Wellness fair coming Saturday

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By all accounts, the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council is ready for its bi-annual Community Wellness Fair, and it hopes for the biggest one in its short history. The fair, which began as a women’s wellness fair, expanded to a community-wide fair in 2000. The 2004 [...]

Wellness fair set for April 22

QCS Staff Numerous agencies from Quay County, along with health providers from across New Mexico, will unite in four weeks for the purpose of educating area residents about their health and what resources are available. The Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health (MCCH) Council is planning out the final stages for its bi-annual Wellness [...]

Mental health center moving

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The Monroe Street building that housed the recently closed Laurel Hills Nursing Home won’t be standing vacant for long, officials said. By the end of the month, it will be the home of a resource center that serves an average of 250 folks in the community and has been kicking around [...]

Community forum focuses on teen troubles

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Teens are notoriously troubled — a fact easily backed by statistics from the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council. A 2003 survey of county high school students reported 32 percent were so sad and hopeless every day for a two-week period it affected their usual behavior. Nineteen percent said [...]

Beware the silent killer

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It’s sneaky. It’s silent. And it kills – especially in winter when people crank up their heaters. Known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide poisoning causes death, injury or disability to an estimated 10,000 people every year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In [...]

West Nile claims life in Quay County

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Alan Bugg lived through a simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant in June — but family members said he succumbed to the West Nile Virus on Oct. 7. Bugg is New Mexico’s second West Nile fatality of the year and wife Catherine Bugg said she is angry that the state’s Department [...]

Mosquito fever hits Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS They buzz. They bite. They can even kill. Yes, the obsequious mosquito is swarming about town, especially with the recent roaring rainfalls. Although usually associated with marshlands or swamps, droves of the pesky pests have been buzzing into drier climates, including New Mexico, according to the State Department of Health. In [...]

Fire fighters deployed to hurricane territory

By Ryn Garguilnski Logan’s Rex Stall and Brenda Rivale are going on a business trip. Instead of a briefcase and palm pilot, however, they’re packing sleeping bags and flashlights. The firefighters are being deployed to an unknown location ravaged by Hurricane Katrina after answering a call from the Federal Emergency Management Association on the Internet. [...]

8/13 Quay Personalities

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Managing Editor Who: Diane Beck Tucumcari resident for 22 years with a long list of community efforts; born and raised in Albuquerque. One claim to fame: This registered nurse helped get the health care license for Helping Hands Hospice, the not-for-profit organization that just had its 10 year anniversary. [...]

County commissioner dies

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Family and friends mourn death of public servant. Quay County Clerk Ellen White described her as “a friend to everybody.” “We’ve been getting calls in the county clerk’s office from people from all over the state wanting to know about Grace,” White said. Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid died [...]