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Births Lawrence Marshall Lawrence and Diana Antunez of Tucumcari are the proud parents of a 6 pound-14 ounce beautiful baby girl, Jayden Lee M. Lawrence. She was born Aug. 26, 2011, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Marshall and Maria Lawrence and Dora Moriel all of Tucumcari. — Submitted by Nana [...]

Tolerance for bullying upsetting

By Geraldine Marquez: Guest columnist I woke up recently with a heavy heart, and shortly into my daily routine, our beautiful Tucumcari sunrise was covered by a looming rain cloud. I was watching the “Today” show. Meredith Vieira recited the story of a teenage girl severely beaten over a text message, and Vieira and the [...]

Singing church hymn all about effort

By Karl Terry: Local columnist To the youngster two rows in front of me, it sounded beautiful. To his embarrassed father, it likely sounded like a mad tomcat trapped in a sack. On a recent Sunday morning in church the little guy — probably about 2 and likely not even talking real well — joined [...]

Ornamental grasses low maintenance

By Tom Dominguez A ballet of light and movement is what you’ll get with ornamental grasses. Tough, graceful, shimmery and beautiful are possible ways to describe one of the best-kept secrets of the gardening world. Now is an excellent time to plant some of these beautiful, no-mow grasses. When the topic of ornamental grasses come [...]

Granted, it’s a beautiful day for $12K award

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The city of Tucumcari received a $12,600 grant to aid in the beautification of Tucumcari. The grant is made possible by the New Mexico Clean and Beautiful program started by the New Mexico Tourism Department. “It is a yearly competitive grant based on population,” said Community Development project coordinator, [...]

There’s more simplicity to Christmas

By Lynn Moncus Aggie and I stopped in Quay Valley to admire the beautiful tree decorated in memory of Bert Waterman. She was very pleased when she would decorate that tree and would talk about its being her major Christmas gift to herself and her friends.We would then talk about its simple decorations making it [...]

How a lone cedar tree helps make holidays beautiful

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By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Mrs. Roberta Waterman, a special friend, has struck again and has decorated a lone cedar on Highway 209 so all passersby can see a beautiful Christmas tree against the background of the distant mesas. Although “Bert” doesn’t want a whole lot of recognition for her efforts, she explains she receives [...]

Maps provide soothing journey to past times

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist When the present becomes a bit too overwhelming, I tend to retreat to quieter times in history in order to relax for a moment and to think about the times that were. By looking at a couple of maps drawn in 1849 by Lt. J.M. Simpson, I was able to [...]

Tucumcari residents hope to clean up city

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Tucumcari citizens met Wednesday night to begin working on a plan to help clean up Tucumcari. About eight people showed up for a Keep Tucumcari Beautiful meeting. Through their programs they hope to preserve Tucumcari’s natural beauty, to enhance the quality of life, and to make the city more appealing to [...]