First Presbyterian celebrating 100 years

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Saturday and Sunday, the First Presbyterian Church of Tucumcari will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. Joining the current pastor, Iola Allender, who became pastor in 2001, in the celebrations will be past pastors Don Shepherd (1990-1991) and John Mikow (1991-1998). Barbara Cherry, who serves as an elder in […]

May 17, 2006 Obituaries

Ewel Gorham Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Logan Assembly of God Church. Ewel Gorham, 82, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, in Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Gorham was born Dec. 6, 1923, in Grenville. He resided in Fort Sumner, graduating from Fort Sumner High School. Mr. Gorham had been a carpenter. He served in the U.S. […]

Cafeteria food fails inspection

QCS staff Tucumcari Middle School’s Mesa Cafeteria was shut down briefly on Tuesday and food already distributed was thrown away, according to a letter sent to parents from Summit Food Service Management. The letter states the New Mexico Environment Department found the food was not in compliance after an inspection. “The serving temperature was below […]

Summer lunch program available

QCS Staff Tucumcari youth, ages 1 to 18, can get a free lunch Monday through Friday until Aug. 5 at six local parks. The Eastern Plains Community Action Agency is facilitating the free lunches, according to its director of the summer lunch program, Cece Arias. “The program is federally funded,” Arias said. “It’s really a […]

Bruce Thomas

Bruce Thomas, 58, of Tucumcari, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Thomas was born Sept. 29, 1946 in Artesia. He and his wife, Gayle, have lived in Tucumcari since 1973. He was the senior vice president and cashier of the original First National Bank where he was on the board of directors […]

Scholarship announced

The Tex E. Haase Memorial Scholarship was recently launched at Mesalands Community College. Tex Haase was a long time citizen of Tucumcari, and well-known educator in the community. He served on the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees from 1995 to 2002 and as chairman from 1996 to 2002. Haase believed that anyone interested in […]

Special award to be given

In memory of Artha Towner, who served as Superintendent of the Needlework Department for 15 years, the Quay County Association for Family and community Education (formerly Extension Homemakers) is offering a Memorial Award for the Best of Show in Knitting at the Quay County Fair. The winner will receive a plaque. To be eligible, the […]

Charley Neely, Irene Rush King

Charley Neely Charley Neely, age 82, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Charley Neely was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Troup County, Georgia, to Emmett Madison and Edna Iola Martin Neely. He married Helen Politiski Nov. 11, 1944, in Moorhead, Minn. As a young man, he served […]

Richmond

Arliegh E. Richmond Arliegh E. Richmond, 72, died in Logan Thursday, July 1, 2004 following an extended illness. Arliegh Richmond was born Aug. 28, 1931 in Phoenix, Ariz. He was retired from a life-time career in law enforcement. He had among responsibilities served as the chief deputy of Navajo County Sheriff’s Office, he was also […]

Grady salutes alumni

Grady will hold their Annual Memorial and Alumni Dinner at the Grady School Cafeteria on May 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cafeteria will be open at 9 a.m. for coffee. All 10 year classes will be recognized, beginning with the class of 1924. Hosts for the program will be the class of […]