Health screenings set to target Quay County’s five leading causes of death

By QCS Staff In this case it is not good to be among the top five. In this case, it is the top five leading causes of death in Quay County. They are: l Heart diseasel Cancerl Respiratory diseasesl Accidents l Tied for fifth place are diabetes and cerebrovascular disease. These were leading cause of […]

City representatives in favor of hospital tax

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Members of the city’s economic development arm voted Monday to support the Dan C. Trigg’s efforts to pass a hospital tax. Quay County’s hospital is critical to its economic development efforts and residents’ quality of life, members agreed. Director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., Patrick Vanderpool, outlined […]

Police chief resigns

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By QCS Staff Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham announced he is resigning at the end of the month, according to a press release. Ham has served as the City’s Police Chief since June, 2005. Ham said that the resignation was a personal decision, based primarily on his needing to spend more time with his immediate […]

04-28-2007: Letters to Editor

Support appreciated As we – players on the seventh and eighth-grade girls basketball traveling team – return from the 17th annual spring basketball tournament in Albuquerque, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the following: The Elks Lodge, Frank Gillard, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, (Lydia Fazekas, Donna Madrid, Rita Pacheco and Mary Marquez), Jerry […]

01-13-2007: Turk’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Well the holiday’s finished up with a big bang for the New Year but not for us golfers. But I know everyone made great New Year’s resolution, and if they are in any way pertaining to golf, I hope I can help you with it. A couple of reminders for the upcoming […]

Economic develop top priority among city commissioners

By Quay County Sun staff City Commissioners were asked to name their top priiorities for 2007. Tops among the commissioners were economic development projects and programs that would provides more jobs and increase gross receipts for the city in 2007. Here are their responses: Mayor Mary Mayfield 1 Continued economic development 2 Continued fiscal management […]

Football team honored

BY QCS Staff QCS Staff On Monday, the parents the Tucumcari Middle School Football Team honored them for their 7-0 season at the Tucumcari Elementary School Cafeteria. Master of Ceremony was James McElroy. He welcomed all the players, friends, and family members to the banquet. After the players and managers were introduced they were given […]

Base transition under way

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base’s mission transition to the 16th Special Operations Wing has already begun, according to base commander Col. Scott West. West, who has served as the 27th Fighter Wing’s commander for eight months, presented an informational slide show to city and county officials during a quarterly joint luncheon […]

Baby can you drive my cars

Special to the QCS In several weeks vintage auto enthusiasts may want to take a look in the parking lot at the Blue Swallow motel. Five Austins 7s from England are scheduled to make a stop on Sept. 10 as they make the journey on the Route 66. This tour is being undertaken by a […]

Clovis soldier laid to rest

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Solemnly they stood, forming a tableau that stretched from a corner in Clovis to Melrose to Fort Sumner. “We are here to support the family of the fallen soldier,” said Byron Cross, near a Clovis church entrance, his motorcycle behind him. A legion of supporters — most of whom had […]