Easter tradition continues

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An area church will continue an annual tradition Saturday by hiding 12,000 plastic eggs for area youth. The First Assembly of God Church in Tucumcari will hold its fifth annual egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Dunn Park. “The eggs come to us unassembled,” said Gail Owen, volunteer coordinator. […]

Mesalands officials aim to boost student involvement with dodgeball event

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun More than three dozen students at Mesalands Community College competed Tuesday in the first of what is hoped to be an annual dodgeball tournament. “This is one of the first activities planned by the student council,” said Brooke Ramirez, student council president. Ramirez said she was happy with the […]

Ute Lake State Park hosts prairie fest

Freedom New Mexico Ute Lake State Park will host the second annual Ute Lake Prairie Fest today. Park officials said in a news release visitors may hear Kiowa legends and witness the “brilliant canopy of stars as the old timers saw them more than a century ago.” “This event will highlight the rich cultural and […]

Quay County 4-H seniors take home awards at state conference

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By Brenda Bishop: Special to QCS Eleven Quay County 4-H seniors represented Quay County at the 86th Annual State 4-H Conference held in Las Cruces this week. The conference was bittersweet for Lisa Mitchell, who will be going to college in the fall. “The years I have spent in the 4-H organization have made a […]

Annual tax holiday set for August

Freedom New Mexico The state’s annual back-to-school tax holiday will take place Aug. 7-9, according to a release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. Nontaxable items include: • Clothing and footwear $100 or less; • School supplies, such as pens and paper, $15 or less that are typically used in a classroom setting • Computers $1,000 […]

7-15 Club notes

Tucumcari DARTucumcari Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held the annual Community Recognition meeting on May 8.

Press Release: Discounts available for disabled veterans on game and fish licenses

SANTA FE — Starting July 1, service-connected disabled veterans who are New Mexico residents will be eligible to buy an annual combination fishing and small-game hunting license for $10. The license normally costs $33.

Senior Olympians tough competitors

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Thomas Garcia Ten Quay County Olympians brought home 30 medals and 10 ribbons from the 31st annual Senior Olympics Summer Games at Las Cruces.Leading the way of local Olympians was U.V. Henson who competed in 10 events and earned medals in each one. “The competition was pretty stiff this year,” Henson said. “I have a […]

TeamBuilders set to host basketball tourney June 27

By QCS Staff TeamBuilders Counseling Services is launching its first annual basketball tournament from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 27 at the Tucumcari Recreation Center, according to a press release. “We’re doing this to raise money for a great cause and it’s also a community, family-type activity, bringing everyone together for fun and […]

Nominations sought for cowboy gathering’s heritage award

S The annual Cowboy Gathering is looking forward to