Longhorns outplay Coyote squads

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns took a double dip on district wins Thursday night against the San Jon Coyotes. Girls The Lady Longhorns trampled the Lady Coyotes 60-31. While the Longhorns battled to the end for a 63-57 win over the Coyotes. “I feel good about how we played tonight. It […]

Rattler boys rout House, girls drop nailbiter

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It was a night of contrasts Tuesday night at the Snake Pit at Tucumcari. The Lady Rattlers lost 41-39 in the closing seconds of the game, while the Rattlers won 70-34. The Lady Rattlers missed four free throws. The Cowgirls missed 14 free throws. The House Cowgirls started Tuesday […]

4-H competition rewards efforts

by John Villalba A late, great judging coach and friend of mine once told me, “John, you as a 4-H agent, have to do everything possible to ensure that competition is never phased out of the 4-H program. You always must make sure that the torch of competition is never put out.” What Mr. Jerry […]

Violin maker straddling two centuries

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Rudy Gonzales is known locally as a sign painter. But here in the 21st century, Gonzales is really a 17th century artist and craftsman. When he paints signs, he does it the old-fashioned way. You won’t find Gonzales hunched over a computer screen. There are no computer print-outs, no […]

Shooting puts law enforcement on alert

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers An atmosphere of vigilance has settled over New Mexico law enforcement agencies since they lost one of their own in a routine traffic stop on March 22. When he stopped the driver of a gold pickup truck, Deputy James McGrane Jr., 38, was shot in the head and died. For […]

Making a difference from Quay to the Middle East

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Making a difference could be as easy as opening a door or carrying some groceries. Or, as Tucumcari’s Altrusa is planning this year, be as involved as revamping the entire library at the Pioneer Senior Center. These are just some of the ideas for Saturday’s Make a Difference Day, which was […]

Roads diverging at the pool hall

TV Hagenah Today’s column is a true one (or at least as true as anything dealing with memory can be). When I am asked to speak at graduations or affairs honoring fathers, I often pull this story out and share it with my audience. In fact, it happened in late July more years ago than […]

College makes summer school fun

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By Angela Peacock Making learning fun is the whole objective behind Mesalands Community College’s Summer Adventure Camp. John Yearout, Mesalands Director of Public Relations, hopes that by placing children in a positive, creative learning environment at a young age they will develop a desire to further their education when they become adults. Yearout said 60 […]