“Rawhide” drew stars to Tucumcari

By David Stevens: FNM editor From the snowstorm that trapped Jimmy Stewart for a couple of days in 1940 to the reminiscent tour of Old Route 66 that brought Paul McCartney to town two summers ago, Tucumcari has long been a magnet for traveling celebrities. Brenda Lee, Morgan Freeman and Willie Nelson are among the […]

Book lends insight into family life

By Lynn Moncus Some weeks ago, Mr. Jack Dyer of Logan brought me a copy of his book, “Letters From Albuquerque”. It is the story of his family, their westering movement, and their experiences and is presented in epistolary form, thus giving it the personal theme of letters from his aunt, his mother, and himself […]

Quay 4-H team returns champs

By QCS Staff Quay County 4-Hers brought home a first place win last week from the First Annual Family Consumer Sciences Classic competitions in Denver, Colo. Participating in the Third Annual Family Consumer Science Bowl on Jan. 8-11 were Chris Arias, Taylor Atwood, Patrick Wiegel and Carmen Runyan. The team was accompanied by Coaches Brenda […]

Spay and neuter clinic gets rave reviews

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Thirty Tucumcari cats and dogs lost, er, their sex appeal on Oct. 17. They were brought in by their owners to the free spay/neuter clinic, a one-day program to help petowners prevent their dogs and cats from having unwanted kittens and puppies. “Our dog population is getting way too […]

Wall brand leaves mark for future

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Dozens of brands were etched into the woodwork at a wall branding ceremony on Saturday at the Travis Nelson Building. The ceremony is all part of the centennial celebration of the Quay County Fair. Saturday’s event was hosted by the Wranglers 4-H Club. The Travis Nelson Building also is […]

06-16-2007: Letter to Editor

All of the members of the volunteer fire district number 2 want to thank the businesses for their donations to the fire fighting effort at the Sands-Dorsey Building on June 8. Thanks to: Del’s for the burritos, the Sonic for water and hamburgers, the Subway for the many sandwiches and bags of chips, the Pizza […]

01-06-2007: Letters to Editor

Gym of a birthday appreciated After spending a week skiing in Colorado my husband and I along with our three children headed home to Texas. We were in search of a seafood restaurant for my son’s 16th birthday. Instead, we ended up stranded in New Mexico and were informed that the local high school gym […]

January Quay County critter

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Name: Maggie, a part English setter, part pointer from Logan Owner: Tucumcari’s Danford Cross of Danford Dan’s Music Store fame Claim to fame: “She’s a knucklehead,” Cross laughed in describing the store mascot. The 9-week-old puppy he said was a gift from his customer Bob Simpson. “Bob called her a knucklehead when he gave her […]

Terri Schaivo case and coverage brought out best and worst of us

4/2 Editorial Terri Schiavo’s case was one that received a tremendous amount of judicial and media attention and forced America, and perhaps the world, to ponder life and death and the complexities of relationships. Schiavo died on Thursday morning. Her burial will not end the debates. Some people called it a killing, a murder. Others […]