James Warren Vinall

Services: No services will be held. James Warren Vinall, 79, of Willcox, Ariz., after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, died at his home, in Bonita, on Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. He was born in Tucumcari on March 21, 1928 and grew up there. As a young man he worked the wheat harvests from New […]

Picture worth a thousand words

by Lynn Moncus Now that the slave has finally finished writing about the Rattler Reunion, she has decided I could write the column this week while she takes a long nap. Although she seems to enjoy that gathering, I rather dislike it because she pays no attention to my schedule and is apt to tell […]

Believe the words you read here

By Kevin Wilson Some of you have had the opportunity to meet me. For those who haven’t (and maybe those who have), let me take an opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Kevin Wilson. I like watching movies, but I prefer buying a DVD and watching it in my own dirty apartment to paying […]

New businesses set to arrive in city

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari will soon have two new places to eat and two new places to sleep along South First Street near McStop truck stop, officials said. The quick-rising framework that will house a Long John Silvers is already rapidly under way, but that’s not the only establishment planned for the […]

It’s best to leave sleeping cows lie

By Baxter Black: QCS columist If ya hang around a sale barn long enough you are bound to see some strange, some would say supernatural or even extraterrestrial happenings — like a cattle buyer actually bidding a penny over the market, or a waiter in a tuxedo at the sale barn café, or what happened […]

To sleep, perchance to eat Twinkies

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor What do we all want, need and cannot live without? No, it’s not the $84 fuzzy shearling slippers from the latest Cabelas catalog. It’s our dear friend sleep. Studies have shown normal adults need at least eight hours of sleep per day. When we say “normal” we mean those […]

Mother’s Day honors memories

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon Mother’s Day is one of the most special days of the year because it gives us a chance to honor one of the most special people in our lives. Even though some of us have been without our mothers for many years we still enjoy memories of the […]

City gets first birth of year

TV Hagenah Tucumcari has its first baby of the year. James Truman Windham was born at 5:02 p.m. Friday evening to Amanda and Doug Windham of Tucumcari and was 6 pounds, 4 1/2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. Both parents said they were elated that the James Truman joined their family which also […]

Rodeo team looks toward spring

Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team finished the fall season with some good results at the Lubbock competition and can now focus on the coming spring schedule that will start the third week of March. There were 170 teams entered in the team roping event at Lubbock. Ropers from Mesalands did well in the long round. […]

Weather hurts rodeo team

Mother Nature dealt a tough hand to the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team this week as they traveled to Vernon, Texas to compete after a week of very little practice due to the wet weather. The only person able to make a close showing in the long round was Ray Ballard who finished in 16th […]