Wellness fair coming Saturday

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By all accounts, the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council is ready for its bi-annual Community Wellness Fair, and it hopes for the biggest one in its short history. The fair, which began as a women’s wellness fair, expanded to a community-wide fair in 2000. The 2004 […]

Park dedicated to Madrid

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The city of Tucumcari and residents near Northside Park took time Saturday morning to honor former Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid, dedicating Northside Park in her name. A group of about 30 gathered in the southeast corner of the park, about 100 yards from where Madrid grew up. The […]

Skulls donated to dinosaur museum

Special to the Sun What started out as a lifetime collection of wildlife skulls from Quay County and the surrounding area has turned into a scientific display at Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum. Donated by area residents Ron and Lisa Jones, most of the collection is now housed in an attractive display case where visitors […]

April 19, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: • At 1:49 a.m., an officer reported an open gate at a storage facility. A storage unit was reported to be empty, but the manager wasn’t sure if the unit was cleared by the renter […]

April 19, 2006 Notable Notes

Scholarship available from wool growers May 15 is the deadline for students to apply for the New Mexico Wool Growers Inc. annual scholarship. All 4-H and Future Farmers of America members graduating from New Mexico High schools are eligible for the annual $750 scholarship. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning to major in […]

Veteran asks for help to keep office open

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday vowed to write letters in hopes of keeping the local veterans’ affairs open and agreed on the first phase of renovating the local wastewater treatment facility. Joe Valverde, a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War, told commissioners he was concerned about […]

April 15, 2006 Library Books

The following books are now available for checkout at the Tucumcari Public Library. Fiction Gone by Jonathan Kellerman. Two acting students stage their own disappearance – but then one of them is murdered and Alex Delaware is called to investigate. Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag. Two Minneapolis detectives search for a kidnapped judge. Otherwise […]

April 15, 2006 Lunch Menus

House Monday: Breakfast, Biscuit, egg, and sausage, cereal, juice, and milk. Lunch, Grilled cheese, chicken noodle soup, fruit, salad bar/soup, variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast, Pancake and sausage on a stick, cereal, juice and milk. Lunch, Chili cheese dogs, tater tots, corn, fruit, salad bar/soup, variety of milk. Wednesday: Breakfast, Breakfast tacos, cereal, juice and […]

College board plans for future retirements

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Interest rates and retirement dates were key items of discussion during Tuesday’s Mesalands Community College Board meeting. Two items were handled with future retirements of President Phillip Barry and Dean of Administrative Services David Gallatin, and board members also voted on two options for an interest-bearing account for operational […]

Commissioners approve road grader

By Phillip Barnhard: QCS Correspondent Appreciation followed by implementation were two themes present at the Quay County Commission meeting on Monday. Appreciation, was introduced by Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland in recognition of the service of Blanton Morrison, a county employee. The plaque presented to Blanton was recognition for the 17 years of service to Quay […]