November 1963

Ernest W. Lee, 30, of Tucumcari, was the first person to be sentenced in district court under the habitual criminal statute of the new criminal code. …The Bureau of Business Research at UNM reported Quay County’s population grew from 12,300 in 1960 to 13,200 in June 1963. …Bruce Nutt and Darla Schlientz reigned as king […]

Preparation for Ash Wednesday

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In preparation for the highest liturgical feast day in the Christian tradition, residents of many faiths will participate in upcoming church services on Ash Wednesday. Receiving ashes on Wednesday – in the sign of a cross on the forehead – is a symbol “to get yourself ready for the […]

Rotary looking for good causes to assist

By QCS staff A performer at last year’s Rotary Air Show returned his check for $3,000 to the Rotary, said Elmer Schuster, Rotary Club president. The club, in turn, decided to return the money to the community, and Tom Broom has been appointed head of a committee to review community activities and programs that could […]

Ministry changes its name, not services

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff Tucumcari’s neighborhood ministry, La Casa de la Hope, is changing its name. But it’s not changing its methods or its penchant for serving the community, Vice President Mary Ann Garrett said. Newly dubbed The Ministry of Hope, the only thing different at its South First Street location is a new […]

Charity director resigns position

William Thompson Bea Laredo, director of La Casa de La Hope food and clothing bank since April of this year, has resigned. In a Dec. 21 letter to the president and business manager of the food bank’s board of directors, Laredo said she was resigning due to the board’s recent restructuring. “Due to the restructure […]

New minister arrives in Tucumcari

TV Hagenah The Center Street Methodist Church has a new minister. Moving into the pulpit of the Methodist church is Thomas Broom. “I’m liking it here,” said Broom. “We (his wife Patricia and he) enjoy the slower pace of life in a small town. We’re glad to get out of the rat race.” The “rat […]