School officials aim to meet accreditation standards

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari school officials profess high standards. A group of educational gurus from from North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School improvement help them reach those goals. Tucumcari Superintendent William Reents said the accreditation team will be in town April 18-21 to make sure the elementary and high schools […]

Senator Quay has interesting history

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Even those who live in Quay County may not be aware the term “Quayism” exists. No, it does not mean full of motels, grassland and ranchers and snaked by Route 66. Quayism is synonymous with “shrewd or even ruthless,” according to the Web site bookrags.com, and it was a […]

2/15 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 8:16 p.m., a female reported a disturbance on South Jackson. Passengers in a car were yelling at a person on the street. • At 12:59 a.m., a female reported suspicious subjects on […]

2/15 Notable Notes

Cooking classes offered A series of four cooking classes will be held for people with diabetes, according to a release from the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service. The free classes are three hours each and will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, Feb. 28 and March 2 in the extension office, the release […]

Voting update

Absentee voting by mail is now being accepted for Tucumcari’s March 7 municipal election, according to a release from the city clerk’s office. The release said absentee ballot applications may be picked up at City Hall or mailed by calling 461-3451. No reason has to be given to vote absentee. Votes can also be made […]

2/11 Notable notes

Annual writer’s seminar The Amarillo chapter of the Inspirational Writers Alive annual seminar will be held on April 22. Registration is at 8 a.m. at Kingwood United Methodist Church, 4801 S. Austin in Amarillo, according to a release from the organization. A preview meet-the-speakers dinner will be held at the same location on April 21. […]

2/11 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 7:49 a.m., a male reported harassment at a cafeteria. Police found a female being harassed by an old boyfriend. • At 12:55 p.m., an unwanted subject was reported at an apartment […]

A marriage made in Tucumcari

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When Tucumcari Middle School eighth-grader Cece Garcia went to the Odeon Theater she got more than a bag of buttered popcorn. She found a husband. She cannot recall what movie was playing that day some 30 years ago, but she remembers she sat in the balcony, started talking to the projectionist […]

Walking for pain

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Dennis Kinch not only walks despite being in constant pain — he walks because of it. And it’s not like this Massachusetts-born man is taking a simple trek to the corner store. Kinch is walking the 2,400 miles of the infamous Route 66 to raise awareness of chronic pain. He made a pit stop in […]

2/11 Senior citizen menu

Monday: Ranch chicken, vegetable pasta salad, beets, potluck roll and cherry cobbler. Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, whole wheat roll with margarine and white cake. Wednesday: Green chili enchilada, Spanish rice, salad with dressing, crackers and peanut butter cookie. Thursday: Baked pork chops, stuffing, California veggies, black eye peas, whole wheat […]