City parks, proposed water hike draw criticism

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A city park and a proposed water rate increase were two hot topics before the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday night. Overflowing garbage cans, drug paraphernalia and used prophylactics at Dunn Park should be cleaned up, said resident Clair Strong. “Once I was walking through the park with my child […]

Wedding vows, fundraiser, blood drive set, Newman’s back

Vows to be exchanged… Ed and Donna Lafferty of Tucumcari announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lafferty, to Jeffrey W. Jinks, son of Tom and Dana Jinks of Burkburnett, Texas. Jennifer Lafferty is a 2001 graduate of Tucumcari High School and a 2007 graduate of Amarillo College. She is employed by […]

Designs for Tucucmari High School up for review

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By QCS Staff Parents of Tucumcari High School students and those interested in the school are invited to attend a review of proposed designs for high school. The new high school will include additions and renovations of the existing high school on Seventh Street. The design team is Greer Stafford, SJCF, of Albuquerque. Drawings will […]

Goodbye ‘Mrs. Tucumcari’

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By Chelle Delaney Bettie Ditto, Tucumcari�s 91-year-old matriarch of hospitality, was laid to rest Friday. After a funeral service attended by about 380 at the Tucumcari Convention Center, Ditto�s coffin was buried at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery beneath a warm winter sun. At the funeral service, deacon Bobby Welch comforted attendees with words derived from […]

Rainbows, dreams lead to golden opportunity

By Lynn Moncus Many of us have spent some time chasing rainbows, whether literally or figuratively, and have enjoyed the pursuit. Because of my love of nature and the out-of-doors, I tend to do such mundane things as to follow rainbows in order to see what they may highlight as the pot of gold. Of […]

01-12-2008: 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: Wednesday l At 8:06 a.m., a fire alarm was reported at the elementary school on South Eleventh Street. Firefighters checked the building and advised that […]

01-12-2008: Calendar

Sundays ongoing: 2:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Bingo, Bingo Hall, 100 S. 8th Street, Logan, NM. Call 497-2977. Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Playas: Gems of the Plains exhibit, Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W. Tucumcari Blvd. For group tours in the evening, call 461-3064. Monday: 11:30 a.m., monthly meeting of NARFE, National […]

Occupatonal licenses due, Ag seminar set for Jan,. 31

State Vet will be guest speaker The 40th Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar will be Jan. 31 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Programs will begin at 9 a.m. They will feature animal health topics including TB, brucellosis, bovine trichonmoniasis and other diseases; basic soil classifications for Quay County;  feral […]

01-09-2008: 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: Saturday l At 7:19 p.m., an alarm was reported at a retail business on East Route 66. An officer advised that all was OK that […]

Sometimes goals rely on Lord’s timing, not ours

By Debra Whittington Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching […]