Life’s journey presents choices

Debra Whittington “Thou wilt shew me the path of life…” Psalm 16:11 Watching the graduates march down the aisle, I felt myriad emotions. I thought about the path they were embarking on as well as my own path I set out on 36 years ago. These kids seem so young and yet they are now […]

Laura Evans named state FCCLA officer

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Tucumcari Middle School has a state Family, Career and Community Leaders of America officer who was elected in March. Laura Evans is an eighth-grader at Tucumcari Middle School and is also president of the FCCLA organization at the middle school. In addition, the middle school and high school have several students who qualified for national […]

Local students honored at Wind Ball

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On April 15, two Tucumcari students were honored at the annual Wind Ball hosted by Cielo Wind Services. The ball was held at the Catholic Hall in Vega, Texas, and featured a live band and food catered by Boot Hill Saloon and Grill. Patrick Wiegel, a senior at Tucumcari High School, received the 2011 Cielo […]

Art show brings diverse crowd

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Russell Anglin Area artists congregated Sunday to Tucumcari Art Space to share their work and socialize over punch and snacks. One of the artists, Tucumcari resident and animal rescuer Juanita Umland, set up a few of her pieces in a dark, windowless room in the Art Space studio. While Umland herself was difficult to see […]

Local DAR chapter hands out flags

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By Glenda Reid The Tucumcari Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has a program where they give out new United States Flags for torn or faded flags. The Tucumcari Chapter members drive around town and jot down places that fly the United States flag and see if that flag needs replacing. Then the […]

Former Tucumcari student gets book published

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QCSun staff Former Tucumcari High School student Max Holman published his first book in April and is currently working on the second of his mutli-trilogy series. “Writing the book was the easy part. Getting published was the painstaking process,” Holman said. Holman’s first book, “The Chronicles of White Raven and the Book of Vanderbolt: The […]

Mesalands men finish second in national rankings

Kimberly Hanna By Kimberly Hanna Special to the Quay County Sun After claiming the Grand Canyon Regional Championship title, the Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team has ended the season ranked second in the nation. The team finishes this season with eight team members qualifying for the College National Finals Rodeo. “Mesalands will have more […]

Online program gives second chance

Thomas Garcia Six former students who returned to finish high school will walk across the stage Saturday to receive their diploma because of an online course offered by Logan Schools. “This is one of the best programs I have ever been a part of,” said Logan English teacher Anna Hibner. Hibner said Logan Superintendent Ricky […]

Fishing report — May 18

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Ute Lake – Water temp is around 59 degrees. The main lake is lightly stained and the river arms are heavily stained. Walleye are fishing fair […]

Artists imitate abstractly

Russell Anglin I greatly enjoyed my trip to Tucumcari Art Space Sunday to see what different artists in the area have been up to. I was pleased to find we have a number of people in our own backyard who express themselves through various media and do a good job at it, too. It also […]