The stronger the wind, the better the stories

By Lynn Moncus As we attempt to walk upright during our windy days, we hear many comments from natives to the effect that they have never seen the wind blow this hard before, or that it has never blown this late in the season.

Q&A: With Rattlers hard hitting defensive tackle

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Defense. That is what the Rattlers will need to stop Santa Rosa’s explosive rushing offense on Friday night. One of the hard hitters on the Rattlers line is defensive tackle senior Joseph Quintana. Here’s how Quintana looks at the defensive tackle’s job. Question: Did you start out playing on […]

Bullard finshes MCC before Tucumcari High

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Joshua Bullard is just 18 years old. But there he was, on the stage, in his cap and gown, at the Mesalands Community College graduation on May 11, getting his reward for two years of hard work. Oh, and that was before Bullard is to graduate from Tucumcari High […]

Extreme fighting returning to Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Blood War is the title of the Desert Extreme mixed martial arts event coming early next month in which several local fighters will return to the steel cage to test their skills and entertain the crowd. “I’ve told the guys that being an exciting fighter is important if you […]

Junior Rattlers shut out opponents

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Junior High Rattlers shut out the Santa Rosa Cubs Thursday night 50-0 in Tucumcari. Rattlers Coach Eddie Encinias said, “Our team played hard. They were excited and if they made a mistake they worked on correcting it. They have a lot of heart and have the desire to […]

‘Get the gate’ for view for Quay County

By Lynn Moncus Leslie H. (Bob) Mead, one of our own natives of Quay County, recently published “Get That Gate!,” a book containing many of his memories of the good and bad times he has had throughout his life. Joanne M. Mead, his wife, illustrated many of the stories, and his daughter and her husband, […]

Rain spells brief relief

Chelle Delaney Thursday night’s rain brought sighs and smiles of relief to many ranchers and farmers in Quay County. And none could be happier than the Sidwells, a ranching couple, who own and operate the JX Ranch near the Caprock. “It’s the best thing that could have happened. We’re just going to ride around, check […]

Windy days spent better inside with toys

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist The slave said, “Aggie, you may write the first column in 2006.” Well, I’m not really sure what those numbers mean, but I am sitting here at the computer so I can visit with my fan club. Actually, I think the slave is still tired after our walk on New […]

Farming, ranching life about persistence

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Persistence in the face of adversity — a sign of inner strength, a thick skull, or desperation. We were driving back to see the folks in Oklahoma and passed a snapshot of persistence in the face of adversity. A well-used pickup was parked on the edge of a lawn next […]

11 named to All-District squad

William Thompson Eleven players from the Tucumcari High School football team received District 2AA All-District honors recently voted by district coaches other than their own. “Some of the other district coaches said that if our team had been healthy this year, we would have played for the state championship,” said Smith. “These young men are […]