House FFA students top Ag Sales contest

Special to QCS House FFA members Wyatt Bishop, Kayleigh Fury, Summer Huizar and Trenton Lee won first place in recently the State Ag Sales Team Competition. This group went in and competed as seventh-graders and won first place. I’m so proud of these students. Unfortunately, they are too young to compete at nationals this year. [...]

Laura Evans named state FCCLA officer

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Tucumcari Middle School has a state Family, Career and Community Leaders of America officer who was elected in March. Laura Evans is an eighth-grader at Tucumcari Middle School and is also president of the FCCLA organization at the middle school. In addition, the middle school and high school have several students who qualified for national [...]

Assistant superintendent leaving for advancement potential

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Career advancement opportunities spurred Dennis Roch’s resignation from Tucumcari Public Schools. Roch resigned last week as the Assistant Superintendent of Tucumcari Schools to take a similar position with Texico Public Schools. His resignation is effective June 30. Roch said he received a letter of intent from Texico Superintendent R.L. [...]

Mitchell to begin term as district judge Dec. 15

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Thomas Garcia After serving as an attorney in Quay County for nearly three decades, Albert J. Mitchell Jr. , 49. will soon be serving the residents of Quay, De Baca and Harding counties as the new Tenth Judicial District Court Judge.Question: When does your term begin?Answer: I will be sworn in at 3 p.m. on [...]

Days at Logan started, ended with Dowell

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This story is the second in a series of stories about graduating seniors in Quay County high schools. It wasn’t a normal school day at Logan High School if it didn’t start with his voice, or end with the aural evidence of one of his pranks. Denton [...]

Rattler punts off to college

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Tucumcari senior Eric Holt will continue his notable football career at Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) in Goodwell, Okla. Holt was a member of the 2002 state championship and 2005 state runner-up teams for the Tucumcari Rattlers. “The feeling is fabulous, great — a once in a lifetime opportunity that I [...]

Mesalands Community College gets new dean

TV Hagenah Greta Estes, formerly of Sweetwater, Texas, has been named Dean of Student Services at Mesalands Community College. Estes said that she has already established a fondness for the Tucumcari and the Quay County area. “I love it,” said the new dean of student services. “I grew up in a small town and this [...]

Girls Scouts learn of emergency careers

TV Hagenah Thursday morning a group of Girl Scouts listened to Quay County emergency and law enforcement personnel talk about their professions while the local Girl Scouts took part in a special career day set up in conjunction with Mesalands Community College. The program called Girl Scout College – Focus Technology has been in the [...]

FCCLA competes in Melrose

Jody Lamm, a teacher at Tucumcari Middle School, will be taking members of the middle school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club to Melrose today for a district tournament. The students will be competing in a variety of events designed to assess their family and career skills. One group of middle school students [...]