Clovis soldier laid to rest

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Solemnly they stood, forming a tableau that stretched from a corner in Clovis to Melrose to Fort Sumner. “We are here to support the family of the fallen soldier,” said Byron Cross, near a Clovis church entrance, his motorcycle behind him. A legion of supporters — most of whom had […]

Van service comes to a halt

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The van stopped here on June 30. Those who depended on the Fort Sumner Transit service to get to work, to the doctor’s office, to school, to the grocery store and to make other trips no longer have a ride. The driver and dispatcher who operated the service in […]

Things to do

Freedom Newspapers June 16-18 — 22nd annual Heritage Days, Portales City Park, live music, food, art, car show, Portales 23-25 — Badlands Motorcycle Rally, Clovis Civic Center 24 — Dairyfest, featuring the Bellamy Brothers, Curry County Fairgrounds 24 — Clovis Juneteenth Extravaganza, Potter Park, Clovis July 4 — Smoke on the Water fireworks, Greene Acres […]

Rattlers take first at Fort Sumner Qualifiers

QCS Staff The Tucumcari boys pulled out a victory, and the girls finished second at last week’s Fort Sumner Qualifiers. Three Rattlers earned first-place finishes and three relay teams posted victories as the Rattlers outdistanced Capitan with 112 points in the meet. Capitan finished second with 94, followed by Fort Sumner (78 points) and Santa […]

Big fan at the EPAC basketball tourney

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Kambry Burns, 2 of Logan, cheers on the Logan girls during an EPAC Tournament match-up between the Logan Lady Longhorns and the Grady Lady Bronchos on Thursday in San Jon. SCOREBOARD – EPAC results as of Thursday Prep EPAC Tournament Boys Tuesday’s games At San Jon Game 3: San Jon 56, Floyd 45 Game 4: […]

12/31 Obituaries

Laheeta Harvey Services: Have been held. Laheeta L. Harvey, 87, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at her ranch home at Encino. She was born Nov. 12, 1918, north of Fort Sumner to John Richard Luna and the former Martha Lou Humphrey. After graduating from Fort Sumner High School, she worked as a bookkeeper and married […]

Boys top visitors in Tucumcari tournament

By Eric Butler: QCS The way Fort Sumner was drilling 3-pointers to start the game, some from 22 feet away, the Foxes seemed poised to bomb Tucumcari into submission in the finals of the Route 66 boys basketball holiday tournament on Saturday. But like the tortoise waiting for the hare to tire, the host Rattlers […]

Rattlers out-Foxed by Fort Sumner

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari jumped to an early lead, but Fort Sumner dominated the middle quarters and beat the Rattlers, 65-59, in a non-district high school basketball game on Tuesday night. Jeremy Guana scored 23 points to pace the Foxes’ attack. Josh Villegas had 15 to lead Tucumcari. The Rattlers led 13-7 after the […]

Maps provide soothing journey to past times

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist When the present becomes a bit too overwhelming, I tend to retreat to quieter times in history in order to relax for a moment and to think about the times that were. By looking at a couple of maps drawn in 1849 by Lt. J.M. Simpson, I was able to […]

7/27 Obituaries

Michael Mack Services: 11 a.m. today at the Chavez Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Sumner Michael Rostal Mack, 59, of Fort Sumner, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on June 8, 1946, in Safford, Ariz., to Rostal and Madeline Talley Mack. He was raised in the Gila […]