Farmers’ market offers more than freshness

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Farmers’ Market Manager Bobbie DeFoor said it’s her apple butter that drives folks wild — although she admits the fresh tomatoes may be equally compelling. And those are just two of the items usually available at the annual market held on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. until […]

7/27 Community Notes

Tucumcari’s radio station KTNM 1400 AM is broadcasting a new Hispanic radio show called “La Voz” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays now through December. The program, hosted by retired bilingual educator Benjie Torres, features local artists performing Ranchera, New Mexico and Tex-Mex music, as well as personal interviews, college news, and […]

Cotton growers need to switch to high demand crop

Freedom Newspapers O ne of mankind’s earliest inventions was agriculture. Growing their food rather than chasing it around or wandering in search of it enabled people to stay in one place. This stability allowed the development of other trappings of civilization: towns, trade, regional culture and government. But agriculture provided the foundation upon which all […]

Farmers’ market to open

By William Thompson The Quay County farmers’ market opens at 5 p.m. Saturday at Wailes Park with live bluegrass music. The market will open at 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, according to local manager Bobbie Defoor. “The market usually starts out slowly but more people participate as the summer moves along,” Defoor […]

Notes from the city commission meeting

The Tucumcari City Commission held a regular meeting on Thursday. The following items were discussed: • Mayor Mary Mayfield could not attend the meeting because of a death in her family. Commissioner Betty Ditto did not attend because of visiting family. • The commission declared April 8 as “Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico Tribute […]

Eggs over Internet

By Leslie Radford These days one can find just about anything a person needs on the Internet. The Internet has become an increasingly popular way to do business as well. Floeck’s Country Ostrich Ranch northeast of Tucumcari has recently started selling ostrich eggs on eBay. “We were looking into a new way to market our […]

County fair gets rolling

The Quay County Fair, which many have waited for all year, has begun. Activities have hit high gear today at the Quay County fair grounds as the demonstrations begin taking place. Booth exhibits, both commercial and educational, along with animals and skill displays were set up at the fair Monday and Tuesday. Judges examined the […]

Farmers’ market starting strong

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Farmers’ Market has found its new home at Wailes Park to its liking said the head of the area farmers’ market organization, Joye Clumbine. “Everything went really well,” said Clumbine about the first day of what is to be a twice-a-week event that will run though the end of harvest. “We […]

Area cattle not threatened by Mad Cow

By TV Hagenah It is Quay County Extension Agent Pete Walden’s opinion that there is nothing to fear in regard to the nation’s Mad Cow scare except the proverbial “fear itself.” “Indications are,” said Walden, “that the cow came from Canada and it ate the feed before the ban took effect.” Walden said anyone going […]

Why capitalism is always suspect

Tibor Machan is a professor of business ethics and Western Civilization at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and author of ” Few people who criticize corporate crime mention that we hardly have a genuine free market in place anywhere on earth. So, business corporations operate, as does the rest of commerce, in a mixed economy, […]