Summer Menu Program

The newly formed Manna Ministries, similar to Angel Food Ministries, is providing food in bulk for the second time this year. The program provides food that is more affordable to area residents, said Cora Lucero, a program specialist with the Community Services Block Grant program in Tucumcari. The basic menu is guaranteed to be worth […]

Ministry helping with food program

QCS Staff A newly formed Manna Ministries, similar to Angel Food Ministries, is providing food in bulk so that it’s more affordable to area residents, said Cora Lucero, a program specialist with the Community Services Block Grant program in Tucumcari. Programs like this, Lucero said, “Help in the fight against poverty and provide better nutrition.” […]

March 1975

Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, awarded $200 scholarships each to Carol Bugard, Kathy Hunnicutt, Cathy Coughenour, Karen Osborn and Mary Jane Bell. … The New Mexico State Police made four drug seizures for the month of March. Officers seized: 50,000 amphetamine pills following a vehicle registration check about give miles west of Tucumcari; 150 kilos […]

Lopez takes first at Cardinal Wrestling Classic Tournament

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two Rattler wrestlers placed and another won first in his class at the Cardinal Wrestling Classic Tournament at Robertson High School at Las Vegas. “We did real well against all of the teams,” said senior Brian Lopez about the tournament on Friday and Saturday. “It was good to wrestle […]

Rattler wrestling team places in top five

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wresting team had several of their wrestlers place in the top five of their weight class and the team took fourth place overall in points on Friday and Saturday at the Saint Michael’s Al Salazar Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Santa Fe. Rattler Raymond Jimenez was voted […]

Rattlers play final rounds of Route 66 Tournament

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers are playing the final rounds of their Route 66 Classic basketball tournament with games begining at 11:30 a.m., today at Tucumcari. The Rattlers next game is 4 p.m., Dec. 29 against the Raton Tigers at Tucumcari. Rattler Wrestling Ten Tucumcari Rattler wrestlers placed in the top […]

Drought takes its tolls on wheat crops

By Chelle Delaney The hard red winter wheat that Quay and neighboring counties are known for growing has been one of the slimmest crops since the 1950s, said Johnny Beevers, manager of the Melrose Grain and Elevator Co., Inc. “Last year, which was a good year, we had 40 million pounds. This year we’ve got […]

Tucumcari wrestlers grapple with the best of them

By Martha Frost: QCS staff Tucumcari High School’s wrestling team started their season last weekend with the hardest tournament of all — Randall High School’s Greater Gold Invitational Tournament south of Amarillo — Coach Eddie Encinias said. The team was up against the toughest Texas 4A and 5A high school teams, Encinias said, including Palo […]

Canine cop coming to Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A new crime fighter will soon be on the scene in Quay County, according to Tucumcari Police Cpl. Darrick Shaw. However, instead of a nightstick and a badge, this one will probably have a collar and a leash. He will also have four legs. Yes, the drug dogs are coming to […]

State cops find marijuana cache

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A 1993 Ford pickup was pulled over late Saturday evening near the former Tucumcari Truck Stop on the west end of town and a state police officer, David O’Leary, found 37.8 pounds of marijuana inside the truck’s spare tires. The driver, Gary James Emily, was subsequently arrested and charged […]