Santa comes early for kids in need

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Santa came early this year for some kids in Tucumcari. He also came dressed in leather and riding a motorcycle. And it wasn’t just one St. Nick. Several dozen proverbial Santas, male and female, accompanied by a police escort, showed up on their bikes Saturday to bring early cheer to kids […]

11/30 Obituaries

Ruth Hodson Services: Have been held. Audrey Ruth Hodson, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, in Redlands, Calif. She was born on Oct. 13, 1921, in Tucumcari. After her father died, she helped her mother run a local hotel that housed mainly railroad engineers, and later they ran a boarding house. She graduated from Redondo […]

Callie’s Christmas looking good

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Callie Rae Frost, age 3, made it home from the hospital in time for Christmas last year – but only by a scant three days. Her weeks leading up to last year’s big holiday were spent in Galveston’s Shriner’s Hospital burn unit after a household accident on Dec. 6. Grandmother Vicki […]

Annual Hispanic Scholarships are again a success

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Conchas Dam mother and son Rita and Mark Martinez said they have a few things in common – like being in the same college class during Mark Martinez’ first semester and being recipients of this year’s Hispanic Scholarships from Mesalands Community College. “It was really an honor,” Rita Martinez said of […]

Climate makes plant parenting tougher

By Ryn Gargulinski Having your garden thrashed by a summer storm is not a pleasant thing. It actually hurts to awake and find a group of ripped roots, a fleet of mashed beets and torn rows of corn. It’s not like losing a kid — unless, of course, your kid is green and stringy and […]

Rally judged a success

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QCS Staff The second annual Mother Road Rally ended Sunday with officials declaring it a success. “From what I could see it looked like there was an increase from last year,” said organizer Jim Hudson, who did not have an official tally. Attendance at the 2004 rally was estimated at 500 to 1,200. Photographer James […]

Logan family celebrates first Mother’s Day together

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tamie Russell will have three more children calling her “Mom” this Mother’s Day. Kanyesha, 14, Ashley, 13 and Pete, 9, joined the Russell family about two months ago as foster children. Russell will spend this Mother’s Day with them, her adopted daughter Tanesha, her husband John — who returned […]

Mother’s Day honors memories

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon Mother’s Day is one of the most special days of the year because it gives us a chance to honor one of the most special people in our lives. Even though some of us have been without our mothers for many years we still enjoy memories of the […]

Clifford Quincy Flint

Clifford Quincy Flint, 44, died on March 27, 2005 following an extended illness. Flint was born March 30, 1960 in Groton, Mass. to Shirley and Lt. Quinnie Flint. Three months later his dad’s tour of duty completed, and the family returned to Las Cruces for Quinnie to work at White Sands Missile Range. From exploring […]

Burn victim in process of recovering

William Thompson John and Vicki Frost, of Tucumcari, said their two-year-old granddaughter Callie Rae Frost is recovering after she was seriously burned Dec. 6 on the entire left side of her head and face, her chest, neck and arms. The young girl was watching her mother fry sopapillas in hot oil inside their home in […]