Tucumari, Logan stay alive in playoffs

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Thomas Garcia After more than a decade, the Lady Rattlers advanced past the first round of the District 4-2A playoffs by beating their rival Santa Rosa Lady Lions 40-30 Monday night at the Snake Pit. “I am so proud of these girls,” Lady Rattlers head coach Gary Hittson said. “It has been a long time […]

Clovis Christian stays alive in five

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Dave Wagner Things weren’t looking too good for Clovis Christian’s volleyball team in Tuesday’s District 2-B tournament match at the CCS gym. Then again, the Lady Eagles had been down this road before. CCS managed to get the contest into the fifth game, then dominated San Jon to claim a 25-23, 17-25, 22-25, 26-24, 15-3 […]

Resident keeps smoke shop alive

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An effort to keep business alive in Tucumcari is the reason Roy McKinney said he bought Route 66 Smoke Shack. “I have looked around town and seen so many businesses have closed,” McKinney said. “This town can not afford to lose businesses left and right.” The business, formerly known […]

Veterans’ stories should be kept alive

by David stevens: Freedom editor I never knew Glen Hubbard Stevens. My granddad’s little brother died 15 years before I was born. A newspaper obituary reports Sgt. Stevens was killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and that’s what’s inspired me to learn more about him. A real hero among us Stevens’? Imagine that. […]

Deadline approaching for wastewater plant

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With a deadline a week away the Tucumcari Community Development will approach the city commissioners on Thursday to keep stimulus money in the area. The city will need to approve the contract for the Phase III construction of the wastewater treatment plant before Feb. 16 deadline to keep the […]

‘Deceased’ classmate found alive at reunion

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Chelle Delaney Many probably thought Eddie Rimel met his demise in a cycling accident four years ago. That’s when he fell in a 150-mile race and ended up with about 200 stitches, mostly from injuries on his right side. “Thanks to a good plastic surgeon,my arm looks normal,” said Rimel who is a triathlete. Or […]

Letters to the Editor: The military will be honored

We hear that soldiers who have fought and been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan gave their lives for nothing if we pull out now. Nothing could be farther from the truth None of us get out of this life alive. Why do anything at all when it comes right down to it? It is because […]

Are you made in the spittin’ image?

By Leonard Lauriault Often when a baby is born, people try to connect facial features with the parents or some other close relative. Sometimes that’s easy because the baby is the spittin’ image of her mother. Other times, it’s not so easy and you know there’s a stretch when someone says, “He’s got George’s nose. […]

Letter to the Editor 6/21

Dear Editor, I wish to thank you and the staff of the Quay County Sun for having printed the public service announcements for the AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety Program. The classes were held on June 10-11 and were well-attended. I also wish to thank The Rev. Father Leo an his staff for the use […]