Ex-Marine walking across America barefoot

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Russell Anglin Ron Zaleski was sporting a pair of flip-flop sandals at Watson’s Bar-B-Que Monday. He said he was giving his feet a rest after walking along historic Route 66 barefoot from the KOA Campground into Tucumcari. Zaleski is walking across the United States without shoes to gather signatures for a petition calling for mandatory […]

03-08-08: Wedding announcement, birthdays

Just married…Ellen Martin and Charles Dunn of Tucumcari were married Feb. 16 at Storybook Cabins in Ruidoso. Jim Witcher officiated at the wedding. In the bridal party were: Jessica Martin-Ortiz, matron of honor; Cathy Tapia, bridesmaid; Samual Dunn, bestman; and Jacob Martin, groomsman. The Dunns own and operate Dunn Funeral Home and live in Tucumcari. […]

Thelma Eudell Green

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Thelma Eudell Green, 93, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at the Metroplex Adventist Hospital in Killeen, Texas.   Mrs. Green was born March 13, 1914 in Raines County, Texas to John and Eunice Deana Hawkins Watson. She was married to Clyde Burl Green on […]

Altrusa Fiesta Cash Party, birthdays

$15,000 is in your future?… Altrusa of Tucumcari will have its “2007 Fiesta Cash Party” on Oct 20 at the Elk’s Lodge. At 6 p.m. a Mexican dinner will be provided by the Elk’s Lodge. After dinner, at 9 p.m. you can dance to the music of Limited Edition. Tickets are $100. The top prize […]

Birthday blitz

Padillas party… The youngest Padillas, Isabelle and Patrick, gathered on March 3 with family and friends to celebrate their birthdays. Isabelle was two on Feb. 28 and Patrick was three on Jan. 4. Celebrating with them was big brother, Mark “Junior” Padilla, 5. Their parents are Amanda Padilla of Tucumcari and Mark Padilla of Elrito. […]

Tuesday a day for deals

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Christmas holiday sales showed a boost over last year’s figures, said several local retailers. And the “day-after-Christmas” sales drew out a lot of hometown shoppers. Retail managers said they were happy with pre- and post-holiday sales this season. “We don’t have the exact figures or percentage but we definitely […]

Rexel F. Sparks

Rexel F. Sparks Services: At 10 a.m. today at Pine River Valley Baptist Church, 11942 Hwy. 172, Ignacio, Colo., followed by a reception for family and friends. Burial services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at House School Gymnasium in House. Burial will follow at the Ima Community Cemetery. Rexel F. Sparks, 89, of […]

Ute Lake Ranch gets rollicking reaction

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson said he’s already seeing the bucks roll in from Ute Lake Ranch, the 25,000-acre development under construction on the outskirts of town. And his entire family is excited about the project. “It brings people into the community with the purpose of staying — we think […]

Quay County winter is just around Tucumcari Mountain

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The worst Quay County winter Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson said he recalls was a blustery blizzard about eight years ago that knocked out power in some areas for more than a week. “There was a lot of snow on the highline wires and it kept weighing them down,” Watson […]

July 2 Obituaries

Lillian Lovvorn Lillian Lovvorn, 91, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005. She was born on July 25, 1913, in Garita. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Tucumcari. Survivors include two sons, Roy Lovvorn of Stanfield, Ariz., and Ralph Lovvorn of Owassa, Okla.; four daughters, Zillah Watson of Carrizozo, […]