Silent auction added to shrimp boil

Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College Foundation will host its annual Shrimp Boil and “All That Jazz” fundraiser 6:30 p.m. April 13 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. “This year we have made some positive changes to the Shrimp Boil fundraiser, in order to encourage the entire Tucumcari community and Quay County to assist us […]

Mesalands students pour 5,600 pounds of iron at event

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Thomas Garcia An event record 5,600 pounds of iron was poured Friday night at the 14th annual Mesalands Community College’s Iron Pour, according to D’Jean Jawrunner, fine arts/faculty director at Mesalands. “The overall excess was very well,” Jawrunner said. “All the molds were filled and no one was hurt.” Jawrunner said she gauges the success […]

NRA banquet set

QCS staff The Tucumcari Convention Center will host the fourth annual Friends of the National Rifle Association Banquet 6 p.m. March 24. The event includes a barbecue dinner, followed by games and silent and live auctions. Proceeds will go towards the association’s state grant program, which This event is a fundraiser for the state grant […]

Extension agent reports busy year

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Thomas Garcia Quay County Extension agents report a busy and successful year and are now preparing for next year. Brenda Bishop, extension agent, detailed successes of the program to a year end committee who brainstorm on potential projects for the following year. Bishop said several of the programs grew from the previous year. She said […]

Quay County 4-H rodeo draws 57 riders

QCS stafff The 2011 Quay County 4-H Rodeo and State 4-H Horse Show will be held Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Fairgrounds. The weekend events start at 7 a.m. each day with the 50th Annual State 4-H Horse Show. Quay County has hosted the horse show for more than 40 years. During the […]

NMSU researchers eye low-moisture crops

Audry Olmstead For the better part of the last decade, farmers in eastern New Mexico have had to plan for their summer growing season without knowing how much water – if any – will be available for irrigation, due to severe water limitations. To help farmers make smart decisions about their crops before planting, researchers […]

Mesalands gears up for shrimp boil

Kimberly Hanna For many in the Tucumcari area it has become an annual tradition. For the Mesalands Community College Foundation it has become a successful way to generate dollars for scholarships. It is called the annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil, and this year will mark the twelfth time the event […]

Local youths display artistic talents

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The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities held its annual youth art show at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday and Saturday. The show featured art from area students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. This year, the arts council chose “New Mexico’s centennial” as the theme for the show. Winners received a free art lesson […]

Agriculture seminar emphasizes food safety, disease prevention

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun The Quay County Extension Service’s 43rd Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar brought area experts out to the Tucumcari Convention Center to address food safety and disease prevention Thursday. New Mexico State University Extension Specialist Del Jimenez addressed a crowd of about 35 people. He talked about […]

Press release: Upcoming seminar addresses food safety

Brenda Bishop The 43rd Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar, hosted by the Quay County Extension Service, will be held Jan. 27 at the Tucumcari Convention Center.