9/10 Quay personality

Who: Teresa Hartz She’s a new family nurse practitioner and medical director at Logan Family Health Center. Transplanted from Tennessee, her kids and grandkids live in Alabama. Claim to fame: This people person has worked with patients of all ages and families of all sizes in several states throughout the nation. She is enthused about […]

Making life bear-able

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff What’s cute and cuddly and rides in a cop car? Although some may be tempted to name their favorite officer, the answer that’s sought is a teddy bear — specifically, the more than 100 bears hand-crafted and sewn by Tucumcari’s Quay-Z Quilters and donated to city and state police during […]

8/20 Tuck’s Turf

August started with a bang when the annual Rattler Reunion Scramble was held on Aug. 5 with players from way back showing they still have the talent to get it into the hole. That reminds me of something important for all of the young players in Tucumcari. A good number of the players returned to […]

Tucumcari attracts all kinds (of travelers, that is)

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Not everyone who rambles across the country along Route 66 does so in their car. Sure, there are always several motorcycles out there — but two men in recent days went one step further, one of them literally. Here are their stories: Bicycle man Eric High was coming from […]

Getting back into the swim of things

By Helena Rodriguez Never too late to get back in swim of things I love water and I’m having a big splash this summer getting back into the swim of things. Water is one of my greatest weaknesses. I dream of water, in some form or another, almost every night. I read that water represents […]

Cell phones make life easier

Grant McGee I don’t like answering the phone. The phone ringing always means bad news.” I can’t remember who told me that. It’s one of those sayings that are kind of closed minded, no room for negotiation. But I kind of/sort of agree with my long-forgotten acquaintance about the telephone. I’m really not fond of […]

Georgia’s spring turns outdoors yellow

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun It seems as though springtime has finally set in here in New Mexico, and for this Georgia girl, I’ve been blown away. Literally. The wind here is unbelievable. It’s quite different from springtime in Georgia. Here, in the mornings you check wind speeds before venturing out of the house for daily […]

Leo Marshall Scruggs

Leo Marshall Scruggs died March 30, 2005 at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Scruggs was born in 1916 in Denver, Colo. As a youth he began working for Southern Pacific Railroad, where he worked for 42 years, retiring as a conductor. His family said that he was greatly loved and will be missed. Scruggs was […]

Visiting with good friends is great gift

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Recently Janice Howard a high school classmate, ambled in this direction from her home near Texico to spend the day just visiting and sharing ideas. She always surprises me by showing up at the table in Del’s before I arrive so she can be ignored because I rarely recognize her […]

Thoughts concerning Christmas

On Christmas Day, like no other on the calendar, compassion and generosity resonate. Children are the center of our universe. Our bonds are celebrated. Hope lives. It is Christmas. This is the day the birth of Jesus is observed in Christian communities from Tucumcari to Portales and across the world. As told in the gospel […]