Tucumcari’s standards worth keeping

By David Stevens Greetings. I don’t know many of you, so I’d like to introduce myself. I am the editor for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. That means I oversee the newsrooms at the newspapers in Tucumcari, Clovis and Portales. I work in all three communities, but I don’t live in any of them. I [...]

Committee raises awareness of teen pregnancy

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay county Sun Tucumcari High School Senior Danny Benavidez presented a long list of things a baby needs in a power point presentation to his class on Wednesday. From love to lotion, Benavidez knows from experience. He has a six month old son. “I learned that its hard. It’s not easy like [...]

Opponents to claim city landfill will not meet regulations

By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN Editor1s note: This is the second story of a three-part series about Tucumcari1s proposed landfill and the upcoming public hearings on the issue. This story lays out the argument of those who oppose the landfill. The proponents1 side will be explained in Saturday1s paper. Groundwater contamination, inadequate landfill upkeep [...]

Parent want fair drug, alcohol policy

A story published in Saturday’s Quay County Sun might suggest I don’t believe in punishment for drug and alcohol use by teenagers. This is far from the truth. What I would like to see is fair and equal punishment for every student. Often, I believe the punishment is not fair for the violation committed and [...]

Celebrations create more memories

Lynn Moncus At Christmas time, we are often faced with many emotions, both sad and happy, and we need to consider both without allowing the sad ones to overwhelm the happy ones. That is not always an easy task, but is a necessary one if we want to enjoy the day and to allow those [...]

Reality shows hit real world

TV Hagenah “Fear Factor,” “The Real World,” “Survivor,” “Big Brother” and so on and so on. “Reality” shows are all the rage now and to be honest, I have a bit of trouble with them. To begin with, how can you call it “reality”? It doesn’t resemble any reality I have ever seen. I mean, [...]

Christmas gift giving – TV style

TV Hagenah I admit it. I hate Christmas shopping. It would make sense if people wanted intelligent gifts but none of the people I buy for seem to want that. At least, that’s my wife’s contention. Personally, I think a couple of four-ply tires are a great Christmas present, but my wife always says off-putting [...]

Hospital hires new administrator

TV Hagenah Just a month after popular Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Administrator Hoyt Skateblund left Tucumcari, a new administrator for the hospital has been hired for the Tucumcari facility. David Bailey of Monticello, Ind. will be taking command of the Tucumcari hospital at the beginning of January, said D. Rush who has been [...]

Nine named as ‘Artists in Annex’

TV Hagenah For the most part in the past when the “Artist in the Annex,” was chosen to show his or her art work in the annex of the Tucumcari Historical Museum, it was a single individual or possibly a husband and wife team., but according to the museum’s director Bruce Nutt, the museum decided [...]

Practice begins for winter sports

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Boys’ and Girls’ basketball teams begin practice Monday. Also, high school wrestling practice starts Monday at 3:30 p.m. The boys begin their preparation for the 2004-2005 season Monday at 3:30 p.m. They will practice in the Tucumcari Elementary School gym while the high school gym continues to undergo renovation. [...]