Board dismisses district manager of Arch Hurley Consevancy District

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The board of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District agreed Tuesday to dismiss district manager Wayne Cunningham in a closed executive session. None of the board members offered an explanation for the action after the meeting. Cunningham, who serves on Gov. Bill Richardson’s Blue Ribbon Water Committee, has been manager […]

Rattlers kick off football practice

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari football coach Dub Smith laid down the rules and outlined expectations Monday during the team’s first day of practice. Smith told the players how important it was for them to have the right attitude, to listen to the coaches and senior leaders, and to be loyal to the […]

Tucumcari schools review AYP ratings

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Municipal Schools principals and acting superintendent Aaron McKinney are reviewing the district’s Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) report from the New Mexico Public Education Department and awaiting more information. More detailed scores regarding AYP subgroups, such as those defined by ethnicity, and AYP scores for districts will be released […]

Soldier from Clovis loses life in Iraq

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. had already earned a Purple Heart when he returned to Iraq for a second tour of duty in July. Returning to the war-ravaged country just six months after his first tour was difficult for his son, Leroy Segura Sr. said. He was tired and wanted some […]

Sandra Hendren Cordova

Sandra Hendren Cordova Services: 10 a.m. today a Mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Tucumcari. Sandra Hendren Cordova, 58, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, in Bremerton, Wash., following a long and courageous battle with cancer.   She was born Oct. 29, 1947, in Tucumcari to Eloy and Helen Hendren. She was reared […]

You betcha

Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Columnist Whenever I hear someone say, “You betcha,” I can’t help chuckling because it brings to mind a TV commercial I can identify with. This guy’s reading the paper when his knockout wife appears in the doorway behind him wearing a knockout dress and asks, “Honey, does this make me look […]

08-09-2006: Tuck’s Turf

oy what a good start for August. Great weather and great, great, golf. Upcoming events The annual Elks Scramble for Cerebral Palsy is scheduled for Saturday. Lunch begins at noon, the Scramble begins at 1 p.m. Four-person teams. Please sign up by calling 461-1849 by Friday evening. Cart shed update Reminder again for the cart […]

08-09-2006: 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 4:38 p.m., a female reported a domestic disturbance at a residence on South Third Street. Officers advised it was a verbal argument between a male and female subject. Officers told them to […]

08- 9-2006: Calendar

Today: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tucumcari Public Library, Zoo to You. For information, call 461-0295. Thursday: 1 p.m. San Jon Board of Education, special meeting to discuss pending litigation, conference room. For information, call 576-2466. Thursday: 6 p.m. Tucumcari City Commission Meeting, City Hall. Friday: 5:15 p.m. meeting of parents of seniors at Tucumcari […]

Fair is fast approaching

Grass Green fair books are out in businesses around town or available in the Extension Office. The county fair will be August 15 – 19, 2006. Pick up a fair book and make plans to enter your creations this year. And don’t be shy about entering your creations. Crafts and Hobbies is the most popular […]