Fair opens: From beginners to winners

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By QCS Staff Two-year old Kirksey Lynae Smith took the blue ribbon in the Mini-Booster category of the Shepherd’s Lead, one of the first competitions signaling the opening of the Quay County Fair. Contestants must lead their sheep, and wear a garment that’s at least 50 percent wool. GiGi Parker coordinated the annual event. Judging [...]

Local man lassos in annual cowboy award

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By Martha Frost: QCS staff Richard Clyde Shepherd Jr., may not have walked those proverbial 10 miles to school uphill and barefoot — but he said he did ride a horse to his Buffalo Flats, Texas, classroom. He also said the roof was so leaky in the small, two-room Texas house in which he grew [...]

Beverly “Priss” Shepherd obit

Beverly “Priss” Shepherd, 69, of Channing, Texas, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 in Channing. Shepherd was born Nov. 15, 1935 on the Mel Davis Ranch in Gray County to James LeRoy and Bernice Lee (Andis) O’Neal. She attended school in Lefors, Texas. Later she moved to Clarendon, Texas where she met and married Richard Clyde [...]