City clerk says she’s looking forward to family time

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Thomas Garcia After two decades of working for the city of Tucumcari and Quay County, Jeannette Maddaford will retire today. Maddaford, who was interviewed earlier this week, is looking forward to starting the new year by catching up with family, friends, and postponed plans and hobbies. Maddaford is married to Rex Maddaford who is part […]

Early voting is light

By QCS Staff Early voting in Tucumcari’s election for city commissioners is light, said City Clerk Jeannette Maddaford. So far, there have been 10 absentee ballots and 22 early voter ballots that have been cast at the machines, Maddaford said. Based on records from the Quay County Clerk’s office, as of Jan. 7, there are […]

Golf tourney to benefit THS golf team

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course is hosting a tournament Sunday to benefit the Tucumcari High School golf team. About 40 golfers have already signed up and the course’s golf pro Howie Tucker said he welcomes more participants. “It will be an 18-hole tournament with a four-person scramble,” Tucker said. […]

Rattler golfers on target

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course was kind to its hometown team. The Tucumcari High School golf team hosted a tournament Tuesday and hit a combined score of 333, exactly the score needed to win one of three legs necessary to make it to the state tournament. Rattler Matt Smith earned an individual […]

Rattler golfers fall short in tournament

QCS staff Five members of the Tucumcari High School golf team played in a tournament Monday at New Mexico Military Institute. The Rattlers failed to hit the tournament¹s target of 322. They shot 338 for the day. Matt Smith shot the team¹s lowest score of 79. Clay Beevers was next with an 83. Nick Wiegel […]

Meeting offers parents information about drugs

By William Thomspon: Quay County Sun Parents with concerns about their children’s exposure to drugs, will have an opportunity to learn more about how to spot signs of drug use on Thursday. At some local parents’ requests, Tucumcari High School assistant principal Rex Maddaford invited Cpl. Darrick Shaw of Tucumcari Police to give parents information […]

New county clerk steps in familiar position

TV Hagenah This is the second of Quay County Sun’s series on first-time elected office holders. Quay County’s new County Clerk is Ellen White who steps into the position with some knowledge of the office having served in the county clerk’s office for seven years and having served as deputy clerk under county clerk Jeannette […]

Tuesday only filing day for boards of education

TV Hagenah Tuesday, Dec. 21 is the final filing day for Board of Education candidates for Tucumcari, Mesalands Community College, House, Logan and San Jon schools. According to Quay County Clerk Jeanette Maddaford, the only day for filing for a board position is Tuesday. “There is only one filing day for persons to file as […]

THS teachers get turkey early

TV Hagenah It was a week early, but teachers at Tucumcari High School got a Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings which they said was “as good as it gets.” The dinner which was prepared by the high school’s culinary arts students under the supervision of their teacher Gail Balzano was served to […]

DAR salutes veterans

TV Hagenah The Daughters of the American Revolution are saluting veterans of more modern incarnation on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. According to Jeannette Maddaford secretary of the organization and event coordinator, the ceremony honoring veterans will be at Veterans’ Park which is at the corner of Third and Main streets. “We are doing […]