Sharing stories family tradition

I had an awesome and busy weekend. Not only was it Labor Day weekend, with temperatures in the high 70’s and rain to boot. It was also the Garcia family reunion. Now, as you may have read in the past, my family means everything to me. So naturally I truly am in heaven when we […]

Mesalands gears up for shrimp boil

Kimberly Hanna For many in the Tucumcari area it has become an annual tradition. For the Mesalands Community College Foundation it has become a successful way to generate dollars for scholarships. It is called the annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil, and this year will mark the twelfth time the event […]

Seniors of THS continue tradition

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Writing their names is one of the first and last things seniors do as students of Tucumcari High School.

Easter tradition continues

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An area church will continue an annual tradition Saturday by hiding 12,000 plastic eggs for area youth. The First Assembly of God Church in Tucumcari will hold its fifth annual egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Dunn Park. “The eggs come to us unassembled,” said Gail Owen, volunteer coordinator. […]

Class of 2009 continues tradition of ‘painting the street’

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari High School senior C.J. Newman added some flair to his initials Thursday morning as he participated in the tradition of “painting the street.” The seniors’ street souvenirs are one of many activities graduating seniors participated in during “senior week” which ended with Friday’s cap and gown ceremony. Michelle Benavidez said the inspiration […]

Family continues ‘Christmas Tree Man’ tradition

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Thomas Garcia One Quay County family is working to keep a holiday tradition alive by selling fresh Christmas trees. Christy Preciado, her husband, Mark, and their two sons, Mark, Jr. and Johnathon, are selling pine trees from the front yard lot of their home on Highway 104. “My father Agustin (Maes) sold Christmas trees from […]

Remember heroism on Memorial Day

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee. Deuteronomy 32:7. A couple of weeks ago, Mark and I sat on our friend’s boat out at Ute Lake spending leisurely day fishing. […]

Seniors make their marks

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun With spare paint and brushes and a black canvas that stretched a city block, Tucumcari High School’s outgoing seniors made one of their final marks on the place they’re preparing to leave behind. A long-standing Rattler tradition continued Tuesday morning as seniors spent a little more than three hours […]