State Fair Results: 4-H Educational projects

Quay County 4-Hers sent items they made in their 4-H educational project to the New Mexico State Fair to compete against youth from all over the state. Here is how they placed:   Jordan Runyan, a Junior placed 2nd on her cropped photo, 1st on her good composition photo, 2nd on her embellished pants, and [...]

Junior livestock sale nets $72,550

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Forty-six animals brought in hefty sums for their owners at the Quay County Junior Livestock Sale on Saturday. Lisa Mitchell’s reserve grand champion steer, all 1,132 pounds, netted $3,600, more than three times its estimated packer bid. Buyers groups and individuals generously gave their support to tomorrow’s producers. In [...]

4-H county, district results

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Quay County served as host to over 200 4-Hers from nine Southeastern New Mexico Counties for district 4-H Contests on June 19 and 20. 4-Hers competed in a variety of contests and enjoyed the hospitality of Tucumcari.  Special thanks goes to all of the Quay County parents, 4-Hers, volunteers, judges, and fairgrounds and convention center [...]

April 1975

Two fires claimed Gambles store and the Trojan Junior High School auditorium. The fire at the auditorium was still burning the next day and the junior high school was closed as a precaution. State officials suspected arson in both fires. … Members of the Tucumcari Fair Board held a groundbreaking for a new fairground facility. [...]

April 1970

Kay Terry was named, for the second time, Miss Office Education Association of New Mexico. She was congratulated by Tucumcari Mayor Kenneth Schlientz. … Tucumcari’s Lions president, Sam Shami, was honored with the President’s Pin by the Lions International President W.R. Bryan of Ohio. … Schilentz appointed Charles Olsen to the Tucumcari Planing and Zoning [...]

Rattlers place two teams in top 10 at won baseball invite

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers finished second and seventh and two players were chosen as All Tournament Saturday at their 2007 baseball invite. Rattlers Jakus Martinez was chosen as All tournament for the junior varsity and Drew white was chosen as All Tournament Varsity. The Tucumcari Rattlers varsity team finished in second [...]

Skier is again an Olympian

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Twelve-year-old Kathryn Bowen has qualified for the 2007 Rocky Mount Division of the Junior Olympics – for the second time. “There’s only been about three or four that have done that in the last 10 years,” said Bowen, who is a student at Tucumcari Middle School. On Sunday, Bowen will [...]

March 1965

The new building added to Tucumcari Junior High School opened after being built by the Ballard and Bates of Carlsbad. … Tucumcari Junior High student Rena Mae Bonem took the top prize at the annual science fair with her booth “New Mexico During the Cretaceous Period.” She was then eligible to enter the regional science [...]

Spellers get set for bee

By Mickey Winfield Letters and syllables will be flying across the Clovis Community College stage Saturday morning in the 2007 Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Regional Spelling Bee. Three dozen participants representing schools in Roosevelt, Quay and Curry counties ranging in age from 8 to 14, will compete for a trip to the National Spelling [...]

01-13-2007: Turk’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Well the holiday’s finished up with a big bang for the New Year but not for us golfers. But I know everyone made great New Year’s resolution, and if they are in any way pertaining to golf, I hope I can help you with it. A couple of reminders for the upcoming [...]