smith

 Wanda L. Smith Services: Graveside Funeral Services at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Wanda L. Smith, 79, died Thursday following an extended illness. The daughter of Fred and Mae Latham, Mrs. Smith was born March 1, 1927 in Paragould, Ark. She was married to David “Dee” Smith on Aug.13, 1947. […]

Aircraft to be tested at bombing range

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Perched on the front lawn of the Clovis Community College, the spy plane looked strikingly similar to a praying mantis. Produced by Boeing, the unmanned aerial vehicle known as the ScanEagle was brought to Clovis in preparation for training classes scheduled to begin today at the college. Boeing, the world’s […]

Washington has no business in movies

FNNM Columnist: Kevin Wilson Mid-term elections are still about four months away, but I’ve got all the advice you’ll ever need. Elect them all back. Elect them all back because it’s evident that every major problem facing the United States today has been solved. Wait, what’s that you say? Your problems still exist? My fault. […]

More math and science teachers needed at schools

QCS Guest Columnist: Clay Beevers In a recent issue of the Quay County Sun, an article came out about the school board’s concerns for the math and science departments in the Tucumcari public schools. Perhaps it is true that students enrolled in Tucumcari public schools are not proficient in the area of math and science, […]

Time for community to examine attitudes about alcohol

QCS Guest Columnist: Misti Cohran On May 18, 12-year-old Augie Montiel lost his life when he drowned in a canal. This was a tragedy true enough, but who should be punished for his death? I was at a court hearing on July 5 and it was really sad, but also stupid as I heard stories […]

Bricklaying teaches valuable lessons

QCS Religion Columnist: Leonard Lauriault I’m an experienced bricklayer. Now, before anyone tries to contract me to a job, let me describe that experience. I attended high school in the eastern Kentucky coalfields where nearly every house was heated with — you guessed it — coal. My neighbor put a coal furnace in his walk-out […]

July 12, 2006 Calendar

Wednesday-Friday: Scrapbook crafts, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Tucumcari Public Library 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 […]

July 12, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 9:26 a.m., a male reported a gas skip on Route 66. Officer was notified that the subject’s vehicle was las seen at restaurant. Officer advised that a note was left on […]

Jean Strong

Jean Strong Services: Saturday at 10 a.m., the Hamilton-O’Dell Chapelin Alamogordo. Jean Strong, 79, of Alamogordo died Tuesday in Alamogordo. Mrs. Strong was born May 3, 1927 in Hampton, Ark., the daughter of Nelson Amos and Mary Izora (Parker) Blann. As a young woman during World War II she was a welder on the Liberty […]