Club holds 33rd annual craft fair this weekend

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The 33rd annual spring craft fair hits the Quay County Fair Barn this weekend with more than 50 booths displaying a variety of arts and crafts, all hand-made according to fair organizers. Rebecca Cawthon, president of the Crafters, Rockhounds and Artists’ Fair of Tucumcari (C.R.A.F.T.), said between 500 and […]

3/30 Community Notes

• Officers of the New Mexico State Police will be conducting checkpoints and saturation patrols in Quay County during April, according to a press release from the department. Emphasis will be on Driving While Intoxicated and seat belt/ child restraint violations, according to the release. In New Mexico, more than 19,000 people were arrested for […]

Notes from the county commission meeting

The Quay County Commission held a regular meeting on Monday. The following items were discussed: • Franklin McCasland was elected interim chair of the commission because Chair Grace Madrid is in the hospital and her return date is unclear. McCasland will serve as chair until Madrid returns. • Larry Moore, road superintendent, gave a presentation […]

Notes from the city commission meeting

The Tucumcari City Commission held a regular meeting on Thursday. The following items were discussed: • Mayor Mary Mayfield could not attend the meeting because of a death in her family. Commissioner Betty Ditto did not attend because of visiting family. • The commission declared April 8 as “Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico Tribute […]

Meeting Mickey: Tucumcari DECA students head to Disneyland

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A group of Tucumcari High School students and their chaperones will be hanging out with Mickey, Donald, Goofy and the gang at Anaheim’s Disneyland this weekend. Tucumcari High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students earned the money to go to the Magic Kingdom by working part-time jobs […]

Special events for Easter

The following area churches will be offering special events to celebrate Easter: • Caprock Creek in San Jon will be showing a play telling the story of Jesus’s life on today and Sunday. Tonight, dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the play will begin at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the play is a […]

Free legal services available in area

By Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun The director of a state agency that gives free legal aid to low-income New Mexico residents came to Tucumcari Wednesday as part of an outreach 16 counties in the state. Kathleen Brockel said last year Legal Access New Mexico had 5,500 cases but only 33 were from Tucumcari. The program […]

Tucumcari residents hope to clean up city

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Tucumcari citizens met Wednesday night to begin working on a plan to help clean up Tucumcari. About eight people showed up for a Keep Tucumcari Beautiful meeting. Through their programs they hope to preserve Tucumcari’s natural beauty, to enhance the quality of life, and to make the city more appealing to […]

The way of the cross

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun More than 100 area residents walked 10 miles Friday in memory of Christ’s painful walk to Calvary and his eventual death upon the cross more than 2,000 years ago. The walkers began at Stuckey’s 10 miles west of Tucumcari and proceeded to walk 10 miles to a small church in Montoya. […]

San Jon plants 120 trees

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun The village of San Jon recently received a grant for $8,000 from the New Mexico State Forestry Service to purchase trees. On Friday 120 trees were planted around the little-league baseball field and inside the community park. Robert Abercrombie of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation and Development Service helped write the […]