New books available at Tucumcari library

Fiction No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark. A woman who is trying to conceal her past becomes the target of a killer. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd. A married woman is strongly attracted to a monk who is just months away from taking his final vows. The Year Of Pleasures by […]

Rattlers to play for district championship

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team swept two games at Clayton Friday. Now, the Rattlers (12-6) will play the winner of the Santa Rosa- Clayton game during the district tournament Wednesday at Rattler Field. If the Rattlers win, they will be district champions and gain an automatic berth in […]

Attorneys offer free living wills

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Local attorneys are banding together Monday to provide free living will or “advanced health care directive” assistance to Quay County residents. Attorney Dean Border said the recent Terri Schiavo right-to-die controversy has put health care directives in the national spotlight. “This has been a hot topic in the national […]

Logan women sew bibs for veterans

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By WIlliam Thompson: Quay County Sun Amarillo Veterans Hospital recently put out a call for volunteers to sew terry cloth bibs for patients at the hospital and an adjacent nursing facility. A group of Logan women answered, completing 200 bibs and more than 100 lap quilts for injured and sickly veterans. Bea Scott, of Veterans […]

Chuck wagons roll into Logan

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It looked like the cast of Lonesome Dove had set up camp Saturday at Ute Lake. Five groups with five old-fashioned chuck wagons were on hand as part of the Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Chuck Wagon Cook Off. The smell of apple cobbler baking in Dutch ovens, biscuits […]

4/27 community notes

• The Quay County Commission held a regular meeting on Monday. County Manager Terry Turner said that the most significant agenda item was the discussion of a Joint Powers Agreement with the city of Tucumcari when it comes to subdivision regulations for areas within 3 miles of the city. Don Schutte, assistant district attorney gave […]

4/27 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: April 25 • About 11:30 p.m. a woman in the 200 block of East Max Avenue called in reference to a suspicious male subject knocking on her door and yelling. She advised the subject got […]

Volunteers spend day picking up trash around Tucumcari as part of the Great American Cleanup

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Planners and participants in the Keep Tucumcari Beautiful clean-up Saturday were a little disappointed about the turnout. But that didn’t stop them from collecting more than 50 bags of trash through out the weekend. A group of 16 volunteers Saturday, and 4 others who couldn’t attend the event but […]

Clovis school board picks Las Cruces superintendent

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Clovis school board members on Thursday offered the superintendent’s position to Rhonda Seidenwurm, deputy superintendent of instruction for Las Cruces public schools. Seidenwurm, reached at her home late Thursday, said she has accepted the job, pending negotiations related to salary and benefits. “I have no doubt we will be able […]

Tucumcari students honor Earth Day

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Lessons about how to purify water with duck feathers and what a rattlesnake skin feels like, may not be regular classroom lessons. But Tucumcari Elementary School students spent Friday at their outdoor classroom learning lessons like these — about planet Earth and it’s inhabitants. Students spent time at eight […]