Help kids stay safe in the pool this summer

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Niesha Lofing I’ve done it more than once. My two preschool-age children are happily splashing around in the wading pool just outside the screen door to our backyard when something calls me inside. A ringing phone, a buzzing oven timer, a lemonade request from one of the kids. I dart into the house to fetch […]

Creatures add levity, perspective to life

Often when life seems to be a bit difficult, something comes along to give a few minutes of levity and helps us to regain some perspective. In my case, for instance, creatures are the greatest ones to change the subject and to bring a modicum of relief. Of course, Aggie, my constant companion, works hard […]

Delays could open door for Tucumcari to lure racino to town

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Construction delays on the Raton racino could open the door for Tucumcari to lure it to Quay County. Logan attorney Warren Frost, president of the Quay County Gaming Authority, said he sent a letter to the New Mexico Racing Commission stating Tucumcari’s continued interest in building a racino, which […]

Short stay leads to hard goodbye

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor How do you say goodbye to someone you feel like you just met? I am dealing with that problem right now. I have been the managing editor at the Quay County Sun since September and have experienced many good and bad things. But sometimes things just have to come […]

Being snowed it causes plenty of enjoyable time

By Lynn Moncus How many of us didn’t believe the weather reports last week when the forecasters told us we were going to have a snowstorm? We just thought we were kidding each other when we said we might not be together again until spring. Although we have certainly had deeper drifts in the past, […]

03-11-09: Calendar

Today: 5:15 p.m., The Class of 2012 Parent Committee will meet Tucumcari Elementary School (Side door) 1701 South Ninth St. All parents and student are encouraged to attend. Call 403-8536 or 403-8399.Today:

Solutions sometimes rely on a nudge from above

By Debra Whittington Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 Early one morning I went outside to work in my yard. The air was so fresh and clean so I left […]

She discovers quiet strength of life behind bars

By Lynn Moncus As we look at various chapters of our lives, we are often amazed that we had such unique experiences until we mention one now and then. Actually, we think that most of our experiences are similar to everyone else’s until we begin to talk about them, and then we learn more about […]

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 […]

06-02-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to the reports: Tuesday l At 6:30 p.m., a female reported there was a skunk behind the ice machine in front of a grocery store on Route […]