Some days are more important

Leonard Laurialt I’ve certainly missed or misused opportunities. This time, the significance of a 5-Sunday February didn’t occur to me until I didn’t have time to write another article before the newspaper deadline. Life presents us with lots of what seem to be “once in a lifetime opportunities.“ Many people experience a year ending in […]

Valentine’s Day, rough duty for guys

TV Hagenah Valentine’s Day has finally arrived. I know in my heart of hearts that every year at this time most women remember a special romantic time with flowers, candy, soft music and the one person they love. But with men, I truly believe it is different. Valentine’s Day is generally not a pleasant time […]

Snow closes city schools

William Thompson According to Bill Reentz PhD., Superintendent of Tucumcari Schools, Tucumcari schools failed to open Monday due to hazardous early morning driving conditions. Reentz said he received a call from his transportation supervisor, John Burson, about 4:30 a.m. Monday and Burson said the road conditions were questionable. “Mr. Burson told me he saw poor […]

‘Spellink’ can be difficult

TV Hagenah Now that we are into 2004, I have to admit that the concept of a New Year is confusing for me. I think it comes down to my inability to throw old things away. You should see my collection of earth shoes and bell-bottom pants. I’m the same way about old years. What […]

Semester kicks off on good note

By TV Hagenah The second semester of school has begun for Tucumcari Schools and according to those in charge, everything seems to be rolling along well. “So far, so good,” said Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar. “Everything seems to going along very well, which is a little scary because there usually a few glitches […]

MLK march planed

By TV Hagenah As part of the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day on Monday Jan. 19, Tucumcari area residents will be holding a march to salute the Nobel Peace Prize winner. According to Deacon Paul Bell of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church which will be the ending point of the march, the march […]

Minister defines equality in God’s eyes

By Rev. Jim Witcher “Equal” is defined as: 1. Having the same quantity, measure, or value as another. 2. Mathematics. Being the same or identical to in value. 3.a. Having the same privileges, status, or rights: equal before the law. Many of you know me as Jim Witcher Minister. Others know me as Trooper Witcher […]

Mayor proclaims MLK day official

QCS Reports During the second December meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission, Mayor Calvin L. Litchfield has officially proclaimed that Monday, Jan. 19 will be declared Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the City of Tucumcari. “I urge all citizens to join me in the celebration thereof and to take this opportunity to reflect upon […]

Looking back, then forward to 2004

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Just as we almost become accustomed to one year, we rush right into the next. As a result, each year seems to blend into the next and leaves us wondering what happened when. If we listen to the news or read it, we might get the idea that each […]

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, […]