Miss Maxine Riley touched lives in Tucumcari

Lynn Moncus Last week, Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson of Edmond, Okla. called to report the death of her dear cousin, Miss Maxine Riley, 95 of Brookfield, Mo. Many of you will recall Miss Riley and the many years she worked at City Hall in Tucumcari. She and one or two other people took care of city […]

God answers those who ask in prayer

Leonard Lauriault We may miss out on God’s very great blessings because we don’t ask for them specifically. For example, I had no clue what my next article would be about (this article, in fact). My prayer was, “Lord, give me an idea, and soon.” Then I emailed a loved one who expected to hear […]

Admiration for Kennedy immeasurable

Sen. Ted Kennedy, who died Aug. 25 at 77 after a 15-month battle with brain cancer, was one of the remarkable political characters of American political history. As the youngest child of a remarkable political dynasty, he overcame tragedy, an early reputation as a political lightweight, his own personal demons and sometime bad judgment to […]

Comments from the Canyons: Fond memories of school, teachers

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist A friend asked recently if I still miss teaching and the beginning of school. I had to admit that I do, and apparently always will, but that I am sort of glad I don’t have to prepare any lectures or grade any essays. Actually, I miss the students and the […]

History: July 1968

Carol Jean Rowse was crowned Miss Tucumcari. She was honored before a crowd of 350 people and went on to represent Tucumcari in the Miss New Mexico Pageant at Hobbs. Runners-up were Donna Briscoe and Linda Purcell. … Quay County Butane & Tire Co. Held its grand opening. … Grady Huffman resigned as an employee […]

Stunt pilots acrobatics thrill air show crowd

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About 1,000 people attended the 15th Annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show Wednesday at the Tucumcari airport. The performance also received sky-high marks from students. “They had a lot of new stuff this year at the air show,” said Brent Rusk, 14, of San Jon. “It is a great […]

Parents upset guidelines have change for Mr., Miss THS

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Parents aired complaints about the pending selection of Mr. and Miss TSH, food service and registration fees at Tuesday night’s Tucumcari School Board meeting. And a board member told those attending that test scores and the levels of proficiency in core subjects such as reading and math is not […]

09-06-2006: Turk’s Turf

Just another quick reminder about top dressing and overseeding. The action will be starting on Monday morning. Hopefully, the weather will provide us with favorable conditions. Please bear with us on the plugging. Upcoming events Sunday the 10th Ryder Cup Type Tourney will be held starting at 12:45 p.m. Two-person teams, with first nine scramble […]

Well-coiffed retirement for community icon

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Beverly Currell said she’s never had a bad hair day. Working as a hairdresser for nearly half a century may have had something to do with it. Now the owner of Vanity Villa, a regular icon on South Second Street, is set to retire – after a long braid of […]

Larry Stull

Larry D. Stull, 45, of Gulfport, Miss., died Saturday, May 28, 2005. He was born on Sept. 27, 1959, in Tucumcari, to Doug and Carolyn Stull. He attended and graduated from the Tucumcari school system in 1977. He was the computer systems administrator for the Gulfport, Miss. library. He was preceded in death by a […]