Looking back — April 20

April 1970

Shrimp boil nets more than $20,000 for Mesalands foundation

Kimberly Hanna Nearly 225 Tucumcari area citizens recently celebrated the 12th Annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil in a big way. Preliminary net proceeds are more than $22,000 for the foundation, which is a 32 percent increase from last year. After more than a decade of hosting the event, the accumulative [...]

Calendar — April 20

Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Thursday Cemetery Advisory Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Friday City offices closed for Good Friday Monday Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Tuesday Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall April 28 Housing Authority Board at 5 [...]

Blotter — April 20

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

Chuckwagon cookoff draws crowd to Logan

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Attendance and participation were higher during Logan’s 10th annual Chuckwagon Cookoff despite an earlier start date. “We served 270 meals during the cookoff,” said Sharon Reid, cookoff coordinator. Reid said the cookoff is usually held on the fourth weekend of April. She said this year Easter falls [...]

Linda Lambert placed on paid leave

Russell Anglin A Tucumcari teacher who claims she was reassigned in retaliation for filing a sexual harassment complaint was placed on administrative leave Thursday while school officials say they investigate charges of possible employee misconduct. Tucumcari Assistant Superintendent Dave Johnson gave a statement by phone Friday regarding Linda Lambert’s paid leave. “The district has become [...]

Madonda arraigned in Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia A man accused of killing two men in a Tucumcari hotel was arraigned Tuesday in the Quay County Magistrate Court. Muziwokuthula Madonda appeared before Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett via closed circuit television from the Quay County Detention Center. Madonda is charged with two open counts of murder and one count of tampering with [...]

Dean McCormick stood strong

Lynn Moncus Last week, I drove to Las Cruces to attend memorial services for a close friend, Dean Flavia McCormick. The drive south was during one of the windiest days of the year and reminded me of many other such trips taken during the years I was either in school or teaching down there. Upon [...]

Elks Lodge post raises funds

On April 11 the Tucumcari Elks Lodge #1172 made a number of donations to youth groups in Quay County. The lodge donated $2000 to the Tucumcari High School Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America organization. The group is raising funds for national competition to be held this summer in Anaheim, Calif. The lodge also [...]

School menus — April 20