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Louie Molinas Jr. and Sandra Anaya have announced their engagement. Louie is the son of Tommie Baca and Louie and Maryanne Molinas. Louie Jr. was born and raised in Tucumcari and has been employed with the city the past 13 years. Sandra is the daughter of Joe (Lilo) Anaya and Dora Anaya. Sandra was born […]

Tucumcari librarian retiring

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer After more than a decade of serving community readers, Mary Ann Molinas has resigned as director of the Tucumcari Public Library. “I am going to miss it. I cannot imagine my life without it,” Molinas said. “I will probably wake up in the morning and still drive here for […]

Library sitting pretty, thanks to Altrusa gift

By QCS Staff The Community Service Committee of Tucumcari Altrusa International donated $1,350 in early spring to the Tucumcari Public Library to purchase new sitting area furniture. Now, a three-piece maroon faux-leather brass-tab couch set was purchased from the downtown business of Pajirito Interiors, said an Altrusa officer. “It gives a new look to that […]

Part(y)ing finale for readers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun This is a kids’ story with a happy ending. The Tucumcari Public Library’s summer reading program held its grand finale Thursday in Dunn’s Park. At the finale children enjoyed sack races, piñatas, cakewalks, balloon toss and a hot dog cookout as a reward for completing the required reading list […]

Tiggers take championship

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The Tiggers won first place in the girls city softball league. They competed against the Blue Angels and the Sluggers. Back row, from left, Coach B.J. Molinas, Olana Romero, Sista Powell and Brianna Molinas. Front row, from left Madeline Wiegel, Heidi Strong, Alex Garcia, Melissa Garcia and Rosario Lucero.

Molinas enjoys last run

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Krystal Molinas has been on the Rattlers’ side and sidelines for half a decade. Molinas is the head team manager for the Rattlers varsity and junior varsity football teams. Molinas got her start as manager of the Rattlers during her sophomore year in 2001 when her brother A.J. Molinas […]

Library offers many services

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Correspondent Mary Ann Molinas visited the maternity ward at Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital on March 29. Her mission? To make a delivery. She wanted to make sure newborn baby James got his first hardback book. That might not be a typical duty for a librarian, but at the Tucumcari […]

Reading program had good turnout

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN The tots and teens of Tucumcari are having a busy summer, amassing nearly 1,400 hours reading 5,346 books for the Tucumcari Public Library Summer Reading Program, according to Assistant Librarian Dainetta Kroeker. Library records show 247 children enrolled in the annual gig, with more than 100 of them showing […]

Treasure hunting at garage sales

By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Tucumcari resident Mary Ann Molinas laughs when she admits it, but, yes, she once bought a bed pan at a garage sale. “It was made out of that blue and white speckled tin like they used in old dishes,” she said of her 50-cent purchase. “I was going to […]

Russell Dwain Downey, Levi Trent Downey, Nelson Barreras

Russell Dwain Downey Russell Dwain Downey, 48, of House, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, in Curry County. Russell Downey was born on July 7, 1956, in Clovis. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in House and secretary of the House School Board. He was a husband, father, and brother. He is survived […]