Quay teams prepare for second week of season


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County school football teams are preparing for their second week of action. All games are at home and teams are looking to strengthen the areas needing improvement that showed during their season openers on the road. “We are a young team, though we need to be able to […]

Volleyball schedule

QCS Photos: Thomas Garcia
The kill from Lady Rattlers Brandy Olivas slips through the hands of the Pecos Lady Panthers blocker during the Lady Rattlers home opener against Pecos. The Lady Rattlers won the match in 5 sets.

The following are the current Quay County volleyball team’s standings and schedules. (3-1) Tucumcari Lady Rattlers 2A District 4 Thursday — at Tucumcari Invite Mora, TBA Mosquero, noon Friday — Mosquero, noon Sept. 14 — San Jon, 2 p.m. Sept. 17 — East Mountain, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 — Dexter, 3 p.m. Sept. 26 — […]

Police blotter — Sept. 4

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 2;43 a.m., an alarm was reported at a restaurant on the 1900 block of East Route 66. An officer advised all was OK. • At 6:11 a.m., a man reported […]

Lauriault: Living within God’s guidelines leads to true happiness

We enjoyed the fair in August. One of the church booths had games that included pitching a straw into a container, selecting a key hoping it would unlock a prize, and picking a rubber duck to see what prize number would be awarded. That last game was meant for small children so everyone could win […]

Comments from the canyons: Manners only in decline because we allow it

Recently, the subject of manners came up in a conversation. The person who introduced the subject seemed to believe that some of the manners we were taught had changed only during the last few years. The main act under discussion was the opening of doors by gentlemen. Obviously, a man had just entered ahead of […]

Birthdays — Sept. 4

Otero Sisters Emily and Melanie Otero celebrated their birthdays together with a swim party at the Elks Lodge. Emily celebrated with a Mustache themed party and Melanie celebrated with a Smurf themed party! Emily turned 8 years old on Aug. 31, and Melanie will turn 4 on on Wednesday. They have one older sister Gracie […]

Steve: Spiders interesting to watch — from distance

One of my favorite times of the year is at hand — the annual tarantula migration. It was part of my introduction to New Mexico five years ago, and it’s fun to watch the big arachnids make their annual dash across the road as long as I can keep my distance When crawling at cruising […]

On the shelves — Sept. 4

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction “Beautiful Day” by Elin Hilderbrand. Various sorts of disaster threaten a Nantucket wedding. “The Eye Of God” by James Rollins. As the end of the world looms, Cmdr. Gray Pierce and Sigma Force race to uncover an ancient mystery. […]

Menus — Sept. 4

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Sept. 5-11: Senior Center Thursday Ham and beans, wild rice, fried okra, cornbread, cantaloupe Friday Spaghetti, broccoli, garlic bread, applesauce cake Monday Sweet and sour pork, white rice, carrots, whole wheat bread, margarine, orange Tuesday Fried chicken, coleslaw, green beans, […]

San Jon/Grady vs. Vaughn score

The final score of the San Jon/Grady Coyotes football game with the Vaughn Eagles Friday evening was 48-38, Vaughn, according to Elliott McDaniel, athletic director for Vaughn High School.