Slide guitarist, with Quay County musical roots, inducted into Swing hall of fame

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By Elaine Walker, Anacortes American Reprinted with permission At his Anacortes, Wash., home, slide guitar pioneer Bill Gates shows how the instrument is played with a metal bar and finger picks. He built this guitar himself. Gates was honored by the Seattle Western Swing Music Society several months ago. A fine slide guitarist, Bill Gates […]

12-27-2008: Calendar

December 2008 Monday: 6 p.m., regular meeting, Recreation Board, Youth Recreation Center, 900 E. Laughlin Ave.Mondays ongoing: 7 p.m., VFW Post # 2528 Bingo, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Call 461-3061.Mondays ongoing: 7 p.m., regular meeting, AA Unity Group, 1424 S. Sixth St. Mondays ongoing: 7 p.m., Celebrate Victory (Recovery Modes), Faith-based AA and NA, […]

12-27-2008: Library books

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library.

Tips to keep your poinsettias thriving until the next holiday

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Every year as the holidays come to a close, people want to know how they can keep their poinsettias looking good and, eventually, replanting them.Here are a few tips:

Pick out the best of times and remember them well

By Lynn Moncus As we rapidly approach 2009, some of us are wondering what happened to 2008 as we seem to have changed to that calendar only recently. Although time seems to pass faster when we have less of it, we know that it moves just as it always has. It hasn’t changed it stride […]

Year end tips from IRS could save taxpayers money

By QCS Staff The Internal Revenue Service is offering some tax tips that could result in a bigger refund or less taxes due next year and a few new tax law items, according to a press release.Here are the tips:

12-27-2008: 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. Sundayl At 2:16 a.m., a male reported that a semi had jack-knifed across the road on south Mountain Road. An officer advised that a wrecker was enroute.l At […]

Crockett likes to catch the bad guys

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Police Detective Kim Crockett has been serving the citizens of Tucumcari for eight months. She brings 11 and 1/2 years of experience working in New Mexico law enforcement agencies. The Quay County Sun talked to Crockett about her career in law enforcement and what she likes about being a detective.Question: Have you […]

It ‘was like a dream,’ says train accident victim

Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by phone […]

Commodites arrive in time for Christmas

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Chelle Delaney This week a delivery some needy families in the Tucumcari area hadn’t seen in months arrived. In addition to canned goods and packages of beans, the commodities delivery included 795 one-dozen egg crates, 810 pounds of onions and hundreds of bananas. And on Tuesday and Christmas eve,