New Year’s Day closures

Post offices: All will have regular business hours on Thursday and be closed Friday. Quay County courts District: Half day Thursday, closed Friday. Magistrate: Half day Thursday, closed Friday. Clerk’s office: Regular hours Thursday, closed Friday. District Attorneys: Half day Thursday , closed Friday. Banks Wells Fargo: Closed Friday Citizens Bank: Close at 2:30 p.m. […]

Remember good times more than bad

By Lynn Moncus As we approach 2010, we automatically look back at 2009 to see both the happy and the unhappy times. Although we lost friends and relatives, we gained new experiences and pleasant occasions. Unfortunately, we tend to remember the unhappy times throughout our lives, but we should also dwell on many of the […]

12-30 Our Page

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Joshua Saville, a 2008 graduate of San Jon High School, has been selected for the Dean’s List of the college of engineering and applied science at the University of Colorado in Boulder in all three semesters that he has attended. He was inducted into the National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars for high achieving first […]

Everyday a chance to start anew

By Leonard Lauriault A little boy and girl were playing in the “kitchen” at pre-school one day after hearing a lesson about creation and the beginning of naughtiness (Genesis chapters 1 to 3). The boy, who was terribly smitten by the girl, offered her a bite from a plastic apple. The girl, who wouldn’t give […]

Turning 30 not that terrible

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Milestone birthdays are something that can be dreaded or welcomed. Whether it is turning 18, 21, 40, 50, 60 or whatever it may be, age is something that can get to a person and weigh on a person’s mind. I am facing this problem today. Yep, I am turning […]

12-30 Letter to the Editor

Laws regulate society Regarding your Dec. 9 editorial “Private sector holds key to more jobs:” The writer says government does not have a clue of how the economy works and its policies keeps small business from creating jobs. This ideology says markets are always right and need no controls. The article’s final paragraph reads, “reduce […]

12-30 police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucucamri Police Department Friday • At 12:31 a.m., a man reported suspicious activity at a residence on the 1300 block of W. Tucumcari Boulevard. • At 3:35 a.m., an anonymous caller reported a suspicious man on […]

Year in review

QCS Staff Some of the top stories from the year in Quay County. January • Jan. 10: Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland was fired after the city commissioners voted 3-2. • Jan. 14: A Mesalands Community College paleontology class found a fossil that could be of a new form of Triassic reptile at an eastern […]

Top ten stories of the decade

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun As the decade comes to a close, the Quay County Sun staff has compiled the top ten stories of the decade.

12-30 Obituaries

Connie Varcelli Marano Connie Varcelli Marano, 87, died on Dec. 28, 2009, in Tucumcari. She was born July 23, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio. Survivors include two sons, Tony Marano and Richard Marano and one daughter Cathy Marano. Services: Will be announced. Information: 461-3815.