11-18 On the shelves

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. A 17-year-old girl spends the summer with her divorced father in North Carolina and finds many kinds of love. Rough Country by John Sandford. Virgil Flowers investigates a string of murders at a […]

Missing my swamp … notr eally

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Some years in eastern New Mexico we can go all summer with just a handful of 100 degree-plus days. Apparently this isn’t going to be one of them. With a week nearly full of temperatures above the century mark what little rain we’ve received lately has been more than offset. […]

Ice cream a summer staple

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist The old summertime saying goes: “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” I’m not too sure I’ve ever done too much screaming for ice cream but I sure have moaned and complained after eating too much of the frozen sweet stuff. I could eat ice […]

Senior Olympians tough competitors

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Thomas Garcia Ten Quay County Olympians brought home 30 medals and 10 ribbons from the 31st annual Senior Olympics Summer Games at Las Cruces.Leading the way of local Olympians was U.V. Henson who competed in 10 events and earned medals in each one. “The competition was pretty stiff this year,” Henson said. “I have a […]

Garage building students learn construction skills

Special to the QCS While some high school students were taking a break this summer, others were learning how to build a garage. Mesalands Community College offered a class in garage construction this summer that concluded last week. Eight Tucumcari High School students and four students from the community, all had the opportunity to learn […]

Summer reading program begins June 15

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State Police launch campagin targeting drunk drivers Friday

Special to the QCS The New Mexico State Police began this summer’s “100 Days and Nights of Summer” traffic safety campaign on Friday in District 9 which includes District 9 Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Roosevelt and Quay counties, according to a press release. The campaign is targeting drunk drivers and within the local area the […]

Tucumcari senior Olympians prepare for summer games

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Medal hopefuls from Tucumcari are preparing for the New Mexico Senior Olympic Summer Games at Las Cruces. “Currently, there are nine athletes registered to compete in the summer games and we are trying to raise the funds for one more,” said Suzann Martin, director Quay County senior programs. The […]

Bingaman seeks students for summer internships

By QCS Staff

Enjoy the last of the summer’s tall grasses

By Lynn Moncus When our grandparents ambled out here in their covered wagons in 1902, Grandmother described the grass as being “belly high” on a horse. As I grew up listening to that description and her other stories of the pioneer days, I tried to imagine such tall grass but could barely picture it that […]