Early birds find deep discounts

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Looking for some good deals for Christmas, shoppers showed up Friday at some retailers before 6 a.m. Sisters Rhonda Cioner and Amy Giordano said they were at Kmart before the doors opened. “I found some DVDs and there were a lot of clothes,” said Giordano, from Rio Rancho, who [...]

Mindset key in discovering new truths

By Debra Whittington For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12   Every morning, my little dog Gracie [...]

Woman found dead at motel

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A female motel worker was found dead this morning at a Tucumcari motel on First Street, New Mexico State Police said. “We are investigating a homicide,” said Lt. Cleo Baker. The woman was an employee of the Microtel Inn on First Street, he said. Officers were stationed around the [...]

Highlights of Route 66 fesitval

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Route 66 festivities on Saturday brought out several hundred locals and visitors who participated in the morning parade and enjoyed the day’s activities through the monster truck crush.

National Day of Prayer: Reminder of spiritual roots

By Debra Whittington Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:2-3 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, [...]

Newspaper delivery delayed

Friday’s storm has delayed delivery of the Quay County Sun. The papers were printed in Clovis on Saturday morning as usual, but carriers have been unable to bring them to Tucumcari for distribution. Circulation Director Rusty Galloway said papers may not be delivered until Monday because of road conditions, but efforts will continue through the [...]

Kanas man suicide victim

By Quay County Sun By Quay County Sun A 34-year-old Wichita, Kan., man, an apparent suicide victim, was found dead in his car by a motorist early Thursday morning on West Route 66 in Tucumcari, police said. Officers found a 9mm handgun in the man’s car. They also found that the bullet that killed the [...]

Younsters’ reading programs begins today

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Public Library has begun its annual story time program for the younger set. Entitled, “Saddle Up and Read, Bookaroos,” the program reaches children from ages one to five. “The kids enjoy the program,” staff member Erica Lopez said. “It’s a good break from their daily routine.” The [...]

Morning fire destroys mobile home

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By Ryn Gargulinski A mobile home was severely damaged in a Thursday morning fire at 1002 E. Heman Ave. According to a police report, an unknown male reported the fire at 5:54 a.m. Medics and fire units were dispatched. No one was home at the time, according to Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. He said [...]

Best television remains unplugged

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor What’s not to love about the morning sounds of a town like Tucumcari? The sweetly peeping birds. The rooster that crows at the tendrils of dawn. The donkeys braying boldly down the road. Alas, a new sound was added to the mix the other morning. It was neither natural [...]