Relay for Life coming in April

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun For Joseph Marroquin, it was just a matter of payback. When Marroquin’s wife Marcella was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, he saw the American Cancer Society helped his family with the ordeal. “I see the work the cancer society has done for us,” Marroquin said. “The research that [...]

Fair barn renovations done

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun To varying degrees, music fans missed the bluegrass band dance when it was canceled last month due to renovations at the Quay County Fair Barn. One thing they won’t miss is the dance floor they used for those monthly concerts. It’s been replaced with new tile, with a layer [...]

Streets, burn bans on city agenda

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Road repair and beautification took center stage at Thursday night’s Tucumcari City Council meeting. Two of Thursday’s three resolutions dealt with using matching-fund programs for road repair; the other dealt with approval of a beautification program from the New Mexico Department of Tourism. All three resolutions, and one ordinance [...]

Rattlers survive in 6-2A tourney

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers led for only 3:05 of Thursday night’s District 6-2A playoff game against Texico. But it was the 2:35 stretch at the end that counted most for the Rattlers — and a basket that didn’t count when the Wolverines needed it. Drew White scored a team-high 12 [...]

2-25-2006 Obituaries

Jackie J. Cannon Services: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 1624 S. Fifth St. in Tucumcari. Jack Cannon, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 in Tucumcari.  Mr. Cannon was born May 9, 1934, in Roswell to Harvy and Ruby Cannon. He had retired from the New Mexico Army National Guard and later retired from [...]

Coffee goes great with memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist By living in a rural area and knowing a little of the history, I am sometimes privileged to meet total strangers in search of information about their forebears. Just this week, for instance, two cousins, J.G. and T.H. Lancaster, called to ask if I could meet them somewhere to talk [...]

2-25-2006 Library Books

The following materials are newly available at the Tucumcari Public Library. Fiction Cell, by Stephen King. What remains of humanity fights to survive, after a mysterious force scrambles cell phone users’ brains.   Non-Fiction Rats Incredible: An Illustrated Dictionary of Rats by Ryn Gargulinski.  A book focused on disproving any myths and negative opinions about [...]

2-25-2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 4:28 p.m., a female called in a battery on South Adams. The parties were told to stay away from each other. • At 5:37 p.m., a female called in a stalker at [...]

2-25-2006 Menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Hot toast, cereal, juice and milk. Lunch — Hamburgers with cheese, grench fries, pork n beans, pear crisp, fruit, salad bar/soup, and a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Omelets and salsa, cereal, juice and milk. Lunch — Chalupas, spanish rice, chips and salsa, fruit, salad bar/soup, and a variety of [...]

2-25-2006 Notable Notes

Little League meeting set for Sunday Quay County Little League has scheduled a meeting for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tucumcari Recreation Center. All interested coaches, volunteers and individuals should attend. Participants are asked to bring any equipment or uniforms they have. For information, contact B.J. Molinas at 461-1876 or Yvetter Fazekas at 461-2874. MCC [...]