Pet made special memories

On Sunday, Aug.a 14, Dame Agatha Christie, aka Aggie died at her home on this corner. Fortunately, she had a short illness which began on Thursday evening. She was kept as comfortable as possible during that brief interval. Aggie, part blue heeler and part border collie, became boss on this corner on August 8, 1999, […]

NMSU to host feral hog symposium

By Audry Olmsted Landowners struggle daily to keep their crops, animals and land free of pest damage that can harm their livelihood. A newly encroaching pest – the feral hog – has made the eastern side of the state its home and New Mexico State University is offering a symposium for landowners to learn about […]

NMSU horse riding clinic set for June

By Audry Olmsted: New Mexico State University Riders wanting to learn from the best about how to handle their horses — and try their hand at a little friendly competition — are invited to attend the Ranch Horse Clinic and Ranch Cutting Competition scheduled June 5-6 in Tucumcari. The two-day event is being organized by […]

Youngster loved ranching lifestyle

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun He had a curious nature. He loved to learn about animals. At bedtime, he told his parents, “I love you to the moon and back,” then, “I love you to Jupiter and back.”James Hammer was 5 when he died in a ranching accident last week in Roy. He lived […]

Garage building students learn construction skills

Special to the QCS While some high school students were taking a break this summer, others were learning how to build a garage. Mesalands Community College offered a class in garage construction this summer that concluded last week. Eight Tucumcari High School students and four students from the community, all had the opportunity to learn […]

Students learn to be savvy media consumers

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Thomas Garcia Students at Tucumcari Middle School were taught how to distinguish between news and a sales pitch. The presentation about media literacy was made by Denis Doyon of the New Mexico Media Literacy Project on Thursday. “Media literacy is the ability to critically consume and create media,” said Doyon, NMLP’s director of media productions. […]

Sport Notes: Time to sign up city rec teams, Youth fishing day planned

Are you ready for some … softball?The Tucumcari Recreation Center is collecting names of school-age girls and boys who are interested in playing slow-pitch softball.Those interested can call the rec center at 461-1647.The number of teams and age parameters will be determined by interest, officials said. Learn fishing skillsKids of Tucumcari and nearby areas have […]

Special cooking school for diabetics

A special cooking school aimed at helping people with diabetes learn how to prepare delicious foods and manage their blood sugar levels will be held next month. The school will meet for 3 hours, beginning at 5:30 p .m. on Feb. 12, 14, 19 and 21at the Extension Office in the basement of the courthouse. […]

Once upon a time, teachers had freedom to teach

By Lnn Moncus Those of us who loved school, no matter which side of the desk we were on, never get over wanting to join the crowds on their way to that first day of school. Just thinking about the joys of education causes us to pause and to be thankful for having had the […]

Handouts: Learning to share with others

By Debra Whittington Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12  Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Psalm 25:3-5 Life […]