Everyone should pursue joy in life

I went to San Antonio for work-related business recently. While riding the bus from the airport to my hotel, a soothing baritone voice came across the intercom saying, “Approaching Joy.” The announcement meant that Joy Street was the next cross street, but it recharged the joyful attitude that I generally experience. God wants us to […]

No Memorial Day weekend DWIs for Quay County

QCSun staff Memorial Day Weekend came and went in Quay County without any DWIs or traffic fatalities, though one serious car crash was reported, according to New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. “(The crash) occurred Sunday morning at the intersection of 469 and U.S. 54. It was a two-vehicle crash and there were multiple […]

New device causes a lot of trouble

By Lynn Moncus Some of you may recall that this writer has trouble with directions, such as north and south, left and right, and is apt to get lost on the way to Quay Well, my former student, Eddie Shipley, said he could take care of that problem and seemed pleased to sell me a […]

Solutions sometimes rely on a nudge from above

By Debra Whittington Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 Early one morning I went outside to work in my yard. The air was so fresh and clean so I left […]

Former Quay trainer leads horses to safety from wildfires

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By QCS Staff QCS staff Clarissa Czuprynski, 23, a 2001 graduate of House School, moved to California three years ago to train horses, said her mother, Margaret Czuprynski, who lives in Tucumcari and works at Dan Trigg Hospital. Clarissa Czuprynski is a former Quay County 4-H Rodeo Queen and worked for several years training horses […]

Quitting a long time habit is not as bad as everyone thinks

By Lnn Moncus Those of you who have known me for more than a few months are much aware that I have been a serious smoker for more years than some people can count – a fact of which I am not proud, but a fact, nonetheless. Well, in January when I thought I merely […]

Rattlers rally to rout Coyotes

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun It was better late than never for pitcher Matt Smith and the Tucumcari Rattler offense. Tucumcari posted its ninth win of the season Monday, rallying from an early two-run deficit to defeat visiting San Jon, 12-3. “I’m very pleased with the way we hit the ball,” Tucumcari coach Tony […]

A marriage made in Tucumcari

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When Tucumcari Middle School eighth-grader Cece Garcia went to the Odeon Theater she got more than a bag of buttered popcorn. She found a husband. She cannot recall what movie was playing that day some 30 years ago, but she remembers she sat in the balcony, started talking to the projectionist […]

Rattler season ends in second place

By Glen Rosales: QCS correspondent HATCH — Tucumcari’s bid for its first Class 2A state football championship since 2002 was effectively squashed by a Hatch Valley squad that piled up the yards and touchdowns. Although senior running back Eric Holt rushed for 119 yards, the Rattlers (11-2) were never able to move the ball consistently, […]

High-flying performers

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By Ryn Gargulinski Tucumcari’s first air show in 1992 featured a crop duster — and not much else, said air show Chairman Bob McClelland Jr. More than a decade later, Wednesday’s 13th annual Rotary Air Show’s lineup includes a team of Canadian Air Force Snowbirds, the U.S. Air Force A-10 Demonstration Team, the Flyboy United […]