Fair opens: From beginners to winners

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By QCS Staff Two-year old Kirksey Lynae Smith took the blue ribbon in the Mini-Booster category of the Shepherd’s Lead, one of the first competitions signaling the opening of the Quay County Fair. Contestants must lead their sheep, and wear a garment that’s at least 50 percent wool. GiGi Parker coordinated the annual event. Judging [...]

2007 Basketball homecoming queen to be selected Thursday

The student body of Tucumcari High School will vote for the 2007 Basketball Homecoming Queen on Thursday. The Quay County Clerk, Ellen White, will conduct the election with the help of her office staff. The students will use real ballots for this election. Homecoming queen candidates are Janna Kirksey and Cydnie Rich. • Janna Kirksey [...]

School Superintendent Reents fired from post

By Quay County Staff Superintendent William Reents, who has been on paid administrative since June 6, was given a termination letter on Wednesday by Tucumcari Schools Board of Education. Reents declined to elaborate on his situation, saying only that, “I found it interesting.” Reents said he has hired an attorney, Edward Hollington of Albuquerque. In [...]

Superintendent questions go unanswered

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Tucumcari school board Chairman Rex E. Kirksey on Friday declined to explain why Superintendent William Reents has been placed on paid administrative leave. “It’s related to personnel matters and we are not at liberty to discuss them in public,” Kirksey said Thursday. Reents, superintendent since July 2002, declined comment [...]

Rain hurting cotton in Quay County

TV Hagenah When it comes to cotton this season in Quay County, farmer Herman Lopez put it succintly. “There ain’t any, “ said Lopez, one of the leading cotton producers in Quay County. Lopez said the fact is that the ground is so wet that cotton farmers are unable to get into the fields to [...]

Local ladies fall to Estancia

William Thompson The Lady Rattlers played well in the first half, but let the Lady Bears begin to pull away in the second half as Tucumcari lost at home, 52-32, Friday. The Rattler girls had a knack for drawing fouls Friday evening. They shot from the foul line 22 times in the first half alone. [...]