Fond friends make for fond life

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Before writing today’s column, I had drawn a complete blank for a subject matter and asked for suggestions from Jo Priddy, Shirley Hancock, and Judy Powell while we were visiting in Del’s. As we talked about various subjects, we soon realized that most things we mentioned should not be written [...]

Cowboy has one of those days

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist It’s the kind of day every cowboy dreams of. Almost makes you wish they weren’t numbered. When the desert is green, it’s like Wyoming when the wind’s not blowing, or a sunny winter day in Ohio. It’s early fall. Still supposed to be hot today but we’ve got morning cloud [...]

Attempt made to gain access to jail

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun The Quay County Detention Center experienced a jail break over the weekend. No inmates attempted to escape, but Detention Center Administrator Anthony Elebario said there is evidence someone tried to break in. The report at the Quay County sheriff’s office states “vandalism” and “criminal damage to property” occurred to [...]

Man becomes familiar with emergency room

Baxter Black It has not been a good year when the nurses in the emergency room call you by your first name. As in, “Roll on in here, Lee, what did ya do this time?” Judy was talking to her grown daughter on the phone Sunday morning.  “Yep, I’ve finally talked your father into going to [...]

Rhea hen stolen from local farm

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun There has been a theft at the Floeck Country Ostrich, Emu and Rhea Ranch northeast of Tucumcari. Lesa Floeck, owner, said a rhea hen was stolen from her property around 4 a.m. Friday morning. “I think that’s when it happened, because my dogs started barking around then,” Floeck said. [...]

Circus comes to Tucumcari

William Thompson The Culpepper-Merriweather Great Combined Circus will raise the big top on the morning of March 31 at the Quay County Fairgrounds. The circus will present two 90 minute performances at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Terri Moss, Home Office manager for Culpepper-Meriweather, said Tucumcari residents should expect a wide variety of entertainment. “There [...]

Being Christian requires maintenance

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady “Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalms 16:11 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and [...]

Why water at noon?

Beverly Wiese Everyone is concerned about the water shortage. Most of us do what we can to conserve. I have a question for whomever is in charge of the timer on the park sprinklers. Why is it that they always go on at noon? We all love the parks and the children need a place [...]