Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Articles from the September 4, 2012 edition

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My first ... concert

We asked area residents about their first music concerts. This is what they said: • Stella Watson, 59, Tucumcari Ranch Supply: "My first concert was in Las Cruces at the Pan American Center. We...

 

Music festival hits silver mark

The Clovis Music Festival turns 25 on Thursday, and according to Randy Petty, its almost quarter century of existence offers proof of the city's significant influence on rock 'n' roll. The Clovis Musi...

 

Senior Menus, Sept. 5

The following are the lunch menus for the upcoming week at the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Hawaiian pork, tossed salad with dressing, whole wheat bread, strawberries and vanilla pudding. Friday...

 

At labor or rest, we must remember time is limited

Monday was Labor Day, signaling the end of summer. Although summer doesn't actually end until Sept. 22 this year, school started a little more than two weeks ago. While that's not very long, most...

 

Fishing Report, Sept. 5

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the...

 

Calendar, Sept. 5

Friday Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board at 5:30 p.m., Golf Course Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Monday Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., EDC Sept. 13 City Commission Work...

 

Our Page, Sept. 5

Strong Christa Grace Strong, daughter of Stan and Clair Strong, of Tucumcari, celebrated her 1st birthday on Aug. 10. She celebrated with her family and friends at the Elks Lodge of Tucumcari with a...

 

Rattlers start season off right

The Tucumcari Rattlers started the season Friday night with a 35-13 victory over the Raton Tigers at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers did most of their damage on the ground, rushing 34 times for 275...

 

Pet ownership not to be taken lightly

People love pets. Let me rephrase that; pets have a welcome place in many households around the country. Approximately 1/3 of all homes in the U.S. have a cat or dog. It is a common response when...

 

Pioneers didn't have our luxuries

I admire our country's 19th century pioneers for a lot of reasons. Facing down wild Indians, working hard and plowing with mules, cooking on a wood stove, communicating without Facebook and otherwise...

 

Editorial: Horse abuse prosecution needs teeth

Jess A Zoomin should have run in Monday's $2.4 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. But instead of racing for one of the sport's richest purses, the 2-year-old sorrel gelding had to be euth...

 

Clovis coach gets record 311th win

CLOVIS — As junior Steven Beckum plunged into the end zone, the cannon exploded for one final time Friday night in the south end zone of Leon Williams Stadium, and the only head coach Clovis has...

 

Clovis has remote possibility of Amtrak service

There's a remote possibility Amtrak could reroute passenger service through Clovis sometime within the next four years, according to a railroad spokesman. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said the...

 

Peanut producer honored

Sunland Peanuts Inc. of Portales was recognized as one of the top 100 privately-owned businesses in New Mexico last week at a luncheon in Albuquerque. The New Mexico Private 100 luncheon held...

 

Coyote patrol helps dairies avoid losses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services division has saved dairy operations and others in Curry and Roosevelt counties an estimated $2 million through a program that captures and kills...

 

Two hurt in head-on crash

A New Mexico State Police officer was treated for minor injuries after his state police unit was struck head-on Monday night by an erratic driver from Clovis on U.S. Highway 54 near Logan, said Capt....

 

Police Blotter - Sept. 5

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 2:27 a.m., a woman reported a domestic dispute on the...

 

Trip through county more than sightseeing

Our Sunday drives into the country are most necessary for mental health and also provide great opportunities to appreciate nature. Because of the drought, we have seen very little wildlife and...

 

Action group formed

A new countywide group is working to bring progressive change to the area through involvement in multiple agencies projects and events. Quay County Action Group, which consists of local residents, is...

 

School menus - Sept. 5

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. Logan Monday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Hot dogs, pork chop, macaroni and cheese, salad/veggies, dessert,...

 

Rattlers seek improvements in Week 2

The Tucumcari Rattlers will be looking to limit mistakes in their second game of the season against (0-1) New Mexico Military Institute. "We need to cut down on the mistakes and missed assignments," s...

 

Local help sought

The Extension Association of Quay County will be hosting a time for communities to come together to make a gesture of helping others by making "Care Bags" for patients. The event will be held 3...

 

Slice of life: Hustle and bustle of a busy day

I spent 30 minutes Tuesday morning at the corner of Adams Street and Aber Street, watching life pass in front me. Here's what I saw: Phil and Yetta Bidegain were seen pulling out of the post office...

 

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