12-05-2007: Calendar

Today: 7.p.m., VFW Post # 2528 Bingo, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Call 461-3061. Thursday: 5:30 p.m., monthly meeting, Liberty Mutual Domestic Water Association, Arch Hurley Meeting Room, 101 E. High St. Call 815-9559. Thursdays ongoing: 6:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Bingo, Bingo Hall, 100 S. 8th Street, Logan, NM. Call 497-2977 Friday: 10 a.m. […]

Numbered days don’t necessarily mean doom

By Leonard Lauriault This year has flown past and will soon come to an end – its days are numbered, a term often used to describe impending doom that comes at the end of the measured time (not that doom will come after New Year’s Eve this year). The Babylonian king, Belshazzar, a prideful man […]

12-05-2007: 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: Saturday l At 8:50 a.m., a 911 hang-up call was reported at a residence on South Garcia Street. An officer made contact with the resident […]

Yard and Garden: Pointsettias

By Tom Dominguez History of the Poinsetta Native to Mexico, the poinsettia originated in a region near the present-day city of Taxco. Joel Robert Poinsett, a Southern plantation owner and botanist, was appointed the first United States Ambassador to Mexico (1825-1829). While visiting Taxco, he was struck by the beauty of the brilliant red plants […]

December 1948

Rosella Johnson of Logan went to Santa Fe to be sworn in as a private of the Women’s Army Corps. … Vallie Sharp and Maude Burnham asked the city council to contribute utilities and staff for the USO center. … Blass L. Jimenez sustained a broken leg while riding horseback with J.V. Gallegos, assistant district […]

New recruit sworn in for Tucumcari police force

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Most sixty-somethings would be looking forward to their retirement, golfing or moving to a sunny location. But not Denny Hill of Tucumcari. Hill, 63, was sworn in Monday as an officer of the Tucumcari Police Department at City Hall. Four recruits were sworn in on Nov. 20 as officers. […]

Security at courthouse, courtroom raises concerns

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Funds are being sought from the state to assess the Quay County Courthouse’s ability to meet present and future judicial needs, said Judge Donald Schutte of the 10th Judicial District Court. A request for $200,000 has been submitted to the state Legislative Finance Council for a needs assessment, Schutte […]

Neglected properties in city get clean up

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Moms may have said it best: “Clean up, company’s coming.” In some ways, that’s how city manager John Sutherland said he is looking at business properties and their curb appeal in Tucumcari. A visible example on Monday and Tuesday was the boarding up of windows at a former fast […]

Maxine Leak

Services: At 11 a.m. (MST), noon (CST), Wednedsay at the Nara Visa Methodist Church. Maxine Leak, 87, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, in Altamont , Tenn. Mrs. Leak, who is a former resident of Nara Visa, was a member of the Altamont Baptist Church.   Surviving Mrs. Leak are her daughter Ada Clark of Altamont, […]

November 1968

Randy Block, 16, attended the National 4-H Congress in Chicago. … Future Teachers of America elected Jody Lafferty president. … Altrusa honored Josephine Snyder as Retired Business Woman of the Year. …Janina Akin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Akin of Jordon, won first place in the junior category: Make-It-Yourself-With-Wool contest. …The state’s conference of […]