This July 4th may have more sparks

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Area fireworks vendors are looking for more spark in their sales figures for this July 4 holiday. With the moisture from the past months, restrictions on aerial fireworks have been lifted in some areas allowing vendors to offer items to their customers that were restricted or banned from the […]

It’s no bull, time to get out your hat

By John Villalba During this time of year, farmers and ranchers are getting ready to begin another cycle. Most activity is centered around babies on the ground, field preparation, and seedstock sales. Seedstock sales are commonly advertised during the spring, because it is a good time for ranchers to figure out how or where they […]

Tuesday a day for deals

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Christmas holiday sales showed a boost over last year’s figures, said several local retailers. And the “day-after-Christmas” sales drew out a lot of hometown shoppers. Retail managers said they were happy with pre- and post-holiday sales this season. “We don’t have the exact figures or percentage but we definitely […]

Tucumcari real estate market upbeat

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Residential real estate sales in Tucumcari in 2006 were upbeat, according to the principles of several real estate companies. “It’s been a pretty good year,” said Mickey Trousdale, of Trousdale Real Estate. “It’s been the best year since I’ve been in business for the last four to five years.” […]

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 […]

Shoppers make early Black Friday trips

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Sunrise sales on Friday brought out some of Tucumcari’s early birds who wanted to take advantage of retailers’ deep discounts. “We were here at 5:30 a.m.,” said James Mowles, who was shopping at RadioShack. “I spent all my money.” On Christmas presents? “Remote cars for me,” said Mowles, smiling. Mowles’ […]

Treasure hunting at garage sales

By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Tucumcari resident Mary Ann Molinas laughs when she admits it, but, yes, she once bought a bed pan at a garage sale. “It was made out of that blue and white speckled tin like they used in old dishes,” she said of her 50-cent purchase. “I was going to […]

Fireworks sales booming

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QCS Staff David Hernandez, manager of Phantom Fireworks on West Route 66 Boulevard, said the store is prepared to sell about $60,000 of fireworks before Tuesday. Hernandez has an arsenal of rockets, artillery shells and exploding gadgets going out the door at a fast clip and said he expects sales to really go through the […]

State curbs sales of decongestant

By William Thompson Over-the-counter sales of popular cold medicines like Sudafed and Claritin-D will soon be monitored more closely by the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy. Bill Weast, a drug inspector with the board said word will get out to small pharmacies in the near future. “Pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in drugs like Sudafed, is […]

Fireworks selling well

William Thompson Phantom Fireworks, on West Tucumcari Boulevard is gearing up for big holiday sales, according to Andrea Page, assistant manager. Page said a lot of travelers from out of town are stopping in to buy fireworks for the Fourth of July weekend. “Most of the people coming in and spending a lot of money […]