Tucumcari Historical Research Institute planning field trip

QCS Staff Tucumcari Historical Research Institute has scheduled a field trip for members to the Park Springs Ranch and Hatch Ranch south of Las Vegas, N.M. The trip is scheduled for Aug. 22. The group will leave the Tucumcari Historical Museum at 7 a.m. Participants should bring a picnic lunch. Non-members who would like to […]

Centurian still rules the roost

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer An 80-year resident of Tucumcari celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, with six generations of family. Margarita Montano Pacheco has lived an interesting life since her birth on July 31, 1909, family members said. So what is the secret to living 100 years? “I never smoked, drank and lived […]

Officials brief Quay County on grants

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun New Mexico Secretary of Taxation and Revenue Rick Homans spoke to about 50 Quay County residents on Wednesday, providing an overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in New Mexico. He also introduced several members of the New Mexico Recovery and Reinvestment Competitive Grant Advisory Team. “We are […]

Two rodeo team members to compete in finals

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team wrapped up the 2008-2009 season with the men’s team ranked third and the women’s ranked fifth after the Grand Canyon Regional Finals in Las Cruces last weekend. The Mesalands women’s team grabbed the spotlight at the regional finals. The women’s team placed third in the […]

THS class of 1969 searching for classmates

Special to the QCS Members of the class of 1969 are preparing for their 40-year reunion and are seeking addresses and/or phone numbers of class members. If anyone has information as to how to contact the following individuals, please call Jeannette Maddaford at (575) 461-1913 or email newzelander@rocketmail.com Here are the missing classmates from our […]

Mesalands rodeo ends fall season No. 3 in region

Special to the Quay County Sun The last rodeo for the fall semester was completed at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces last weekend with a strong showing from Mesalands Rodeo Team members. Mesalands’ Men’s Team took fourth place with 321 points and the Women’s Team ended in sixth place with 78.5 points.

Rattler discovers he has ’73′ extended family members

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By Maria Schmitt During Tucumcari’s Homecoming game Friday night, Rattler Matt Pacheco was named honorary team captain and all of the coaching staff wore shirts with Pacheco’s number 73. Pacheco, who was playing offensive guard, was injured in the fourth quarter of a football game on Sept. 19 against the captain Tigers. “I am still […]

Seeds of friendship blossom years later

By Lynn Moncus Often we visit about renewing friendships during Rattler Reunion and how very fortunate we are to know so many people of all ages who attended our schools. For some reason this year, I spent much time with members of the Class of ‘45 even though I didn’t graduate until ’52. Obviously, I […]

Ten questions about Tucumcari’s bid for racetrack, casino

Chelle Delaney By Chelle DelaneyQuay County Sun 1. What are Racing Commission members looking for in Thursday’s presentation? From any applicant, we are looking for the type of support locally. Ultimately, it’s going to be what is in the best interest of New Mexico’s horse racing. Our focus is racing. Everybody is going to have […]

Results from 4-H state conference

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Special to the QCS Ten Quay County Senior 4-H members participated in the 85th Annual State 4-H Conference in Las Cruses on July 14-18. Carmen Runyan and Georgia Mitchell served on the State Leadership Team as Ambassadors. Their role included conducting leadership workshops and hosting award ceremonies and dances. The following 4-H members received awards:l […]