Obits oct. 29

Newell Conner Edward Newell Conner Edward, 83, died Oct. 23, 2003 in Amarillo. He was born Aug. 10, 1920 in Liberal, Kan. Mr. Edward moved with his family in a covered wagon from Texas to New Mexico where they homesteaded in south eastern New Mexico. They later moved up to Quay County where he attended […]

Kindergartner wins new Mustang

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By Angela Peacock Cruising his neighborhood on a brand new 10 speed is Alex Mills’ ideal choice of transportation, instead the 5-year-old will have to settle for traveling as a passenger in his brand new Ford Mustang. Alex’s father Steve Mills purchased the winning ticket for the annual Tucumcari Altrusa car party, but put Alex’s […]

Concert unites music fans

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By Ryan Lengerich The Air Force Band of the West jazzed up Tucumcari Tuesday evening and was treated to a standing ovation by the audience. More than 450 jazz and big band fans of all ages attended the hour and a half show by “Dimensions in Blue,” a 20-person unit of the United States Air […]

Stitching patterns of lasting friendships

By Angela Peacock The baseball playoffs are in full swing nationally, but Tucumcari’s favorite pastime this weekend is quilting. This weekend’s Tucumcari Route 66 Quilt Show is an opportunity for quilt enthusiasts to come together and share hand crafted creations while meeting new friends and fellow quilters. Tucumcari’s Quay-Z Quilters, organizers of the event, are […]

Quay County to house second wind farm

By Angela Peacock Taking advantage of New Mexico’s most abundant natural resource — the wind — Caprock Wind, LP, announced its plans Tuesday to install up to 80 wind-driven turbine generators near Tucumcari. The wind-power project, which is located on the caprock south an west San Jon about 20 miles southeast of Tucumcari, is the […]

Tourism workshop to be in Tucumcari

Dave Gragg A program designed to help rural communities add to their local economies by increasing tourism will have its first Quay County event since adding the county to its list earlier this year. Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. reception will be a chance for hospitality and tourism workers and the rest of Quay County to meet […]

A place to come home to

Freedom Newspapers To the ancients, four elements — earth, water, air and fire — were the building blocks of all things. While we now have a better understanding of the atomic and subatomic makeup of matter, these four elements remain the building blocks to the future of Quay County. Earth is the foundation. Agriculture is […]

Senior Olympians prepare for meet

Quay County Senior Olympics will have a competition in track events, soccer kick, frisbee throw and baseball throw 4 p.m. May 28 at the Tucumcari High School track field. The air gun competition will be 3 p.m. June 5 at the Quay County Fair Barn. Senior Olympics is committed to provide senior adults, age 50 […]

County council meets, discusses competitions

Lisa Mitchell The Quay County 4-H Council met on May 6. Valtie Riddle called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. Roy Hampton did the American pledge and Lisa Mitchell did the 4-H pledge. Amy Byrd read the treasurer’s report. The minutes were read by Amie White and were approved. Amie White did roll call; […]

McFarland’s column got facts wrong

Denese Runyan In (Kelly McFarland’s) article he stated that he was distressed to read the account of the House School Board actions reported in the Quay County Sun on Wednesday, April 23. Well I was equally distressed to read his “Guest Column” in which there were several trumped up reports in this article. First of […]