Big government out only for itself

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist The theory of the big (but good) lie goes back to a certain reading of Plato’s most famous dialogue, the Republic. There are more or less crude versions of it but the gist of the theory is that for reasons of state — to secure the chance of the ruler […]

City seeking 8 percent water rate hike

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission approved the first reading of a proposed eight percent increase to city water rates Tuesday. City Manager Bobbye Rose said the increase will help to balance the city’s budget. She said a special workshop was held Monday to try and develop a city budget for 2009-2010. “No decision was […]

06-13-09: Community Notes

City Commission set for budget work session on MondayThe Tucumcari City Commission will hold a special workshop at 5 p.m. on Monday to discuss its budget. On Tuesday, the commission will hold a regular meeting, where budget items may be discussed. According to the agenda, the city looking to approve on Tuesday a first reading […]

Summer reading program begins June 15

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Bootlegging out of town news

By Lynn Moncus Throughout our lives, we just naturally form all sorts of habits and often have much trouble breaking those that have become a major part of our lives, such as reading a daily newspaper each morning. Little did we realize that was a privilege and that privilege could be removed without enough notice […]

Mindset key in discovering new truths

By Debra Whittington For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12   Every morning, my little dog Gracie […]

School officials pleased with AYP scores

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s top school administrators are pleased that all of its schools made AYP, but they say that doesn’t mean they are going to sit back this coming school year. “We want to meet next year’s goals and beyond that,” said school Superintendent Aaron McKinney. The passing AYP mark for […]

Part(y)ing finale for readers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun This is a kids’ story with a happy ending. The Tucumcari Public Library’s summer reading program held its grand finale Thursday in Dunn’s Park. At the finale children enjoyed sack races, piñatas, cakewalks, balloon toss and a hot dog cookout as a reward for completing the required reading list […]

Musician leads children in upbeat program

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Ninety-six children and adults from the city’s library program enjoyed musical story telling by folk music singer Andy Mason of Portales Thursday at the Elks Club. Mason’s appearance was part of the Tucumcari Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. “The children really enjoyed this show a lot,” said assistant librarian […]

NIE Teacher of the year

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By Diane Trujillo Being the recipient of the NIE teacher of the year award is a symbol to me that despite the difficulty of teaching, reaching kids, and developing more innovative instructional strategies – I have done something right. Reading is the key to success for all children despite diversity, ability, or disability, reading is […]