Parents should separate own self-esteem from child’s performance

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There’s become a common phrase for what used to be called “stage moms”. Today it’s “tiger moms!” This is not exclusive to moms, though. In the sports world there have always been dads pushing their boys to be the next great something. So just what is that all about? Lest we think this is only […]

Sports drinks not often beneficial for regular activity

If watching sports on TV is any indication, you would think sports drinks are critical for optimal performance. During almost every professional sporting event you see, your favorite athletes are drinking from cups or bottles covered with the most popular sports drink labels and logos. But are sports drinks really necessary for sport and exercise […]

Blanchard to be honored with day

QCS staff QCS STAFF Sydni Blanchard of Mesalands Community College got one more honor for her barrel racing performance last month — a day in her honor. According to a proclamation from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office, Friday will be recognized as Sydni Blanchard College National Finals rodeo Day. Blanchard, a sophomore at Mesalands, was one […]

Melrose police chief dismissed

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The village of Melrose has dismissed Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling. City officials cited job performance as the reason. She said it’s retaliation because she refused to date Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle. “The Village Council was not pleased with her performance and, as a probationary employee, has released her from […]

Quay County 4-H Rodeo, State 4-H Horse Show this weekend

by Quay County Staff Hundreds of New Mexico 4-Hers will compete for saddles, bits, belt buckles, belt pins, and other prizes in over 60 events this weekend at the State 4-H Horse Show and Quay County 4-H Rodeo at the Quay County Fairgrounds.  “Horse show enthusiasts will want to watch our own Valtie Riddle attempt […]

Performace group brings clean fun to Quay monthly

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Rebecca Cawthon first danced with her husband of three and a half years, Alvin, at a bluegrass music performance. Every fourth Saturday in Quay County Fair barn a club — formed to preserve old time, bluegrass and gospel music — holds a performance. “It’s a real social event and […]

Mariachi group returns to Tucumcari for Christmas

TV Hagenah The same entertainers that packed the Tucumcari High School Auditorium for Cinco de Mayo will be back with a special Christmas performance on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. “It’s a fantastic show,” said John Mihm president of the Quay County Council for the Arts and Humanities, the group sponsoring the event. “I […]

Singer of Aztec songs comes to Tucumcari

William Thompson Michael Heralda, a Los Angeles based singer, musician and storyteller, will be bringing a unique brand of Aztec-inspired music to the Tucumcari High School auditorium tomorrow afternoon. Heralda’s 3 p.m. performance, sponsored by the Quay Council for the Arts and Humanities, will feature audience participation. “The Aztec songs are indigenous songs and each […]

Dancers come to auditorium

TV Hagenah The history of Eastern Europe has long been one of contradictions. On one hand, it has been a place of almost constant warfare, yet on the other it has produced composers and artists that have defined music and art for centuries. According to John Mihn of the Quay Council for Art and Humanities, […]

Night show gets mixed reviews

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By Ryan Lengerich Low visibility and strong winds tortured the pilots Tuesday night at Tucumcari’s first night air show. One of the nights featured performers, hang glider Dan Buchanan never left the garage due to high winds. Spectators had mixed reviews about the show. “It was kind of a cool show, we just could have […]