Senior menu 7-11

Here are lunch menus for the Tucumcari Senior Center: Monday Baked ham, broccoli with cheese, whole-wheat roll, pineapple upside-down cake, milk.

Holiday visitors down; revenues up

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Attendance at Ute Lake State Park was down over the holiday week, but visitors generated record revenues, officials said. Ute Lake officials reported 34,104 visitors were on hand from June 29 through Sunday, about 5,000 fewer than a year ago. But this year’s visitors produced $31,735 in revenue — […]

If this is user-friendly, complicated must be the enemy

By Lynn Moncus On occasion, we have visited about how fortunate some of us are to have been born in quieter times during which we were most definitely not surrounded by gadgets. Of course, the young people have the notion that we were deprived if not actually depraved because they cannot imagine life without the […]

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Hicklins are rounding out deli with breakfast donuts

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Robert Ciolli At a time when many people are thinking about retirement, Mike Hicklin, 67, shows no signs of slowing down. The owner and operator of the NAPA Auto Parts store for 29 years, Hicklin has seen numerous businesses close down and move away.“I just hated looking at empty buildings on our town’s main road […]

Granger School razed

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun When I was five, I started school at Third Street School, which later burned. I remember the night of the fire… The rebuilt school became Granger School, named for my favorite teacher, Oscar T. Granger, according to

Sometimes, cowboys don’t smile back

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One fall my husband decided to buy extra alfalfa, the idea being we could sell it during the winter and make some extra money. He stacked it behind the house so it would be easy to back trailers down the lane when people bought only a few bales. It worked. By January, people passing by […]

We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

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Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard and then” … you […]

Teasing is testament of affection

By Lynn Moncus Just before sitting down to write this column, the woman from lma attended the funeral for Mrs. Laura Creek at House and returned with the heart filled to overflowing because of the wonderful friends who had gathered for that occasion. People who have known me for a few days know that I’m […]

Fire destroys home on Highway 104

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By QCS Staff Priscilla Mirabal had been to Lowe’s for groceries. As she drove down the hill on Highway 104 toward Pajarito Creek she saw the smoke. “I knew it was my house,” she said. Parked on the side of the road, Mirabal watched from her pickup as gray smoke tumbled out the house that […]