Pet Parade provides fair fun

The video moment of the fair will likely be the Pet Parade on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Show Arena hosted by the newest 4-H club in Quay County, the Quay Broncs. Children up to 12 may enter their pets in the parade. Pets range from dogs and cats to more unusual […]

Swimming lessons end

William Thompson Dozens of Tucumcari youths recently completed swimming lessons at the municipal pool. Six lifeguards were on hand to teach swimming fundamentals. Lifeguard Andrea Garcia said that for many of the preschool children, the first task was to get them comfortable with the water. “The first day we showed the kids the pool rules […]

Charity softball on tap

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Love’s Country Store will be sponsoring their first ever Charity Co-ed Softball Tournament which, according to Love’s Country Store Manager Jamie Shaw, will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Shaw said that the Children’s Miracle Network is a group of hospitals that help children and get ill or injured children in need […]

Pinatas help make reading fun

TV Hagenah Throughout the last week children involved with the Tucumcari Public Library Readiscover New Mexico summer-reading program have been rediscovering a traditional Mexican and New Mexican activity – building and enjoying Pinatas. “It’s gone over really well said Dainetta Kroeker of the Tucumcari Library staff. Children, many with a parent or two would come […]

Basketball camp helps future Rattlers

William Thompson Tucumcari High School basketball coach Alicia Trujillo and her husband Albert co-hosted the “Nothing but Net” basketball camp for local youths last week at Tucumcari Elementary School. Coach Trujillo said the elementary school students improved their basketball skills dramatically over the course of the week. “The kids have been learning why things are […]

Reading program begins

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Summer Reading program, Readiscover New Mexico, will begin June 21 at Tucumcari Public Library on Second Street, and according to Assistant Librarian Dainetta Kroeker, it promises to be a fun time for the young people taking part in it. “We’re going to have a number of different activities aimed specifically at children,” […]

Foster parents sought

TV Hagenah The State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department is looking for more foster parents in Quay County said Placement Worker Cecelia Bernal and Foster and Adoptive Parent Recruiter Renee Fitts. “We need parents who are willing to do this in Quay County,” said Fitts. “We need at least two families who […]

Children go to drive-in from pool

William Thompson According to workers at Tucumcari Municipal Pool, young children unaccompanied by adults, are walking to the Sonic restaurant or other nearby establishments during the daily 3 p.m. break time at the pool. Sonic is a full two blocks away from the city’s pool. Amber Martin, head lifeguard at the pool, noted that this […]

Election – Hodge seeks commission seat

TV Hagenah Mark Hodge 1. What is it that makes Quay County uniquely Quay County? “What makes Quay County unique is its cultural diversity and its location just off Interstate-40.” 2. What do you see as the future of Quay County? “Quay County should be the gateway to our wonderful State of New Mexico. A […]

Teachers start program

Holli Cantrell and Andrea Hodge, Masters of Education students at Eastern New Mexico State University, implemented a literacy project at Tucumcari Elementary during March and April in coordination with the College of Education at ENMU. “Our ‘Family Bag It’ project, labeled F.B.I., included literacy theme bags, that the children got to take home and read […]