Hay meant for horses, not serpents

Baxter Black In the southwest the price of hay can be daunting to horse owners. I keep our ranch horses up in the corral. When hay gets above $10.00 a bale, I actually weigh each feeding! Clyde has a little band of broodmares on his southern California operation. His place is sandwiched by irrigated alfalfa […]

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So far we have played in three tournaments. Grady(third place), House(first place) and Logan(first place).

Area kids shoot hoops

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Participants in the Elks 2011 District Hoop Shoot in Las Vegas. Jaxon Arguello won first place in the 8-9-year-old boys division and will compete in the state hoop shoot in Albuquerque on Saturday. Ashley Shipley won second place in the 8-9-year-old division and John Paul Garcia won second place in the 12-13-year-old boys division. From […]

Rattlers ready to wrestle

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Thomas Garcia After a fifth-place finish in the Capital wrestling tournament in Santa Fe, the Rattlers were hard at it Tuesday preparing for their home tournament Saturday at the Snake Pit. “The guys did great in Capital, but I am pushing, maybe a little to much,” Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias said. Encinias said even […]

Holiday meals impede ideals

Russell Anglin As I stumbled around from place to place these last few days trying to shake off a Thanksgiving-induced food coma brought about by my cousin Jody Burrage and her signature “What is in these and why can’t I stop?” mashed potatoes, I realized the holidays are a terrible time for vegans. I’m not […]

FCCLA holds middle school food drive

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The Tucumcari Middle School chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America has just finished its annual thanksgiving food drive. The middle school FCCLA sponsor, Mrs. Lamm, is very proud of how well the students responded, as they brought in 1,057 items to be donated to the Ministry of Hope. The FCCLA chapter runs […]

House FFA Junior High Creed results

Blake Moon On Oct. 25, House Junior High, after plenty of practice, competed against itself at the House Chapter Creed Contest. After this local competition, the group had the chance to go to Portales on Nov. 1 and compete in the District Creed Contest. The following students competed and placed in the Junior High Creed […]

Local youths participate in state fair, VCC Expo

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Quay County 4-Hers place at New Mexico State Fair with educational exhibits Junior Katelind Hittson won third place for her leather coin purse Junior Taylor Hayes won first place for her advance braided belt and a 2nd on her angel food cake Novice Regan Runyan won third place for her silhouette photo, third place for […]

Children at risk for obesity

Tom Morris Current research indicates that over 20 percent of all children in the United States have two or more risk factors for coronary artery disease. Two or more risk factors place a child at a “moderate” risk level for future coronary artery disease. One of the most common risk factors in children is obesity. […]

High school students place seventh in state contest

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Special to QCS Mesalands Community College’s Dual Enrollment students Cole Cooper and Nathan Andrada recently placed seventh in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition in Albuquerque. The Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition is for high school juniors and seniors interested in automotive technology. Cooper and Andrada were both Dual Enrollment students at Tucumcari High School […]