History: July 1968

Carol Jean Rowse was crowned Miss Tucumcari. She was honored before a crowd of 350 people and went on to represent Tucumcari in the Miss New Mexico Pageant at Hobbs. Runners-up were Donna Briscoe and Linda Purcell. … Quay County Butane & Tire Co. Held its grand opening. … Grady Huffman resigned as an employee […]

Officers honored at luncheon

QC Sun staff Ten officers were honored at the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday. The luncheon honored Quay County officers who had the highest numbers in minor in possession citations and DWI arrests between July 1, 2008, and June 30. Officials said 107 MIP citations were issued […]

VFW honors middle school student

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By QCS Staff Gale Munsell, 11, of Tucumcari was honored recently with the VFW Patriot’s Pin award at a ceremony in Albuquerque. Munsell was selected for his winning essay on “Why American Veterans Should be Honored.” His essay won first place in the Tucumcari VFW Post 2528 competition and placed second in the statewide competition. […]

Earl Flint of San Jon honored at Conchas celebration

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By QCS Staff Earl Flint, 98, of San Jon was

Postal worker retires after 30 years with USPS

By Chelle Delaney Retirement for postal worker Phil Liles will be like going back to the future. Although he retired Friday after 30 years with the the U.S. Postal Service, he’s going back to work today. From Tucumcari, he’s going to Logan where he first started working for the USPS. Liles said he’ll be doing […]

Wallace honored for her pioneering spirit

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The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women will honor Quay County resident, Maxine Wallace, 79, of Grady with their annual Pioneer Award later this month, according to a news release. The award, given in partnership with the New Mexico Extension Association of New Mexico, recognizes a woman of outstanding leadership and whose accomplishments […]

Letters to the Editor: The military will be honored

We hear that soldiers who have fought and been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan gave their lives for nothing if we pull out now. Nothing could be farther from the truth None of us get out of this life alive. Why do anything at all when it comes right down to it? It is because […]

Travis Nelson honored

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by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County Extension clubs honored Travis Nelson of Nara Visa for 50 years of work, commitment and dedication to the improvement of Quay County. And the Travis Nelson Building at the Quay County Fairgrounds was officially dedicated Wednesday afternoon. Tucumcari Mayor Mary Mayfield introduced Nelson and spoke of all […]

Football team honored

BY QCS Staff QCS Staff On Monday, the parents the Tucumcari Middle School Football Team honored them for their 7-0 season at the Tucumcari Elementary School Cafeteria. Master of Ceremony was James McElroy. He welcomed all the players, friends, and family members to the banquet. After the players and managers were introduced they were given […]

9/3 Quay personality

Who: Loraine Otero Tucumcari native and Quay County financial clerk who was just honored with a Commitment of Excellence award from Quay County commissioners. Claim to fame: With 30 years of banking experience and three years with the county, Otero said she’s learned to handle many financial challenges. Her job as office manager is overseeing […]