Group holds service for veterans

The Daughters of the American Revolution held their veterans services Sunday at the Elks Lodge with several citizens attending. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Daughters of the American Revolution held their veterans services Sunday at the Elks Lodge. Guest speakers were retired Army Maj. Gen. Franklin Miles and retired Army Lt. Col. Lloyd Miles, both sons […]

Editorial: Public deserves to hear truth from Mesalands

On Nov. 1, Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees Chairman J. Bronson Moore signed a letter informing college President Mildred Lovato that she'd been fired. The letter was not made public. Five days later, in separate interviews with Quay County Sun Senior Writer Thomas Garcia and Editor David Stevens, Moore insisted Lovato had not been […]

College board appoints signatories

Mesalands Community College's board of trustees Tuesday appointed a new signatory and board member of the college's foundation in response to Mildred Lovato's termination as president. "(New appointment) Jim Streetman has served on the college's foundation before and we would benefit to have him back," said J Bronson Moore, trustees chair. Trustees also approved the […]

Terriers rescued from grain silo

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Two terriers were uninjured after being rescued from beneath a grain silo. Two dogs were rescued Thursday from three stories underground. Gene Ross and his son Chris Ross, employees at Versatile Construction, were working when they could hear dogs barking from somewhere around the plant. They went looking around to find […]

Film features resident

One of Tucumcari's own will be featured in the film "The Dust Bowl" on PBS 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday. R. L. "Boots" McCoy was born in the Oklahoma Panhandle on Dec. 1, 1926, and was raised on a farm where they went to work in the mornings plowing the fields to raise wheat. McCoy […]

Mesalands president fired

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Mesalands Community College’s board of trustees fired its president Oct. 31 without cause through a certified letter. “We did terminate Mildred Lovato’s contract on Oct. 31,” college trustee Chairman J Bronson Moore said on Tuesday. Moore told the QCS on Nov. 6 that Lovato had not been fired, but […]

World War II code talkers death march survivors celebrated in Logan

QCS photo: Thomas Garcia The Navajo "Code Talkers" Robert Wally and Jack Jones, left, sign the Veteran's Day programs for Madison Osborn and Desarae Ricketson Saturday at the American Legion Post 77 at Logan. World War II code talkers and Bataan Death March survivors were honored guests at Saturday's Veterans Day ceremony in Logan. More […]

Residents honor veterans

A dozen residents and members of the VFW 2528 gathered to honor veterans Monday at Tucumcari Memorial Park cemetery. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Members of the VFW 2528 and residents of Tucumcari gathered at the Tucumcari Memorial Park cemetery Monday for their annual Veteran's Day ceremony. Ron Wilmont, representative of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, […]

Cash mob highlights local stores

The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce held their first Cash Mob event Friday. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Tucumcari's first cash mob brought in area residents and chamber of commerce members. Patsy Gresham said that these events are great for the community to get out to the local small businesses to see what they have to offer […]

‘Dad’ kept Aggies informed during WWII

While remembering our veterans, I have been privileged to read a book about many of our friends during World War II. "The Whole Damned World — New Mexico Aggies at War," The 1941-45 WWII correspondence of Dean Daniel B. Jett was edited by Martha Shipman Andrews. Many of us were honored to know Dean Jett […]