Prayers should be thanks, not theatrics

By Debra Whittington “Pray without ceasing.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:17 After our food was delivered to the table in the restaurant, my friend and I joined hands and said a prayer giving thanks for the food provided. We thanked the Lord for the safe trip and asked for guidance and protection for the trip home. […]

Chuck wagons roll into Logan

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It looked like the cast of Lonesome Dove had set up camp Saturday at Ute Lake. Five groups with five old-fashioned chuck wagons were on hand as part of the Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Chuck Wagon Cook Off. The smell of apple cobbler baking in Dutch ovens, biscuits […]

Commodities distributed in Tucumcari

By William Thompson Wednesday morning approximately 100 area residents showed up at the Quay County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall to receive free U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities. Volunteer Delfinio Garcia, one of 17 volunteers on hand, said he expected around 400 people to visit over the course of the day. “We give out food items once […]

Taxes on the rise

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Finance Director, Marty Garcia, said the gross receipts tax has been raised from 6.81 percent to 7.5 percent, effective Jan. 1. “The state did away with the .5 percent tax credit raising the state tax from 4.5 percent to 5 percent,” Garcia said. “In addition, the county tax […]

DECA to serve hot lunches

DECA students at Tucumcari High School will be serving pizzas, corn dogs and burritos to fellow students beginning in January. The idea sprang from a conversation between DECA advisor Robert Pacheco and school cafeteria supervisor Brenda McDonald. Pacheco, a marketing education instructor, said his DECA students will be serving the hot food daily at lunchtime […]

Homeless man finds hope after rescue

William Thompson A man who had given up on life was found on a ranch near San Jon in May. Eugene Davidson, of California, was found after 21 days of sleeping outdoors with little or no food. Rancher Paul Gibson and helper Trey Rusk found the man clinging to life. Gibson and Rusk were alerted […]

Schools invite parents to lunch

William Thompson Tucumcari Public School officials are trying to get the word out to parents that the elementary school cafeteria and Mesa cafeteria are inviting parents to dine with their children at lunchtime. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to the superintendent, said the purpose of inviting parents is two-fold. “We have been looking for ways to […]

New view of first Thanksgiving

TV Hagenah This weekend following Thanksgiving I thought it would be a good time to release a document that was recently discovered by archeologists from the Acme School of Home Archeology near Plymouth, Massachusetts. According to the experts involved with the discovery, this could be one of the most important documents to come out of […]

Thanksgiving dinner shared by more than 150

William Thompson FIrst Baptist Church opened it’s Fellowship Hall Thursday to around 150 Tucumcari residents looking for a hearty meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a variety of salads and desserts. Pastor Benny Hipps said giving people the opportunity to share a free meal with others was all the church […]

THS teachers get turkey early

TV Hagenah It was a week early, but teachers at Tucumcari High School got a Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings which they said was “as good as it gets.” The dinner which was prepared by the high school’s culinary arts students under the supervision of their teacher Gail Balzano was served to […]