Black Friday shoppers hunt for bargains

kb2zzo-shopperweb.jpg

Chelle Delaney Before daybreak in Tucumcari shoppers were hunting the aisles for holiday bargains on Black Friday. Frank McKinley was one of the first Friday morning customers in Kmart which opened at 6 a.m. “I saved a hundred dollars,” said McKinley, who added he was happy with his purchase. McKinley had his arms full as […]

Family thankful pet calf going to new home

kb2zsp-1129logan1web.jpg

Thomas Garcia Most families spend the day after Thanksgiving waiting in line at dawn for holiday shopping deals or enjoying a slow lazy day eating turkey leftovers. But one family from Edgewood was making a “Logan’s Run.” They were transporting a pet steer, affectionately called Logan, across the state line and deep into the heart […]

Cause of house fire unknown

By QCS Staff The cause of a house fire over the July 4th weekend has been turned over for investigation to the Tucumcari Police Department, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. The fire was reported about 2 p.m. on Saturday at a duplex on Laughlin Avenue between Second and Third streets. Firefighters quickly put out […]

Summer crafts leads to patriotic paintings

k3inds-goldstongirlsweb.jpg

By QCS Staff Red, white and blue wind chimes and sun catchers for the July 4th holiday were the craft of the week at the summer reading program at the Tucumcari Public Library. In all, 102 kids participated, said Mary Ann Molinas, library director. “The crafts are one of my favorite,” said Reagan Runyan. Last […]

Summertime is reminder of perpetual light

by Leonard Lauriault Summer begins at 5:59 p.m. on Friday. When I was growing up, June 21st was always the first day of summer. My brother who lives in Alaska says June 21st is Alaska National Holiday because it’s the longest day of the year, having 24 hours of virtual daylight (19 hours and 25 […]

Friends of Ute Lake plan outdoor holiday concert

By QCS Staff Two enterinment headliners will be the guest performers at the first annual “Stars on tthe Water 08,” concert on May 24. The event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Ute Lake State Park, said one of the organizers, Kathy Leal of Logan. Country artist Stephen Cochran is the featured peformer.

Baked goods are holiday sweeteners from here to Iraq

1198052565-doramaesweb.jpg

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari�s own Dora Maes makes a lot of holiday gatherings sweet. She bakes all kinds of goodies including sugar cookies, cakes, pies and a local favorite ��biscocitos. Biscocitos are sometimes known as the Rio Grande Biscuits or wedding cookies. Maes has grown her business, Maes Special Occasions, from homebaked […]

Chef cooks up turkeys for Ministry of Hope holiday feast

1197101993-michaelarrowsmith2web.jpg

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A Tucumcari chef helpd to give about 100 people that warm holiday feeling. The Ministry of Hope held a Holiday Feast for those in need on Thursday at the Trinity First Baptist Church. And the turkeys and fixings for the traditional holiday meal were donated and cooked by chef […]

Upcoming holiday events

Sunday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Christmas at Amistad. Arts and crafts booths, carnival type games for children, Open House at “Little House on the Prairie Museum,” on Hwy 402, 23 miles north of Nara Visa. Dec. 5: 7 p.m. Christmas Bonanza Bingo, $1,000. Bingo packs $25. VFW Post #2528, 105. E. Main St, Tucucmari. […]

Thankfullly, it was quiet over holiday

By QCS Staff It was a quiet Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Quay County, according to police officials There were two accidents and one DWI arrest in Quay County, New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker said. There were no fatalities. “It was a safe holiday weekend,” Baker said. “The fact that people knew the DWI […]