Personalize your own misery index

Economists have a mythical figure called the misery index. It is the total of the unemployment rate added to the inflation rate. This summer in the U.S. it’s running about 13.0. The lower the better. In both the 90’s and ‘0’s it’s been as low as 7. To calculate indexes like this, the conclusion can […]

Our page — July 28

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Summer reading program [image #1, align=right, size=medium] The Summer Reading Program Grand Finale was held July 22 at Dunn’s Park. We had a total of 348 children register and 155 of them finished the program. Out of the six-week program, the children read 7,320 books for a total of 1,830 hours of reading.

Annual shrimp boil fundraiser raises $16,000

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Special to QCS Nearly 235 Tucumcari-area citizens celebrated the 11th annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil in a big way. This year’s scholarship fundraiser netted over $16,000 for the Foundation. After more than a decade of hosting the event, the accumulative numbers are impressive with a total of $130,000 earned. Of […]

Tucumcari’s bull market a sellout

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The top selling yearling at the Tucumcari Bull Test Sale was from the J-C Angus Ranch in Moriarty and was sold for $3,500, according to sale officials. Despite the downturn in the economy and the drought, 40 more bulls, a total of 122 were sold on Friday than at last year’s sale.

City clerk says she’s looking forward to family time

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Thomas Garcia After two decades of working for the city of Tucumcari and Quay County, Jeannette Maddaford will retire today. Maddaford, who was interviewed earlier this week, is looking forward to starting the new year by catching up with family, friends, and postponed plans and hobbies. Maddaford is married to Rex Maddaford who is part […]

Precipitation situation

Precipitation situation… The New Mexico State University Agricultural and Science Center at Tucumcari released earlier this week its year end report for precipitation and snowfall. • Total precipitation for 2006: 23.44 inches Normal for year: 15.66 inches • Total Snow for 2006: 13 inches Total winter snow: 11.5 inches Total snow December 2006: 9 inches […]

Percipitation situation

Precipitation situation… The New Mexico State University Agricultural and Science Center at Tucumcari released earlier this week its year end report for precipitation and snowfall. • Total precipitation for 2006: 23.44 inches Normal for year: 15.66 inches • Total Snow for 2006: 13 inches Total winter snow: 11.5 inches Total snow December 2006: 9 inches […]

Web poll results: Rattler football

The Quay County Sun Web poll asked: How do you think the Tucumcari Rattler football team will do this season? A total of 42 people responded, here is what they said: Make the play offs – 17 votes 40.48% Win more than they lose – 8 votes 19.05% Lose more than they win – 5 […]

Holiday weekend safe overall

By Ryan Lengerich A fatal crash just north of Quay County tarnished what police said was an otherwise safe holiday weekend in the area. According to a police report, Phyllis Craig, 62, of Edgewood died about two hours after her 2003 Ford Ranger swerved off the road and rolled three times. The crash occurred on […]