Relay for Life coming in April

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun For Joseph Marroquin, it was just a matter of payback. When Marroquin’s wife Marcella was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, he saw the American Cancer Society helped his family with the ordeal. “I see the work the cancer society has done for us,” Marroquin said. “The research that […]

Fair barn renovations done

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun To varying degrees, music fans missed the bluegrass band dance when it was canceled last month due to renovations at the Quay County Fair Barn. One thing they won’t miss is the dance floor they used for those monthly concerts. It’s been replaced with new tile, with a layer […]

Streets, burn bans on city agenda

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Road repair and beautification took center stage at Thursday night’s Tucumcari City Council meeting. Two of Thursday’s three resolutions dealt with using matching-fund programs for road repair; the other dealt with approval of a beautification program from the New Mexico Department of Tourism. All three resolutions, and one ordinance […]

2-25-2006 Library Books

The following materials are newly available at the Tucumcari Public Library. Fiction Cell, by Stephen King. What remains of humanity fights to survive, after a mysterious force scrambles cell phone users’ brains.   Non-Fiction Rats Incredible: An Illustrated Dictionary of Rats by Ryn Gargulinski.  A book focused on disproving any myths and negative opinions about […]

2-25-2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 4:28 p.m., a female called in a battery on South Adams. The parties were told to stay away from each other. • At 5:37 p.m., a female called in a stalker at […]

2-25-2006 Menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Hot toast, cereal, juice and milk. Lunch — Hamburgers with cheese, grench fries, pork n beans, pear crisp, fruit, salad bar/soup, and a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Omelets and salsa, cereal, juice and milk. Lunch — Chalupas, spanish rice, chips and salsa, fruit, salad bar/soup, and a variety of […]

2-25-2006 Notable Notes

Little League meeting set for Sunday Quay County Little League has scheduled a meeting for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tucumcari Recreation Center. All interested coaches, volunteers and individuals should attend. Participants are asked to bring any equipment or uniforms they have. For information, contact B.J. Molinas at 461-1876 or Yvetter Fazekas at 461-2874. MCC […]

Lawmakers expect OK from governor on capital outlay

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Usually, Brian Moore jokes, the only way a 30-day state legislative session is better than a 60-day session is that he’s home earlier. “This was a crazy session,” the District 67 representative said. “Trying to cram it all in 30 days is just insane.” The session resulted in $1.9 […]

Rattlers get set for Thursday showdown

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The free-throw line is 15 feet from the basket. That’s 5 yards without a defender in your face. It’s 180 inches separating the shooter from one point on the scoreboard. The math was even simpler Monday afternoon, when Rattler basketball coach John Span said free throws were the determining […]

Students dressup to avoid being dressed down

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School ninth-grader Will Bason said he was once reprimanded for showing up for class in a shirt with a picture of a horse above his left arm. “They (school officials) said it was gang related,” Bason said, noting he was not sent home but told if he […]