Riders of the radio waves

By Martha Frost: QCS staff Duel Paris and Virgil McDonald enjoy being the eyes and voice for the Tucumcari Rattlers football team. “We get the best seat in the house,” said Paris, who has spent 15 years as an announcer for 92.7 KQAY-FM radio, “and we’re glad to do it for the people who can’t […]

Campaign calls family to dinner

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By Ryn Gargulinski@link.freedom.com The Evans family is an anomaly. Not because of their location — they live between San Jon and Logan — but because they said they regularly sit down and eat together. This puts them in the minority of only one-third of families across the nation who dine as a unit on a […]

Church program offers Friday activities for kids

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Thank God It’s Friday. The old adage is also the name of a new program offered at First Christian Church for students who no longer have school on Fridays. Comprised of students in kindergarten through fifth grade, the program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays when no classes […]

If outnumbered, join other team

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Kids are wonderful. They rollick, they frolic, they spit up on your chest. I’m in the category of those who think children are giggly and grand – as long as they are somebody else’s. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll be the first one in the supermarket line to […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters dances into new territory

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari resident Donna Garcia, who started ballet at age 4 but stopped dancing after many years because of a back injury, will soon be dancing again to a brand new tune — Big Brothers Big Sisters. Garcia said she leapt at the student internship with the organization for several reasons. For […]

Daughter’s memory motivates Mom to help

By Marc Schoder: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS For some, it’s just a good way to clean out the garage. For one Tucumcari woman, it’s a labor of love for a good cause. “I am not doing this garage sale for profit. I am doing it to benefit kids who have cancer in local (Albuquerque area) hospitals,” said […]

Q&A: Marty Garcia

Editor’s note: Our newspaper misquoted Tucumcari school board member Marty Garcia recently. He did not say teachers’ salaries could be cut when the district goes to a four-day week this fall. A more accurate reflection of his thoughts: “I wonder how much support we would have had from teachers had the four-day week included a […]

Elementary students participate in a Pee Wee Track Meet

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun SAN JON — More than 100 elementary-school students from San Jon, Grady, House and Amistad competed in the annual Pee Wee Track Meet on Friday at San Jon High School. Parents cheered their children on to the finish line in events that included the 100-yard dash and relay races. […]

Kids today do not know meaning of work

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Yes, Virginia, things have changed. A 20-something couple I know has occasionally sought my counsel. They are married, both animal science graduates and still seeking direction.  He is a typical ag boy: strong, honest, with a good work ethic and background in purebred cattle. And he can […]

San Jon students to study at Notre Dame

William Thompson:Quay County Sun San Jon High School science teacher Steve Goodgame will be taking five or six San Jon students to Notre Dame University this fall to study core samples collected from beneath the Indian Ocean floor. Goodgame said several Notre Dame geology professors will visit San Jon in August to work with the […]