Local colleges offer workforce help

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Area community colleges are offering programs designed to help students earn state certification allowing them to enter the workforce with more opportunities. For many, a traditional four-year college education such as programs offered at Eastern New Mexico University is just not an option. While ENMU has adjusted to offer […]

Not cold, rain kept Santa from Light Parade

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By QCS Staff Undaunted by Saturday night’s freezing rain, more than a dozen floats made the traditional ride through town. The cold rain, however, did keep some groups from entering the traditional event making the parade smaller than last year. Parade viewers watched from their vehicles parked along side streets and at intersections, while a […]

Church readies for Thanksgiving

Special to the QCS Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather together around the table for a traditional meal, but for some there is no family. For others, there may not be a chance to get together as a family this year for whatever reason. There are many elderly people who are unable to […]

Mariachi in Tucumcari

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What: The annual Christmas Mariachi concert, headlining Reynaldo Maestas with special guest Romano Enrique, a professional mariachi from Spain who is Reynaldo’s cousin, along with Mariachi Tenampa, New Mexico’s premiere mariachi group, and the Baila, Baila Dancers. The show was sponsored by Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, Mesalands Community College and the Elks’ Lodge. […]

Some local women take on less than traditional roles in the community.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Qauy County Sun They may not have grown up to be cowboys, but two Tucumcari ladies did end up in roles a tad less than traditional. One works construction while the other hauls broken-down cars. Tow girl Jinnah Bates said her grandfather always told her “women don’t drive trucks.” She began driving […]

New papacy about more than church’s traditional’ versus ‘progressive’ ideas

Perhaps the safest prediction about Pope Benedict XVI, nee Joseph Ratzinger, is that he will surprise most of us, especially those who are now most certain about the nature and impact of his papacy. We look forward to his reign with a certain amount of anticipation. From the perspective of modern political theory, the Roman […]