Elementary students raise cancer awareness

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Kindergarten through fifth grade students at Tucumcari Elementary hold up the posters their class designed as part of cancer awareness. The posters will be displayed at the Relay for Life on June 3 and 4 at Rattlers Stadium. The posters were a part of an outreach program designed to raise cancer awareness to children. —Submitted [...]

Crashes raise safe driving concerns

Thomas Garcia With holiday travel just around the corner, practicing safe and sensible driving can help ensure your road trip does not end in tragedy, according to New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. “The obvious thing to do is give yourself plenty of time to get where you are going,” Baker said. “Then remember [...]

Local athlete looks to raise money

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An area track athlete is raising money for a chance to compete in Australia this summer.

Xcel proposes rate increase

By Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy wants to raise electric rates 5.1 percent in New Mexico, a move the utility says would increase the average customer’s bill about $9 a month. Xcel filed its rate request Thursday with the state Public Regulation Commission, according to company spokesman Wes Reeves. Reeves said if approved, the increase [...]

October 1974

C.J. Wiegel was the THS senior class student saluted by the Elks for the month of October. … J. Bronson Moore was appointed Magistrate Judge. … Dan Barks began his 75-hour marathon walk to raise money for the parks of Tucumcari. …The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education was declared its own Board of Finance, [...]

Hospital auxiliary launches its ‘Season’s Greeting’ fundraiser

Special to the QCS Special to the QCS The Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members will begin their Season’s Greetings fund drive on Thursday. The auxiliary, which has 28 members, has chalked up numerous hours of volunteer work this past year, said Evelyn Coughenour, Season Greetings, chairperson. “One of our volunteer jobs is to [...]

County Oks hospital taxes

By QCS Staff The Quay County Commission approved two special county hospital gross receipts taxes to raise money for the Dan Trigg Hospital on Monday. Quay County residents can vote on the proposed taxes at the polling booths in the fall. The first tax is an extension of an existing tax at 1/8 of 1 [...]

Riding for a reason

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Michelle J. Thompson of Glen Ellyn Ill., has been traveling by bicycle since Oct. 21 on Historic Route 66 from Chicago, Ill. to Costa Mesa, Calif. Her goal is to raise money to help her brother John Thompson who is battling oral cancer for the second time in his [...]

Jailed for a good cause

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Several Quay County business people spent part of Thursday behind bars. They weren’t guilty of any seedy or illegal practices, however — they were raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc. (MDA). K-Bob’s Steakhouse was the scene of the “lockup” where 17 local business members donated one hour each to [...]

County employees to receive pay raises

By William Thompson Quay County employees will be receiving fatter paychecks next month. County Manager Terry Turner said county employees will be receiving an average 5-percent pay raise beginning with the first pay period in July. “We received a letter from the state Department of Finance Authority (on) June 9 approving our 2006 budget, which [...]