John “Jay” Nials

Services: 2 p.m. (CST), on Friday a memorial service will be held at the Nara Visa Community Center. John “Jay” Nials, 75, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, in Hartley County, Texas. Mr. Nials was born Oct. 3, 1931 near Hudson, N.M. to John Linden and Ethel Laurinda (Payton) Nials. He grew up near Logan. Mr. […]

San Jon starts season with mixed results

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Receipts requested Tucumcari Middle School requests residents save cash register receipts from Lowe’s food store. Each receipt collected between Sept. 1 and March 31, 2007 is eligible to help the school earn free educational equipment. Stored receipts might able to give the school an extra boost. Bring Lowe’s receipts, […]

Two coyote packs meet : Girls and Boy’s Basketball

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun SAN JON – Friday night was the battle of the packs. The San Jon Coyotes played the Dora Coyotes in the first boys and girls basketball games in 2A action. The San Jon Lady Coyotes started the season 1-0 with a win over the Dora Coyotes. “It took us […]

Coyotes finish as runnerups

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The San Jon Coyotes six-man football team wound up their 2006 season as district champions and state runnerups. The Coyotes met the New Mexico School for the Deaf’s (NMSD) Roadrunners in the state championship game Saturday at Albuquerque at Menaul High School. The […]

Seniors make their marks

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun With spare paint and brushes and a black canvas that stretched a city block, Tucumcari High School’s outgoing seniors made one of their final marks on the place they’re preparing to leave behind. A long-standing Rattler tradition continued Tuesday morning as seniors spent a little more than three hours […]

Rattlers survive in District 6-2A

By Kevin Wilson: QCS Interim Editor The Tucumcari Rattlers led for only 3:05 of Thursday night’s District 6-2A playoff game against Texico. But it was the 2:35 stretch at the end that counted most for the Rattlers, and a basket that didn’t count when the Wolverines needed it. Drew White scored a team-high 12 points, […]

Home maintenance as lesson for the soul

By Leonard Lauriault It’s warming up outside and, believe it or not, that time of year will soon be upon us again. Things are beginning to grow again and our attention will turn toward those projects we just love, like yard work (M’boy! Lawn mowing! Thank God for teenagers!) Anyway, if you’ll remember, we mostly […]

A couple theories about food

TV Hagenah I love food. When I was overseas. I used to dream about the stuff. I would have these dreams about running across a beautiful white sand beach under swaying coconut palms pursuing a bikini clad Big Mac or Big Beef Burrito Supreme. I should probably point out here one of my main theories […]

Work begins on bridge

TV Hagenah Tuesday, April 20 will see work officially beginning at the Revuelto Creek Bridge on Old Route 66 between Tucumcari and San Jon. According to New Mexico Department of Transportation Spokesperson Christina Romero, April 20 at 10 a.m. will be the day and time for the official ground-breaking ceremony which will inaugurate the beginning […]

Girls finish fourth

By TV Hagenah The success the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers had on Thursdays in their defeat over Lake Arthur did roll over into Friday and Saturday as they dropped both their next two games to their opponents. They lost 52-32 to Floyd and 45-36 to Monte Vista. In the Friday game against Floyd in the first […]