Tucumcari wrestling team looks for strong season

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer There was hardly room to stand as 35 Rattlers grappled, tossed and pinned each other during Tuesday’s night wrestling practice. “Man, is it not great seeing this many kids out,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. “I would like to keep them all but the work out might be […]

Tucumcari loses to Estancia

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari was unable to get on anything going on offense as the Rattlers dropped their first district game to Estancia 42-13 on Friday night. In the District 2-2A opener for both teams, Tucumcari (5-3, 0-1) was able to move the ball from time to time but couldn’t punch it […]

Don’t need to be a genius to see discipline was right

By Lynn Moncus No doubt, many of you read or heard that spanking children lowers their I.Q. several points. That bit of information caused this woman from Ima to pause and wonder just how such a conclusion came about. Of course, I have always known I was a little slow at times, but it never […]

Quay County 4-H seniors take home awards at state conference

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By Brenda Bishop: Special to QCS Eleven Quay County 4-H seniors represented Quay County at the 86th Annual State 4-H Conference held in Las Cruces this week. The conference was bittersweet for Lisa Mitchell, who will be going to college in the fall. “The years I have spent in the 4-H organization have made a […]

Letter to the editor: Time for curfew in Tucumcari

Am I alone in thinking we need a curfew in this town? I woke up recently to find my mail box smashed flat. Just one of many around town, I guess. This latest wave of destruction is part of a problem that has been going on in Tucumcari for many years. I had visitors from […]

Tucumcari Detachment going to Iraq

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Chelle Delaney In a few short months, a handful of Tucumcari’s citizen soldiers will be in uniform 24-7 in Iraq. Preparations begin this weekend, when about a dozen men and women from the New Mexico National Guard in Tucumcari and their loved ones attend a family readiness conference in Albuquerque. The conference will focus on […]

Junior Olympian going for four

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Special to the QCS Kathryn Bowen of Tucumcari qualified to go to the Junior Olympics for her fourth year in a row. The qualifying races were in Winter Park, Colo., on Feb. 15 – 16, and in Aspen, Colo. on Jan. 17-19. She

McCain needs to give voters more to go on

By Leon Logan There are a few things we know about John McCain. He has voted with Bush 90 percent of the time and 80 percent of the population say the country is going in the wrong direction. He supports the Iraq war and Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 9-11. He thought Iraq […]

Anticipation of history talk evokes rodeo programs

By Lynn Moncus Because we are going to be privileged to hear much about the history of Tucumcarl Monday night when Dr. David Stratton presents the program for Tucumcari Historical Research Institute, I decided to do a little extra reading in order to be slightly prepared for some of the research he plans to present. […]

Pearce visits THS, Logan

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce crisscrossed Quay County Tuesday delivering an anti-methamphetamine message to teens at Tucumcari High School, listening to constituents at Del’s Restaurant in Tucumcari and lunching with seniors at the Logan Senior Citizen Center. Pearce said he has been highlighting the effects of methamphetamines on families and […]