Top Stories of 2004

EDITOR’S NOTE: 2004 saw a variety of happenings in Quay County ranging from homicides to murals. The staff of the Quay County Sun polled a number of people to determine what were considered the top stories of the year. Some of the stories were tragic. Other stories were poignant while others were whimsical. But all […]

Martin Luther King to be honored with march Jan. 17

TV Hagenah For the second year in a row, Tucumcari will have a tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King to commemorate the civil rights leader. Paul Bell, a deacon of the Saints of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, said the church will be hosting a special march Saturday, Jan. 15 to commemorate the civil […]

City officials hold vision for park

William Thompson An adobe wall has recently been restored at the Five Mile Park bathhouse with funds from the National Park Service and contributions from the Mother Road Rally board. The city’s planning and development director, Doug Powers said more than $17,000 in renovations were completed. “We had some pretty serious deterioration. The building was […]

County roads superintendent retires

TV Hagenah After 11 years of heading Quay County’s Road Department, Superintendent of Quay County Roads, Harry Heckendorn is retiring. “We are so sad to see him go,” said Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid. “He has done so much for the county and to keep it working smoothly.” Heckendorn said he, too, was sad to […]

Three crosses go up

TV Hagenah Jim Witcher of the Tucumcari Ministerial Alliance said after a year of collecting money and materials in addition to making plans and going over designs, Thursday Dec. 30, proved to be the day that the three large crosses on the east side Tucumcari went up. The three crosses are made of iron I-beams […]

A concept — A holiday tree

TV Hagenah Christmas has come and gone, well sort of gone. Our Christmas Tree is still up and the lights on the house are still there too and if a person listens to my wife they would believe both the tree and the lights will be there until next Christmas. I must say this is […]

Look, listen, learn for happy 2005

Lynn Moncus Whether or not we are ready to hang new calendars, we might as well face the fact that we are entering a new year and will proceed into 2005. Whereas, some people spend much time and energy making New Year’s resolutions; others of us just face the year head on and take it […]

James Zachariah Goolsby, Louis F. Mares

JAMES ZACHARIAH GOOLSBY James Zachariah Goolsby, 67, died at his residence in Logan Wednesday morning Dec. 29, 2004. James Goolsby was born May 6, 1937 in Hawley, Texas. He had lived in Texas, Colorado and New Mexico during his life. He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. In 1962 he was […]

Elementary school releases attendance lists

Tucumcari Elementary School recently recognized students with perfect attendance in kindergarten through second grade for the first nine weeks. 100 % Attendance: The preschool classes of Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Buxton had 21 students with perfect attendance. In Mrs. Bowen’s class were Sydney Goldston, Caleb Nemrow, Samuel Nemrow, Cheyenne Horne, Taylor Gilmore, Michael […]

Paul Hyer Hill, Raymond Kroeker

Paul Hyer Hill Paul Hyer Hill, 69, died Sunday Dec. 26, 2004 in Tucumcari. Paul Hill was born on February 4, 1935 to Charles Peter and Zelma Lee (Hyer) Hill in Capulin. He grew up in that area and attended schools in Capulin and Des Moines before graduating from Clayton High School. He Married Juanita […]