Housing market will correct itself sans government help

Freedom New Mexico No one can now deny the obvious: The housing bubble, especially in high-priced real estate markets, has popped. New home sales are projected to fall nationwide to 805,000 this year, down 23 percent from 1.05 million last year, the National Association of Realtors has reported. If that happens, it would be the […]

Parties should debate each other, not selves

By Chelle Delaney: QCS associate publisher Yes, it’s early, but shouldn’t Democrats start mixing it up with Republicans? That’s what was just suggested in a recent piece in the New York Times. What we’ve been getting is a series of so-called “debates” that pit Republicans against Republicans and Democrats against Democrats. How long do we […]

Rancher’s girls just as good as any boy

By Baxter Black: Columnist He was a good Dakota rancher with the stubborn Norwegian determination that allowed him to break even in the unforgiving country north of Mobridge. He raised four children on the ranch. They were his cowboys, farm hands, truck drivers, fence builders and horse breakers. They also learned to cook, sew, can […]

October 1963

Bill Speed was student council president for the 1963-1964 academic year at ENMU. …Violet McBryde was named Woman of the year by the Tucumcari Business and Professional Women’s Club. …Thomas B. Hoover, medical advisor for the selective service, received a certificate of appreciation from President Kennedy and Gov. Jack Campbell. …Donna Kinkead, daughter of Lewis […]

Clara Deane Rorabaugh Welker

Services: Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. at the Bella Vista Church of Christ, Bentonville, Ark. Clara Deane Rorabaugh Welker, 86, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at her home in Bella Vista. She was born on Aug. 17, 1921 in Cordell, […]

Slipped joint on U.S. 54 bridge causes camper accident

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun An RV camper struck part of a bridge expansion joint and caused the bridge at Logan on U.S. Highway 54 to shut down four hours on Thursday, state transportation officials said. �I was driving over the bridge when I saw the joint sticking out about 6-to-8 inches above the […]

Wayne E. Lunn

Services: At 10 a.m. Tuesday a memorial service will be held at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Wayne E. Lunn, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at his home in Tucumcari. Mr. Lunn, formerly of Salem, Mo., was born Aug. 29, 1924 in Salem. He had been a resident of Tucumcari since 1997. Survivors […]

And the winner is …

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By QCS Staff A local man won a piece of NFL memorabilia Saturday at the Six Shooter Siding Festival. Charlie Chavez of Tucumcari bought a raffle ticket to win an Official NFL football autographed by Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. “I never thought I would win something like this,” Chavez said. “When they announced […]

October 1964

Arch Hurley and city crews sprayed mosquito breeding places to eradicate the threat of encephalitis from the Texas Panhandle area. … U.S. Rep. Thomas G. Morris returned to Tucumcari for a Democratic rally. … FHA Emergency Loans were made available to Quay farmers because of a … Alan Green, president of Alan Green and Associates, […]

MainStreet envisions its downtown mission

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A renovated railroad depot, restaurants, shops, galleries and green space is how many see the downtown of the future. “I can see that people are really interested in the Main Street revitalization,” said Barbara Hicklin, one of the visionaries. The future snapshot of Tucumcari’s downtown is what a group […]