Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Articles from the March 12, 2013 edition

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Mesalands trustees take oath of office

Three Mesalands Community College's trustees took the oath of office Monday during a rescheduled monthly meeting. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Natalie Gillard, vice president of academic affairs at... Full story


Tucumcari rancher appointed to State Game Commission

A Tucumcari rancher's appointment to the State Game Commission was unanimously confirmed on March 6 by the New Mexico State Senate. Courtesy photo Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales,... Full story


Notes from the church lady: Blessings come from listening to God

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 Mark and I are blessed to have a very sweet little dog with a great disposition. Usually she is a very obedient... Full story


Our viewpoint: Eco-devo secrecy a bad idea

State Rep. Anna Crook surely hasn't been hit with a case of amnesia. However, she has introduced a bad piece of legislation that suggests she's forgotten a significant government foul-up in her... Full story


Our viewpoint: Lawmakers are bound by laws, too

Bipartisanship lives in the New Mexico House of Representatives, but this example of handholding needs to stop immediately. Speaker W. Ken Martinez, D-Grants, and Minority Leader Don Bratton,...


New businesses - March 13

A look at two new business opened recently in Tucumcari: Chinea Dental is located at 2101 South First Street, phone number 575-268-1679. Hours of business are Monday and Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8...


Menus - March 13

The following are the menus for schools and senior center in Quay County for March 14 — March 20: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk Lunch: Cheeseburger, French fries,...


Youth Corps helping remodel homes

Four homes in Tucumcari will receive an energy efficiency remodeling by members of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Quay County Commissioner Brad Bryant shakes the hands of... Full story


Police blotter - March 13

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 1:47 a.m. a man reported a suspicious vehicle on the...


Birthdays - March 13

Blea Madison Jean Blea will turn one on March 16. She will be celebrating her birthday with family and friends. Her parents are Hallie Ferguson and Steven Blea. Her grandparents are Joseph and... Full story


Thomas: 'Press one' beginning of customer service nightmare

Please press one for English. This is a simple phrase, which most, if not all, of us have heard and come to despise because it could mark the start of a customer service nightmare. If you have purchas... Full story


Comments from the canyons: Hoping youth will have fond memories to look back on

Throughout the years, we have visited about how great it is to have friends from our school years in Tucumcari. It is even greater to have them call to visit about the past and to catch up on the late...


Area coyotes test positive for red mange

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 Jon... Full story


Longhorns, Lady Longhorns advance

Boys The 8 seed (18-10) Logan Longhorns will face the No. 1 seed (26-1) Cliff Cowboys Wednesday in Albuquerque. "We just need to continue to do the little things which ultimately win games," said...


Guest column: Good teachers deserve recognition

Our teachers are the professionals in charge of the future and it's time we give them the recognition they deserve. In few professions can a person perform at a high level but be held back by time...


Rodeo teams off to good start

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... Full story


Everybody seems to be "reaching out"

Maybe it's just me, and perhaps a few of the other old fossils, the English majors, the "arts and humanities" types that our society keeps around as pitiful and withered relics of a bygone time when...


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