Schallert wins Democratic sheriff primary

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County Undersheriff Joe Schallert won Tuesday’s primary and will the Democratic candidate for the Quay County Sheriff’s Office. He will face Republican candidate James L. Witcher in the November general election. Witcher ran unopposed and won 251 votes. The winner will replace Jack Huntley, who will leave after […]

City OKs fireworks funds

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun City officials have no problem with the July 4 fireworks display scheduled by the Tucumcari Elks Lodge, nor do they have a problem contributing. The key is that the organization, and all citizens, be aware of dangerous fire conditions during the holiday, as Commissioner Jim Witcher said during Thursday’s […]

Many county races unopposed

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in a series about the June 6 primary elections. This story focuses on unopposed candidates. Sue Smith Moore was interested in the position of Quay County probate judge. She just wasn’t interested in campaigning. There are no such worries for Smith, who […]

Church program offers Friday activities for kids

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Thank God It’s Friday. The old adage is also the name of a new program offered at First Christian Church for students who no longer have school on Fridays. Comprised of students in kindergarten through fifth grade, the program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays when no classes […]

8/6 Community Notes

Thank God It’s Friday The program Thank God It’s Friday (TGIF) is coming to Tucumcari starting Sept. 2 to offer activities to Tucumcari students who no longer have school on Fridays. TGIF will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Fridays the Tucumcari Public Schools are closed, except for the holidays, according […]

Three crosses go up

TV Hagenah Jim Witcher of the Tucumcari Ministerial Alliance said after a year of collecting money and materials in addition to making plans and going over designs, Thursday Dec. 30, proved to be the day that the three large crosses on the east side Tucumcari went up. The three crosses are made of iron I-beams […]

Community church serves 350

TV Hagenah According to Rev. Jim Witcher of the Tucumcari First Christian Church, the community church service held at the Tucumcari Convention Center was an overwhelming success with nearly 350 people taking part in the annual nondenominational church services held Sunday. “I think it went great,” said Witcher about the services. The Rev. David England […]

Community church to be held Sunday

TV Hagenah Last year the annual Tucumcari Community Church Service held at the Tucumcari Convention Center pulled around 450 people to the services. This year Rev. Jim Witcher of First Christian Church said he thinks there could be even more people out on Sunday. “Weather permitting, I think it is a real possibility that we […]

Commissioner recall petitions come up short

TV Hagenah There will be no recall of Tucumcari City Commissioner Jim Witcher. In the Thursday evening meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission, city clerk Rachel Hicklin presented her report on the results of her examination of the signatures on recall petitions submitted late last month to her by George Aragon. In her report to […]

Recall petitions submitted

TV Hagenah Recall petitions calling for the recall of recently elected District 3 City Commissioner Jim Witcher have been submitted to Tucumcari City Clerk Rachel Hicklin. According to Hicklin, she received petitions with 44 signatures on them on Wednesday from George Aragon. The petitions requested the recall of Commissioner Witcher. She said If all the […]