11-17-07 Around town

Birthday wishes… Greyson Bollinger celebrated his first birthday on Nov. 3 at his home in Tucumcari. Helping him celebrate were his parents, Justin and Kerri Bollinger, and big brother, Garrett Bollinger. His grandparents are Darrel and Brenda Bollinger of Clovis, and Mona Rutter of Logan. His great-grandparents are Johnnie and Velma Bollinger of Clovis, and […]

Has true designer been forgotten?

On June 6, President Bush did what Congress told him to do. Of course, it wasn’t the current Congress that President Bush took his orders from, but:   The Congress that on Aug. 3, 1949, designated June 14 of each year as Flag Day and requested the president to issue an annual proclamation calling for […]

05-02-2007: Notable Notes

Drawing funds for United Way Everyone’s Federal Credit Union is raffling a painting on behalf of the United Way of Quay County.  The painting is by Margaret Pearce Mote of Broadview.  It is an oil on canvas of a windmill and is framed in barn wood. Tickets are $5 each and are available from any EFCU […]

Violin maker straddling two centuries

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Rudy Gonzales is known locally as a sign painter. But here in the 21st century, Gonzales is really a 17th century artist and craftsman. When he paints signs, he does it the old-fashioned way. You won’t find Gonzales hunched over a computer screen. There are no computer print-outs, no […]

Some jobs harder with New Mexico weather

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist The air is stagnant. Hot. Preheated to at least 350. A blazing light beats down upon slightly greased metal. Everything on it begins to bake. No, it’s not a batch of cookies in the oven. It’s just another day in the life of a roofer in New Mexico. Although the […]

Some Tucumcari folks have fun with the often mundane

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun For most, going to get the mail is no big deal. But not so for some folks in Tucumcari who have jazzed up their curb with a splash of daisies, a hint of mint or a flash of John Deere green. City residents will also find a Harley-inspired whip […]

Artists complete mural

William Thompson Doug and Sharon Quarles have become popular with locals and tourists alike over the past two months for the large mural they have been painting on the side of Lowe’s Grocery Store. Doug Quarles said he expects the mural to be completed today or tomorrow. His wife Sharon expects a small ceremony to […]

Artists start class for youths

TV Hagenah If Doug Quarles has his way, in about a month, the Tucumcari area will be overrun with young artists. That is why the area painter and muralist is, with his artist wife Sharon Watson, scheduling art classes at their studio-home west of the city during the early summer. “There are some very talented […]

Educators hold raffle

William Thompson The Tucumcari Education Association is raffling a painting by local artist Doug Quarles. The painting, a depiction of mallards in flight, is being raffled to raise money for a scholarship that will be disbursed to persons studying to become teachers. The raffle is the primary means used to fund the scholarship. The painting […]

Award winning artist displays works

By Ryan Lengerich Bernice Cosner’s passion for arts developed as much from necessity as it did from recreation. “When you have a rancher for a hubby, you need a hobby,” she said. Cosner was the featured artist for the Tucumcari Historical Museum’s presentation of Artist in the Annex for November. She displayed more than 20 […]