Give thanks for vets

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918. It wasnt until 1938 that Congress passed a bill making Nov. 11 Armistice Day. But then came World War II and it produced its veterans, who were not recognized by WWI’s Armistice Day. Congress and many people thought we needed a day that would [...]

Gather strength from Lord during 9/11 anniversary

By Debra Whittington Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new [...]

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. [...]

Rolling Thunder arrives tonight

QCS Staff Tucumcari is set to hear Rolling Thunder tonight, with a 7 p.m. performance set for the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. The group is on the way to Washington, D.C., with the aim of highlighting the plights of prisoners of war (POWs) and those missing in action from current and previous military services. “Our [...]

May 6, 2006 Obituaries

Murph Eager Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Murph H. Eager, 80, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in Santa Fe. Mr. Eager served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He had worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad, had been a farmer and rancher and was retired from the New [...]

Best television remains unplugged

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor What’s not to love about the morning sounds of a town like Tucumcari? The sweetly peeping birds. The rooster that crows at the tendrils of dawn. The donkeys braying boldly down the road. Alas, a new sound was added to the mix the other morning. It was neither natural [...]

10/8 Editorial

It’s not exactly news that President George W. Bush has pursued policies that are far from the ideals of limited, constitutional government that we endorse on the editorial pages. But the president’s performance at his Rose Garden news conference Tuesday was unimpressive even by our rather low expectations. Asked about the potential avian flu pandemic, [...]

7/30 Library Books

Fiction Sanctuary by Mercedes Lackey. In the third novel of the Dragon Jousters series, Altan serf Vetch must gather a secret army of dragon riders to rid their world of war. Lie By Moonlight by Amanda Quick. In Victorian England, a “private inquiry agent” helps a teacher rescue her pupils from thugs. Non-fiction Lance Armstrong’s [...]

7/16 Community Briefs

The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation, Mesalands Community College Small Business Development Center and Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce will be conducting a business expansion and retention survey for the business community, according to a release from the chamber. Call Kim Floyd or Trey Kampfer at 461-4079 for more information or help with filling out [...]

‘We come here to remember’

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Friends, relatives of deceased veterans gather at Memorial Cemetery to pay respects. On a sunny Memorial Day in Tucumcari, relatives and friends of deceased veterans came to Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery to pay their respects. Benny Sandoval drove from Garden City, Kan. The former Tucumcari resident, army specialist, and [...]