California man traveling across country on horseback

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Thomas Garcia What started out as a desperate search for work for a California man has become a cross country ride to raise awareness for disease. Johnny Warnshuis of Redding, Calif., is riding horseback across the country. He arrived in Tucumcari Tuesday night and, due to the snow, was not to able to leave until […]

Sports physicals scheduled

QCS Staff Sports physicals will be given Thursday and Friday at 4 p.m., at the Tucumcari Middle School Gym. The cost is $20 cash. Football practice will begin on Aug. 1 at 7 a.m. Players meet at the high school chorus room. Volleyball and Cross Country practice will begin on Aug. 8th.

Country facing more than just budget crisis

While suffering through this federal debt-limit battle, think about something much more scary. Consider another story this week that relates to the financial crisis. Any tie-in may seem ludicrous, but bear with us. The owner of McDain’s Restaurant in Monroeville, Penn., has banned children under age 6 to protect grumpy adults from the sights and […]

Hedgehog piglet rescue ends tragically

It came as a surprise to me that there is a brisk hedgehog business in the country. It shouldn’t have. Earlier entrepreneurial promoters had done well with Chia Pets, Pet Rocks, Longhorn cattle, Ostrich and Hum Vees. Hedgehogs (HH) are about the size of an orange with a pointy nose and spiny back. They bring […]

Coach pleased with tourney results

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QCSun staff The Tucumcari golf team hosted a tournament Monday at the country club golf course. Assistant Coach Jim Montoya said around 60 athletes from various schools came out to compete. Head golf coach Daniel Hutchins had the following to say about the tournament: “We did well. The boys came out in third. We had […]

Comments from the Canyons: Country stores served as town hubs

Lynn Moncus Recently, several of us have recalled our memories of country stores and the importance they played in the rural communities. Of course, the one I remember most vividly is the general store at Ima. It was begun by Grandad Moncus and his brother, Burnace, and later run entirely by Burnace. By the time […]

Rattlers hosting cross country event

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Thomas Garcia Senior Matt Pacheco said he was looking forward to the Rattlers hosting a cross country event Saturday at Five Mile Park.

American citizenship precious to all

Baxter Black What a country! July Fourth, Indepen-dence Day 2010 — as dissent and malaise fill the headlines, and bitter diatribe and blame mongering flood the airwaves, the question we should each ask each ourselves is, “Where would we rather be?” Would I have a happier life if I took my family and moved to […]

California teen biking across country for disabled

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Thomas Garcia Joseph Machado is riding across America from his home in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., to Washington D.C., to raise money for disabled children.

Cover of darkness not safe from cows

By Baxter Black: On the Edgoe of Common Sense Late-night calls are usually not good news. Especially if it is the police calling to tell you a car has hit a cow on the highway. Jack got the call at 11:15 p.m. on a Friday night. The local police all have his number because he […]