Clovis fifth-grader wins bee

By Andy Jackson/Freedom Newspapers Stephanie Stancell did the prerequisite work on “prerequisite,” studying the word and practicing its spelling, she said. But when her chance came to win the 2006 Regional Spelling Bee, she left off the “e” at the end of the word. Zia Elementary School fifth-grader Lucas Donaldson of Clovis pounced on the […]

Santa comes early for kids in need

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Santa came early this year for some kids in Tucumcari. He also came dressed in leather and riding a motorcycle. And it wasn’t just one St. Nick. Several dozen proverbial Santas, male and female, accompanied by a police escort, showed up on their bikes Saturday to bring early cheer to kids […]

“Mrs. Tucumcari” celebrates 89 years

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When 39-year-old Bettie Ditto came from Chicago to Tucumcari in 1955, she said she was not intending to stay. She inherited Route 66’s Lins Motor Lodge after her dad’s death and said she planned to sell the place as quickly as possible and make a beeline back to the Windy City. […]

Man arrested after standoff

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A man engaged state police in a three-hour standoff Friday afternoon at a residence on Route 66, 14 miles east of Tucumcari. After the standoff, Edgar H. Shipley, 29, was arrested and charged with trafficking and possession of methamphetamine. He was also charged with possession of both marijuana and drug paraphernalia. […]

Fears: Stupid is as stupid does

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun I love meeting new people and learning about who they are and where they come from. That could be the very reason I chose this profession. I’m always up for a chat about me, as well. I grew up as redneck as a person can get. But I can’t […]

Quay County Fair comes to end

TV Hagenah According to those in charge, the Quay County Fair was a “solid success” and plans are already being made for the 2005 edition. “I think it went excellently,” said Quay County Home Extension Agent Brenda Bishop about the 2004 Quay County Fair. “We had wonderful weather and everybody I talked to who went […]

Rattlers split with Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School varsity baseball team could not overcome solid pitching by the Texico Wolverines in the first game of a doubleheader, losing 12 – 2. The Rattlers rebounded with a smart 19-5 win in the second game, although Texico was playing its JV squad. Game 1 The Wolverines opened up the […]

Rattlers boys take tournament

By TV Hagenah A good way to end a year for a sports team is to win and to win your own tournament is even better still. For that reason, The Tucumcari boys basketball team is a happy group of athletes. This year their stockings held the championship trophy for the 2003 Route 66 Holiday […]

Being Christian requires maintenance

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady “Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalms 16:11 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and […]