Extension agent reports busy year

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Thomas Garcia Quay County Extension agents report a busy and successful year and are now preparing for next year. Brenda Bishop, extension agent, detailed successes of the program to a year end committee who brainstorm on potential projects for the following year. Bishop said several of the programs grew from the previous year. She said [...]

Police affidavit: Madonda was staying in hotel

QCSun staff A man suspected of killing two Tucumcari men in a hotel was renting the hotel room next door to the two men found fatally shot, according to New Mexico State Police Agent Joshua J. Armijo’s affidavit. Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, 57, both of Tucumcari, were found dead on March 24 in [...]

Extension clubs live on

Lynn Moncus Mrs. Mary Sours of Forrest invited the woman from Ima to be guest speaker at the annual meeting of the extension clubs. She had no idea what an explosion of memories that invitation caused or what an honor it was to visit with the members of the three remaining extension clubs in our [...]

Winners of pecan show to be announced today

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Thirteen sounds like the lucky number for the first-ever Quay County Pecan Show, said county agent Tom Dominguez. “The only county that has one is Dona Ana,” Dominguez said. “Hopefully, this will be a yearly deal for Quay County.” The 13 entries in the show were being judged Friday night by Dominguez, who was looking [...]

March 1952

4-H leaders: Heavy on the heart

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My husband and I were 4-H organizational leaders for quite a few years. That meant we were the ones who begged, cajoled or bribed other parents, friends and neighbors into sharing their expertise with the kids as project leaders. Soon after we began this journey a wise county agent said, “Remember, we’re not raising animals, [...]

New agent joins extension office

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tom Dominguez, 37, is the new agriculture extension agent for Quay County. Dominguez came to the Quay offices from Pecos, Texas, where he was the extension agent in Reeves County for four years. He’s been involved with the extension program for about 10 years. He holds a master’s degree [...]

DWI Task Force denied again

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun After meeting with the Quay County Commission on Friday, the county’s DWI program is without a fiscal agent. The county could not take any official action because its meeting was set up as a work session. Members of the DWI Task Force, an advisory group to the DWI program, [...]

DWI Task Force optimistic

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The DWI Task Force will meet on Friday morning with the Quay County Commission in hopes the commission can be persuaded to, again, become the program’s fiscal agent. “I feel positive because of this meeting,” said Pam Tompkins, DWI Task Force chairman, at a meeting of the task force [...]

City denies DWI Task Force request

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The fate of the Quay County DWI program got tossed back to Quay County by the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday night. “We’ve done more than enough, they should go back to the county,” said Commissioner Chris Maestas. The DWI program is a much needed entity, said Commissioner Jim [...]