God’s word simmers with time spent

Debra Whittington Thy word have I hid in mine heart… Psalm 119:11 The world is traveling at a fast pace with people running to and fro aimlessly trying to do something. Sometimes they don’t even know what that “something” is or how to find it. My grandma used to say they were running around like [...]

Tax raise needed for Tucumcari

Jim Witcher As you know, economic times are rough throughout the nation, and budgets are tight. As an example, I just found out this morning that the State now estimates their deficit to be $450 million. This means that any significant aid for our community in the form of grants is no longer possible. Therefore, [...]

Alumni reunion more like family gathering

Lynn Moncus Where else could we spend a weekend amid hundreds of friends? Some of us have the notion that Rattler Reunion is unique because it is such a large gathering and because it seems like a gigantic family reunion. From Thursday evening until late Saturday night we spent our time visiting with each other. [...]

Attorney recalled for compassion

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Kevin Wilson Fred Tharp spent years learning the law, and decades more applying it. But he tried to live his life by a law that wasn’t in any courtroom. “When we stop caring about our neighbor, we’re in trouble,” said his son, Ken Tharp. “That was really how he lived.” Ken Tharp, born July 31, [...]

Wise guys visit Tucumcari Elementary

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Chelle Delaney Two of Hedwig’s relatives showed up for the last day of school and caused quite a stir on Thursday at the Tucumcari Elementary School. In a tree at the school’s north entrance, a pair of owls spent the entire school day perched in the upper branches. Throughout the day, classrooms of kids came [...]

Udall hears Hull overpass concerns

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico U.S. Rep Tom Udall, D-N.M. said Tuesday it was ironic the U.S. government spent money to build bridges in Iraq while the country’s infrastructure, such as the Hull Street overpass, was deteriorating. Udall was responding Tuesday to a statement from Clovis resident Angelina Baca who said, coupled with high [...]

Coronado Park says it has the numbers

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About $250,000 was spent on economic research and feasibility studies, said Don Chalmers, the majority owner of Coronado Partners, LLC, which wants to build the

Robert Eugene “Bobby” Hagler

Services: None will be held. Robert Eugene “Bobby” Hagler, 72 died on Monday July 9, in Albuquerque, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Mr. Hagler was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lola Mae and his sister Marion Robinson. Hagler is survived by two sons, Adam of Amarillo and Jeff of Walsh Colo., [...]

Each parent gets his/her special day

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Mother’s Day was on Sunday, May 13. Father’s Day will be coming up on Sunday. So neither of them gives anybody a chance to take some time off.  But their children spend a lot for both celebratory days. An estimated $15.73 billion was spent for Mother’s Day this year. [...]

Rain doesn’t end fun at Cinco de Mayo event

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Friday afternoon’s rainfall likely put a dent in the attendance, but did nothing to dampen the moods of those who celebrated Cinco de Mayo with the community at Mesalands Community College. The rainfall stopped before the 5:30 p.m. opening of the event, in its seventh year at the two-year [...]