Auxiliary gets ready for holiday season

According to Wanzella Murphy of the Dan C. Trigg Hospital Auxiliary, the auxiliary is beginning its annual Christmas Greetings Fund Drive on Nov. 1. Murphy said the concept behind the fund drive is that auxiliary members ask for donations to the hospital and then every donor is listed on the “Season’s Greetings” page in the […]

Family flies high with kite

By TV Hagenah When a dozen or more people gather for the holidays, often the host or hostess of the get-together can be hard pressed on a number of different fronts. Two of which are; what to give everyone so no one is left out and what to do on those down days when people […]

Area children write letters to Santa Claus

Some of these letters came from classes and some from individuals. We are firmly convinced that Santa reads the Quay County Sun and hope that everyone receives what they want. Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a pit bull dog that I can train to do tricks and a play station too and […]

Looking like Santa a big responsibility

TV Time: TV Hagenah Editor’s note: This column is the first of a semi regular series by the Quay County Sun’s new managing editor that will run periodically in the paper. They are meant as humor. I love Christmas. When you look like I do, you have to. For those not familiar with this editor, […]

‘Tis the season for priceless memories

Comments from the Canyon: Lynn Moncus Recently, I was reviewing some of the news items about past Christmas celebrations in our county, and as usual, felt inspired by all that occurred in each community. Neighbors gathered in homes and later in schools and churches to celebrate Christ’s birth and to spend a few hours together […]

Christmas program entertains more than 200 people

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By TV Hagenah Over 200 family members, friends or acquaintances sat in the Tucumcari High School Auditorium Tuesday to listen to the second grade’s annual presentation of “Christmas in Rhyme and Song”. “I thought it was just wonderful,” said Tucumcari Elementary Principal Teresa Salazar about the program that featured the talents of 68 different area […]

Holidays can be tough time for pets

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By TV Hagenah In the excitement of the holidays, veterinarians say that often pets can fall from the focus of many people’s daily lives. “It is unfortunate,” said veterinarian Dr. Jean Corey of the Tucumcari Animal Hospital. “But it definitely happens.” The veterinarian said a number of different things can happen to a pet that […]

Shelter brings hope, love

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By Angela Peacock Freezing in a rundown trailer with no electricity or running water praying the babies father wouldn’t come home and beat her again is how Janey Smith spent Christmas day in 2002. “I left Oregon in a truck with no license, insurance or tags and had trouble making it run the whole way, […]

Creating needed holiday pressure

Lynn Moncus This surely is a most special season although some of us are a bit slow in going into action. As I receive each beautiful Christmas card and letter, I wonder when I am going to begin sending mine. As friends mention that their shopping finished, I wonder when I am going to begin. […]

TMS messages those fighting for America

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By Angela Peacock Mission Merry Christmas in the Middle East is currently underway. In a few short days troops overseas will receive a personal card containing a letter of blessing and thanks courtesy of Patti Bell’s seventh grade language arts students at Tucumcari Middle School. “I’ve thought about going into the military after high school […]