Community briefs — July 4

Police need help finding dog State police are asking for help to find a missing search and rescue dog. The missing dog is a large black labrador retriever named Chance. Chance weighs 75 pounds, has a long tale and floppy ears, is seven years old and is very laid back and friendly. Call state police […]

Cursive resistance shows sign of times

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Book review — July 28

“It was a time of unrest, unemployment, and the search by Americans for stability and security, when J. H. ‘Jim’ Stiles opened his sign shop in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The date was 1935, and he saw a small vibrant community in need of his talents. As a sign painter of recognition across the upper areas […]

Quay history — April 14

April 1969 The Tucumcari High School Safety Club set up a display on the west side of town on Gaynell Street. The display featured a wrecked car and a sign that read “Drive Carefully.” … The Big O Tire store had its grand opening on West Gaynell Street. The manager of the store, Dale Titus, […]

Fire ban extended for Quay County

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Thomas Garcia The burn ban in Quay County has been extended at least two weeks until Quay County commissioners can review it again. The ban was placed in effect indefinitely on June 8. Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland said Monday that areas of Quay County have received rain in the past week, but the moisture has […]

Remembering, praying for those who serve

By Debra Whittington That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers

09-15-07: Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker On Sept. 22 is the Evening Nite Lite 4-Person Scramble at the Golf Course for your entertainment. It’s funny I say entertainment because it is a different kind of golf to planning the dark of night and it’s a fun night for all. There will be lighted tee areas, lighted flagsticks and […]

Violin maker straddling two centuries

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Rudy Gonzales is known locally as a sign painter. But here in the 21st century, Gonzales is really a 17th century artist and craftsman. When he paints signs, he does it the old-fashioned way. You won’t find Gonzales hunched over a computer screen. There are no computer print-outs, no […]

11-08-2006: Turk’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Some people missed something special when you passed up the fantastic five-course Italian meal at the Country Club last Saturday. Tony Morano and his committee members — Peggy Shipley, Rick and Agnes Morano, Lynn Frost, Gary Lee, Ruth Litchfield, and, of course, Momma Morano — made sure there was great treat for […]

08-09-2006: Tuck’s Turf

oy what a good start for August. Great weather and great, great, golf. Upcoming events The annual Elks Scramble for Cerebral Palsy is scheduled for Saturday. Lunch begins at noon, the Scramble begins at 1 p.m. Four-person teams. Please sign up by calling 461-1849 by Friday evening. Cart shed update Reminder again for the cart […]