Tucumcari Senior Center menu

The following are lunch menus for Thursday through April 14 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday • Chicken and rice, broccoli, peas, carrots, potluck roll and margarine, oatmeal cookie, milk Friday • Beef stew, green beans, crackers, banana pudding, milk Monday • Pork posole, salad with dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread, pumpkin spiced cookie, milk […]

At least my moustache is worth trading

By Baxter Black: On the edge of Common Sense As medical progress marches on, the use of transplants and body parts has become commonplace. Worldwide, from India to Italy, from Iran to Indiana, the surgeries are routine. According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. alone has 83,000 people on the waiting list for a […]

Leave Afghanistan to the Afghans

Freedom Newspapers President Barack Obama has returned from a whirlwind trip to Afghanistan, where he sought to encourage U.S. troops and reportedly delivered yet another lecture to Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the importance of reducing corruption in an endemically corruption-riddled regime and being able actually to deliver services to the people after U.S. troops […]

Tolerance for bullying upsetting

By Geraldine Marquez: Guest columnist I woke up recently with a heavy heart, and shortly into my daily routine, our beautiful Tucumcari sunrise was covered by a looming rain cloud. I was watching the “Today” show. Meredith Vieira recited the story of a teenage girl severely beaten over a text message, and Vieira and the […]

Our Page — April 7

Wrestling champ Tucumcari native John C. Pacheco, my son who lives now in Houston and attends Westside High School, recently won his second state wrestling championship in Austin, Texas. John will be attending college at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., were he received a nomination as a blue chip athlete […]

Police blotter — April 7

QC Sun staff The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Thursday • At 1:34 p.m., a woman was arrested at an office on the 100 block of East Main Street for an outstanding warrant. The woman was taken to […]

History preservation important task

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon Those of us who are still interested in the history of our area are certainly missing the many sources we once had. When we have questions about the past, we really have to do a lot of searching in order to find someone left who can come up […]

Tax help still available

Bt Thomas Garcia: QC Sun writer With the April 15 tax deadline fast approaching, area residents can still take advantage of free tax help from Internal Revenue Service trained volunteers. There are three sites in Tucumcari offering Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), helping residents file their federal and state income tax returns. The sites are […]

Meeting with Tucumcari principal on leave canceled

QC Sun staff Thursday’s meeting related to Tucumcari High School Principal David Castillo has been canceled, school officials announced Monday. The Tucumcari school board had scheduled the meeting at Castillo’s request. It was not immediately clear who asked the meeting be canceled. Castillo has been on paid administrative leave since Nov. 11, following allegations of […]

High winds have area fire departments on alert

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Area fire crews are checking equipment and staying in touch with department chiefs as red flag warnings continue in Quay County.