John Cortes Banks

John Cortes Banks Services: 3 p.m., today in the Chapel at Muffley Funeral Home. John Cortes Banks, 88, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at his home in Clovis. He was born May 25, 1918 to Guy Cortes and Nellie Jones Banks in Siloam Springs, Ark. He served in the U.S. Army as a […]

From cradle, to cross, to second coming

by Leonard Lauriault Throughout this year’s Christmastime, I’ve been reminded of the familiar saying, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” We need reminders of Jesus’ historical life because so many people are trying to distort it, taking the “Christ” out of Christmas and all of life (1 Timothy 4: 1, 2; 2 Peter 2: […]

Couple finds love, degrees at ENMU

By Helena Rodriquez John and Betty Ellis ironically met in a marriage and family class at Eastern New Mexico University in 1986. They had differing views on marriage, yet they tied the knot and put their education on hold. Twenty years later, following careers in restaurant management and the birth of their two now-teenage daughters, […]

Riding for a reason

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Michelle J. Thompson of Glen Ellyn Ill., has been traveling by bicycle since Oct. 21 on Historic Route 66 from Chicago, Ill. to Costa Mesa, Calif. Her goal is to raise money to help her brother John Thompson who is battling oral cancer for the second time in his […]

Mike Pacsirta

Mike Pacsirta Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 306 E. Aber St., Tucumcari. Mike Pacsirta, 94, died at his residence in Tucumcari on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006. Mr. Pacsirta was born Sept. 24, 1912 in Sari, Hungary. He grew up as a farm boy working on the family farm until age 22 when […]

11-22-2006: Turk’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Hopefully the weather is going to stay nice during our winter months so everyone can get out and play and enjoy your course. Another important thought: I will be completing the 2007 Calendar of Events shortly, so if you are planning a special event for next year, contact […]

Construction barriers remind us to stay on right path

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist While approaching the construction site between Tucumcari and Santa Rosa, recently, I came upon a flashing sign I’d never seen before. It read something like, “Caution – Moving Wall Barriers Next 8 Miles.” You may have seen it too. My first thoughts were of signs like, “Deer Crossing […]

Xtreme sport to come to Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Desert Xtreme Fights presented by The King of the Cage will debut in Tucumcari in early October. It’s the first time that an extreme sporting event will be held in Tucumcari. Most of the time these events take place in larger cities. “We have worked very hard to get […]

09-13-2006: Turk’s Turf

Tuck’s Turf We had a great little Ryder Cup-type format Sunday afternoon with a different twist on some of our other events. And folks said they enjoyed the format. Here are the results: Tower A Flight 1st: A.C. Chavarria and Ted Woolridge, 67* 2nd: John L Frost and Roger Bowe, 67 3rd: Larry Roybal Sr. […]

Are you running in circles?

By Leonard Lauriault We’re always busy where I work. Recently, we were having some really busy days because we had many different tasks needing completed in a short time, but there were lots of interruptions. At one point, I interrupted one of my coworkers to see how things were going. He said he felt like […]