Students learn about planet

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom was the place, and Thursday was the time for elementary students to get to know their planet. Tucumcari Elementary and Tucumcari Middle School students spent Thursday learning during the schools’ annual Earth Day event. Earth Day was officially April 22, a Saturday, so the following [...]

Experience common among candidates

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a series of stories about the upcoming county elections. Today’s focus is on the District 1 spot in the County Commission. between incumbent Robert Lopez and challengers Doyle Frasier and Jimmy Sandoval. When election ballots are cast, those who voted for [...]

Commission OKs rate hike on reconnects

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Charges were raised for utility reconnections and city officials reminded residents the city would offer free access to the landfill Saturday. Those were the highlights of a quick Tucumcari City Commission meeting on Thursday night. With two commissioners out and a light agenda, the three commissioners in attendance breezed [...]

Interstate gives Mesalands two trucks for training

Special to the QCS A ceremonial delivery of Interstate Distributor Co. (IDC) keys has taken place at Mesalands Community College. The keys are for two Freightliner Century Class trucks to be used as part of the training program offered by the college for new IDC drivers. Participating in the ceremony were Don Smith, Driver Development [...]

April 29, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 5:29 p.m., a female reported a dispute between neighbors at Turner Street. A person was complaining that the neighbor wasn’t controlling a dog and it was attacking rabbits. The neighbors were told [...]

Vernon finishes strong at rodeo

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College team roper Colt Vernon continued his string of productive National Intercollegiate Rodeo events by finishing the long round in a tie for 6th place, and taking 3rd place in the short round at Stephenville, Texas last weekend. At the end of the roping Vernon had secured fourth place [...]

April 29, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

Monday is Tucumcari’s district golf meet, starting at 9 a.m. Teams from Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Raton and Portales will be host by the Rattler golf squad. Members of the 2006 Tucumcari team are Clay Beevers, Justin Alvarez, Drew Hale, Olivia Mitchell, Johnny Barreras, Stephen Smith, Qasim Badshah, Michael Martinez, Anas Badshah, Nate Andrada and [...]

April 29, 2006 Calendar

Saturdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Saturdays ongoing: Narcotics Anonymous Roadrunner Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 306 W. High St., in the Madonna room. Monday: Tucumcari school board special meeting, noon, administration office. Monday: Museum Board [...]

April 29, 2006 School Menus

Logan Monday: Breakfast, Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, juice, milk; Lunch, Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn or salad, hot rolls, fruit, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast, Breakfast burrito, juice, milk; Lunch, Pizza, salad or carrots or broccoli, bread sticks and sauce, fruit, and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast, Cereal, juice, milk; Lunch, Grilled ham and cheese [...]

April 29, 2006 Senior Menus

Monday: Salisbury Steak, buttered peas, broccoli casserole, cake/strawberries Tuesday: Baked pork chops, stuffing, carrots, green beans, roll/ margerine, apple slices Wednesday: Ranch chicken, vegetable pasta salad, beets, potluck roll, cherry cobbler Thursday: Beef stew, corn bread, tossed salad, white cake Friday: Baked fish, spicy fries, hush puppies, pinto beans, pears