Karate kids are kicking their way up ladder

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun On Main Street there may be some tae kwon do tykes and karate kids in the making. After weeks of practice, 25 martial art students at the American Karate Studios in Tucumcari were awarded their orange belt. The students, mostly children, earned their seventh Gup Orange Belt, which is [...]

Cullum in line to fight for bantamweight championship

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It only took Quay County’s Abel Cullum 1:19 mintues to become a King of The Cage contender. Cullum, a mixed martial arts fighter, is now in line to fight for KOTC bantamweight championship. To win the championship Cullum would have to fight the titleholder Ryan Diaz of California. “I [...]

Community Notes: Opening new Logan school performing arts, DAR awards

Performing Arts Center at Logan to debut At 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 8, the Logan Municipal School will host an open house to celebrate the new Performing Arts Center, at Logan schools. The school will recognize all key individuals who contributed to the success of the new construction projects at Logan schools. DAR recognizes Constitution [...]

Local artist’s work to be exhibited in Taos

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Special to the QCS Work by local artist Dejean Jawrunner will be on exhibit at the Harwood Museum of Art/Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos Sept 28 to Dec. 30. Over 500 New Mexico women artists submitted their work for this biennial juried exhibition and 98 were accepted. Jawrunner said she is honored and excited to [...]

Quay County Fair: Centennial, Schedule

Special to the Quay County Sun As the Quay County fair readies for its 100th year celebration here are some of the highlights and preparations entrants will want to know about. And a calendar of activities for fair-goers. For more information, refer to your fair book, or contact Brenda Bishop at 461- 0562. Fair started [...]

Vacation Bible school joint effort of churches

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Children at the First Spanish Baptist Church are wild with praise. Jungle Jaunt is the theme for their summer vacation bible school. The Bible school is being held jointly by the Trinity, Immanuel and First Spanish Baptist Churches. There are 37 children enrolled and 12 volunteer teachers. “We found [...]

City has train of thoughts for depot

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Family friendly. Shade. Signs from the 1930s-1940s. Art. These were just a few of the ideas that residents and city officials had for the Tucumcari Train Station as it takes center stage in the planning for the revitalization of the city’s downtown as part of the MainStreet program. About 25 [...]

Fight ban falls short, state weighs martial arts restrictions

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Although he was outvoted, City Commissioner Christopher Maestas tried again at Thursday night’s meeting to introduce a resolution that would ban certain fighting events at the Tucumcari Convention Center. “I can’t see us allowing these type of events,” Maestas said. “Even though we make a couple of dollars … [...]

United Way within hair’s breadth of goal

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With a check for $880 and some change from the ALCO retail store, the United Way of Quay County nearly reached its $25,000 goal for 2007 on Tuesday, said Pat Sparks, secretary and treasurer. “We’re just $339 shy,” Sparks said. “We just hope there are more donations that will [...]

Tucumcari man shot to death

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A martial arts fighter was shot to death on a Tucumcari sidewalk Thursday night, police said. Albert Jason Pacheco Jr., 31, of Tucumcari, was shot near a gym where fighters were weighing in for Friday’s Desert Extreme Blood War cage fight. One man is being held in “investigative detention” [...]