Council receives $150,000 grant

By Freedom Newspapers An organization that serves eastern New Mexico has been awarded a federal grant of $150,000 for economic development, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., announced in a press release Wednesday. The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is among six New Mexico economic development districts to receive the federal award from the U.S. Department [...]

Church celebrates first Christmas

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Members of The Divine Connection church community celebrated their first Christmas in their new home on Monday. “God has blessed us with a place to meet,” said Fidelia Severance, a member of the community. “We’re in transition. We’re getting the building up and running.” “I just have to pinch [...]

Tuesday a day for deals

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Christmas holiday sales showed a boost over last year’s figures, said several local retailers. And the “day-after-Christmas” sales drew out a lot of hometown shoppers. Retail managers said they were happy with pre- and post-holiday sales this season. “We don’t have the exact figures or percentage but we definitely [...]

Park improvements planned for funds

By Quay County Sun Staff This summer, a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) grant will make improvements possible at Jennings Park and provide funds to hire six youths. The $25,561 YCC grant will be used at the softball complex to pave walkways and create a platform next to the bleachers, said Yvette Fazekas, project coordinat Construction [...]

Tucumcari Air Force retiree dies in fire

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun U.S. Air Force Ret. Lt. Col. William Frederick Frick, 91, died in an apartment fire on Christmas Eve, according to police reports. Charles Dunn, deputy medical investigator for the state, said the cause of death is pending an investigation by the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Albuquerque. “At this [...]

12-23-2006: 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: Monday • At 4:40 p.m., a probation officer requested an officer at the probation office on East Main Street. An officer transported one female subject [...]

Tucumcari real estate market upbeat

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Residential real estate sales in Tucumcari in 2006 were upbeat, according to the principles of several real estate companies. “It’s been a pretty good year,” said Mickey Trousdale, of Trousdale Real Estate. “It’s been the best year since I’ve been in business for the last four to five years.” [...]

Put all potential soul mates through the wringer

By Ryn Gargulinski While Santa is always merry and bright and would make a good mate since he has 11 months off to do things like fix the sink, he’s also married. Not to fret. As the end of the year offers time to reflect on relationships that didn’t work, it also offers time to [...]

Secular Santa part of Christmas spirit

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Merry Christmas! At Thanksgiving, we give thanks. At Christmas, we give gifts – and get thanks. Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday. Christmas is a religious holiday. But it’s also a very secular holiday filled with non-religious traditions. Christmas, for some, wouldn’t be Christmas without this gift that Clement [...]

4-H competition rewards efforts

by John Villalba A late, great judging coach and friend of mine once told me, “John, you as a 4-H agent, have to do everything possible to ensure that competition is never phased out of the 4-H program. You always must make sure that the torch of competition is never put out.” What Mr. Jerry [...]