A turkey by any other name just as juicy

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The latest in the civilized world’s need to right old wrongs is the country of Turkey’s objection to the use of the name turkey to describe a rather intellectually challenged bird with a snood. “It casts us in an unflattering light, offends our ancestors and we are not getting any […]

Combining recipes make good creations

By Tova Fruchtman My mom never cooked with a cookbook. She always just added a little bit of this or that, tasted it, added a little more of this, tasted it again, added a little more of that. So, with that model I have never been one to follow recipes very well. We have about […]

Rhea hen stolen from local farm

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun There has been a theft at the Floeck Country Ostrich, Emu and Rhea Ranch northeast of Tucumcari. Lesa Floeck, owner, said a rhea hen was stolen from her property around 4 a.m. Friday morning. “I think that’s when it happened, because my dogs started barking around then,” Floeck said. […]

San Jon presents ‘Festival of Trees’

TV Hagenah According to Craig Stockton, the San Jon Superintendent of Schools, Sunday, Dec. 5 promises to be very special for the children of the San Jon area. San Jon will once again hold their annual Festival of Trees with the theme of Miracle at Midnight. In the festival, elementary students will put on a […]

Second graders create Thanksgiving recipes

TV Hagenah The Quay County Sun asked the teachers of the second grade at Tucumcari Elementary School to ask their students what they would like for a Thanksgiving meal: Following are some of the responses. Space limitations keeps us from running all of them so we randomly picked a hand full of the recipes. We […]

A different kind of football

TV Hagenah When they look at me, a lot of people have problems believing I played football both in high school and college. It’s true. I did. Not well, I grant you, but I did play. In high school, I played on perhaps the worst football team in the history of Colorado high school football, […]

End Ministries Church holds annual yard sale

Winnie Hagenah Friday morning will see a great deal of activity around the End MInistries Church at 424 S. Monroe, as the church kicks off their annual yard sale at 8 a.m. Aug. 6. In addition to traditional yard sale items such as clothing and kitchen gadgets, church members will also be selling tamales for […]

A question of non-gayness

TV Hagenah My wife has decided I’m definitely not gay. This insight did not come from the risque magazines that she found around the house when we were first married (I tried to tell her they were left by a previous tenant in the apartment, but she didn’t buy that), it wasn’t because of the […]

Fireworks light Fourth

TV Hagenah Around $5,000 dollars worth of fireworks went into the air over the Tucumcari Elks Lodge Sunday evening for 25 minutes and virtually everyone involved felt the money was well spent. “It went great!” said Doug Powers, one of the Elks Members on the fireworks firing line that set off the 450 pounds of […]

Tale of books, toys and socks

TV Hagenah I really think some inanimate things are alive. When I was a child I used to think that the characters in my parents’ books would come out at night when I was asleep or during the day when I was at school and visit each other. To help out, I would put Robinson […]