Fair comes to close

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff So what was your favorite part of last week’s Quay County Fair? The frequent live bluegrass music? The curly fries? The rides? For Megan Thompson, it may have been the four belt buckles she received for her fine array of livestock, namely a heifer named Muffin. Not only did Thompson, […]

Road repairs top roundtable discussion

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari community, business and education leaders got their voices heard and their ideas carried off to lobbyists in Washington, D.C., when the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico headed a recent roundtable luncheon at the Holiday Inn. With two elected officials and nearly 30 Tucumcari advocates on […]

Alcohol involved in fatal wreck

By QCS staff A weekend car wreck killed two people, sent 12 people to the hospital and left one man in jail facing vehicular homicide charges. The accident happened at 10 p.m. on Saturday, 14 miles west of Tucumcari on Interstate 40. New Mexico State Police reported an eastbound Ford passenger car lost control and […]

Attempt made to gain access to jail

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun The Quay County Detention Center experienced a jail break over the weekend. No inmates attempted to escape, but Detention Center Administrator Anthony Elebario said there is evidence someone tried to break in. The report at the Quay County sheriff’s office states “vandalism” and “criminal damage to property” occurred to […]

8/24 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Friday • At 10:27 p.m., a female reported a screaming neighbor in an apartment complex. Police arrived to find the neighbor had stopped screaming and told the neighbor if they were called again the neighbor […]

8/24 Education Update

Area school board meetings this month were brief but beneficial to students and school spirit, according to school officials. The Logan Longhorns will be restarting their band program after almost two decades of no live music during games and other school activities, according to Connie Jackson, administrative secretary at the school. Jackson said the new […]

2005 Quay County Fair Results

Baking, open and junior classes Quick bread, banana: 1. Maxine Wallace; 2. Serena Gore Quick bread, junior:1. Olivia Mitchell Quick bread, other: 1. Lola Bauler Angel food cake: 3. Sonja Kostedt Pecan pie: 1. Maxine Wallace Chocolate cookies, junior: 3. Natalie Hayes Chocolate chip cookies, junior: 1. Rebecca Rush; 2. Jena Slater Oatmeal cookies, junior: […]

Residents turn out by the hundreds to attend the Quay County Fair.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun With hundreds attending the Quay County Fair since Tuesday’s kickoff, folks have been riding high on the hog — some of them literally. Tucumcari’s Jared Jennings, 17, who has been raising and showing pigs since he was 9, said showcasing his specimens was by far his favorite aspect of […]

High school gets new principal

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun When Susan Montoya graduated Clovis High School, she walked up to the principal, accepted her diploma and said she would never go back to school again. Now some 30 years later, she’s back in education — as the new principal for Tucumcari High School. Although classes don’t start for […]

8/20 Senior Citizen Menu

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Chili relleno, tossed salad, dressing, pinto beans, Spanish rice, bananas, strawberries. Tuesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuit, margarine, peaches. Wednesday: Roast beef, brown gravy, broccoli/rice/cheese casserole, buttered carrots, whole wheat roll, margarine, apple crisp. Thursday: Barbecued chicken thighs, coleslaw, corn, biscuit, margarine, chocolate pudding. Friday: Submarine sandwich, lettuce, tomato, cheese, jello, fruit […]