January 1944

Sheriff Hubert Beasley and others left in search of a Tucumcari-Clovis bus reported lost in a heavy snowstorm. Drifts two and three feet deep were encountered before the bus was found four miles this side of Wheatland. Passengers had sought shelter in a nearby farm house. … Neumon Parker, county school superintendent, caught in the […]

Birthdays, anniversaries and science fair

Golden anniversary… The children of Paul and Yolanda “Jolly” Chavez joined with friends and neighbors in the celebration of their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 5 at the fellowship hall of the First Spanish Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Paul and Jolly were married 50 years ago in the First Baptist Church of Tucumcari. First […]

Permit fees bumped up

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Fees from annexation to zoning admendments will cost more beginning Feb. 1. Increases were approved by the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday night on the recommendation of the city’s Planning and Development departments. The fees correspond with the city’s new Unified Developement Code, said Development director Doug Powers. Some […]

Taggers are leaving their mark on property

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Five property owners homes, including the home of City Commissioner James Lafferty were “tagged” last week, said Police Chief Daniel Lopez at Thursday night’s commission meeting. Tagging, or graffiti, is usually marking property with spray paint. It is often the symbol used by a group of teens, or a […]

District 3 candidate out of race

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Write-in candidate, Jerry Dale Williamson, did not qualify for the District 3 municipal race for the Tucumcari City Commission, said city clerk, Jeanette Maddaford. In District 3, James L. Witcher is the only candidate running, and his is the only uncontested race in the City Commission election on March […]

School menus for Jan. 28-31

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. There is no school on Friday. House Monday Breakfast:Biscuit/egg and sausage, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Ravioli, French bread, corn, salad bar, soup, fruit, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Corn dog, twister fries, pinto beans, salad bar, soup, fruit, milk. Wednesday Breakfast: […]

Ag, home economics seminar on Thursday

Some of the state’s top veterinarians and agricultural experts will be presenters at the upcoming 40th Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar on Thursday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Programs will begin at 9 a.m. with a variety of topics, inlcuding: John Wenzel, Extension Veterinarian, will speak on animal health topics including TB, brucellosis, bovine […]

01-26-2008: 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: Tuesday l At 5:49 p.m., an alarm was reported at a retail store on East Tucumcari Boulevard. An officer advised that all was OK. The […]

01-26-2008: Calendar

Today: 7 p.m., regular monthly gathering, Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Association, Quay County Exhibit Hall, fairgrounds. Free Admission. Come and enjoy some good Bluegrass music. For more information call 461-0456 Sundays ongoing: 2:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Bingo, Bingo Hall, 100 S. 8th Street, Logan, NM. Call 497-2977. Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. […]

Examining life segment by segment

By Lnn Moncus Because another English teacher and I have been doing a lot of visiting about our profession and our love thereof, I have spent an exorbitant amount of time recalling some of the wonderful experiences I had during those 34 years and have been a bit amazed to be viewing that time as […]