Altrusa picks president as woman of year

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Altrusa club, a women’s organization dedicated to community service and charitable causes, recently named Quay County Clerk Ellen White its 2004-2005 woman of the year. White was the club’s president from June 2004 to May 31. Altrusa member Glenda Reid said club members often vote for the […]

Tucumcari gets permit for new landfill

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Environment Department has approved a permit for the city of Tucumcari to construct and operate a landfill about three miles northeast of town. Tucumcari’s finance director, Marty Garcia, said he expects the new landfill to be operational sometime this fall. “We put a lot of effort […]

Hay cutting begins

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Some area farmers say rains have hindered crop. Quay County alfalfa hay farmers began cutting recently, with results varying widely. Donald Carter, who farms about 120 acres of alfalfa 23 miles west of Tucumcari, said he had no luck at all with his alfalfa. He wound up shredding […]

Museum to offer barbecue

By William Thompson The Tucumcari Historical Museum hosts a chuck wagon barbecue at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Duane Moore, head of the museum’s research institute, said it’s a good chance for the museum’s 90 or so members to socialize and for non-members to find out what museum membership offers. “Members of the museum and research […]

Classes offered for youngsters

By William Thompson Want to go on a dinosaur dig or learn to paint a mural on a wall? Then you may want to go to “summer camp” at Mesalands Community College. The college is also offering science and cheerleading classes for area youth, in addition to other summer activities. Beginning Monday, Mesalands paleontology student […]

New facility approved for college

QCS Staff The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees has approved a plan to build a 2,400 square-foot training facility, expected to be completed by July 2006. The facility will house a lab for the college’s new building trades program and a lab for business office technology training. “In the building trades program, students will […]

Perfect attendance awards

Perfect attendance Here is a partial list of Tucumcari Elementary School students who achieved perfect attendance for the fourth nine weeks of the 2004-2005 school year. (Some students are not listed because of parents’ privacy concerns.): Preschool Mrs. Bowen — Cheyenne Horne, Rod Dunlap, Xavier Garcia, Sam Nemrow, Caleb Nemrow, Gavin Pate. Mrs. Buxton — […]

Police Blotter, June 8

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • About 8 p.m., a woman in the 300 block of East Turner Street reported an unwanted male subject was in the area. Officers arrived and arrested a man on outstanding municipal warrants. • […]

4-H Results, June 8

Saturday was a busy day for Quay County 4-Hers as they participated in contests and gained leadership skills while assisting with running contests.  Those who placed in contests will be eligible to compete at the next level.  Novices and Juniors will go on to district competition in Hobbs; Seniors will compete in July in Las […]

UFO Festival events

QCS Staff Eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle offer multiple destinations for Quay County residents looking to take a day trip this summer. One getaway spot is even out of this world, sort of. The Roswell UFO Festival is scheduled July 1-4. Promoters claim more than 10,000 people typically sign in to the International […]