Passing through

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Name: Larry and Judie Dibbern Where we found them: Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum. “We wanted to stop along the way and see the site,” Judie said. “We were very surprised and pleased with all the museum had to offer.” Where were they going? They were traveling from Hillsboro, Texas, to California to take their […]

Our page: Aug. 5, 2009

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Meet your neighbor Name: Tara Marie Hatfield Profession: Water and land management clerk for Arch Hurley Conservancy District Born: July 1, 1979 Hometown: Tucumcari of course. Because sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Family: Four kids — three girls and a boy ranging in age from 15 to 7. Tell us […]

Interfaith group adopts new name

Members of the former Ministerial Alliance voted last month to change their name to Fellowship of Christian Pastors, said Fellowship president David McAfee. One of the group’s first activities is the sponsorship of a “Family Night in Tucumcari” picnic that will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the softball fields by the […]

Sorry, Duke’s not for sale

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Duke has a fancy schmancy AQHA name, but Bobby calls him Duke “because John Wayne would’ve liked him just as much as I do,” he says. Bobby and Duke hit it off the first time they met. The usual “horse breaking” activities were not necessary. “I pretty much just got on him and we went […]

January 1938

Cupid won 3-To-1 over divorces in Quay County. Records disclosed that 185 marriage licenses were issued and 60 divorces were granted in District Court for the previous 12 months. …The local Chamber of Commerce sponsored a luncheon for Governor Tingley at the Rock Island Eating House. … H. W. Ingram, new owner of Barry Bros. […]

Rattlers Razz

By QCS Staff A Rattler reunion is like a large Cheers party televised on a wide screen. And at any moment you expect to hear these lyrics in the background: Be glad there’s one place in the world Where everybody knows your name, And they’re always glad you came; You want to go where people […]

Vacation Bible school joint effort of churches

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Children at the First Spanish Baptist Church are wild with praise. Jungle Jaunt is the theme for their summer vacation bible school. The Bible school is being held jointly by the Trinity, Immanuel and First Spanish Baptist Churches. There are 37 children enrolled and 12 volunteer teachers. “We found […]

Does your name make you rounder than you think?

The things they research these days. Researchers at Miami University think they know why you can remember some people’s names but not others. They think they have shown “quantitatively” (that means by lots of research) that certain names are associated with certain facial features. One example they give is that when people hear the name, […]

Arch Hurley to name new general manager

By Quay County Sun staff Arch Hurley to name new general manager The Arch Hurley Conservancy District has scheduled a meeting at 9 a.m. on Monday to announce the appointment of its new general manager. The board of directors met on Tuesday to review applicants. Board chairman, Larry Perkins, said the board had offered the […]

He’s driven to succeed

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari resident and business owner Charley Crossley is trying to bring a Jeep off-road event to Tucumcari — when he is not breaking world records. Crossley, is a 43-year-old retired monster truck driver who moved to Tucumcari in 2000 with his wife Deena. Years of monster truck driving have […]