Wilson talks issues during Tucumcari visit

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Thomas Garcia Former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson visited with residents in Tucumcari on Monday and Tuesday to discuss concerns affecting the region and country. “It’s no big secret, everyone is worried about the economy,” Wilson said. Wilson will be traveling through New Mexico this week as she campaigns for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated […]

Visiting with former students always a pleasure

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons We have visited much about former students through the years, and many of you have gathered that I have remained rather fond of them. Not long ago, one of my “boys” leaned over to hug me and to call me his favorite teacher. I returned the hug and […]

Burch brings new ideas

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari High School students were visited by “Rattler Man” during Friday’s homecoming pep rally. Rattler Man told the students how he was going to bring a lot of changes to Tucumcari High School. Students listened, but wondered how these things were going to be made possible. Who was this […]

Cino de Mayo festivities draw kid-friendly crowd

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By QCS staff Dozens of partiers gathered at Mesalands Community College Tuesday evening for its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The celebration marks the Mexican army’s defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. For some local revelers it was time to try out a mechanical bull or enter the […]

Open door policy fosters friendships

By Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited much about former students, especially thosefrom Forrest and Tucumcari because many of them have remained in touch or havecontinued to live in the area. Although I see a few students in the county from NMSU, most of those several thousand students have scattered and have rarely […]

Paul McCartney spotted in Tucumcari

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Chelle Delaney Beatlemania hit Tucumcari Thursday. Paul McCartney and his new girlfriend were seen visiting an antique shop and a getting a take-out order from Del’s Restaurant.“He looks pretty good,” said Shirley Hancock, a hostess at Del’s. Yvonne Braziel and Yvette Peacock, the sisters who own Del’s

Science teachers tour Mesalands

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Special to the QCS Twelve science teachers, who were selected by Sandia Laboratories to work on research projects, recently visited Mesalands Community College to learn about its North American Wind Research and Training Center (NAWRTC) and the college’s Mesalands Dinosaur Museum.

Pearce visits THS, Logan

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce crisscrossed Quay County Tuesday delivering an anti-methamphetamine message to teens at Tucumcari High School, listening to constituents at Del’s Restaurant in Tucumcari and lunching with seniors at the Logan Senior Citizen Center. Pearce said he has been highlighting the effects of methamphetamines on families and […]

Few aware of New Mexico’s victims on death march

By Lynn Moncus Two weeks ago, we visited a while about my young friend from New Mexico State University, Debbie Widger, and her kindness in keeping in touch with old Aggies. She knows enough about us to know our habits, likes, and dislikes and often brings a reminder of that favorite campus. Knowing my affinity […]

4/23 Community notes

• The lady that Tucumcari residents affectionately have called “The Bread Lady,” Mary Jane Edaakie and her family will be in Tucumcari on May 7. Edaakie, who has visited the city in the past, will be making bread, Indian tacos, fry bread and pastries from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tucumcari Historical Museum, […]