Obits Dec 31

Arturo S. “Casey” Martinez Arturo S. “Casey” Martinez, 70, a well known educator and a resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Friday following an illness. Arturo was born on Oct. 23, 1933 in Madera and attended Espanola Schools and graduated from Northern New Mexico Normal High School. He received his B.A. from New Mexico […]

Looking toward another great century

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And […]

Minister defines equality in God’s eyes

By Rev. Jim Witcher “Equal” is defined as: 1. Having the same quantity, measure, or value as another. 2. Mathematics. Being the same or identical to in value. 3.a. Having the same privileges, status, or rights: equal before the law. Many of you know me as Jim Witcher Minister. Others know me as Trooper Witcher […]

Dining strong despite beef scare

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By TV Hagenah As much of the world panics about a recent Mad Cow disease discovery in Washington state, the area cattle community is taking a sit-and-wait approach. “People around here know about ranching,” said Stella Watson manager of Tucumcari Ranch Supply. “They aren’t saying much of anything, they’re just watching what is happening.” Watson […]

Services address more than 450

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TV Hagenah Well over 450 people turned out for the sixth annual end of the year Community Worship Service held at the Tucumcari Convention Center on Sunday, Dec. 28. One of the organizers of the annual event, Rev. Jim Witcher, said the crowd marked one of the largest turn-outs the Tucumcari Ministerial Alliance has ever […]

2003 top ten news stories

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QCS Staff A handful of stories each year get much of the community stirring. The Quay County Sun staff believes these are 10 such stories. No. 1 WIND FARM OPENS, ANOTHER ON THE WAY Quay County became a national leader in the race for alternative energy in 2003. The world’s third-largest wind farm opened at […]

Local woman garners national recognition

QCS Reports All Rite Towing and Repair, Inc. of Tucumcari has received national recognition from the trade publication American Towman Magazine. The area towing a repair firm has been included in Towman 500 — The Most Progressive Towmen in America. “I am ecstatic about the honor,” said All Rite Towing and Repair owner Linda Unruh. […]

Public Record Dec. 31

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Dec. 29 • About 9 a.m. a male reported a burglary of an automobile and officers advised that a CD player was stolen out a Cadillac Deville at a business on the 1100 block of West Tucumcari […]

Locals say beef safe despite Mad Cow scare

By TV Hagenah As much of the world panics about a recent Mad Cow disease discovery in Washington state, the area cattle community is taking a sit-and-wait approach. “People around here know about ranching,” said Stella Watson manager of Tucumcari Ranch Supply. “They aren’t saying much of anything, they’re just watching what is happening.” Watson […]

Artists display favorite works

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By Angela Peacock Gourds, hard shelled fruits often used for ornaments, have fascinated Elsie Lerke ever since she can remember. Lerke once stumbled on a miniature gourd souvenir she thought she could not live without until she discovered it cost $90. That experience left Lerke determined to make gourd art her hobby. “I have given […]