11/26 Editorial

This week marked the 127th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Freedom Communications, Raymond Cyrus Hoiles. Freedom is the parent company of 70 daily and weekly newspapers across the nation, including the Quay County Sun and eight television stations. It is the nation’s 13th largest newspaper and broadcast company. The Irvine, California-based company […]

A turkey by any other name just as juicy

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The latest in the civilized world’s need to right old wrongs is the country of Turkey’s objection to the use of the name turkey to describe a rather intellectually challenged bird with a snood. “It casts us in an unflattering light, offends our ancestors and we are not getting any […]

Rattler season ends in second place

By Glen Rosales: QCS correspondent HATCH — Tucumcari’s bid for its first Class 2A state football championship since 2002 was effectively squashed by a Hatch Valley squad that piled up the yards and touchdowns. Although senior running back Eric Holt rushed for 119 yards, the Rattlers (11-2) were never able to move the ball consistently, […]

The gift of life always a miracle

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Psalm […]

11/23 Calendar

Wednesdays ongoing — Story Time for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 continues at the Tucumcari Public Library, with registration ongoing. Three sessions will be held on Wednesdays through Dec. 14. Story Time will begin again Jan. 18 and continue through April 5. Call 461-0295 for more information. Wednesdays and Fridays ongoing — “La Voz” […]

Elks lodge together to help local students

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Elk’s Club members may have been out of school for a little bit, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know the importance of education, according to San Jon Student Council Advisor Peggy Gates. In fact, their support has been so stringent, said Gates, the San Jon Student Council recently awarded […]

Educational scholarships help pave the way

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mesalands Community College student Ona Padilla said she wouldn’t be attending college — and racking up achievements like being part of Phi Theta Kappa, a member of the Honor Society and a mentor in the Blazing Trails program — if it weren’t for financial help, which includes one of Mesalands’ scholarships. […]

11/26 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Thursday At 10:47 a.m., an unwanted subject was reported at a supermarket. Police arrived and arrested the subject for trespassing. At 3:11 p.m., a female came to the station to report damage to her […]

Drunken driving alert up

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County residents who may have noticed the red ribbons still hanging around from last month’s Red Ribbon Week can rest assured it’s not from negligence, said Quay County DWI Task Force program’s Noreen Hendrickson. She said it’s part of the DWI program’s Tie One on Campaign in which they are […]

Hatch Valley wins 3rd straight title

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QCS staff The road to the Class 2A football state championship still goes through Hatch Valley. The Bears won their third consecutive title on Saturday, beating Tucumcari 54-7. Both teams finished their season 11-2. Quarterback Darren Gillis threw for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth as Hatch Valley unleashed a torrid offense. Gillis, who […]