Rattlers take Santa Rosa Lions

William Thompson In a game that was tied twice, the Tucumcari varsity baseball team came away with an 11-7 win Thursday evening at Santa Rosa. The Santa Rosa Lions were hosting Tucumcari as part of their invitational tournament. The Rattlers spoiled the hometown team’s hopes of a tournament championship by continuing to hit the ball […]

Apprentice tour comes to Tucumcari

Three young singers from the Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program will perform in Tucumcari April 19 at 7 p.m in a free concert for area residents. The group of performers will offer a free concert for the public as well as in-school programs for children in and around the Tucumcari area. “Our apprentice singers are […]

Lucero honored as ‘Artist’

TV Hagenah Mike Lucero, this month’s Artist in the Annex at the Tucumcari Historical Museum, isn’t certain when he first realized that he had talent for art, it might have been high school art class, but he is certain when his shaping into an artist began. “It’s when I started working with artist and woodcarver […]

Ethelyne McCasland Clifton

Ethelyne McCasland Clifton, 74, of Melrose died Feb. 5, 2004 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe. Ethelyne Clifton was born in Grady June 12, 1929 to Lester and Orial Hendricks McCasland. She graduated from Melrose High School and married Hoyt Clifton May 6, 1943. She was a wife, mother and grandmother. In addition she […]

Rattlers lose to Santa Rosa

William Thompson Friday’s game against Santa Rosa was not decided until the final minutes, but Tucumcari fell short at home, 71-60. A large, vocal crowd was on hand to watch the heated rivalry between the two I-40 foes. Early on the Santa Rosa fans had much to cheer about as the Lions took a quick […]

Lady Rattlers fall to Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers fell 60-21 Friday to a more experienced Santa Rosa team. Santa Rosa was leading when Whitney Spinks kept her team in the game early by scoring Tucumcari’s first two baskets, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Santa Rosa’s three point shooting. Still, Tucumcari was only down by nine at […]

Area children write letters to Santa Claus

Some of these letters came from classes and some from individuals. We are firmly convinced that Santa reads the Quay County Sun and hope that everyone receives what they want. Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a pit bull dog that I can train to do tricks and a play station too and […]

Looking like Santa a big responsibility

TV Time: TV Hagenah Editor’s note: This column is the first of a semi regular series by the Quay County Sun’s new managing editor that will run periodically in the paper. They are meant as humor. I love Christmas. When you look like I do, you have to. For those not familiar with this editor, […]

‘Tis the season for priceless memories

Comments from the Canyon: Lynn Moncus Recently, I was reviewing some of the news items about past Christmas celebrations in our county, and as usual, felt inspired by all that occurred in each community. Neighbors gathered in homes and later in schools and churches to celebrate Christ’s birth and to spend a few hours together […]

Christmas program entertains more than 200 people

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By TV Hagenah Over 200 family members, friends or acquaintances sat in the Tucumcari High School Auditorium Tuesday to listen to the second grade’s annual presentation of “Christmas in Rhyme and Song”. “I thought it was just wonderful,” said Tucumcari Elementary Principal Teresa Salazar about the program that featured the talents of 68 different area […]