Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Articles from the March 5, 2013 edition

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Thomas: Better decision-making can lead to horror-movie survival

You know that moment when you start screaming at the TV because the character in a horror movie is about to do something stupid. I'm not sure if it is a form of Tourette syndrome, but I'm pretty sure... Full story


Sen. Pat Woods appreciated input

An open letter to residents of District 7: You told me what needs to be fixed and I am working on your behalf to fix them in Santa Fe. I have been told there aren't many new ideas up here, but I have...


Mesalands women's rodeo team takes title in competition

The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team participated in its first rodeo of the spring season last weekend at Cochise College in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The Women's Team won the Team Championship...


Mesalands iron pour starts March 10

Mesalands Community College is hosting its 15th Annual Iron Pour March 10-16. Approximately 40 students from at least eight different states will be participating in this year's Iron Pour. During... Full story


Police blotter - March 6

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:12 a.m. an unwanted subject was reported on the...


Mesalands launches president search website

Mesalands Community College has begun taking applications and launched a website to keep the community informed as they search for a new president. The website is another tool to help in the...


Local law enforcement: Gun ban unconstitutional

Local law enforcement says they could not and would not enforce a federal gun ban if passed. "The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is just as important as the First or Fifth... Full story


Terry Turner building could reopen next week

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...


Meetings watch: Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees

Mesalands Community College held a special meeting of the board of trustees on Wednesday to discuss quarterly financial statements filed with the New Mexico Higher Education Department. Highlights of...


Meetings watch: Tucumcari City Commission

The following items were before the Tucumcari Commission on Thursday: An executive session was held during Thursday's rescheduled regular meeting to discuss limited personnel matters — the city mana... Full story


Local briefs - March 6

Altrusa distributes scholarship applications Applications for the Altrusa International of Tucumcari scholarship are now available. One $400 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior from... Full story


Menus - March 6

Menus for area schools and senior citizens for March 7-13: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Biscuit, sausage, fruit, milk Lunch: Hot dog, fries, spinach salad, cauliflower and celery sticks, dressing,... Full story


Lauriault: Jesus our only ticket to eternal life

I attended a fundraiser recently that included a silent auction (several pictures of that event were in last week's Quay County Sun). For each bid a ticket was given toward a drawing for a GPS unit. I...


Comments from the canyons: Cattle branding glimpse of history

A few days ago, some travelers asked if I knew any history of this area, and I had to admit I had lived a large part of it. They were particularly interested in learning a little about ranching. I... Full story


One needs not be Catholic to pray for Pope

Well, color me surprised! I went home at noon to get a sandwich; what I got was a ringside seat at a historical moment. I don't need 24-hour news, and I think our world and our society in particular w...


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