United Way auction set for Tuesday

BY QCS Staff The Annual Auction by the United Way of Quay County will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Bank and it will be broadcast on KTNM radio. About 150 items will be auctioned. Participants will be able to bid in person or by phone. Many door prizes also will be […]

Winners of Christmas decorating/lighting contest

The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce judged its annual residential and business Christmas lighting contest Monday evening. Anonymous judges traveled around Tucumcari to decide the winners of the contest, a cash prize was awarded for the top three residential entries and top three business entries. First place winners received $75, second $50 and third place […]

Time coming to enter state fair queen contest

The Eastern New Mexico State Fair Queen contest will be Sept. 30 in Roswell. The application deadline is Sept. 26. The one-day queen contest will challenge the contestants in horsemanship, appearance, personal interview, modeling, public speaking and general knowledge of the ENMSF and agriculture. Eligible contestants must be between the ages of 16 to 23 […]

Ostrich recipe wins contest

By William Thompson The Holiday Inn’s Branding Iron Restaurant held a cooking contest Saturday, and Gigi Parker’s “Ostrich Diane” won first prize and will appear on the restaurant’s menu. Five area residents entered the restaurant’s first-ever cooking contest. Peter Kampfer, Tucumcari’s new economic development director, was on hand to judge entries along with Mayor Mary […]

Logan names lighting winners

The Logan-Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce released the winners of their annual Christmas Lighting Contest. According to officials the first-place winner in the residential division of the contest went to Tom Smith. He was followed in second by Dolores Marsh and in third by Gayland Rogers. Honorable mention went to Russell Feerer, Donna Shivers, Herbert […]

Art contest set

Rep. Udall seeks art contest entries U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., is asking Third Congressional District high school students to submit entries for the annual Congressional Arts Competition. The Third Congressional District includes Tucumcari and Quay County. The winning entry from New Mexico will be displayed on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. beginning in June. […]

Local WTAMU student wins public speaking contest

QCS Reports CANYON, Texas — Katy Hipps, a West Texas A&M freshman nursing major from Tucumcari was a finalist at the university’s Best Speaker competition on Dec. 2. The event is sponsored each fall and spring semesters by the speech communication program in the University’s Department of Art, Communication and Theater. Students competing in the […]

Community Announcements

$1,000 Essay Contest for New Mexico Students: The Humanist Society of NM has announced an essay contest with a $1,000 prize for NM 11th and 12th grae students. Students may choose to write about one of five subjects. 1. The Impact of Human Population on Planet Earth 2. The Importance of Church State Separation in […]

County council meets, discusses competitions

Lisa Mitchell The Quay County 4-H Council met on May 6. Valtie Riddle called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. Roy Hampton did the American pledge and Lisa Mitchell did the 4-H pledge. Amy Byrd read the treasurer’s report. The minutes were read by Amie White and were approved. Amie White did roll call; […]