Reading program had good turnout

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN The tots and teens of Tucumcari are having a busy summer, amassing nearly 1,400 hours reading 5,346 books for the Tucumcari Public Library Summer Reading Program, according to Assistant Librarian Dainetta Kroeker. Library records show 247 children enrolled in the annual gig, with more than 100 of them showing [...]

Cartoonist has Tucumcari roots

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Dustin Runyan, Tucumcari High School Class of ‘87, has recently had a book of his cartoons published nationally. The subject matter is not typical cartoon fare — the characters are Christians who often find themselves in humorous situations. “I always make a distinction between taking truth seriously and taking [...]

Bible can offer support in suprising books

By Debra Whittington: Religion Columinst Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. [...]

Bookmobile cruises Eastern New Mexico

William Thompson Reyes Gonzales and A.J. Smith, workers on the New Mexico State Library’s Bookmobile for rural eastern New Mexico, drove the 40-foot long bookmobile into Logan recently for its monthly visit. Earlier in the day they made stops in Amistad and Nara Visa offering free books to patrons. Gonzales said the bookmobile carries around [...]

Reception turns into gathering

Lynn Moncus When the Board of Directors of Tucumcari Historical Research Institute decide to hold a reception for one of their members, they surely do a first class job. While celebrating the publication of our book, they also celebrated one of our traditions of gathering for an afternoon of most relaxed visiting. People of all [...]

Altrusa Sets book drops

TV Hagenah According to Glenda Reid of the Tucumcari Altrusa organization, on Monday, March 8, the Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari placed a “little blue house” book drop box in the lobby of the Wells Fargo Bank on First Street in Tucumcari. Reid said the book drop box will serve as a focal point for [...]

Book helps writer find purpose

Debra Whittington “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 Last week, the Lord was silent as I sought to write a column. I prayed and prayed and nothing would come. I tried sitting down and writing on [...]

Local pens area history book

TV Hagenah The newest book to hit the bookshelves in Quay County has the words “Quay County” in its title. Lynn Moncus’ book “Quay County, New Mexico 1903-2003: A Pictorial History” has just been released by its publisher the Donning Company. “To tell you the truth,” said the Tucumcari native, “Just to watch them unload [...]

Collectors coming

By Dave Gragg “Eclectic” is one word for it. So is “A whole lot of people who collect a whole lot of stuff,” but that’s not really one word, is it? Collectors from 10 states will be in Tucumcari next weekend as part of the 31st annual collectors’ show on Friday and Saturday. The collectibles [...]