Headstone for soldier placed

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Thomas Garcia A headstone honoring a Confederate soldier was placed at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery on Sept. 7 — nearly a century after his death. Kenneth Glaze, an employee of Glaze Monument Company in Clovis, placed the military marker for Alfred Shelby. Shelby served in the Confederate Army as a sergeant in Company F of […]

4-H to host 3D archery shoot

Brenda Bishop The Quay County 4-H Shooting Sports program will be hosting a 3D archery fun shoot June 11. The shoot will take place at Five Mile Park beginning at 8 a.m. All cards will be due by 1 p.m. Fees are $10 for adults and $5 for youth and will be used to cover […]

Tax dollars should not fund religious center

Freedom New Mexico Park 51 developers, formerly known as Cordoba House, the group behind what is popularly known as the proposed “ground zero mosque” two blocks away from the site of the 9/11 attacks, has catapulted its proposed project back into the news spotlight. By applying for a $5 million grant from the Lower Manhattan […]

San Jon dedicates veterans park

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Russell Anglin The Village of San Jon dedicated its Veterans Memorial Park Thursday with a ceremony honoring the men and women who have fought for the United States armed forces. Citizens and students of San Jon schools gathered to participate in the dedication. The dedication began with a welcoming statement by San Jon Mayor Billie […]

Cemetery conditions concern residents

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Russell Anglin The prayer garden at the west side of Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery was busy Wednesday morning with five visitors seeking out the gravestones of loved ones between 11 a.m. and noon. Betty Cooper-Coslett, a lifelong Quay County resident whose first husband is buried in the garden, said she was unhappy with what she […]

Rattlers hosting cross country event

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Thomas Garcia Senior Matt Pacheco said he was looking forward to the Rattlers hosting a cross country event Saturday at Five Mile Park.

Amarillo man’s death is the second this summer at Ute Lake

QCS Staff An Amarillo man died following a boating accident at Ute Lake State Park in Logan, state park officials confirmed on Wednesday.

State police: Fourth of July uneventful despite large crowds

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Thomas Garcia Local authorities say the holiday weekend was pleasant as nearly 40,000 people visited Ute Lake State Park in Logan. From Thursday through Sunday there were 39,000 visitors to Ute Lake State Park, said Marty Niman, New Mexico State Parks public information officer. Despite the high number of visitors the New Mexico State Police […]

History gone with building

Lynn Moncus When we heard about the burning of the main building at Metropolitan Park, many of us were saddened because that park represented some of the happiest times of our youth. We recalled the fun we had there through the years and felt an emptiness caused by the loss of an old friend. A […]

Easter tradition continues

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An area church will continue an annual tradition Saturday by hiding 12,000 plastic eggs for area youth. The First Assembly of God Church in Tucumcari will hold its fifth annual egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Dunn Park. “The eggs come to us unassembled,” said Gail Owen, volunteer coordinator. […]