New administrator joins Dan C. Trigg hospital

Special to the QCS Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital has announced Suraj Agboke has joined the hospital-based primary clinic as the practice administrator. “We’re pleased to have Suraj’s expertise as a part of our team. His experience will help us expand clinic services and recruit providers,” said Lance Labine, Administrator for DCT. Agboke replaces Johnlyn [...]

Younger Rattlers step up in 65-33 victory

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Thomas Garcia With a tuneup game against Class 1A Melrose before a district showdown against Clayton, a banged-up Tucumcari Rattlers squad had its younger players take center stage in a 65-33 victory Tuesday night over Melrose. Mark Preciado, D’Ontee Sandoval and Marcus Chavez each had 11 for the Rattlers (10-8), who went without starters Travis [...]

How you can be a positive sports parent

Jack Perconte Positive parenting in sports is a choice parents make that allows sports to be about kids and not about parents. Parents who are out to relive their playing careers through their kids are the source of a lot of negative parenting in sports. The choice to be positive is not easy because of [...]

How to run a great youth sports practice

Jack Perconte Parents often have unrealistic expectations of youth sport coaches. After all, most youth sport coaches are volunteer coaches who are only coaching because their sons or daughters are playing the sport. However, this should not provide an excuse for volunteer coaches to lack, enthusiasm, preparation and at least some measure of expertise. An [...]

Sports physicals scheduled

QCS Staff Sports physicals will be given Thursday and Friday at 4 p.m., at the Tucumcari Middle School Gym. The cost is $20 cash. Football practice will begin on Aug. 1 at 7 a.m. Players meet at the high school chorus room. Volleyball and Cross Country practice will begin on Aug. 8th.

Logan Family Practice has new doctor

Thomas Garcia A new internal medicine doctor will be joining the staff at the office of the Logan Family Practice. Edward Cazzola has been practicing medicine since 1974. He said he is an internal medicine doctor and his practice has mainly been treating adults for conditions including diabetes and hypertension. “I’ve been at it for [...]

Band practice proves entertaining

Russell Anglin As a reporter, it is sometimes necessary to step out from behind my voice recorder and camera and actually participate in the situation I came to cover. Other times, it is vital that I do no such thing. When I came to watch some local bluegrass musicians rehearse on Saturday, the latter was [...]

Seniors prepare for senior Olympics

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By QCS Staff Area seniors are getting ready for the Quay County Senior Olympics Games. Practice for pool and shuffleboard are at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tucumcari Senior Citizens Center. Participants in these games can qualify to compete in the State Senior Olympics in Las Cruces. The Quay County games will [...]

Patience, practice in short supply

By Lynn Moncus Although Aggie was kind enough to write the column last week, she said she wasn’t about to come to the rescue again any time soon because she doesn’t want anyone to get the notion that she is the slave on this corner. Besides, she is enjoying the warm afternoons and doesn’t want [...]

02-21-2007: Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Well, do you think the bad stuff is behind us? I sure hope so, because those with golf fever have a lot to look forward to. The high school golf is off to a good start but bad weather has put us behind with our progress. The next couple of weeks will [...]