Mayor reveals battle with brain cancer

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QCS staff Tucumcari Mayor Jim Witcher said Tuesday he is battling brain cancer. Jim Witcher revealed the news of his health to 25 city residents and city commissioners, who had gathered at City Hall for a public hearing on redistricting. “Before this meeting begins I want you all to know what is going on,” Witcher […]

Cowboys pay price for entertainment

Baxter Black Jim told me a story of his youth. Of course, it could have happened yesterday knowing cowboys the way I do. Jim was 12. His brothers were two years off, either way. Their dad sent the boys out a’horseback to bring in Bully Boy, one of their herd sires, to the home corrals. […]

Bonds proposed to save Sands Dorsey

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Saving the Sands Dorsey should be put to a vote of the residents through a bond issue, suggested commissioner Jim Witcher at Thursday’s city commission meeting. Commissioner Jim Lafferty said he was perplexed by Witcher’s suggestion because Witcher had voted in a previous city commission meeting to have the […]

March 1952

‘Older’ students closing age gap

By Lynn Moncus Valentine’s Day was made very special with an early-morning call from Jim Nelson, one of my first students to start me on my lengthy teaching career. Through the years, we have visited about the special bond and love between students and teachers, and you have read much about my feelings for my […]

Tuck’s TurfL: Scramble Results

Results of the Mesa Legends Scramble on July 4 are below: Front 9 First team score 30 Ed Shipley, Frank Gutierrez and Chipper Breen Second team score 31 John Liles, Justin Liles and Bob Frost Third team tie score 32 Howie Tucker, Jay Carney and Claire Rachor Randy Lease, Dave Hein and Clay Beevers Matt […]

Michael Robert Hudson

Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Michael Robert Hudson, 24, died Feb. 5 in Overland Park, Kan. Mr. Hudson was born at Cannon Air Force Base on June 1, 1982. After graduating from Tucumcari High School in 2000, he moved to Albuquerque to attend college and continue working for Carquest. […]

Economic develop top priority among city commissioners

By Quay County Sun staff City Commissioners were asked to name their top priiorities for 2007. Tops among the commissioners were economic development projects and programs that would provides more jobs and increase gross receipts for the city in 2007. Here are their responses: Mayor Mary Mayfield 1 Continued economic development 2 Continued fiscal management […]

Candidate close-up: Crellin

By Norma Jean Crellin: Guest columnist I came to Tucumcari in 1938 with my parents, Oscar and Nora Redhage, from Kansas City, Mo., entered third grade at Four Points, and graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1948. After attending Kansas City Business College, I worked as a legal secretary for Rowley, Breen and Bowen for […]

Tucumcari man left legacy of honesty — and knives, son said

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mike Sasser said his father, Jim “Sonny” Sasser, could be summed up in three ways — honest, straightforward and rough around the edges. But that barely scratches the surface, for Jim Sasser, who died on Jan. 3 at the age of 70, was also an expert knife maker. With a shop […]