MCC ‘Toys for Joy’ returns for season

Once again this year just in time for Christmas, Mesalands Community College is sponsoring Toys of Joy Toys of Joy is a group of events sponsored by the Tucumcari college set up to raise money to purchase toys for needy children at Christmas time in the Quay County area. The events include a showing of […]

Schools invite parents to lunch

William Thompson Tucumcari Public School officials are trying to get the word out to parents that the elementary school cafeteria and Mesa cafeteria are inviting parents to dine with their children at lunchtime. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to the superintendent, said the purpose of inviting parents is two-fold. “We have been looking for ways to […]

Woman arrested on drug charges

William Thompson Donna Romero, 35, was arrested Saturday afternoon inside her home at 520 S. Seventh St. and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, child neglect, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police Cpl. Darrick Shaw said in his report that he found small baggies of a substance inside a tin box as […]

Thanksgiving dinner shared by more than 150

William Thompson FIrst Baptist Church opened it’s Fellowship Hall Thursday to around 150 Tucumcari residents looking for a hearty meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a variety of salads and desserts. Pastor Benny Hipps said giving people the opportunity to share a free meal with others was all the church […]

Prosecutor tough on drunk drivers

William Thompson Motorists in Quay County who decide to drink and drive are likely to have to match wits with District Attorney Ron Reeves if they are charged with DWI. Reeves has been prosecuting DWI cases for 12 years and personally handles most of Quay County’s cases. “When I started as a prosecutor 12 years […]

Dog gone following accident

TV Hagenah Dan and Wendy Walker left Greece, New York Sunday morning heading for their new home in Tucson and it was to be a pleasant move to the Arizona high desert. All of that was literally turned upside down on Monday around 2:30 p.m. as they headed west on Interstate 40 between Tucumcari not […]

Second graders create Thanksgiving recipes

TV Hagenah The Quay County Sun asked the teachers of the second grade at Tucumcari Elementary School to ask their students what they would like for a Thanksgiving meal: Following are some of the responses. Space limitations keeps us from running all of them so we randomly picked a hand full of the recipes. We […]

Rain hurting cotton in Quay County

TV Hagenah When it comes to cotton this season in Quay County, farmer Herman Lopez put it succintly. “There ain’t any, “ said Lopez, one of the leading cotton producers in Quay County. Lopez said the fact is that the ground is so wet that cotton farmers are unable to get into the fields to […]

Judge declares mistrial in sexual contact case

William Thompson Around 11:45 a.m. Monday, 10th Juducial District Judge Ricky D. Purcell declared a mistrial in the Kyle Evetts case. Evetts faced nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. The jury could not reach a unanimous decision after almost six hours of deliberation. The jury foreman, Russell Feerer, said the jury was […]

Senate race finally over – 21 days late

David Irvin Twenty two days after the election, the people of Senate District 7 finally have official word. Republican Clinton Harden of Clovis is their state senator defeating Democrat Bob Frost of San Jon by 36 votes. Harden received 9,010 votes and Frost received 8,974 votes. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca […]