Quay County pioneering woman honored with marker

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The members of the Cultural Properties Review Committee met Friday and approved a state Historical Marker honoring Yetta Kohn that will be placed in Quay County. Kohn’s granddaughter is Yetta Bidegain of Tucumcari. “It’s an honor for her to be considered for the marker,” said Bidegain. “I live a […]

It’s your museum, folks

By Bruce Nutt: QCS guest columnist The Tucumcari Historical Museum building was erected in 1903, originally as the Central School building. It has served as home to many groups since then — city hospital, U.S. Army glider school, Corps of Engineers during the construction of Conchas Dam. The last class at Central School was in […]

8/17 Community Notes

Depot artwork still up for grabs The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce said it has extended the drawing for Sharon Quarles’ train depot artwork to Nov. 28. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the chamber office. All proceeds benefit the chamber. For more information, call 461-1694. Vacancy on chamber board The Chamber Board […]

Museum to offer barbecue

By William Thompson The Tucumcari Historical Museum hosts a chuck wagon barbecue at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Duane Moore, head of the museum’s research institute, said it’s a good chance for the museum’s 90 or so members to socialize and for non-members to find out what museum membership offers. “Members of the museum and research […]

5/22

Today Butterfly exploration — 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Conchas Lake State Park. New Mexico State Parks interpretive Ranger Steve Cary will host. Event is free with regular park admission. Information: 476-3386 or www.nmparks.com. A.J. Moya Little League Day — 9 a.m. at the Little League field in Tucumcari. Buddy Poppy sale — at […]

Calendar 5/18

Today Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meeting —10 a.m. at the Logan Civic Center. Distribution of USDA commodities — 9 a.m. at the Quay County Fairgrounds West Entrance. Thursday Tucumcari Future Farmers of America banquet — 7 p.m. at the Tucumcari Convention Center. PTSD month meeting — 11 a.m. at the VFW Post. Friday […]

Historical Research Institute traveles to Clayton

The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute will have a field trip for its members on Saturday, Sept. 11, to Clayton. The group plans to tour the restored Eklund Hotel at 1 p.m. and the Herzstein Memorial Museum at 1:30 p.m. The group will leave the Tucumcari Historical Museum at 416 S. Adams at 9:30 a.m. Those […]

Bread lady comes to town

TV Hagenah According to many in town, one of the most eagerly awaited biannual occurrences in Tucumcari is the return of the “Bread Lady” to the Tucumcari Historical Museum. “And she is coming back again this month,” said Tucumcari Historical Museum director Bruce Nutt about the return of Mary Jane Edaakie and her family for […]

Historical Institute to see rare zebra

TV Hagenah The President of the Tucumcari Historical Institute, Duane Moore announced earlier this week that the institute will be traveling to the New Mexico Zebra Ranch between Roy and Wagon Mound on Friday, June 11. “In the past we have traveled there on Saturday, but the ranch has changed its policy and they no […]

Crowd enjoys ‘Historical’ gathering

Lynn Moncus During the evening of April 26, around 100 members of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute gathered at the Elks Lodge for the annual dinner meeting. Three new board members were elected to replace Joanie Vance, Lala Landess, and Sonny Cast during the business session. They are Lucy Nials, Yetta Bidegain, and Danny Wallace. […]