Child Sense: Tips for helping your child walk home from school

Priscilla J. Dunstan Consider the way your child relates to the world when planning his walk to and from school. Pick a route that is easy for your child to remember even if it may take a little longer. Turning one corner is easier for your child to remember than having to turn five. Find […]

Rattlers fall short to Portales in Tuesday night action

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers lost a pair to the Portales Rams Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. The (8-6) Rattlers saw action first on Tuesday night as they hosted the (12-5) Rams. Travis Garcia and Jantzen Darnell each hit three pointers in the last minute of the game […]

When faith with God, GPS not necessary

Leonard Lauriault I was given a global positioning system (GPS) unit recently to help find our way while traveling. I had never had a problem with getting lost before because I’ve never hesitated to stop and ask for directions. (I’ve got better things to do than waste time being lost.) Sometimes the directions given by […]

History gone with building

Lynn Moncus When we heard about the burning of the main building at Metropolitan Park, many of us were saddened because that park represented some of the happiest times of our youth. We recalled the fun we had there through the years and felt an emptiness caused by the loss of an old friend. A […]

Logan, San Jon boys, girls teams fall at state tourney first round

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Bids by Logan and San Jon for the 1A boys and girls ended in the first round of state tournament play. On Saturday, the Logan Longhorns lost 59-57 to the Des Moines Demons at Logan. “It was a great game…came down to the last second,” said Longhorns head coach […]

Here’s to living life in the dental fast lane

I lost a tooth the other day. It was the molar on the northwest side next to my only wisdom tooth that ever came in. Which explains why sometimes I go over the edge of common sense. I mean, how many wise men would pass a policeman on a double yellow line, pass up an […]

Yep. Mom really does know best

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor I have always been told all things happen for a reason. But when I lost my job at the Rocky Mountain News, I thought there was nothing good to come out of this situation. Sure I was at the bottom of the totem poll of presentation editors and was […]

St. Mike’s dominates Rattlers

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By QCS Staff SANTA FE – St. Michael’s scored early in Saturday’s match against the Tucumcari Rattlers. And the Horsemen kept up the pace. The Rattlers lost 40-7. “Our kids fought back,” said Rattler coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers, who were hoping to avenge last’s year 41-14 defeat, made some mistakes, said Smith. There were […]

7-8th graders take 4th at NAYS event

By QCS Staff The seventh and eighth grade girls from Tucumcari placed fourth Saturday in the eighth grade division of the annual North American Youth Sports basketball tournament held in Albuquerque. The first game was lost against the Raptors, the second game was won against the Lady Eagles and the third game was lost against […]

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 […]