City woman accused in multiple forgeries

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman has been charged in 10th Judicial District Court with 46 counts of forgery totaling about $15,000, according to court records. Tyra Gresham made her initial appearance before the court Monday, Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Schutte said. Charges against her also include one count of fraud and one […]

Newspapers offer young people place to gain insight into their communities

It’s hard to think of any ingredient to success as important as a good education. Unique talents, be they athletic, artistic or scholastic, certainly play their roles. Hard work always has its place. Even dumb luck leads some to success. Whatever other factors help a person find success, none has played a leading role for […]

Looking like Santa, not always easy

TV Hagenah I love Christmas. When you look like I do, you have to. For those not familiar with this editor, let me draw a world picture of myself. I look like Santa Claus. I have white hair, a white beard, glasses, a round face and a belly that, well…. far too often shakes, “like […]

Students gain insight from museum tour

Lynn Moncos Some of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute board members had quite an experience Wednesday morning when 175 students from Tucumcari Elementary School toured the museum to see the Smithsonian Exhibit, as well as some of the items belonging to the institute. Just watching those youngsters and their teachers was a major treat for […]

First Baptist Chruch Round up features fiddler

TV Hagenah Sunday, Sept. 26 will not be an average Sunday at Tucumcari’s First Baptist Church. In fact, according to First Baptist Associate Pastor Dan England, Sunday will be something markedly out of the ordinary as the church is conducting their annual Fall Round-up. England said unlike past years, this year there will be a […]

House Cowgirls lose to Santa Rosa

TV Hagenah In an away game at Santa Rosa, the House Cowgirls dropped three of four to Santa Rosa Tuesday evening. 18-25, 11-25, 25-19, 7-25. “We’re a young team,” said House head volleyball coach Mark Foust. “We’ve still got room from improvement but we are getting better with every match.” Foust said the young House […]

Reading, writing, arithmetic – a lost art?

Lynn Moncus Each year as school begins, this retired professor has a few bad moments because I still miss the classroom and the excitement of being around young people, but those moments pass when I listen to some young people and realize I would be most out of place as either a student or a […]

Local Olympian remembers

TV Hagenah When the vast majority of Quay County residents turn on their televisions this week to tune into to the 2004 Olympics from Athens, they see little more than a gathering of athletes competing for awards and recognition. For one Tucumcari resident, however, watching the Olympics is different. It is different because he represented […]

School’s not really so awful

TV Hagenah The other day I came out of the Quay County Sun office and found a youth of about 10 years old sitting on the curb clearly dejected about something. I sat down next to him as the cars whizzed by and asked, “What seems to be the problem? Wife kick you out of […]

Players learn from camp

TV Hagenah Coach Alicia Trujillo said that almost 30 young people are out for her “Pass it, Set it, Spike it” volleyball camp going on this week at the Rattler Gymnasium each morning and afternoon. ‘Things are going really well,” said Trujillo about the progress of the camp. “We’ve got a really good number out […]