July 4th more than fireworks, BBQs

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun What do we celebrate on the Fourth of July? Of course, it’s the Fourth of July, our oldest holiday. July 4, 1776, is when Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. However, it was not “independence” that was being celebrated, but the “declaration” of independence. It took the American Revolutionary […]

Namesakes are keepsakes

By Lynn Moncus Life never ceases to amaze this woman from Ima. I can just sit quietly on this corner and suddenly become involved in rather unique experiences. For instance, someone knocked on the door Sunday morning, and when I opened it, a young woman introduced herself as Mary Lynn Hodges. To say I was […]

Gunshot claims Tucumcari female, 21

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A 21-year-old Tucumcari woman was the victim of an apparent homicide on Tuesday, Tucumcari police said. Tiffany Throckmorton was shot Tuesday morning and died about an hour and 15 minutes later at the emergency room of the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, according to a police news release. Throckmorton, […]

Traffic stop becomes $250K pot bust

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A routine traffic stop on Sunday night turned out to be one of the Tucumcari Police Department’s biggest drug seizures and netted the department two arrests. Seized was 116.2 pounds of marijuana — neatly shrink-wrapped by its packagers — with an estimated street value of more than $250,000, said […]

Robbery at gunpoint

Quay County Sun On Monday at 4:59 a.m., an employee reported an armed robbery at a hotel at I-40 and First Street. The woman said she had been robbed at gunpoint. Police Chief Larry Ham said police are still investigating the robbery. Ham said $600 was taken. Police who responded to the call did not […]

May 27, 2006 Library Books

The following items are available at the Tucumcari Public Library Fiction Beach Road by James Patterson.   An East Hampton lawyer becomes involved in a highly publicized trial. I Say a Little Prayer by E. Lynn Harris.  As a gay singer struggles with homophobia in the black church, he must come to terms with his past. […]

All women can be mothers

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. — Ephesians 6:2-3 Mark and I were discussing Mother’s Day on our way home the other night. I told him that it […]

April 12, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Friday • At 5:38 p.m., a female reported a suspicious subject at a gas station. There was a woman reported to be asking people for money and making statements about al-Qaida. An officer told […]

March 29, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday l At 12:29 a.m., a female reported a welfare check at Washington Street. A woman suspected a juvenile was riding a bike and it was too late. Officers advised it was a woman in […]

Students getting fix by helping people

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College diesel instructor Jerry Welch said it’s not odd to fix a car or two even though his class is geared for big trucks. Nor is it odd, he said, for students to bring in their own cars once in a while when they need something tinkered […]