Commissioner bids farewell

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Thomas Garcia Quay County Commision Chairman Franklin McCasland adjourned his final meeting on Friday in the company of friends and co-workers.

Jesus’ presence makes good company

Leonard Lauriault The Christmas season is now upon us. An article I read recently about Christmas mentioned that the book of Matthew begins and ends with reminders that God is with us, which is the meaning of Jesus’ name – Immanuel (Matthew 1: 20-23; 28: 18-20). God had made this promise throughout history and fulfilled [...]

Drive uncomfortable for couple, piglet

Baxter Black I worked for a big cattle company in the northwest and we kept “cookhouse pigs” for the crew. Every spring, 30 or so little weaner pigs were brought from the sale barn and put in our pig facility, a long steel Quonset hut. I knew enough to vaccinate them for Erysipelas, but I [...]

Government no good at dealing with catastrophes

The White House was more successful last week forcing a private company — British Petroleum — to set up a $20 billion fund to pay for damage from the oil spill than it has been in stemming the flow of crude fouling the Gulf of Mexico and the coastlines of several states. Chances are BP [...]

Freedom chairman shares goals after bankruptcy

By Mary Ann Milbourne: Freedom News Service James D. Dunning Jr. is the new chairman of Irvine, California-based Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. He brings broad media experience ranging from being former president and chief financial officer of Rolling Stone to chief executive of Ziff [...]

Logan receives grant for sewer project

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A $3.9 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture will enable Phase II of the Village of Logan sewer project to get started immediately. Terry Brunner, State Director, USDA presented the grant March 3 to Logan Village Council. Logan City Manager Larry Wallin said total cost of [...]

Freedom to emerge from bankruptcy by end of March

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, should emerge from bankruptcy by the end of March, according to the company’s top executives. Interim Chief Executive Burl Osborne and Chief Financial Officer Mark McEachen said that while some change in the company’s newspapers, magazines and [...]

Hamilton Big Country closes Tucumcari dealership

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By Thomas Garcia: QC Sun writer Hamilton Big Country Ford in Tucumcari closed its doors Friday morning after 12 years of servicing Quay County, according to the manager. “The word came in at 9 a.m. that we were closing,” said Larry Birch, a manager and salesperson alone at the office Friday night waiting for drivers [...]

Local company under fire

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By Thomas Garcia Complaints of non-delivery and loss of money filed against a Tucumcari playground equipment company have been referred to the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office. The 130 complaints were originally filed with the Better Business Bureau against Dome Climber, which is owned and operated by Rodney Ward of Tucumcari. “The complaints were referred [...]

Press Release: Freedom Chapter 11 first day motions approved

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications, a national privately owned media company of print publications, broadcast television stations and interactive businesses, announced today that it has received approval of first day motions designed to ensure that daily operations continue normally during the Company’s restructuring. The first day relief approved today by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the [...]