Herding Squirrels: The future has arrived

Traci Arbios We were sitting on the couch; more to the point, I was sitting, he was in my arms, my newborn son. Little mittens on his hands, tiny hat on his head; he was warm and cuddly and I sat staring, absorbing every detail of his sweet, pink face. His eyebrows were mere wisps. […]

The death of the living room

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Kristen Jordan Shamus The grand shuffle is in full swing. To make way for a new member of the family, a big change was in order. My home office, which doubled as a spare room, was dismantled to become our older daughter’s bedroom. Julia got to keep the queen-size spare bed with the caveat that […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Parents fantasize revenge on their kids

Marla Jo Fisher Seriously, you people have been mulling this over. Last week, I wrote a column describing my plans to get revenge on my kids when I’m a doddering old lady living in their house, for all the things they do now that set my teeth on edge. For example, I plan to drink […]

Police: Shooting suspect arrested in Texas

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Thomas Garcia A man accused of killing two Tucumcari men was captured after U.S Marshals and Texas Rangers got a tip and set up surveillance at a Conroe, Texas, Denny’s restaurant. Deputy U.S. Marshal Cameron Welch said Muziwokuthula “Muzie” Madonda was arrested without incident Monday. “Madonda surrendered quietly,” Welch said. Welch said Texas Rangers had […]

Dan C. Trigg emergency room floods

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QCSun staff Freezing temperatures were blamed for a wet mess at Tucumcari’s Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Thursday. A sprinkling system burst and flooded the emergency room. Hospital Administrator Lance Labine said there were no injuries and no one was in the emergency room when the sprinkler broke. “We had a lot of folks that […]

Looking back — Dec. 1

December 1966 The Forrest Currell Lumber Company was building the new Elks Lodge that holds a swimming pool, dinning room, lodge room, sauna, small gym and a kitchen. The cost of the project was $172,000 … Five Tucumcari High School band members were chosen to participate in the New Mexico All State Band competition held […]

Local briefs — Oct. 27

Republicans holding meeting The Republican Party of Quay County will have a meeting Friday. The meeting will be from noon until 1 p.m. in the back forty room of K-Bob’s. John Sanchez, New Mexico lieutenant governor candidate, will speak at the meeting.

Meeting former students brings back fond memories

Once again, this teacher had a great week in which she was greeted and treated by former students. Of course, I am privileged to see some former students almost every day, but those from last week do not live in the area. One afternoon while sipping coffee, I looked up to see a family enter […]

04-15-09: Calendar

Wednesdays ongoing: 7 p.m., VFW Post # 2528 Bingo, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Call 461-3061.Thursdays ongoing: Noon, Tucumcari Rotary Club, Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Rt. 66 Blvd. Call 461-2587.Friday: Noon, regular meeting. Library Board, Tucumcari Public Library, 602. Second St. 461-0295.Fridays ongoing: 7 p.m., regular meeting, AA Unity Group, 1424 S. Sixth St.Sundays […]

Gaming Authority sets meeting for Friday

By QCS Staff The Quay County Gaming Authority will have a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Territorial Room at the Tucumcari Greater Economic Development Corp. The meeting will cover the authority’s financial report and a discussion of the continuing options on the property, according to Warren Frost, executive director. The authority […]