New city manager to make $70,000 annually

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An employment agreement with John Sutherland, who was picked as the new city manager by the Tucumcari City Commission, will pay Sutherland $70,000 per year. The employment agreement is to be reviewed by the City Commission at its meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Sutherland, who is from Flagstaff, […]

FAA helps to fund runway expansion

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Municipal Airport will receive $150,000 for planned upgrades and safety equipment from the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman. “We receive this money every year for the improvement and upkeep of the airport,” said airport manager Steve Stephenson. “I would like to see […]

Couple finds love, degrees at ENMU

By Helena Rodriquez John and Betty Ellis ironically met in a marriage and family class at Eastern New Mexico University in 1986. They had differing views on marriage, yet they tied the knot and put their education on hold. Twenty years later, following careers in restaurant management and the birth of their two now-teenage daughters, […]

Some gifts don’t require long ines

By Debra Whittington But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all […]

City to receive grant money

QCS Staff Quay County Manager Terry Turner has nothing but praise for his procurement coordinator, Christine Moriel. Word was received recently that the county will receive $184,800 in grant money thanks to Moriel. Turner said the county had already spent the money on renovations to the Quay Community Center. A deadline had passed to get […]

Free lunches available

William Thompson Tucumcari Public School officials received good news recently when they were notified that students would not have to wait until November for free lunches. Free lunches are now available to all students under the New Mexico Free Lunch program. Students will need to have their ID cards scanned when they go through the […]

Diabetes program offered

According to Quay County Home Extension Agent Brenda Bishop, there will be a special free diabetes program put on by her office in June. “On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes” will be June 16 at three different times. 10:30 a.m., noon and 3:30 p.m. “This is important information that every diabetic needs to […]

Mesalands names All-State Academic Team members

QCS Reports Joyce Runyan and Reynaldo Maestas have been selected as Mesalands Community College’s nominees for the 2004 New Mexico All-State Academic Team. Sponsored annually by USA TODAY, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of two-year colleges, nominees must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of […]

Students receive financial aid

By Angela Peacock After waiting more than a month since the semester’s first financial aid disbursement, eligible Mesalands Community College students are now able to receive the second half of this semester’s aid. In previous years Mesalands awarded its aid in one lump sum at the beginning of the semester, but after a decision by […]

God awaits move from his people

By Pastor Lendy Borden, Abundant Life Church How many times have Christians prayed for a moved of God? If you’re like me, you’ve been believing for a long time for God to move in our community. We long to see people come to know Jesus, to get healed, to be set free from problems, marriages […]