United Way gets set for annual auction

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The United Way of Quay County is gearing up for its annual auction on Monday. On Tuesday, it had counted up 143 items which will be up for auction. The items range from a deluxe model lawnmower to loads of gravel in different grades to an autumn place setting [...]

April 26, 2006 Notable Notes

Arts council to present ensemble The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities will present its last event of the season, Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble (SYTE), at 7 p.m. Monday at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. Founded in 1999, Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble is comprised of four artists who blend rhythms, world-inspired melodic woodwinds and strings, [...]

Tucumcari native working for title

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Being good at fighting wasn’t always the best way for James Martinez to grow up. But it seems to be a good way for him to build a career. “Growing up in Tucumcari, there was a lot of fist fights there,” Martinez said. “I moved to California and went [...]

7/27 Community Notes

Tucumcari’s radio station KTNM 1400 AM is broadcasting a new Hispanic radio show called “La Voz” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays now through December. The program, hosted by retired bilingual educator Benjie Torres, features local artists performing Ranchera, New Mexico and Tex-Mex music, as well as personal interviews, college news, and [...]

Mesalands graduation ceremony takes place

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – College days not over for some. Mesalands Community College held its graduation ceremony Friday evening at Tucumcari High School Auditorium. About 100 friends and family members of the 38 graduates attended the ceremony. New Mexico’s Commissioner of Public Lands, Patrick Lyons, gave the graduation address. He spoke briefly [...]

4/6 Calendar

Today New Mexico Agriculture Keys to Survival Conference ‹ 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Mexico Tech¹s Macey Center. Registration is $20. Information: 983-4615 or 852-2668 Arch Hurley Concervancy District Board Meeting ‹ 9 a.m. at the district office, 901 E. High St. Friday Infant and Preschool child find and kindergarten registration ‹ sponsored [...]

Club holds 33rd annual craft fair this weekend

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The 33rd annual spring craft fair hits the Quay County Fair Barn this weekend with more than 50 booths displaying a variety of arts and crafts, all hand-made according to fair organizers. Rebecca Cawthon, president of the Crafters, Rockhounds and Artists’ Fair of Tucumcari (C.R.A.F.T.), said between 500 and [...]

Elks name woman citizen of the year

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Judy Hiner, director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, got a big surprise at the recent Tucumcari performance of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” David Foote, exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 1172, presented her with the Elks’ 2004-2005 Distinguished Citizenship Award. “I thought I was going to break down,” [...]

Fair art continues

The Quay County Fair Fine Arts Department offers a wide range of categories for people to let their talents shine. Painting, sculpture, creative writing, photography and music are all areas available for entries. Amateurs, juniors and professionals will be judged separately. This department also has a special division for pre-juniors who are 0 to 10 [...]

Local blacksmith wins in Canada

William Thompson Local blacksmith and farrier artist Jim Keith finished eighth overall at the World Championship Blacksmith’s Competition in Calgary, Alberta recently. Keith and his helper, Mark Milster, also took top prize in the creative forging category at the international competition. Keith said the creative forging category was divided into two parts. “First of all [...]