Flu prevention easiest way to stay well

By Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS It’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Though the math may be different, it’s a philosophy that emerges every year about this time. It’s the flu season, and businesses are forced to prepare, whether it’s one that helps sick people [...]

11-29-2006: Calendar

Today: 9 a.m., Quay County Commission, Commissioners Chambers, Quay County Court House. 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 [...]

Some gifts don’t require long ines

By Debra Whittington But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all [...]

11-29-2006: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Friday • At 10:01 p.m., an alarm was reported at a residence on West Center Street. An officer checked the building and advised it was [...]

Library fair begins Friday

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Public Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair beginning Friday through Dec. 8. It will include newly released works, award-winning titles, children’s classics, and current bestsellers. The Fair will be open during regular business hours which are Monday 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday – Friday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday [...]

Pilot of Cannon F-16 still missing

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The pilot of a Cannon Air Force Base F-16 fighter jet that crashed Monday in Iraq is still missing, Air Force officials said. The pilot was not found at the crash site, the Air Force said. The Air Force has not identified the pilot nor said to which base or [...]

Mike Pacsirta

Mike Pacsirta Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 306 E. Aber St., Tucumcari. Mike Pacsirta, 94, died at his residence in Tucumcari on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006. Mr. Pacsirta was born Sept. 24, 1912 in Sari, Hungary. He grew up as a farm boy working on the family farm until age 22 when [...]

Farrier forges new house of worship

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff On South Lake Street, there has been a quiet transformation taking place over the past several months. The former business of a trucking company is now home to the The Father’s Forge. It’s a small Christian faith group that’s been growing into a church congregation headed up lead pastor, Eddy [...]

Rattlers drop two at season’s tipoff

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers fell prey to the Elida Tigers, 49-64, Tuesday night at Tucumcari. “We need to work on conditioning. I told the guys we have a few kinks we need to work out. It’s only the beginning of the season and we are going to be all right,” said [...]

School building gets a failing mark

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff When testing is completed – by the end of January – Tucumcari Public Schools officials hope they will learn why their multi-million-dollar elementary school has cracks in its walls and at certain joints, said Arron McKinney school superintendent. “It’s safe,” McKinney said. “But I believe if we let it continue, [...]