San Jon Robot best in state

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When San Jon students Porfy Martinez and Ryan Livingston were working on their class’ robot, they said there were times they were ready to throw it out the window. But they said it’s a good thing they didn’t – for what started, essentially, as a pile of debris, ended up as […]

Local man lassos in annual cowboy award

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By Martha Frost: QCS staff Richard Clyde Shepherd Jr., may not have walked those proverbial 10 miles to school uphill and barefoot — but he said he did ride a horse to his Buffalo Flats, Texas, classroom. He also said the roof was so leaky in the small, two-room Texas house in which he grew […]

Teacher of the Year

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Glenda Sours encourages her Tucumcari High School students to read the newspaper — in class. The idea is for students to become aware of local events and issues and to increase their reading skills. Sours, an English and communications teacher, was presented Monday with the local Newspapers in Education […]

4/23 Around Town

Billy and Lori Otero and big brother Joseph are excited about the birth of their newest family member. Billy Gage Otero Jr. was born at Plains Regional Hospital in Clovis at 2:22 a.m. on April 8. He weighed in at 8.02 pounds and was 21 inches long. Billy has been very alert, and smiles often. […]

Students spread anti-smoking message

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari high school student Erica Sandoval was awarded third place in the state health departments “Youth Kicking Tobaccos Butts Youth Advocate of the Year award.” Sandoval, president of the Tucumcari High School chapter of Distributive Education Clubs of America, said she has organized events to spread the anti-smoking message. […]

Elks name woman citizen of the year

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Judy Hiner, director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, got a big surprise at the recent Tucumcari performance of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” David Foote, exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 1172, presented her with the Elks’ 2004-2005 Distinguished Citizenship Award. “I thought I was going to break down,” […]

Tucumcari girl wins showmanship award

QCS staff Lisa Mitchell of Tucumcari was named the winner of the 2004 New Mexico Junior cattle Growers association Showmanship Award at the recent Joint Stockmen’s Convention in Albuquerque. Kate White of the Junior Cattle Growers Association said the showmanship award is given every year to a member who exhibits cattle in the junior beef […]

Local nurse recognized

Linda Leonard Sims was recently recognized by Baylor University Health Care System in Dallas, Texas as a Top Nominee for the 2003 Five Star Spirit Award. The nominees are identified for this award not only by striving for excellence in their jobs, becoming a role model, and attaining the respect of peers, patients and families, […]

Special award to be given

In memory of Artha Towner, who served as Superintendent of the Needlework Department for 15 years, the Quay County Association for Family and community Education (formerly Extension Homemakers) is offering a Memorial Award for the Best of Show in Knitting at the Quay County Fair. The winner will receive a plaque. To be eligible, the […]

Aaron Sanders Parker

Aaron Sanders Parker Aaron Sanders Parker, 89, of Tucumcari died Wednesday, July 28, 2004. He was born March 29, 1915 in Quay County at the Quay Valley ranch home of Sanders Ewell Parker and Myrtle Evelyn Peggram Parker. A 1933 graduate of Tucumcari High School, he graduated from New Mexico A&M College in 1938 with […]