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  • Workshop offers strategies in teaching autistic students

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|May 14, 2013

    About 40 teachers from nine area school districts attended a two-day workshop May 8-9 on strategies for teaching autistic students. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Speaker Joel Arick tells teachers about the STAR Autism Program on Wednesday morning. The workshop hosted districts from Tucumcari, Taos, Texico, Logan, Fort Sumner, House, Elida Dora and Floyd. Cathy Fury, lead diagnostician, said participants were taught the techniques of discrete trial training, pivotal response training and teaching functional routines. Participants received examples... Full story

  • Officials prepare for fire season

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|May 7, 2013

    Scott Jaynes, Tucumcari's emergency manager, said in preparation for the upcoming and ongoing fire season that he has been in touch with the Red Cross and they have set up several shelter sites in Tucumcari in case of a major event. Jaynes said the shelters are located at the Recreation Center, Convention Center, Elks Lodge, First Baptists Church and the National Guard Armory. Jaynes said with very little grassland in and around the county, there is a lower chance of having grass fires. In the county, HOWEVER, there is CRP and if that happens...

  • Route 66 museum receives $5,000 donation

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|May 7, 2013

    QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Vi Reeves, chairman of the First National Bank of New Mexico board, presents museum committee member Larry Bond a $5,000 check for the Route 66 Museum. Vi Reeves, chairman of the board for First National Bank of New Mexico, presented a $5,000 check Monday to the Route 66 Museum. Reeves said there is much enthusiasm in the community for the museum and the bank is proud to be a part of the project. The Route 66 Museum is scheduled to open doors to the public in June. The museum is in the Fort Bascom room in the Tucumcar...

  • Chuckwagon cook-off held

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Apr 30, 2013

    QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Johnny and Susan Stacy displayed their wares at the chuckwagon cook-off on Saturday in Logan. The annual Chuckwagon cook-off held at Ute Lake on Saturday brought in five wagons with 300 tickets being sold and 300 plates being served, said Sharon Reid, one of the promoters. Rising W Chuckwagon from Happy, Texas, marked their seventh year to join in the cook-off and contestants said that they always have a good time at the event. Others competing were Cross Wagon from Vega, Texas, attending for three years; Solano... Full story

  • Firefighters show support for first responders

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Apr 30, 2013

    Tucumcari firefighters showed their support for first responders killed in the recent fertilizer plant blast in West, Texas. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Ed Shipley and Mark Martinez put up flags along the boulevard in support of West, Texas firefighters. On Thursday, Gordon Runner, Ed Shipley and Mark Martinez placed flags around Tucumcari showing the department's support for their fallen brothers. Thousands of firefighters from around the country joined in paying respects to the families, friends and co-workers of the 10 firefighters who died... Full story

  • Students awarded for survey returns

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Apr 30, 2013

    QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Roberta Segura, principal at Tucumcari Middle School, hands eighth-grader Ryanne Lopez the Android tablet she won on Tuesday. An Android tablet, candy and sodas were recently awarded to Tucumcari Middle School students for a 100 percent return of New Mexico Public Education Department Quality of Education Surveys. All 222 middle school parents sent the surveys back. Middle school employee Dolly Padia said she handed out a piece of candy to each student who returned their surveys and on Tuesday, Padia bought each...

  • Senior center volunteers honored

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Apr 23, 2013

    QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Robert Lumpkin talks to some of the seniors who came out Friday to recognize volunteers of the senior center. Volunteers at the Senior Citizens Center were honored Friday with a reception thanking them for their service to the community. Jessica Elebario, a city employee, said there are 25 volunteers helping deliver meals, who help clean the center and assist in carrying trays for those who can't do it on their own. Elebario said volunteers help with bingo, making coffee, sending out all kinds of cards, helping with...

  • DAR honors outstanding women

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Apr 16, 2013

    QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Hazel Grace Reid was presented a certificate by the DAR's Susan Tayloy on Friday honoring here as one of the outstanding Women in History. Two women were honored for Outstanding Women in History. Hazel Grace Reid and Evelyn Terry Register were honored at the monthly meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Friday. Register said she was very surprised getting the certificate and that is was very sweet of the DAR to recognize her. Register's daughters, Jeanette Maddaford and T. J. Riddle, said it was...

  • Five face charges in local burglary

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Apr 9, 2013

    Five Tucumcari residents face felony burglary charges for the recent burglary of a local business. Four adults and a juvenile were arrested Friday for the March 31 burglary at The Smokin' Body Jewelry, said Deputy Police Chief Pete Rivera. Rivera said the store was burglarized during the evening and items estimated to be worth $800 were stolen. Lee Smith, owner of Smokin' Body Jewelry said security footage of a suspect shows the thief rummaging through the store for about three minutes putting items in his pockets and in a bag he was carrying....

  • Hay growers hold meeting

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Mar 26, 2013

    QCS photo: Jerenne Bradley Concerned farmers and ranchers were in attendance for the Hay Growers roundtable discussion on Thursday afternoon. The Quay County Hay Growers roundtable discussion was held on Thursday afternoon at the convention center with about 20 farmers and ranchers in attendance. Leonard Lauriault of the New Mexico Agriculture Science Center said 107 years of data shows that last year was the hottest year on record for Quay County and the drought has been the most critical for the county. Jim Norris with the Natural Resources... Full story

  • New businesses - March 27

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Mar 26, 2013

    Tucumcari will be the site of a new business with Kodiak Fresh Produce set to open in mid-April, soon, Site Manager John Perry said Monday. Perry, who is from Logan, said their goal is to be the biggest employer in Quay County. He said that they will start with about 25 employees and plan to hire more in the future. Applications can be picked up at the old broom corn factory at 815 East Whitmore St., between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is a background check and when hired, there will be a drug screen. Perry said that the...

  • Area coyotes test positive for red mange

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Mar 12, 2013

    Coyotes trapped by U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services outside Tucumcari have tested positive for contagious-strain mange. During a meeting of the Quay County Commission Monday, Ron Jones, USDA wildlife specialist, said two of 12 coyotes trapped in the past three weeks have tested positive for red mange. Jones said the coyotes have moved closer to Tucumcari and residents have reported them killing cats and trying to get into yards after small dogs. He said because of the drought, the coyotes are moving closer to town in search of... Full story

  • Terry Turner building could reopen next week

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Mar 5, 2013

    The Terry Turner building, home to the Quay County Extension Office, could be reopening next week. On Jan. 7, fire in the building damaged a small room and the back of the facility. A restoration crew cleaned up smoke and water damage, replacing ceiling tiles and carpet and painted the walls. County Manager Richard Primrose said he was pleased with the good work by the crew. He said the county is still waiting on getting telephones and Internet service back in operation. Primose and that the restoration crew told them that the Extension Office...

  • Commissioners approve grievance board decision

    Jerrene Bradley QCS Staff Writer|Feb 26, 2013

    Quay County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a grievance board decision regarding termination of a Quay County Detention Center employee. Barbara Jimenez was terminated in October 2012, accused of giving the wrong medication to an inmate a fourth time. The grievance board made the right decision by terminating Jimenez, said County Manager Richard Primrose. Jail Administrator Don Rich said Jimenez was warned and disciplined for three prior incidents involving inmates medication. Rich said he followed procedure and policy in regards...

  • K-Bee Home Care services holds grand opening

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Feb 19, 2013

    QCS staff photo: Jerrene Bradley K-Bee Home Care Services held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Wednesday. A grand opening and ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday afternoon at the K-Bee Home Care Services. Tucumcari Quay County Chamber of Commerce were in attendance for the event to welcome the new chamber member. Viola Godwin, K-Bee general manager, said that in Clovis they had 50 consumers and in Tucumcari they have three. Godwin said their services offer a worry free life and help with daily activities such as trips to stores, doctor...

  • DAR members present essay awards

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Feb 12, 2013

    QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Glenda Reid presents new flags to Fred Porter, commander of the VFW during their luncheon on Friday. The Tucumcari chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented awards to the essay winners for Constitution Week. Fifth grader Jackson Rodgers was selected for his essay on "Forgotten Patriots" who supported the American struggle for Independence. Rodgers read his essay to everyone who attended the DAR luncheon on Friday. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Gi Gi Parker presents Jackson Rodgers with his...

  • School district hopes to renew property tax in special election

    Jerrene Bradley QCS Staff Writer|Jan 22, 2013

    The Tucumcari Public School District is asking voters to approve continuing a two-mill property tax in a Feb. 5 special election. QCS Photo: Jerrene Bradley The front of the newly remodeled Tucumcari High School. Money from the two-mill property tax levy was used to remodel the school. School officials said approval of the extension won't increase property taxes. According to school officials the two-mills will: - Provide schools with funds to maintain and improve buildings and purchase equipment. - Provide approximately $165,000 annually to... Full story

  • Elected officials sworn in

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Jan 8, 2013

    Elected officials were sworn in Jan. 2 at the courthouse in the 10th Judicial District courtroom by Judge Albert J. Mitchell. Those taking the path included Tim Rose, newly elected district attorney, and his staff along with county commissioners, the county clerk and staff, the county treasurer and staff and the probate judge. Rose said he was very excited and was ready to start work. He said he was happy with the changes they were making in the office with some very needed remodeling that is being done. Mike Cherry said he was looking forward...

  • Two fires under investigation

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Jan 8, 2013

    QCS Staff Photo: Jerrene Bradley Monday afternoon the fire department was called out to the 1100 block of Monroe for a structure fire. The Tucumcari Fire Department is investigating two fires causing considerable damage Monday. In the morning the department was called to a fire at the Terry Turner Building. Fire trucks arrived to smoke boiling out of the building and quickly went to work. The fire was mainly in the back part of the building and was put out within the hour. QCS Staff Photo: Jerrene Bradley Fire fighters had to break out a...

  • City employee Alex Madrid retires

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Jan 1, 2013

    QCS Staff Photo: Jerrene Bradley Alex Madrid's family supported him at his retirement luncheon. Tucumcari city employees held a retirement pot luck luncheon for Landfill Coordinator Alex Madrid on Friday. Madrid has worked for the city of the last eight years and decided it was time to retire. He said that he had been doing some work on his house like painting and some remodeling and now he will have time to get his house finished during the colder months. Madrid said that he will probably go back to work doing something like teaching, construc...

  • Residents declare resolutions

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Jan 1, 2013

    The Quay County Sun asked several people if they make New year's resolutions. Their responses: Georgia Lujan: My resolution for 2013 is to lose weight. Ellen White: Resolutions only lead to disappointment when I break them. Todd Steele: Continue to treat people the way I want to be treated and try to further my life and education in a better way. Patty Fuentes: I want to be more organized and have a positive attitude. I am going to try and get it together and be happier next year.... Full story

  • Folk who donated time, effort deserve gratitude

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Dec 25, 2012

    I was recently on Facebook and came across a woman who said that she and the man she takes care of were needing a Christmas dinner delivered and wondered if there was a church or organization who could help them out. She did some checking and found that there was no one who could help them. I started talking to different people and found that in our community there really are people here that are willing to help people in a time of need. I was given some money donations to help get them food for their freezer and to help stock their cabinets... Full story

  • Bicyclist raising awareness on trip

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Dec 18, 2012

    QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Bicyclist Joe Fors, traveling from Chicago, stopped at the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari before continuing his trip to Los Angeles to raise cancer awareness. Tucumcari received a pink visitor Thursday, with bicycler Joe Fors coming through the city to talk about cancer. Fors, traveling from Chicago, stopped at the Blue Swallow Motel before continuing his trip to Los Angeles. He said the trip is an effort to help people become more aware of all types of cancer. Fors said he lost his stepmother in September to... Full story

  • Riders fill shopping list in Tucumcari

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Dec 11, 2012

    Members of the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally Committee from Las Vegas, N.M., spent Saturday in Tucumcari shopping for needy kids in their community. William Sanchez, coordinator, Elmer Martinez, Mike Fields and four other members were at Alco to do their shopping for these kids for Christmas. Sanchez said the Alco store in Las Vegas had closed down and they looked for another Alco store near them and found the one in Tucumcari. Martinez said that they contacted Brian Woodward, manager of Alco and told him what they planned on doing. QCS Staff...

  • Altrusa donates books to detention center

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Dec 11, 2012

    Altrusa International of Tucumcari recently donated 105 books to the Quay County Detention Center. The books were used to expand the library at the detention center. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley From left, Altrusa members Pat Clark, Merlinda Turner, Lou Briscoe, Sylvia Wampler and Evelyn Coughenhour. Altrusa conducted an internal book drive and collected 95 books to donate the center and then the organization received a grant from the Altrusa International Foundation, Inc., which matched their $50. The additional money was used to purchase 10...

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