Health care law still under attack

The recently passed health reform law is still being attacked by those wanting to retain the status quo. This attack is conducted by misrepresenting the content of the law, its costs and who will pay for it. What we don’t hear from conservatives is why it was needed in the first place. Here are some [...]

Recycling day scheduled

QCS staff Participants in the Leadership Development Program have scheduled a recycling day from 8 a.m. to noon on May 22 in the Lowe’s grocery store parking lot. Proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarships for next year’s participants. Members are asking residents to donate aluminum cans, copper, brass, iron, tin, batteries, [...]

Rep. Lujan speaks to graduates on future

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., spoke of the potential each graduate has to improve the future of this nation during Friday night’s graduation at Meslands Community College. “This is a huge step in your life,” Lujan told graduates. “The hard work and sacrifices you and your families have [...]

Last of Conchas Dam builders to be honored

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun When Earl Flint was a boy, his toys all had wheels. “I was all about machines and how they would change the world,” he said. And they did change his world 75 years ago when he was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help build Conchas [...]

Graduates require community’s support

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Graduation from high school is one of the major events in a young person’s life — a time to be remembered and cherished. We can but hope that today’s seniors will look back upon this experience as fondly as do many of us in the over-the-hill gang. They [...]

Community calendar — May 12

Thursday • Public hearing for Route 66 lighting at 5 p.m., City Hall • City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. May 21 • Library Advisory Board at noon, Tucumcari Public Library. May 24 • Quay county Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Court House. May 25 • Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 [...]

Police blotter — May 12

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.

Roswell man sentenced to 48 years in trucker’s death

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A 25-year-old Roswell man was sentenced Monday to a life sentence plus 18 years in prison for the 2009 robbery and murder of a Tucumcari truck driver.

5-12 Obits

C.A. Ragland C.A. Ragland, 96, died on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in San Jon. He was born May 30, 1913, in Artesia. Survivors include his daughter, Dianne Holman. Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church in San Jon. Information: 461-3815

Our Page — May 5

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Meet your neighbor Name: Rodney Chappell Profession: Gas station manager Age: 36 Hometown: Cincinnati Family: Daughter, Ksundra,17; son, Dimitri,15 Your idea of a perfect day: Hanging with the boys, watching sports. Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party? Ken Griffey Jr. He is the best baseball player ever and I would like for [...]