4-Hers compete for district, state spots

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Brenda Bishop By Brenda Bishop Special to the Quay County Sun Fifty-two Quay County 4-Hers spent the week of June 1 competing in county 4-H contests that they have been studying for and practicing over the past few months. Cloverbuds are children under 9 and they do not compete but are allowed to try contests. [...]

Rodeo team finishes strong at national finals

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Kimberly Hanna The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team was well-represented at the 2011 College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyo. June 11-18. Six freshmen and two sophomores competed for Mesalands during the eight-day event at the Casper Events Center. Freshman Tyrel Virden of Alamogordo finished the short round in eighth place and then missed [...]

Who I am — June 22

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Tracy Hazen

Senior menu — June 22

The following are the lunch menus for June 23 – 29 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Sloppy Joe, green peas, potato wedges, yogurt with fruit. Friday Chicken and vegetables, pasta broccoli with margarine, whole wheat roll with margarine, pears, brownie. Monday Green chili hamburger, lettuce, tomato, pickles, cheese onions, ranch beans, onion rings, peanut [...]

Looking back — June 22

June 1969

Mounted Patrol to celebrate birthday

Thomas Garcia Members of Tucumcari’s Troop 21 of the New Mexico Mounted Patrol will attend the state convention Friday and Saturday in Clovis. The NMMP is a state agency created by New Mexico law and made up of certified volunteer police officers. Troop 21 operates as an independent state agency which assists any law enforcement [...]

Residents discuss bad Father’s Day gifts

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Russell Anglin Joe Rede, a Tucumcari retiree, father, grandfather and great-grandfather of “a whole bunch” of children, has seen plenty of Father’s Days. When it comes to bad Father’s Day gifts, Rede could sum up his thoughts in two words. “Ratty ties,” he said. “Neckties. Terrible ties. I’ve seen some with polka dots of different [...]

Sunday outage surprises

Russell Anglin Sunday was an awfully strange day. It started for me at 10 a.m. with the phone waking me up. My editor called and asked me if I had electricity. With my eyes still hazy and without my wits about me, I replied, “Um … I don’t know.” Turns out I didn’t. I threw [...]

Cow escapes to reach golf course glory

Baxter Black It’s 6 1/2 hours from Sierraville to Modesto and the packing house. Karl had put together a load of cull cows. Whilst unloading, a bony gummer mama cow who looked like a ragged shag carpet hangin’ over a sawhorse, balked, backed up, and fell between the chute and the truck! Karl leaped after [...]

Ruling puts end to states’ reach for power

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a sensible ruling concerning the regulation of pollution and the supposed threat of global warming. The ruling directly affects eight states that sued four electric power companies, the main one being American Electric Power Co. of Ohio, for causing global warming. The court’s summary of Monday’s [...]