01-12-2008: Book Reviews

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295. Fiction Death Song by Michael McGarrity. The bushwhack killing of a deputy sheriff in Lincoln County and the brutal murder of the deputy’s wife in Santa Fe bring Police Chief Kevin Kerney and his Mescalero Apache son, Sergeant Clayton Istee, […]

Candidates stump for senate seat

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In back-to-back appearances, two Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate visited Tucumcari on Monday. The candidates, U.S. Reps. Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce, are vying for the seat to be vacated by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici. Domenici recently announced he would retire because of health reasons. Wilson stressed […]

Baxter Black peeks into future news

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Future headline: “Governor calls for mandatory evacuation.” California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in response to the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and Gulf Coast, has declared the San Andreas Fault line and its tributaries an eminent disaster area of enormous proportions. He is exercising executive privilege and ordering the evacuation […]

America best place to live

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Although the date on the calendar is past the Fourth of July, the spirit of the holiday needs to be with us each and every day of the year. We live in the greatest country on Earth and yet take it for granted. I pray that all had […]

FCCLA competes in Melrose

Jody Lamm, a teacher at Tucumcari Middle School, will be taking members of the middle school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club to Melrose today for a district tournament. The students will be competing in a variety of events designed to assess their family and career skills. One group of middle school students […]

Mayor proclaims MLK day official

QCS Reports During the second December meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission, Mayor Calvin L. Litchfield has officially proclaimed that Monday, Jan. 19 will be declared Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the City of Tucumcari. “I urge all citizens to join me in the celebration thereof and to take this opportunity to reflect upon […]

TMS messages those fighting for America

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By Angela Peacock Mission Merry Christmas in the Middle East is currently underway. In a few short days troops overseas will receive a personal card containing a letter of blessing and thanks courtesy of Patti Bell’s seventh grade language arts students at Tucumcari Middle School. “I’ve thought about going into the military after high school […]

New England natives value western America

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By Angela Peacock Bill and MaryAnn McCarthy want to clarify a common misconception they believe some people have about Americans from the east coast. “You always hear people saying the people from the New York area are cold. That’s not true it’s just that there are so many of them if you stop to worry […]

Veterans Day calls for respect

By Angela Peacock On Tuesday, people from around the nation will gather to pay tribute to the men and women who have fought to keep America free. Veteran’s Day is about respect, and former enlisted U.S. Navy soldier Steve Hensley doesn’t feel Americans understand the true meaning of the holiday. “People don’t give the veterans […]

Area residents express beliefs about Iraq war

By Angela Peacock While eight Democratic candidates bashed President Bush and his actions regaurding the war in Iraq during a televised Democratic debate at the University of New Mexico Thursday night, Quay County residents share mixed reactions about the war. Some believe America should continue stationing troops overseas while others feel there’s no point since […]