Rattlers prepare for state play

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Thomas Garcia After a strong showing in district play, the fourth-seeded Longhorns and sixth-seeded Rattlers prepare for the first round of state play.

Blooming wild flowers spark road trip

Although the countryside between here and Oklahoma City is beautiful and was really showing off with a profusion of wild flowers, this woman from lma could hardly wait to grab Aggie and take our Sunday trip into Quay Valley To see our grand mesas in all their glory let us know we were home and […]

Obama showing he’s human like the rest of us

Freedom New Mexico Every new president gets a “honeymoon” period when most Americans, even those who didn’t support him, wish him well and hope for the best, almost always followed by a certain disillusionment as it becomes apparent the problems facing the government — usually created by previous government actions — are beyond the capacity […]

Youth already fair veteran

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers Ten-year-old Kevyn Thompson, of Tucumcari continues a tradition of fair participation in the 100 anniversary of the Quay County Fair. Kevyn has been showing sheep in the Quay County fair since she was 3 years old. She looks forward not only to the competition and awards but the practice and […]

Quay communities gearing up for county fair.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Meet Sheila. And Leisha. And Speedy and Jumper and Skittles and M&M. The grand array of goats and sheep are all among headliners at the Quay County Fair. The annual extravaganza, which opens with carnival rides on Wednesday, offers other livestock, arts, crafts and exhibit booths — not to […]

Rodeo team shines again in short round

Mesalands Community College rodeo team members made a good short round showing in steer wrestling and team roping during the recently held Snyder, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo. Steer Wrestler Justin Price finished the long round in seventh place out of 48 contenders. He went on to place sixth in the short round and fifth overall. Team […]

God’s work isn’t always easy

By Jim Witcher: First Christian Church Christian you have a job to do. That job is to love others the way Christ loves you. John 13:34-35 (NIV) 34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know […]

County fair, a way of life

Angela Peacock While some children enjoy sleeping late with no major responsibilities during their summer vacation, that’s not the case for Chase Runyan who has been to participating in annual livestock competitions at the county fair since she learned to walk. Showing and judging livestock has been a tradition in the Runyan family for at […]