Tucumcari spikers edge Elida, 3-2

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Lady Rattlers’ volleyball team edged Elida 3-2 on Thursday night at the Snake Pit. “We transitioned well in offense and defense,” said Lady Rattlers head coach Tony Alarcon. “They came back despite that first-(game) loss.” Sophomore Michelle Fazekas sealed the deal for the Lady Rattlers with a kill, […]

Udall: Country ‘moving in the right direction’

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun This was no political pep rally. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., had to answer some tough questions on Thursday as he hosted a 90-minute town hall meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Questions ranged from health care to federal bailouts, and some were even personal, as about 100 Quay […]

Quay County Extension offers free wheat production workshop

Special to QCS TUCUMCARI, N.M. – The Quay County Cooperative Extension Office is offering a free workshop on Sept. 8 to help area producers grow healthy wheat crops. The workshop targets small-grain feed producers and dry-land producers in Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. “Small-grain crops are a big agricultural commodity in our area,” said Tom […]

Press Release: Freedom Chapter 11 first day motions approved

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications, a national privately owned media company of print publications, broadcast television stations and interactive businesses, announced today that it has received approval of first day motions designed to ensure that daily operations continue normally during the Company’s restructuring. The first day relief approved today by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the […]

Business briefs

City commission to hold hearing on effluent water use The city of Tucumcari will hold a public hearing regarding its use of discharge water and effluent from the Tucumcari Wastewater Treatment Plant. The hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2009, in the Commission chambers at City Hall, 215 E. Center St. Eligible […]

Admiration for Kennedy immeasurable

Sen. Ted Kennedy, who died Aug. 25 at 77 after a 15-month battle with brain cancer, was one of the remarkable political characters of American political history. As the youngest child of a remarkable political dynasty, he overcame tragedy, an early reputation as a political lightweight, his own personal demons and sometime bad judgment to […]

A game of cowboy letter association

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist There are globally astute, politically tuned, conscientiously correct people who watch C-Span and write letters to the editor. When the letter “A” is flashed before their eyes they immediately think Ahmadinejad (president of Iran), ambassador or Al Gore. Whereas when I see the letter “A,” my mind brings up anteater, […]

Wardrobe critiquing dangerous

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist I know better than to call them like I see them, especially when it involves a purchase my wife has just made. But I’m stupid and I did it anyway. As I inspected what appeared to be some type of new wardrobe accessory my wife had left on the counter, […]

3 questions with …

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Doug Powers He is Tucumcari’s community development director. 1. What is your No. 1 priority as community development director? The No. 1 priority over the past several years has been the continuing improvement of Tucumcari’s infrastructure. I have always felt that the No. 1 function for any city is the provision of basic services such […]

Jesus gives us strength to handle anything

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. — Philippians 4:13