Early birds find deep discounts

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Looking for some good deals for Christmas, shoppers showed up Friday at some retailers before 6 a.m. Sisters Rhonda Cioner and Amy Giordano said they were at Kmart before the doors opened. “I found some DVDs and there were a lot of clothes,” said Giordano, from Rio Rancho, who […]

Can-do: Community responds in thousands

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Ministry of Hope may be serving up some birds for Christmas. �The way it looks now, if everything comes through, we�ll be able to do turkeys for Christmas,� said Louise Mitchell, director of the ministry. Recently, when food stocks in their cupboard and its funds got low, Ministry […]

Birthdays, anniversary, winter weather

Growing on three… Diamond Lashae Harper is celebrating her third birthday on Monday. Joining her on her birthday are her brothers, Cory, Kaleb and Jacob, and her sister, Sierra, all of Tucumcari. Born in Miden, La., the Diamond’s have lived in Tucumcari about six months. Diamond enjoys the singing and dancing of Dora, the Explorer. […]

Novemer 1973

New sidewalks were laid on Main Street as part of the Main Street Mall in the downtown area. … Several women in the Tucumcari Recreation fitness program climbed Tucumcari Mountain in an hour and a half. … W.C. Boarman, state police agent, and Pete Bidwell, assistant DA, supervised the burning of $300,000 worth of pot […]

11-21-07: Calendar

Today: 7 p.m., regular meeting, Southwest Quay Soil Conservation District, Forrest Fire Station. Thursday and Friday: City offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Thursdays ongoing: 6:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Bingo, Bingo Hall, 100 S. 8th Street, Logan, NM. Call 497-2977. Friday: 5 – 7 p.m., cookies and blue grass carolers. […]

Building godly character in an ungodly world

By Leonard Lauriault When we moved to Tucumcari nearly eleven years ago, the church we attended was having a sermon series based on the Six Pillars of Character developed by the Character Counts youth ethics initiative (http://www.charactercounts.org/defsix.htm; accessed 9/20/07; 2 pp.). People realized that morals had declined because, almost as a nation, we’ve failed to […]

Wilson to visit, Cooper to perfrom, paper drive Dec. 1

Wilson set to visit Monday New Mexico Congresswoman Heather Wilson, who is running for the seat to be vacated by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, will be visiting Tucumcari Monday. Wilson, who has served as a U.S. representative from 1998 to the present, is conducting a listening tour and will field questions and discuss issues with […]

11-21-07: Police Blotter

By QCS Staff 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: Saturday • At 3:28 a.m., a male reported a domestic dispute on South Monroe. The officer advised that it was a custody […]

Thanksgiving holiday driving tips

By QCS Staff State police have launched a DWI blitz in an effort to keep New Mexico’s roads safe, and alcohol free, during the Thanksgiving weekend. The New Mexico State Police will be conducting DWI checkpoints in Quay County from Thursday through Monday, said Lt. Cleo Baker. The checkpoints are part of the annual New […]

Four new officers sworn in to serve on police force

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Four new city police officers capped off their first three weeks of training and were sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Joe I. Dominguez on Tuesday. Family, friends and fellow officers watched as Robert Vargas, Carlos Gallegos, Christopher Valdez and Lorenzo Emillio recited and signed the Oath of Office […]