Holiday weekend: A good one for cops

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It was a quiet holiday weekend on the roads, according to officials of the Tucumcari Police Department and New Mexico State Police. “We only had eight arrests this weekend and only three of them were alcohol related. Usually during the holiday season we get a lot of domestic (arguments […]

11-25-2006: Calendar

Monday: Quay County Commission meeting rescheduled. See Wednesday. Tuesday: Quay County Commission will hold a closed executive meeting concerning the County Manager’s position. No action will be taken. Tuesday: 5:15 p.m., regular meeting, Planning Commission, City Hall. Wednesday: 9 a.m., Quay County Commission, Commissioners Chambers, Quay County Court House. Wednesdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group […]

Canines rule: Pause and be grateful

By Aggie Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist Although I wanted to write this column before Thanksgiving, the slave wouldn’t let me use the computer because she said she didn’t want me to lose the story she was working on. Well, I just waited until she had lost it herself and then told her to move […]

Thankful to be counted at the table

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Thanksgiving dinner is when families gather? Right? Wrong. Not just families. Thanksgiving is often an open house. Hospitable families add to their family Thanksgiving by bringing in “others,” people who would otherwise spend Thanksgiving alone. Like people without families – or people just beginning families. The widowed gen tleman from […]

11-25-2006: 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: Tuesday • At 8:18 a.m., a male reported a shoplifter at a retail store on West Tucumcari Boulevard. The officer cited one female for shoplifting. […]

Richard Lon Bull

Richard Lon Bull Services: 2 p.m., Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Pampa,Texas. A local memorial service will be at 6 p.m. on Friday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Richard Lon Bull, 61, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, in Lewisville, Texas. Mr. Bull was born in Oklahoma City on Nov. 20, 1945. He was reared […]

11-25-2006: Community Notes

City to honor National Guardsman’s Iraq service Everyone’s invited to a recognition and appreciation presentation, followed by a reception, in honor of National Guard Staff Sgt. Jason Braziel, Sgt. Anthony Lujan and Specialist Zac Dwyer at City Hall during the City Commission Meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Extension Club annual gift sale is Friday […]

Plans abound for Conchas Dam

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff New camping and other recreation facilities are on the drawing board for the southside area of the Conchas Dam, said Gary Cordova, operations manager of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Conchas Dam Project. “We are redeveloping the south recreation area. It was originally done in 1952, and the last update […]

Shoppers make early Black Friday trips

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Sunrise sales on Friday brought out some of Tucumcari’s early birds who wanted to take advantage of retailers’ deep discounts. “We were here at 5:30 a.m.,” said James Mowles, who was shopping at RadioShack. “I spent all my money.” On Christmas presents? “Remote cars for me,” said Mowles, smiling. Mowles’ […]

Turkey talk by third graders

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Heaven Chavez, 8, and third-grade teacher Gabriela Walden put the final touches on a flour tortilla that ends up being a tepee. It’s all part of learning about the meeting of Native Americans and pilgrims and what’s now called Thanksgiving. Children have a special way of viewing holidays, so to […]