Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Articles from the July 24, 2012 edition

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Couple helps drill water wells in Haiti

A local couple is in Haiti drilling water wells as part of a global initiative to provide clean water around the world. Courtesy photo: Tella Morris Children in Haiti place their hands under the well...

 

Man pleads guilty to evidence tampering

A Tucumcari man pleaded guilty Tuesday in the Tenth Judicial District court to charges connected with a July 2011 beating death. Hendren Dennis Joseph Hendren, 36, pleaded guilty to three of six...

 

Science center celebrating centennial

To celebrate its centennial, New Mexico State University's Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari is hosting a field day Aug. 2. The theme for the official New Mexico centennial event...

 

Lauriault: Life tough without God's wisdom

Some things appear as no-brainers, but they cause considerable confusion. For example, recently at a conference including scientists conducting research on wheat, I learned that the flour of new...

 

More than 100 pets registered for fair

Quay County residents registered more than 100 animals to take part in the 2012 Dog and Cat Health Fair, scheduled for Aug. 9-11 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Although 180 animals were registere...

 

Home economics bowl team tops contest

Nine Senior Quay County 4-Hers attended the state 4-H conference July 9-13 in Las Cruces. During the week they participated in leadership workshops, elected new state officers, and competed in a...

 

Editorial: Former resident to blog Olympic experience

The Olympic Games open Friday with 26 sports, 10,500 athletes representing nearly every country and millions of people watching from all over the world. We're looking forward to inspirational...

 

Officials raise concerns about proposal on grant changes

Count the Eastern Plains Council of Governments as one of numerous entities against a proposed change on Community Development Block Grant rules. Executive Director Sandy Chancey advised members of...

 

EPCOG audits repeat findings from 2005 report

Audit reports from 2006 through 2008 at the Eastern Plains Council of Government repeat findings from a 2005 report — poor accounting practices that either contributed to misuse of...

 

College hosts week-long Summer Adventure Camp

Summer Adventure Camp was held last week at Mesalands Community College. This was a week-long camp of southwest themed classes that were both educational, as well as a fun experience for all ages....

 

Olympian: Support group important

As a former Tucumcari resident urges local youth to pursue their dreams, as she prepares for the 2012 Olympics in London. Amber Campbell 31, will be training in Myrtle Beach, S.C., until Aug. 3 when...

 

Class of 1978 donates billboard for reunion

The Tucumcari alumni will soon return home for the 50th annual Rattler Reunion. Local residents and those tourist traveling on South First Street in Tucumcari may notice a purple and gold reminder of... Full story

 

Comments from the Canyons: Dog will only write for own amusement

Several of you have asked about the black lab, Priscilla Alden, who came to live on this corner last August. You have even asked if she is going to write some of these columns as did her predecessor,...

 

Police blotter - July 25

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:13 a.m., a man went in to the Police Department on...

 

Slice of life: Route 66 and College Street

I spent 30 minutes Tuesday morning at the corner of Route 66 and College Street, watching life pass in front of me. Here's what I saw: QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley QCS reporter Jerrene Bradley spent 30...

 

Man pleads not guilty to child porn charges

A Tucumcari man is in federal custody awaiting trial after pleading not guilty to five counts of child pornography. Lawrence Lucero, 65, of Tucumcari was arraigned July 19 by a United States...

 

Olympian: Support group important

As a former Tucumcari resident urges local youth to pursue their dreams, as she prepares for the 2012 Olympics in London. Amber Campbell 31, will be training in Myrtle Beach, S.C., until Aug. 3 when...

 

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