Winners of Christmas decorating/lighting contest

The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce judged its annual residential and business Christmas lighting contest Monday evening. Anonymous judges traveled around Tucumcari to decide the winners of the contest, a cash prize was awarded for the top three residential entries and top three business entries. First place winners received $75, second $50 and third place [...]

Rattlers play final rounds of Route 66 Tournament

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers are playing the final rounds of their Route 66 Classic basketball tournament with games begining at 11:30 a.m., today at Tucumcari. The Rattlers next game is 4 p.m., Dec. 29 against the Raton Tigers at Tucumcari. Rattler Wrestling Ten Tucumcari Rattler wrestlers placed in the top [...]

There’s more simplicity to Christmas

By Lynn Moncus Aggie and I stopped in Quay Valley to admire the beautiful tree decorated in memory of Bert Waterman. She was very pleased when she would decorate that tree and would talk about its being her major Christmas gift to herself and her friends.We would then talk about its simple decorations making it [...]

12-16-2006: Calendar

Monday: 9 a.m., regular meeting, Quay County Commission, Quay County Court House Monday: 10 a.m., special meeting, Lodgers’ Tax Board, City Hall. Monday: 11 a.m., Senior Citizens Board, Senior Center. Monday: 6 p.m., regular meeting, Recreation Board, Recreation Center. Monday: 6 p.m., regular meeting, Tucumcari School Board, Tucumcari Administration Building Mondays ongoing: Alcoholics Anonymous Unity [...]

4-H 2006 awards for merit, achievement

Quay County Council 4-Hers have held their end-of-the-year awards ceremony and elected new officers for 2007. The 2007 Quay County Council officers are: president, Lisa Mitchell; vice-president, Roy Hampton; secretary, Amye White; treasurer, McKayle Atwood; reporter, Carmen Runyan; historian, Taylor Atwood; song and recreation leader, Phil Alden; and parliamentarian, Quay Hampton. At the Quay County [...]

12-16-2006: Letters to Editor

I would like to congratulate the leadership of Quay County including the Quay County Commission, the village of Logan, city of Tucumcari, village of San Jon and all of their citizens for the success they’ve had with the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission and the recent approval to allow Ute Lake Ranch Development to construct [...]

Yuletide has Christmas oddities

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Christmas does have a few oddities. For example, say these words out loud: Jesus. Christ. OK. Now say, Christmas. What’s that? Did you say Crissmuss? Well, everybody does, probably because that was the pronunciation of this Old English contraction: Christes Maese. Or mass of Christ. Now, consider some of [...]

Charles Parks Strain

Charles Parks Strain Services: Today, a memorial service will be held in Glendale, Az., and at 10 a.m. on Monday there will be funeral service at Steed-Todd Funeral Home, 800 E. Manana, Clovis. Charles Parks Strain, 97, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, in Phoenix, Az. Mr. Strain was born on Aug. 25, 1909 in Baird, [...]

12-16-2006: Notable Notes

Udall’s staff to hold office hours in Tucumcari A staff member for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall will be Tucumcari next week to meet with constituents. Christopher Neubauer, staff member, will be available to meet with area residents. Anyone wishing to make an appointment should call (505) 763-7616. Anyone desiring to discuss issues relating to Congress [...]

Russell’ s grab ‘em at the Texas border

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A truck stop plaza developer plans to round up those semis in Quay County before they leave New Mexico and right after they cross the Texas border. New Mexico businessman and entrepreneur, Emory Russell, is building a truck stop and plaza at Endee, said an official of Russell’s company [...]