Teacher uses newspaper as educational tool

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Heather Massey wants her third-grade students to know what’s going on around town. So she uses the Quay County Sun to help teach them. Her efforts have led to her selection as the county’s Newspapers in Education teacher of the year. “The newspapers help the students to stay informed […]

Boulevard brings back memories of youth, mischief

By Susan Reyes: Guest columnist Cruising down the boulevard brings to mind good old memories of small-town life — cruising in classic cars on hot summer nights and nights when there was little else to do. The boulevard promised adventure and mischief at times, but fun all the time. The boulevard holds memories of long […]

Quay history — April 14

April 1969 The Tucumcari High School Safety Club set up a display on the west side of town on Gaynell Street. The display featured a wrecked car and a sign that read “Drive Carefully.” … The Big O Tire store had its grand opening on West Gaynell Street. The manager of the store, Dale Titus, […]

Restaurants also serve ‘Southwestern hospitality’

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Those of us who are proud to call Tucumcari home are pleased many people have little trouble finding good places in which to eat and even food prepared for various eating habits or problems we have developed. As I sat in one of our restaurants Saturday morning, I […]

Small-town atmosphere helps create magical Christmas spirit

By Lynn Moncus For some reason, finding the Christmas spirit was a bit slow this year, but last Wednesday, Nancy Napier and Betty Sanders, two of my classmates, took care of that and made me realize just how important this season is and just how important our lasting friendships are. Nancy invited the two of […]

Small town Iowa frozen in time

By Karl Terry: Guest columnist It wasn’t hard to find the house, but when we got there the Duke wasn’t home. I’m talking about none other than star of the silver screen John Wayne and my recent search for the home where he was born in Winterset, Iowa, which occurred somewhat by accident. Iowa is […]

Udall to hold town hall meetings

QCS Staff U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is conducting an eight-county swing through the state, said Marissa Padilla, communications director for Udall’s office. He’ll be in Tucumcari at 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 3 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. “Sen. Udall will be taking questions and discussing the importance of providing quality and affordable access to […]

Press release: Bingaman hosting town hall meeting in Clovis

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman will be hosting a health care town hall in Clovis at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18. Bingaman will discuss the effort in Congress to reform health insurance as a means of containing rapidly rising health care costs, and hear from constituents. Bingaman’s complete public schedule is as follows: […]

City could benefit from curfews

Am I alone in thinking we need a curfew in this town? I woke up recently to find my mail box smashed flat. Just one of many around town, I guess. This latest wave of destruction is part of a problem that has been going on in Tucumcari for many years. I had visitors from […]

Letter to the editor: Time for curfew in Tucumcari

Am I alone in thinking we need a curfew in this town? I woke up recently to find my mail box smashed flat. Just one of many around town, I guess. This latest wave of destruction is part of a problem that has been going on in Tucumcari for many years. I had visitors from […]