2/4 Calendar

All month: The Bookmobile will not be making any stops in February, but will run again in March, according to a release from Rural Bookmobile East. The service automating its collection and will have a database that includes all Bookmobile collections and the Books-by-mail, the release said. Call 461-1206 for details. Today: The Girl Scouts […]

1/7 Calendar

CALENDAR Calendar Today: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a cake walk from 2 to 4 p.m. at the VFW Post 2528 at 105 E. Main St. Call Kathy Lopez at 461-7825. Saturdays ongoing: N.A. meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. at […]

Second-hand store survives on Route 66

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By William Thompson It’s called Uncle Sam’s Wild West Trading Post, and it owes it’s “wildness” to owner Steven Benavidez. Benavidez has operated the second-hand store seven days a week at the corner of South Seventh Street and West Route 66 Boulevard for the past four months. He said he’s trying to create more than […]

Students send care packages to Iraq

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Some U.S. troops in Iraq will soon be receiving care packages from Tucumcari Middle School students. About 90 students in Louise Ayres’ sixth-grade social studies classes began gathering goodies in mid-April. “We were doing a unit on wars involving the U.S. and I thought we needed to keep our […]

Crafts fair succeeds

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The 33rd annual Tucumcari Arts and Crafts Fair had only been open a couple of hours Saturday morning at the Quay County Fair Barn. Vendors were already selling items. Potential buyers ‹ some of more that 700 people organizers said attended the weekend event ‹ were examining handmade jewelry […]

Local groups offer assistance to tsunami victims

William Thompson Americans are contributing in a big way to disaster relief in Asia in the wake of massive tsunamis. Tucumcari’s St. Anne’s Catholic Church collected more than $1500 in donations from churchgoers last weekend, and a group of youths in conjunction with Center Street United Methodist Church, have been assembling health and hygiene kits […]

Students collect for troops

According to representitives of the seventh grade at Tucumcari Middle School, everyone in Tucumcari is encouraged to bring a number of different items items to the middle school for shipment to American troops in Iraq during the upcoming holidays. Middle School instructor Jodie Linn said the deadline for collecting is Nov.1. She also said seventh […]

Items stolen from local charity

William Thompson Tucumcari residents routinely drop off large amounts of clothing and other items in front of La Casa de La Hope food and clothing bank on South First Street. Bea Laredo, La Casa’s director, said certain greedy individuals have been coming by and stealing those donated clothes. “Several people have told me they dropped […]

Banquet scores solid success

TV Hagenah Over 200 people gathered in the Tucumcari Convention Center Ballroom Thursday evening for the annual Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Banquet which featured music, food, a guest speaker, drawings and a silent auction. According to Kim Gray of the Chamber of Commerce, the evening which had as its theme, “Campaign for Tucumcari/Quay County” […]

Collectors coming

By Dave Gragg “Eclectic” is one word for it. So is “A whole lot of people who collect a whole lot of stuff,” but that’s not really one word, is it? Collectors from 10 states will be in Tucumcari next weekend as part of the 31st annual collectors’ show on Friday and Saturday. The collectibles […]