Head Start program awarded grant

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Head Start program in Tucumcari is getting $245, 202 in federal stimulus money, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan announced Friday. The grant was awarded to Eastern Plains Community Action Agency, Inc. The money will be used for their Early Head Start programs established in 1995 as an extension […]

Time to recognize, enjoy today’s characters

By Lynn Moncus Frequently we discuss colorful characters of the past and tend to think we have few such characters remaining in our county today. Well, we just need to look around, and we are apt to see a number who are just as much fun and just as colorful as those of long ago.For […]

Quilters sew up prize for hospice

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By QCS Staff Mary Jimenez, president of Helping Hands Hospice of Tucumcari was presented a

December 1948

Rosella Johnson of Logan went to Santa Fe to be sworn in as a private of the Women’s Army Corps. … Vallie Sharp and Maude Burnham asked the city council to contribute utilities and staff for the USO center. … Blass L. Jimenez sustained a broken leg while riding horseback with J.V. Gallegos, assistant district […]

Rattler wresters take first in two classes

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers wrestling team came away with twin champions. Brian Lopez won 1st place in the 215 pound class and Raymond Jimenez took first place in the 103 pound class at the Sierra Blanca Invite at Ruidoso. The Rattlers finished in sixth place with 101 points “I won my […]

First days have few snags

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun While there’s no doubt traffic will be slowed at key points across Tucumcari, the first two days of the First Street Project’s return to the city have come and gone without any major snags. “We all worked on it together and planned for it, so everything’s on plan and […]

Around Town, June 11

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Baker of Tucumcari announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Dorsha Kober of Tucumcari to Tim Gutierrez of Tucumcari, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gutierrez of Tucumcari. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. June 25 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. The reception will follow at the […]

Man gives injured boy bicycle

TV Hagenah The police report was cut and dried. A child riding his bicycle and a sports utility vehicle met at the intersection of Lake St. and Heman Ave. and the child was injured, the driver of the SUV called the police and the child was taken to the hospital and the bicycle was a […]

Shelter brings hope, love

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By Angela Peacock Freezing in a rundown trailer with no electricity or running water praying the babies father wouldn’t come home and beat her again is how Janey Smith spent Christmas day in 2002. “I left Oregon in a truck with no license, insurance or tags and had trouble making it run the whole way, […]