Rattlers triumph over Logan

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball beat the Logan Longhorns 18-0 Tuesday at Tucumcari. The Rattlers put the game out of reach in the bottom of the second inning by taking a 13-0 lead. Freshman Angelo Montano hit a strong shot to the right field which resulted in an inside-the-park grand […]

Mesalands put residence hall on hold

Thomas Garcia Plans to construct a $3.2 million campus residence hall at Mesalands Community College have put on hold. College President Phillip 0. Barry proposed that the college postpone its plans at Tuesday’s board meeting; and the board approved it unanimously. Barry said the reason for the cautious posture of the trustees is a Dec. […]

Changing attitudes can turn 2009 into a positive year

By Debra Whittington Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one […]

Holiday mailings, pageants sparkle in Tucumcari

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By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Post Office has put out a special mailbox for children wanting to get their letters to Santa at the North Pole. Tucumcari Postmaster Robert Roark said he had the old-fashioned box for several years and wanted to put in on display for children at Chirstimas. Enter local artist Connie Falls, […]

Bonds proposed to save Sands Dorsey

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Saving the Sands Dorsey should be put to a vote of the residents through a bond issue, suggested commissioner Jim Witcher at Thursday’s city commission meeting. Commissioner Jim Lafferty said he was perplexed by Witcher’s suggestion because Witcher had voted in a previous city commission meeting to have the […]

AYP announcement delayed

Secretary of Education Veronica C. Garcia postponed Wednesday’s AYP announcement to allow for more time to get accurate information about the results to school districts before the start of school, according to a department press release. The Public Education Department has until Aug. 5 to report AYP results. “While I am comfortable with the quality […]

Golfers come out for 35 Vic Breen Tourney

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Thirty-five golfers took part in the Shoot Out Friday afternoon in Tucumcari. Local golfers and visiting golfers took part in the first day of the 35th annual Vic Breen scholarship golf tournament. “This is my 25th year competing in the tournament,” said Roger Bowe of San Jon. “It is […]

Commissioners revise appointment procedures

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Several city comissioners and Mayor Mary Mayfield got into a little verbal sabre rattling over the way candidates for city agency advisory boards are appointed and the use of Robert’s Rules of Order at Thursday night’s City Commission meeting. Commissioner Jim Lafferty said he knew that a new procedure […]

If you can read this you made it through Friday 13th

By Ryn Garglinski: Freedom Newspapers Anyone who can read this should consider themselves lucky — they survived yet another Friday the 13th. Not that I’m superstitious, knock wood, but certain things, like a full moon or the stray black cat that’s been circling my yard, just make me a little wary. This certainly applies for […]

Cowboy boots make the sale

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist These are the boots of a salesman, specifically an ag sales rep. And they’ve taken me a million miles sellin’ to people who feed the world. Which makes me part of somethin’ good, somethin’ bigger than myself. Everybody’s good at somethin’; farmers, vets, cowboys, dairymen — and me. I can […]