Rattles being baseball practice

By QCS Staff Rattlers baseball Coach Tony Alarcon hits a few ground balls during practice Monday afternoon. “We only lost one player so everyone but one senior is returning for the team this year,” said Alarcon. “We have a new district opponent, which is Texico, who has moved up from 1A and we’re getting ready […]

Brand new time to work together

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Yes, it’s a brand-new year, but … the nation – and the world – are still left with the same problems that made the world less-than-happy last year …. and the year before that, ad infinitum. Now, all of us have our own particular concerns. And those like keeping […]

Turkey talk by third graders

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Heaven Chavez, 8, and third-grade teacher Gabriela Walden put the final touches on a flour tortilla that ends up being a tepee. It’s all part of learning about the meeting of Native Americans and pilgrims and what’s now called Thanksgiving. Children have a special way of viewing holidays, so to […]

Technology changes calf-branding ritual

Baxter Black Springtime. Grass is greenin’ up, wildflowers are blooming, longjohns are comin’ off, and it’s brandin’ time! It is a festive occasion on lots of ranches. For years it has become a time for neighbors to get together and help one another. The cows and calves have been gathered the day before. By daylight […]

Canine takes over her ‘slave’s’ column

Linn Moncus At long last, the slave is out of sight so I, Aggie, can do some visiting with my fans. As you have discovered, I haven’t been permitted to write for several months, and I surely have appreciated your calls to check on my health. Actually, I have been quite well, thank you, and […]

Hybrid cars save gas, pollution, rights

Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun As gas prices take an upward swing once again and foreign policy remains dependent on non-friendly oil sources, I stare at my fuel gage happily. I am happy that instead of purchasing the Toyota 4-Runner I thought I had my heart set on, I got the Toyota Prius. The Prius […]

Pets teach lesson about new friendships

By Tova Fruchtman I’ve learned a lot about making friends while moving from place to place of late. I’ve learned about meeting people who are quite different from you and people who are almost the same and how either can end up as your friend. Perhaps I learned the lesson first from my pets — […]

County roads ‘a mess’

TV Hagenah According to the County Road Supervisor Harry Heckendorn, it is official, it roads in the county are a mess because of the large amount of moisture. “It sure is nice to have the wet,” said Heckendorn, “but I don’t remember the roads ever being this bad in quite some time.” In fact, Heckendorn […]

Forrest Fire Department to acquire new fire truck

TV Hagenah FORREST – The Forrest Volunteer Fire Department are not crazy about Forrest fire puns, but they are even less fond of Forrest fires. That is one of the big reason they are getting another fire truck. “We’re glad we’re getting a new truck,” said the Forrest Fire Chief David Rush Tuesday. “Our equipment […]

Taking steps back with homemade stilts

Lynn Moncus If you watched the parade on Route 66 last Saturday, you saw a couple of very tall people striding along on their stilts as if they were accustomed to walking at that height and speed on all occasions. Just watching them walk so easily certainly brought back memories of earlier times when many […]