Time on earth always short

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. James 4:14 Last week I did something I never did before. Ever. It is also something I hope to never do again in my lifetime. […]

February 1975

Robert Doughty of Tucumcari was named the district attorney for the 12th Judicial District. … KOBTV Channel 67 out of Albuquerque could finally be picked up through cable and antenna after a 100-watt receiver was placed on the Beasley Mesa near Montoya. … Tucumcari mayor James E. Saltz, Jr. proclaimed Feb. 17-21 as National Future […]

Coach on road to recovery

By QCS Staff Valentine’s Day is a day Joni Jones, 26, will not forget. She broke her neck in three places in an tumbling auto accident on I-40, said her mother, Kaylene Jones, on Tuesday. Kaylene Jones was interviewed by phone from her daughter’s hospital room in the intensive care unit at the University of […]

DWI Task Force optimistic

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The DWI Task Force will meet on Friday morning with the Quay County Commission in hopes the commission can be persuaded to, again, become the program’s fiscal agent. “I feel positive because of this meeting,” said Pam Tompkins, DWI Task Force chairman, at a meeting of the task force […]

02-21-2007: Calendar

Today: Ash Wednesday. Thursday: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., appreciation and farewell reception for city manager Richard Primrose, City Hall. All are invited to come. Thursday: 5 p.m., regular meeting of the Housing Authority, City Hall. Thursday: 6 p.m, regular meeting of the City Commission, City Hall. Friday: 9 a.m., work session between DWI Steering Committee and […]

Two Rattler wrestlers score state champs

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team brought home two state champions and placed fourth overall in the 3A New Mexico State Wrestling tournament Feb. 16-17 at Rio Rancho. “I am proud of our overall achievements this year,” said Coach Eddie Encinias. “We had two state champions and two third place […]

Rance Wade Leighton

Services: 4 p.m., Friday at the home of Wade and Judy Whitehead of Tucumcari. Rance Wade Leighton, infant son of Audra and Jeb Leighton, of Amarillo, was born and passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007. Survivors include his parents, a brother, Stetson, grandparents, Wade and Judy Whitehead of Tucumcari, Lorie Mulvaney of Peoria, Ill. and John […]

Udall hears city concerns

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun From animal identification programs to the condition of the U.S. Postal Service’s general mail center in Albuquerque to wind farms for energy, residents of Quay County voiced their concerns on the domestic front to U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M. The Santa Fe Democrat, who represents the third congressional district, […]

Preparation for Ash Wednesday

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In preparation for the highest liturgical feast day in the Christian tradition, residents of many faiths will participate in upcoming church services on Ash Wednesday. Receiving ashes on Wednesday – in the sign of a cross on the forehead – is a symbol “to get yourself ready for the […]

Pike chronicles advertised Southwest

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Yes, my calendar says that Feb. 22nd is George Washington’s Birthday, 1732. Skip to Feb. 26, and my calendar says: “1807: Zebulon Pike’s party was captured by Spanish soldiers from Santa Fe.” Who was Zebulon Pike? His father was an officer in George Washington’s army and who, after the […]