Amistad fall carnival and chili cook-off, Oct. 28

The Amistad community will hosts its annual Fall Carnival on Oct. 28. The event will begin in the Amistad school cafeteria at 5 p.m. with a chili cook-off and chili tasting, both red and green, to determine the area’s Chili King or Queen. Games will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the gym and will include […]

Rattlers set to take on Dexter

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun After a close loss to Class 3A Portales, the Tucumcari Rattlers will face the Dexter Demons, a 2A school, on Friday night. Until now, the Rattler’s tough schedule has pitted them against larger 3 and 4A schools. Coach Dub S mith said, “We’ve played against a lot of larger […]

Junior Rattlers shut out opponents

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Junior High Rattlers shut out the Santa Rosa Cubs Thursday night 50-0 in Tucumcari. Rattlers Coach Eddie Encinias said, “Our team played hard. They were excited and if they made a mistake they worked on correcting it. They have a lot of heart and have the desire to […]

Volleyball update

QCS Staff Logan’s Lady Longhorns had a busy weekend. Logan won against Mosquero in four sets on Thursday night and win against Grady Friday night. Longhorns senior Samantha Sanchez attributed Thursday night’s win to plenty of pre-game workouts. “We have been practicing a lot,” she said. “We worked on our passing and floor work and […]

Pep rally revs up Rattler spirit

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Students and athletes rallied under the Rattler banner on Thursday afternoon in anticipation of kicking off the 2006 sports season on Friday night. The Rattler teams were introduced and welcomed by other students and faculty at the high school auditorium to rev up the fans. Each team and player […]

Rattlers get tested at Taos

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers found themselves pulling double duty at a scrimmage in Taos Friday night. The Rattlers JV and varsity teams were scheduled to play just Taos but Raton joined the scrimmage when its team didn’t have a preseason scrimmage scheduled, said head coach Dub Smith. In their second scrimmage […]

God will provide – even at a children’s camp

By Debra Whittington: Quay County Sun columnist But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19   I am not as young as I used to be. This was an earth shattering realization I made after almost a week at Kid’s Camp last month. I […]

Fireworks in video night deposit causes alarm

By Quay County Staff Tucumcari Fire Department and police responded to an alarm for a structure fire Tuesday night at Bubbles Video at First and Hines. Officials said someone dropped fireworks in the video return drop box. Firefighters put out the blaze, which melted the plastic video basket, with water. The fireworks caused a smoke […]

Quay County skies light up for the Fourth

By Chelle Delaney: Phillip Griggs can light up your night — especially on the Fourth of July. Griggs is chairman of the fireworks committee at the Elks Lodge on South First Street. “I’ve been involved in this for years. This will be my 15th year,” he said. He’s been chairman of the fireworks committee for […]

Rain spells brief relief

Chelle Delaney Thursday night’s rain brought sighs and smiles of relief to many ranchers and farmers in Quay County. And none could be happier than the Sidwells, a ranching couple, who own and operate the JX Ranch near the Caprock. “It’s the best thing that could have happened. We’re just going to ride around, check […]