Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Articles from the December 11, 2012 edition

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Real Santa whiskers not as itchy

Several random observations recently have tickled my funny bone (starting with the struggle whether to spell funny bone, funnybone, funny-bone or funniebone). Here they are in random order. A... Full story


Hearing postponed for teen in slayings

The preliminary hearing for Tony Day, 14, who is accused of killing his adoptive mother and stepsister on Nov. 26, has been postponed until 9 a.m. Dec. 28, according to Suzy Chavarria, court monitor... Full story


Lighting the way

Combine semi-truck flatbeds, fire trucks, farm and service vehicles and jeeps with sheets of mini-lights, Santa Claus and a lot of kids. Add a heavy dose of imagination and you get Tucumcari's annual...


Veterans memorialize attack

When the national Pearl Harbor Association disbanded a couple years ago, it hit Logan's Bobby Casados hard. Casados, a veteran active in Logan American Legion Post 77, took matters into his own...


Residents come together to mourn

From 80 to 100 kids called her "Mom" and her husband Mike was "Dad." "I don't want to see the word 'adoptive,'" Mike Day said. "They were our kids." That's how about 200 stunned and mourning... Full story


Police Blotter - Dec. 12

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 1:04 a.m., a man reported an unwanted man at a... Full story


Heavy mantle has fallen after tragic loss of friend

When Elijah the Prophet was depressed, God told him to anoint his replacement and several other people to carry on God's work as leaders of Israel and Syria (Aram) and, basically, whatever one didn't...


Riders fill shopping list in Tucumcari

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...


Meetings Watch - City Commission

The Tucumcari City Commission held a work session on Thursday to discuss and make any changes necessary to the personnel policy. Commissioners took action on: The commission agreed to check into...


Commissioners repeal animal ordinance

After weeks worth of debate, and the threat of a negative referendum election, Quay County commissioners voted Monday to repeal an animal ordinance. The vote was 2-1, with commissioners Robert Lopez...


School Menus - Dec. 12

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County for Dec. 13 -20: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza Lunch: Pizza, spinach salad, vegetable sticks, ranch dressing, oranges, milk...


Looking back - December 1969

Four armed robbers were captured by the New Mexico State Police and Quay County Sheriffs office. The four men robbed the Cedar Hill Grocery store 16 miles east of Tucumcari. The men pulled a razor on...


Children losing touch with past

As we know, cartoons are created to make us smile, but sometimes, they reflect the truth to the point of losing that purpose. Last week, a friend handed me such a cartoon. Six school-age children are...


Lighting contest - Dec. 12

These are the addresses for the annual Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce lighting contest on Dec. 10: 6377 Cedar Court (West on Campbell, down Cedar Hill and left at bottom of Cedar Hill) 101... Full story


Altrusa donates books to detention center

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...


Holiday Happenings - Dec. 12

Here is a listing of holiday events scheduled in the Tucumcari area, as compiled by the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce: Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration: An offertory procession will begin at 4:30...


Meetings Watch - Dec. 12

Arch Hurley Conservancy Arch Hurley Conservancy District met Tuesday and took the following action: The board of directors approved the minutes of the November 13th meeting. The managers report noted...


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