Family shares history

Recently, I received a story and pictures from Pat Heasley McDaniel, who now lives in Austin, Texas. The story, entitled “The Family of J.W. Bullington,” was written by her mother, Stella Bullington Heasley in 1977 and was just recently discovered by her younger daughter, Dandy. They are very gracious to share this bit of history […]

Blue always knew what to do

A retired Ohio farmer named Phil told me this story of the best coon dog he’d ever seen. I believe it, of course! The dog was a blue tick hound that his father had trained. His dad was such an excellent trainer that he didn’t even have to go hunting with Blue, the dog would […]

Enrollment open for library story time

Enrollment for story time at the Tucumcari Public Library has started. The first session will be held every Wednesday from Oct. 13 until Dec. 8 and is open to all children two-and-one-half to five years old. We will be having two 30-minute classes each Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit the library or […]

Buddy Holly musical coming to Clovis

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Liliana Castillo The story of Buddy Holly’s rise to fame presented in musical form will kick off this year’s Clovis Music Festival. A group of Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce employees went to watch “Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story,” a rock ‘n’ roll musical, last year in Lubbock and came away impressed. […]

McCartney’s visit to Tucumcari was story to remember

By Lynn Moncus Although Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell stopped along Route 66 in Tucumcari on August 7, 2008, the occasion is still very fresh in the memory of Ruth Daniels, owner of Things on 66 Blvd. Recently, she shared her story with me and allowed me to read the story by Luke Dennehy in […]

Mesalands president suspended

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Thomas Garcia Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday suspended President Phillip O. Barry without pay. Board members met in executive session in response to allegations Barry was driving under the influence of liquor or drugs last week in Albuquerque. Court records show Barry was charged with DUI on Friday. Barry could not be […]

Squeeze chute was better laid to rest

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist This is another squeeze chute story. In my world it is the equivalent of a shark attack or a middle-of-the night calving call … a story that sends shivers down my spine. Monty said he was just along for the ride, helping his neighbor Whitey gather his cows and calves […]

Veterans honored, remembered

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In memory of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Services who have gone before us and will come after us, the members of Tucumcari’s Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Tucumcari Memorial Park. The color of the flowers and those in “old glory” told the story as […]

THS valedictorian shares her story

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Olivia Mitchell, 17, is Tucumcari High School’s valedictorian. An active senior, she was in many clubs and will graduate with a 4.36 grade point average. We talked with Mitchell her about her last year in high school and her college plans. Question: As the valedictorian you’ll be giving a […]

Is mercury light or silver?

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Let there be (white) light. Wal-Mart made headlines with its sale of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have backed up Wal-Mart. At the Web site – www.energystar.gov/ – you’ll find that those two government agencies, the EPA and DOE, […]