Parents upset guidelines have change for Mr., Miss THS

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Parents aired complaints about the pending selection of Mr. and Miss TSH, food service and registration fees at Tuesday night’s Tucumcari School Board meeting. And a board member told those attending that test scores and the levels of proficiency in core subjects such as reading and math is not [...]

Time for community to examine attitudes about alcohol

QCS Guest Columnist: Misti Cohran On May 18, 12-year-old Augie Montiel lost his life when he drowned in a canal. This was a tragedy true enough, but who should be punished for his death? I was at a court hearing on July 5 and it was really sad, but also stupid as I heard stories [...]

Nothing beats memories of school days

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Recently, Bill Stratton gave me a postcard with a picture of the first large high school in our town, located on S. Third Street at the site on which Granger School now stands. His mother, Winnie Stratton, attended school there in 1918 and had saved that card among her treasures. [...]

Knowing who we are brings freedom

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist In the movie, “Alice in Wonderland,” the hookah-puffing caterpillar asks Alice, “Who are you?” Knowing who we are has to do with whose we are. When I was younger, I was known as “one of Hettie’s boys.” People knew my parents and informed me that if I forgot myself [...]

Students dressup to avoid being dressed down

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School ninth-grader Will Bason said he was once reprimanded for showing up for class in a shirt with a picture of a horse above his left arm. “They (school officials) said it was gang related,” Bason said, noting he was not sent home but told if he [...]

School passes information through Internet

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun With nearly a century’s worth of experience in education sitting at one table, Tucumcari school officials held an informational meeting Feb. 2 to pass that information along to area parents. Schools Superintendent William Reents was joined by principals Susan Montoya from the high school; Roberta Segura from the middle [...]

E-mail not as good as old-fashioned letter

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Through the years we have visited about the joy of writing and receiving letters. Last week, had I not known better, I’d have thought friends had ganged up on me when I received five wonderful letters in one day. Ordinarily, I receive two or three a week and am delighted. [...]

12/3 Editorial

The U.S. Supreme Court last week made it sound as if it were strictly a narrow legal matter. However, in Schaffer v. Weast it set policies for thousands of school districts around the country, determined how millions of dollars will be spent and had a huge impact on what kind of services some 7 million [...]

10/12 Obituary

Alan Bugg Services: 1 p.m. on Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Tucumcari. Alan Henry Bugg, 50, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on July 4, 1955, in Albuquerque. When only days old, he was adopted and brought home to Tucumcari by the [...]

Cafeteria food fails inspection

QCS staff Tucumcari Middle School’s Mesa Cafeteria was shut down briefly on Tuesday and food already distributed was thrown away, according to a letter sent to parents from Summit Food Service Management. The letter states the New Mexico Environment Department found the food was not in compliance after an inspection. “The serving temperature was below [...]