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By Keith Hayes I was transplanted to Tucumcari via Swickly, Penn., Fort Bragg, N.C., Morgantown, La., and Miles, Texas. I was born in 1942 and my dad was in the military until we settled here in 1947. I attended the Tucumcari schools for 12 years. I went to first grade at Central School, which now […]

Cattlemen have no business in cologne

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Dear J.D., I just got wind of your latest venture into the entrepreneurial world. It’s odd that if I’d heard you’d merged with Tyson Foods or been arrested transporting Amish across the state line, I’d have shaken my head but taken it in stride. As it was, I sat back […]

The slave slithers back home

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist While the slave was down south becoming an Ancient Aggie from NM A & MA, I, Dame Agatha Christie, aka Aggie, was suffering in jail for a few days and am still more than a little miffed about being left. Believe me, she has suffered for that kind of mistreatment […]

Technology passed over horseshoes

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Technology is now available to count cattle on a Forest Service permit from outer space, to construct material for space shuttles that can withstand 3,000-degree temperature on re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere, and to plastic wrap a tool in Ace Hardware that cannot be opened with the Jaws of Life. […]

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 […]

Low road suits me just fine

By Lynn Moncus Recently, a couple of friends from elsewhere mentioned that they felt I must lead a dull and boring life in Tucumcari. They had passed by on Interstate 40, were sure that no one could even pretend to find anything interesting to do here, and suggested that I consider moving elsewhere. As you […]

Library Books, June 11

The following titles are available at the Tucumcari Public Library:                    FICTION The Closers by Michael Connelly. A detective looking into unsolved cases for the Los Angeles Police Department probes the mysterious death of a 16 year-old girl in 1988.   Double Homicide by Faye Kellerman. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman team up to deliver the launch book […]

THS senior week events

l Tucumcari’s Senior Week activities begin this weekend with the following events: Saturday Family softball and family picnic at 6 p.m. at the softball field. Call 461-1291 or 461-3658 for details. Must bring own glove and bat. Sunday Hamburger fry at 12:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall. Call 461-3090 for details. Baccalaureate at 5 p.m. […]

Film turned play comes to Tucumcari

Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Alicia Albright remembers watching the movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” when she was a child. Though she always dreamed of playing Millie, she never thought that she would get the chance. Millie is a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness whose plan to marry off her six […]

Thoughts concerning Christmas

On Christmas Day, like no other on the calendar, compassion and generosity resonate. Children are the center of our universe. Our bonds are celebrated. Hope lives. It is Christmas. This is the day the birth of Jesus is observed in Christian communities from Tucumcari to Portales and across the world. As told in the gospel […]