How Santa works

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With Christmas just two days away many children are ready to get their gifts from Santa. Many of them wrote letters weeks if not months ago telling Santa just what they want for Christmas. We asked some area kids a few questions about Santa.

After all Christmas craziness, late gift matters most

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun High anxiety, stress, rushing around like there is no tomorrow and eggnog. It must be Christmas. “’Tis the season to be jolly,” or so the song says. I find myself with a little case of the “humbug.” At first I thought it was the flu. It is not that […]

Parade of Lights hits streets on Saturday

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari and area residents can get into the holiday spirit this weekend at the Tucumcari’s Chamber of Commerce 20th annual Parade of Lights and Christmas lights contest. Events start at 4:30 p.m. Saturday with the Parade of Lights, said Tom Dominguez, event chairman. Dominguez said Santa will kick off […]

Commodites arrive in time for Christmas

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Chelle Delaney This week a delivery some needy families in the Tucumcari area hadn’t seen in months arrived. In addition to canned goods and packages of beans, the commodities delivery included 795 one-dozen egg crates, 810 pounds of onions and hundreds of bananas. And on Tuesday and Christmas eve,

Mother and daughter charged in connection with theft of gift cards for foster children

By QCS Staff Correction: The suspect in the theft is employed by the Aging and Long Term Care Agency. The suspect’s employer was reported incorrectly in an earlier online version.

Holidy birthdays, College graduate

Holiday Birthday…Rhonda Miller of Logan will celebrate her 34th birthday today.Her family and friends wish her a happy birthday and say they cannot believe that this little Christmas angel is turning 34. Those that know Rhonda are happy to have her in their life and could not imagine how dull life would be without her.Her […]

Remember to capture, share Christmas spirit

By Lynn Moncus Didn’t we just finish celebrating Christmas a couple of days ago? As we get farther over the hill, the days seem to pass all too rapidly and to keep us confused as to just where we are on the calendar. When I was gainfully employed, I never began preparations for the season […]

Family continues ‘Christmas Tree Man’ tradition

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Thomas Garcia One Quay County family is working to keep a holiday tradition alive by selling fresh Christmas trees. Christy Preciado, her husband, Mark, and their two sons, Mark, Jr. and Johnathon, are selling pine trees from the front yard lot of their home on Highway 104. “My father Agustin (Maes) sold Christmas trees from […]

Volunteers pack up Christmas spirit for others

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Thomas Garcia The giving nature of the staff at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, Comcast and K-Bobs provided a complete holiday meal and toys for 14 Tucumcari families. The staff prepared 14 boxes filled with everything one might need for a complete holiday meal, including the turkey, mashed potatoes and even pumpkin pie mix. “These […]

Imagine the first Christmas … and you are there

By Debra Whittington And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11