10,001 lessons froma flying fruit

By  Leonard Lauriault As a child, I was taught to keep the sink clean, rinsing it out after I used it and never leaving anything in it, if possible, because others shouldn’t have to see my mess or have something unnecessarily in their way when they needed to use it. Consequently, I’ve tried to teach […]

She discovers quiet strength of life behind bars

By Lynn Moncus As we look at various chapters of our lives, we are often amazed that we had such unique experiences until we mention one now and then. Actually, we think that most of our experiences are similar to everyone else’s until we begin to talk about them, and then we learn more about […]

07-21-2007: Calendar

Today: 5 p.m., Tucumcari Farmer’s Market, Wailes Park on Route 66 Blvd. Call 461-3346 or 403-7901. Today and Sunday: Mosquero Cowboy Camp Meeting, Bell Ranch Camp on Mosquero Canyon Road, three miles south of Mosquero, New Mexico. Call Roy Mitchell (505) 487-2380, Bert Ancell (505) 868-2966 or Donna Hazen (505) 673-2311. Monday: 9 a.m., regular […]

Keep your cool with ice cubes

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Oh, it’s so nice to be cool. That’s what people thought even before Willis Carrier produced the first air conditioning system in 1902. A Roman emperor ordered that snow be brought to his garden and formed into mounds so that natural breezes might be cooled. That’s an early item […]

07-21-2007: Community Notes

4-Hers Horse, Rodeo The state 4-H show will be at 7 a.m. on July 27-28. There is no admission charge. Quay County 4-H Rodeo will be at 6 p.m. July 27-28. Cost: $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12. All events at Quay County Fairgrounds. Boat Poker Run at Ute The Logan Ute Lake […]

07-21-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Monday • At 4:45 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on South Seventh Street. One male subject was arrested and taken to the Quay County […]

Robert Eugene “Bobby” Hagler

Services: None will be held. Robert Eugene “Bobby” Hagler, 72 died on Monday July 9, in Albuquerque, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Mr. Hagler was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lola Mae and his sister Marion Robinson. Hagler is survived by two sons, Adam of Amarillo and Jeff of Walsh Colo., […]

Ruben B. Romero

Services: Will be announced later. Ruben B. Romero, 58,  died on Thursday, July 19, 2007, at the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Following his wishes, Ruben Romero has been cremated  Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

chime crafts, law school, birthdays, U.S. Navy, straight As

Chimes for the times… Libraian volunteer Gienoveva Mediamo helps four-year-old Natalie Hayes with her wind chime craft. It was this past week’s activities at the summer reading program at the Tucumcari Public Library. Sanovia studying law… Sanovia Paris Garcia is attending Duke University Law School. The daughter of Daniel and Phyllis Garcia of Tucumcari, she […]

Waiting for Harry until stroke of midnight

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Tucumcari residents have been awaiting today’s delivery of the seventh and final book in the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series,“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” At 12:01 a.m. today, Tucumcari Postmaster Robert Roark was to give out the pre-ordered copies of the Harry Potter book from the loading dock of the Tucumcari Post Office. […]