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 […]

Reed retires from Quay County Public Health Office

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Registered nurse Dee Reed has worked in fast-paced operating and emergency rooms. But her work in public health in Harding and Quay counties may have been her most satisfying in 28 years of nursing, Reed said. “Until I went into public health, I saw a lot of trauma. I […]

Flu prevention easiest way to stay well

By Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS It’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Though the math may be different, it’s a philosophy that emerges every year about this time. It’s the flu season, and businesses are forced to prepare, whether it’s one that helps sick people […]

Additional vaccine reaches county

TV Hagenah Dee Reed of the Quay County Public Health Office announced Friday that the public health office had received flu vaccine for “at risk” adults and it has already been distributed to the different physician’s offices in the county. “At this time,” said Reed, “the public health office will not be giving flue shots […]

Local man contracts West Nile

William Thompson According to the New Mexico Department of Public Health, a 45-year-old Quay County man contracted the West Nile Virus sometime in August. Beth Velasquez, a spokesperson for the health department, said it is likely the man has already recovered from mild symptoms. “The man had ‘West Nile fever’,” said Velasquez. “It is a […]

Quay County Public Health gets needle drop

TV Hagenah Those people who use syringes to administer medicine to themselves now have a safe way to dispose of those syringes and needles in Tucumcari. “This is a very important innovation for Tucumcari and Quay County,” said Quay County Commissioner Jeff Lewalling about the placement of a collection box for needles and syringes at […]

John C. Reed, Joseph R. Carlson, Joe Mario Cordova

John C. Reed John C. “Johnny” Reed, 52, died at his home in San Jon on Wed. Feb. 4, 2004. John Reed was born Aug. 19, 1951 in Tucumcari. He attended and graduated from the San Jon School System. He had been a member of the Elks Lodge 1172 of Tucumcari, the San Jon Lions […]

Flu Season close

By Ryan Lengerich This time of year is all about the lesser of two evils — a doctor’s needle in the arm, or two weeks sick in bed. The temperature drop marks the onslaught of the flu season. Though a Bernalillo County man has been the only New Mexican diagnosed with the virus this year, […]